|Some Fell Among Thorns, 2010, mixed media with encaustic (click image to enlarge)|
Working with Hope Turner, gallery owner, and Zola Solamente, gallery director, will be a genuine pleasure, and I'm looking forward to a long and mutually-beneficial partnership. Arden Gallery has been in business for 24 years at their location at 129 Newbury Street, between Clarendon and Dartmouth Streets, in the heart of the gallery district in Boston's Back Bay. Arden represents friends Joanne Mattera and Kim Bernard and both of them have nothing but praise for their relationship with Hope and Zola. In fact, Joanne very kindly introduced me to Arden after she made a studio visit to see my new Running Stitch work.
|A painting by Joanne Mattera in the window of Arden Gallery|
Although I have been represented by other commercial galleries in the past, they were not long-lived and went nowhere fast. Arden is so prestigious and well-established that this association definitely kicks my career up another big notch. I've been a long time getting here, but I have kept working and learning all these years. My motto has been: Nothing is wasted and plugging away definitely has value.
or, in the immortal words of the Chinese proverb (from the web):
Translation: The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.