why THIS artist collects art
Welcome to my personal art collection page. I love sharing my passion for art collecting and appreciate you taking the time to connect. To subscribe to future additions, go here:
Long before I became a professional artist I had my own love affair with art and became a collector as soon as I had any extra cash (which was always a stretch as my affinities usually exceeded my budgets!) I purchased my first "real art," a monotype at a Union Square street fair for $180 (an outrageous amount in 1993!) But it still hangs on my wall today and I never tire of looking at it: it brings me JOY.
So when I now have the privilege to connect with people interested in MY art, joy is still the first measure I espouse to would-be clients. I truly believe that when you resonate with a work of art, there is a truth you are learning about yourself and your sensibilities. Trust that. When you do (budget notwithstanding!) you will fall in love with that work over and over and never tire of it and it will TRANSFORM your environment and your relationship to it. I would love to hear your thoughts about art and how it enhances your life and space. Connect here.
Cantor and Me: I love "Roberto," a sinewy bronze sculpture by Bob Cantor, a clinical psychologist at UCSF. When I first saw this piece I wanted to embody all that Roberto portrayed: grace, calm, dignity. I think it looks fabulous and playful in front of my Cuba-inspired work "Cubierta."
Rose and Williams: Isn't this the perfect home for Cathy Rose's porcelain, wood and wire sculpture "Reach?" (the little ceramic houses below I picked up in Kyoto, Japan.) There is something so nurturing in the nesting theme here with a Michelle Y Williams piece painted on metal, clad in plexiglass window with bronze bolt, strong and sassy but grounded, too. (Darcy Sear's clay figure lounges in the background)
Sometimes there aren't enough walls to hold all of the art that keeps me company and brings light and love to my environment, so in my ever-changing wall I combine a number of smaller works by wonderful artists including Sharon Paster, Leslie Allen, Diane Goldstein, Kate Barrengos, Margot Hartford, Helen Steele and Tebby George, to name a few.
THIS IS BUT A SMALL SAMPLING OF MY ART COLLECTION. AS I CATALOGUE MORE PIECES
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