There are many different aspects to running a gallery. Because I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful paintings and sculptures, sometimes I don't realise how many directions my mind is going in.
Sometimes when I am talking to a customer, they might ask me 'What do you do here all day? They are asking this whilst standing in the serenity of the gallery space, balanced and calm. I smile, and try not to reel off the list of aspects that go into creating the balance and calm. I do sometimes feel like a swan with my strange little webbies silently propelling the gallery forward. I want people to feel happy and calm and I think they do.
Of course, I also want people to be stimulated, as there is nothing I like better than a good discussion about the paintings and art in general.
And this is what the upcoming Margaretann Bennett RSW exhibition is going to be all about. I sometimes find that people worry about 'not knowing anything about art'. For me, creativity is a very human quality and can be discussed by anyone. I even enjoy discussing why someone doesn't like something. These can sometimes be the most interesting discussions and sometimes, opinions can change just a little.
Apart from the beauty and the drama of Margaretann's work, I am looking forward to the discussion. Indifference is not an option!
Thank you for reading!