When I first approached the owners of Flora about having an art show at their plant shop, I wasn't sure if they'd be into it. Although the store is quite large, it is always FULL with an amazing inventory + it is actually quite perfect just the way it is. But Kate + Kirby were very enthusiastic about the idea, and were extremely supportive when it came to giving me the opening I had hoped for.
My goal was to provide a different kind of art show. I envisioned an inviting, casual setting without the usual stark, white walls of most galleries. With paintings displayed throughout the store, some on easels and others propped up on benches and tables among the plants, the work sat in harmony among the leaves and gave the show a very warm + welcoming feel.
The afternoon was everything I could have hoped for. Friends + neighbors popped in to walk through the space, talk with one another, sip some wine and discuss my new works with me. I loved getting everyone's feedback - its always interesting to hear the different versions of what people are seeing + learn about their interpretations. This feedback is critical, especially now as I begin to incorporate new elements into my work and try to take my paintings to a higher level.
Big thanks again to the ladies at Flora - I cannot wait to collaborate with them again! xo