Monday, October 10, 2016

Great show in New York City -- Next stop Paris!

Me with my large diptych, Heading Home, at the beginning of the opening
The painting is done in Acrylic on canvas,
and is 4 feet x 6 feet 
Barbara Muir © 2016

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone,

Our Thanksgiving is about the harvest and giving thanks for the good
things in our lives.  I feel so happy today about my life, my family,
and my friends.  I've just returned from New York City, where
my large diptych Heading home, and two smaller landscapes --
Across the highway, and A magical day in the neighbourhood are
beautifully displayed.  The paintings are on view there for the month
of October, so if you're in New York, check them out at the Amsterdam
Whitney Gallery.
As soon as the delightful champagne opening started the room my work
was in filled up with people who clearly felt at home in front of
Heading home, and my two smaller landscapes, Across the highway,
and A magical day in the neighbourhood.  
I met some wonderful artists who are in the group show I'm in, Luminita
 Gliga, from Roumania, who was there with her sister the writer Dana Gliga.
I loved Luminita's work, and we had a great conversation about acrylics --
she paints in acrylics too, and we both like David Hockney's paintings.
Luminita Gliga, and her beautiful paintings.
 They are glorious.
I also met and enjoyed talking to Alice Cescatti all the way from London,
England.  She does gorgeous pieces on wood with real silver leaf --
some abstract and some landscape work.  And I loved the paintings of
Sally Ruddy, and  John Peters' work, and the powerful abstract sculptures
by Jim Keller.

My thanks to the ever wonderful and dramatic Gallery Director,
Ruthie Tucker who orchestrates a super champagne opening, is
kind and considerate and generous, and to her husband, Alton
Louis Amsterdam the 4th.  Thank you to Diego for hanging my
work perfectly, and to Torie for helping with everything.  What
a team!

My next stop is Paris and the Carousel du Louvre the weekend
after next.  Just home in Toronto to catch a breath and then off
to more art excitement.

Happy Thanksgiving -- I am grateful to all of you for supporting
me in this creative world.

Have a being thankful for the good things day.


Verna said...

Super, Congratulations on another great-looking show! I really like Luminita's paintings too. Have a wonderful time in Paris, and I look forward to meeting you soon!


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Beautiful Barbara, Huge congrats! Just love your big and beautiful paintings! Enjoy your fabulous trip to Paris!! I am green with envy!! Sending love, and good wishes, your way!! XOXO

Laurel Daniel said...

You look fabulous and your paintings do too! Just glorious! Congratulations!! Xoxo

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Verna,
sorry for taking a while to respond, it has been a hectic couple of weeks. We are having a great
time in Paris. Tired, but happy.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Nancy,

I'm glad you like them. We are in Paris right now, and it is sooooo wonderful
here. Every minute is exciting.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laurel,

I keep hoping that this is the year when we will finally meet one another.
Fingers crossed.


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