July 21, 2008

My Crows Art Opportunity...

I have an opportunity that doesn't come along every day...
I got a call from the gallery owner that has my work here in my city (Glenda at Gallery House) and she said an agent/rep walked in, walked straight to my 'crow series' paintings and told her to call me. He wants me to submit larger pieces, at least 24x30 or 30x40 inch (since mine were smaller), and he would take them in to review and see if the company would represent me. They sell giclee's on canvas of the artists' works that average $800-2,300 a piece. I recognized a couple of the names of some of the artists because we were all members of CAG (Contemporary Artist's Guild) at the same time.
                      
I went back to the gallery the next day to talk with Glenda personally and get more info on this agent. (You can never have too many details, right?) It turns out he stopped in front of my wall, said "hmmm" a lot, then when she asked what he thought, he said "I like the painted pieces a lot, but I don't like the other "stuff" on them (my altered pieces glued to the canvas). She told him I was playing around with altered art and he replied "well, I like this style (the crows) and her illustrative style (my pen & ink & watercolors) and I can sell her work like these (the crows) if she would just stick to it". Um............... I don't have to be told twice! lol 
I guess this means I have finally found my niche. The crow series were some of the quickest pieces I have ever done ('God' took 7 months) and I was in such a state of frantic bliss when painting them, if you know what I mean? Is this my big break?
 
 I have started working on the paintings already and am really enjoying myself. I love slapping paint on the canvases and just letting my muse take over. Edit to Add: I just found out from the gallery owner that my "3 Crows" just sold! Woot!!!!

3 comments:

purplecat said...

Well done Lisa, it sounds like a great opportunity!
Glad to have found your blog.

Crystal said...

CONGRATS! on selling of the crows. I believe this is your big break! CONGRATS again. :)

Shirl said...

Grats Lisa...what a great feeling to sell your art!! Hope you sell more!!

 
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