Anyone that lives in The Great Smoky Mountain area can count on family and friends visiting here. Each year at this time my uncle and aunt from Kentucky come for a week and stay at Jack Huff’s hotel right behind The Village. I get to see them more than any other family members because they meander through The Village at least once a day. This year while visiting me in the gallery they both found art that spoke to them.
Aunt Diana is from England. She and my uncle met when he was in europe while in the service. When she saw the Rod Chase canvas Blackmore Vale it only took a minute for her to decide that she had to have it.
This is what we call art choosing you.
My Uncle Littleman, (yes, that’s his name), is really moved by Jack E. Dawson’s work. I call Mr. Dawson’s style spiritually patriotic. Littleman chose two Dawson inspirationals: If My People and Reviewing the Troops.
The images hidden in Jack Dawson’s work tell a story. Everyday I see people examining his paintings with tears in their eyes or telling me how the piece gave them goose bumps. It would be hard for any American to see his work and not be moved.
It has been too many years since I have visited my aunt and uncle in their home. When I do visit them next it will be a good feeling to know that I had some small part in what hangs on their walls and warms their home.
On Saturday, May 7th Infinity Fine Art and Art of the South hosted our very first live webcast event with Mark Keathley. At that event Mark unveiled his newest release, Spring’s Renewal, Seasons of Life II.
Springs Renewal, Seasons of Life II
The webcast was very successful and will be the first of many. I will keep you informed about future events. The original of Springs Renewal can be seen at this gallery, T.K. at the Village in Gatlinburg. If I can answer and questions about this piece or any other Keathley or Kinkade, please visit the contact heading on this blog.