I spent a year marketing my art together with other artists through an art gallery. My experience through that period was invaluable. I had the pleasure of meeting different artists and collectors. I experienced the highs and lows of the art trade.
I have respect for hard working gallery owners. It is not an easy business. A good gallery owner will appreciate the artists who are true to their profession and will also treat customers with the respect they deserve. After a year it was time for me to devote my energy to creating both at the easel and through writing about art. Now I have the pleasure of meeting many good people through my online gallery (you may be next!).
Here are some of the highs and lows and a few lessons learnt during this time at a gallery: