Saturday, October 25, 2008

Where's Linda?

I'm here, I've just been very busy marketing the beautiful art in our gallery and enjoying life in Napa. It has been an exciting month at QCFA. The Napa Valley is buzzing with tourists enjoying this year's harvest and the gallery is brimming with beautiful new art. We are honored to have Michael Wilkinson join our family of artists.

Mr. Wilkinson is the pre-eminent figurative sculptor working in clear acrylic today. Represented in private and corporate collections world-wide – with literally thousands of collectors – he has created a body of work known for its unique beauty and universal appeal.

With international shows and numerous one-man gallery exhibitions, in two decades Michael Wilkinson has become one of the prominent sculptors of our time, creating beautiful and powerful works unique in the history of art.

When asked about his work, Mr. Wilkinson said, "I believe art should uplift the human spirit, show us what is possible. That is why I seek the ideal in my art; the ideal illuminates our potentialities and acts as an affirmation of the best within us."

I've posted the image of one of my favorite Wilkinson sculptures."Forever depicts the moment of anticipation and profound connection just before a kiss." - M. Wilkinson

Forever is from an edition of only 200 and is currently being offered at $2800. As the edition sells the price will surely increase. If you would enjoy owning one or gifting one to a treasured loved one, please place your order now before the price changes.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Attitude Adjustment

This morning I found myself enjoying one of my favorite paintings by my wonderful husband. "Molly's Swing" hangs in the living room of our new home. While relaxing by the fire, and enjoying the warmth and aroma of the cup of coffee I held in my hands, I recalled the day that Quent gave me this beautiful print. I had admired it for so long and now it was mine. It's not the original painting, (that is proudly displayed in the home of our friends in the East Bay) but it is one of my favorite possessions.

Rather than dwell on what's happening to the US economy these days, I'm choosing to take the high road and appreciate who I am and how Quent and I are able to provide such a wonderful uplifting place for our fans and customers around the world. When I need an attitude adjustment or a change of atmosphere, I often find myself longing for a hammock on a sunny beach, (cabanna boy optional) along with a pitcher of tropical refreshment and some homemade guacamole. Relaxing on a hammock in Puerto Vallarta is not an option this week, but being in the same room with "Molly's Swing" can transport me to a happy place in my mind's eye. A beautiful place where I can enjoy the wind in my hair, the beautiful scenery at hand and the freedom to enjoy my moment, my day, my life. Today's strife can wait until after I enjoy this pleasure.

We've had a few Napans (that's what we call the locals around here) stop by the gallery for their attitude adjustments this week too. Just crossing our threshold can be a breath of fresh air, especially for some of our neighbors in the banking and investment businesses. Quent Cordair Fine Art is and will always be a warm and inviting place; one that can offer temporary refuge from all of the current economic nonsense and help one remember that life is wonderful and should be celebrated.

We'll all get through this mess at hand, but in the meantime, Quent and I are happy to share our sunlit world with those of you who share our passion for beautiful art. Consider gifting yourself something wonderful from the gallery; you deserve it. If an original work of art is outside the current budget, consider one of our very affordable fine art prints on canvas. The artists will appreciate it and so will we. Most importantly, you will add something wonderfully positive to your life that you can treasure and enjoy for years to come.