When Art Meets Owner

When Art Meets Owner

 

Many people buy artwork based on an emotional response to it. The fact that it makes them feel good and they sense a strong connection to the piece on some level. It speaks to them and is a visual expression of what they find meaningful.

Last week I had a collector ask me how a piece of art in her collection would look with a piece of mine in a gallery. I did a mock up of the two pieces.

She bought the piece “In a Cage” from Webster Galleries in Calgary, having felt a connection to it.

 

I then sent her the video about inspiration of piece you can watch it here.

This is an email I received form her after she watched it.

“Patt, I was moved to tears by your video.  My mom had dementia for the last 12 years of her life and everything you describe in your inspiration for this painting has meaning for me, including the words. 

It's a lonely journey caring for someone you love with dementia and memories take the place of the present moment as you lose them to a world unseen.  How interesting that I seem to have been guided to you and your work.  

In a Cage will always be a beautiful reminder of my mother now. “

Name withheld for privacy.


This brought tears to my eyes as I read it and realized how important it is for me to share my art with the world. Not only did the painting connect deeply with the collector but we feel a strong connection to each other.

Keep painting because you never know the impact you will have on other people.

 

Many people buy artwork based on an emotional response to it. The fact that it makes them feel good and they sense a strong connection to the piece on some level. It speaks to them and is a visual expression of what they find meaningful.

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