Sunday, February 17, 2008

Gallery

Yesterday morning, I had a meeting with a gallery in Dallas. I took several paintings for the director to look at and hoped for the best. This was my very first time to ever meet face to face with anyone from a gallery, so I was a little anxious. However, he seemed to like my work and I ended up leaving everything I took(except for two small army men paintings..thanks again Patrick for letting me hang on to those for the meeting!) After filling out some paperwork and deciding prices...they were preparing to hang my work as I left! I was almost in a state of disbelief as I was leaving...thinking about my paintings hanging in an absolutely beautiful gallery space surrounded by amazing art. I was slack jawed all the way home.
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Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from the gallery director wanting to know if I would be interested in a commissioned piece. It seems he had a client come in, see my work, and want a 48"x48" version of one of my paintings. Now that's a GOOD day!
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A few people have emailed asking about the paintings that were on eBay. Those were among the pieces I took to the gallery yesterday...I never dreamed they would want to keep any, I thought they just wanted to see them...but I was wrong! I was actually happy to come home and find that there were no bids on my eBay paintings, so I just ended the auctions. My apologies to anyone planning on bidding. I will list more paintings on eBay in the future, but I'm not sure exactly when.

11 comments:

Alvin Richard said...
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Alvin Richard said...

Hi Todd,
That is the greatest news, you deserve the very best because your artwork is phenominal!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Todd,
That is really good news! I don't know why you are surprised because your work is that good!! I'm only surprised that you waited so long to approach anyone. It really inspires us all! Please keep us posted.

Joanne said...

Way to go, Todd! Now you will understand how truly gifted you are as an artist - and know that it is not just we who comment on your blog who believe so! Congratulations.

Cheryl McCarley said...

This is awsome news! I'm surprised you haven't already been showing your paintings in a gallery. I agree with Jean, you're an inspiration! Best of luck to you!!

Gururaj said...

Great news Todd! Congratulations. Your paintings are fantastic and you totally deserve it.
The downside for me is that I may not be able to afford your paintings any more ;-)

Sherry DeGhelder said...

Congratulations with the "Other" route! Your artwork is amazing! Now more people in your area will be able to appreciate it and take it home.

TFord said...

Thanks for all the well wishes...
I really appreciate it!

Ambera said...

Congratulations Todd! I think the other artists at the gallery will feel lucky as well to hang next to a gifted artist such as yourself. That's great news!

Kellie Hill said...

Oh, that's so wonderful! And you've already got a commission and everything *big smile* Congratulations! You and your talent totally deserve all the success in the world.

Kathy said...

I'm so proud of you!