Peonies

Spring Art Festivals

Here we are. Another Spring to celebrate graduations, concerts, Mother’s Day and irresistible flowers. For Ron, it is undeniably peonies this season, as seen in the last five pieces in his Peonies Series. We have an incredible collection to bring to the Art Festivals this year, starting with the Students Art League’s Summer Art Market. Beginning at 9 am on Saturday, June 9th, and running until 5 pm on the following day, Sunday, June 10th, Ron and I will be out in plein air to meet and greet you.

Goodbye to Beautiful Artwork

We have had a wonderful beginning to this year, with several very beautiful and quite popular pieces being sold. The fact that we know the people well who bought them helps us to feel connected to them, like children who have gone off to college but not quite gone. It may sound funny but it is an unusual feeling of loss once a large, colorful piece of art has hung on the walls in the Great Room or up in the Balcony, down in the Theatre room or along the walls of the Basement Studio. I realize that I have the unique privilege of hosting an ever-changing supply of fine art displayed on my large walls and that getting used to any one piece is reckless – foolish, even. Where there was once a vibrant work of art, now there is nothing. A hole. A nothingness. As much as I am happy for the collector and grateful for a sale, I suffer a bit of melancholy when the deal is done and the crate goes out the door. Thank goodness for Giclees and Collectible Prints! Which you can find on our website here.

Hopefully, we will sell many more favorites at the Vail Arts Festival on June 22nd thru 24th a couple of weeks after the Summer Art Market. I’m looking forward to a lovely weekend in the mountains. Please come and join the party. Bring a friend and sign them up for our newsletter and you will both get 15% off of any purchase of an original or print order. Vail is a lovely place to spend the weekend. Plus, there will be art, art, and more art galore! We hope to see you soon. – Kathy

P.S. As this newsletter was being edited, our beloved dog, Baby Doe, passed in our beautiful backyard on Thursday afternoon. The boys had just come home from school and Ron pulled up in the drive. Her herd was home and she felt it was time for her to go. Ron and I buried her at the Harris Family Cabin where she loved to romp. Rest in peace, sweet Baby. We will miss you every day.

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