One of the great joys of being a full-time artist is the people I have met along the way. Thanks to my good friend and fellow painter,Brenda Zappitell, who recommended me to Kim Fonder, I got to spend last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of a group show. Kim Fonder, the gallery owner at Aberson’s Exhibit, was so thoughtful,kind, generous and welcoming. I felt at home right away. Cory who works with Kim has a wicked sense of humor . I really enjoyed hearing more about Tulsa from her. James Marshall, a fellow Santa Fean, also in the exhibition is fast with the cleaver quip and quirky point of view. Doug Freed, a fellow landscape painter in the show was such a delight, full of fascinating stories of his 30 plus years as an artist, teacher, as well as a second career as museum founder and curator!
It was a treat to see my work in such a contemporary space. Loved the clean lines and high ceilings as well as all of the other work in the gallery. Kim has an amazing eye! I have many happy memories of my first trip to Tulsa. I look forward to getting to deepening those friendships and working together in the coming years.