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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Great opening in New York at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery and Belated Happy Mother's Day!

 Baby it's you
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
Looking for paintings for Alyson Stanfield's Mother's
Day paintings on Facebook I found this older painting
which sums up the feeling of loving children for me.
Saturday we visited the Amsterdam Whitney gallery,
in Chelsea where I'm currently in a group show, and had
sherry and cookies with Ruthie Tucker the gallery
owner and her husband Ambassador Alton Louis
Amsterdam III.  That was fun.  I had come to New York
for the opening on Thursday, May 8 which was
a gala affair, with champagne, and everyone in a party
mood.
On opening night at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
with my paintings Wonder Water Image #1, #2 and #3
I am on the left with Steven van Schaik (my sweetie) and
Ambassador Alton Louis Amsterdam III, gallery owner
Ruthie Tucker's husband.

U.S. Federal Justice Elizabeth Lamb and I talk 
at the opening party. My painting Wonder Water Image
#3 is to the right, and the work of Philip Catania can
be seen behind us.
It was raining off and on so we visited some
galleries in Chelsea then headed for central park where
we almost got soaked.  Sunday was delightfully
sunny so walked to the Skylight Diner,
had a super breakfast, then cabbed to The Cloisters, an
astonishing museum.

I was delighted to speak to the artists, Angelica
Kahl from Germany and Andrea Harris, from Chicago
whose work I loved.   Andrea and I have been
in group shows at the gallery several times, and
it's always a treat to see her.

Have a planning-to-go-to-New-York day.

9 comments:

Laurel Daniel said...

You and your work are simply gorgeous! Glowing!!! So glad you had a wonderful opening

Laurel Daniel said...

Oops! I got cut off ... AND so glad you had an invigorating visit to NYC! Congrats!!! Xoxox

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank you so much. I do feel like New York is a shot in the arm, it changes everything. It is such a total center of creativity -- I love what happens when that is he expectation. People there care deeply about art. We were delighted everywhere we went.

Love your work. Happy spring.
XOXOXOXO Barbara

Sally Chupick said...

oh congratulations Barbara on the great New York Amsterdam-Whitney show, I'm so glad that you had a great time! Wonderful to meet art pals from around the world, thanks for posting piccys of your visit:)

Kim Rempel said...

Livin' the life in NYC!!! Your paintings look fabulous Barbara and you are glowing. Congratulations!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. It was really fun! It's a push to get ready and go, and a thrill when it all comes together.

XOXOXO Love your work.

Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

I was indeed living the life in NYC! I could use about a month of that, but 6 days was perfect too.

Love your work.

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

You are fabulous! I am so happy you got to be in another show in NY and go for the opening. It looks like you had a terrific time and you work is stunning. Congratulations!

XO
Nicki

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I did have a wonderful time. I love the gallery owners, and can't ever get enough of New York City. So fun!

Thank you so much.

XOXOXOXO Barbara