"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Palm Beach Polo & Country Club Gallery






I got some wonderful news today (and some terrible photos!) from Jeanne Chisholm of the Chisholm Gallery. She has hung quite a few of my Steeplechase Series paintings in her gallery at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club. I do apologize for the poor quality of the photos but my excitement at this opportunity drove me to place them on my blog anyway! As you can see in photos 4 and 5, my pictures are in stellar company. The polo paintings are by Paul Desmond Brown (American, 1893-1958). Paul Brown is widely regarded as the pre-eminent American illustrator of equestrian subjects. I am so delighted!

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations Susan, its well deserved and sounds like a fantastic opportunity. Your art is unique and very special and I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. I wish you lots of sales and ongoing success although I dont know how can you bear to part with your beautiful paintings.

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    1. Thanks, Tina, I greatly appreciate your sentiments. Its so funny that you should mention how difficult it is to part with the paintings - lately I have been missing these steeplechase paintings as if they were my children!

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  2. Susan congratulations! What exciting news! I wish you lots of success!

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    1. Many thanks, Judy. Unfortunately the gallery is in a private community behind security gates and guards. I don't think it generally gets a lot of traffic but the gallery owner is planning on holding a few open houses. That might be good!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS Susan!!! You should be so excited. I love all of your paintings and wish you lots of luck.

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda. I am thrilled!

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  4. These are so awesome Susan... I wish you much success. Your work fascinates me :)

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    1. Oh, I like being fascinating! Thanks, Gina!

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  5. Congratulations and best of luck.

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  7. Very good to see you get the recognition you deserve. I think you have upstaged Paul Brown!
    Nigel.

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    1. How nice you are, Nigel! I am excited to be in the same room with him!

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  8. Everyone needs a great lift! This is wonderful! Congratulations and have a great day!

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    1. You are right, Susan - seeing my work hanging in this gallery did give me a much needed boost.

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  9. Susan, I am so very happy for you. Congradulations!!! Your paintings are deservedly in great company.

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    1. How nice, Kathryn - thank you very much!

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  10. You were due a good break after your recent painful'painting block'. Perhaps that will convince you that you are as good as I said you were :0))

    Your news starts my rainy Monday off with a smile!


    PS I love saying, 'I told you so,' when it's good news!

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    1. This news did come at a good time and gave me a little nudge in my confidence level. I surely needed that after "The Month of Great Struggle".
      Thanks for saying "I told you so" - that makes me smile too!

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