Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Indifferent Directions

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!



  1. I'm thrilled. I'm especially like her figures with wings and her use of red.

  2. Me too Anna! Keep a look out on the website for more and more images. I can't wait to see them myself!