When you've dedicated your entire life to your art, there are certain things that make one smile. Getting a show in a large, awesome city is one of them. The large city I refer to is the mighty Toronto. I've shown there before and it's great. Great success came from there. Collectors and people who appreciate my work happened there. In one of the shows I had there, there was a man who, as he stared at the piece shown below, Inner Hall with Lady, Table and Flowers, whooped and hollered because he liked it that much. He said that he wanted to open a gallery someday and carry my work. That same piece sold shortly after I got home to a woman who contacted me through my website. Well, for a painter, it doesn't get much better than that!
There was a different gentleman and his wife who ended up buying the other piece, Old City. In fact, they happened into the gallery before the exhibition had even started and decided it was their's! His wife, during their trip in Toronto, actually fell and hurt her leg, yet the man still went through the process of buying Old City. ALL these things make this Canadian artist smile. I'm a blessed man. The last photo shows my two pieces hanging at the Gallery exhibition.
Inner Hall with Lady, Table and Flowers
I was sure smiling later!