As an artist, I have had the pleasure of meeting many buyers of my work at various art shows in the New England area. I am always interested in what draws them to a specific painting out of the many that hang on my exhibit walls. They may scan my entire collection, but then return to take a closer look at one in particular, to spend time with it. I can tell that this painting speaks to them in some special way. So, when someone buys one of my pastels, I love to know: Why this one?
Though some are looking for specific colors or subject matter to complement a certain space, more often it is that the scene reminds them of a special place from their childhood, or one shared with good friends, a spouse or their children. For some it represents a personal retreat. Whatever the unique personal story, the landscape represents a way to hold on to those memories of a special place and time.
When someone asks the location depicted in a painting, it may not be what was imagined. Do not let that stop you! If this is the case, I can work with you to create your vision for a special work of art by visiting the location myself, if in the area, or by talking with you and using your photographs. A commissioned piece of original artwork would be a wonderful gift for someone special in your life, and will last forever.