Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Symphony of Spring

All this warm weather inspires me to get out and garden or get back into a hiking routine; which brings to mind some of our best experiences with our artists!  Kristi and Bill Phillips were along a decade or so ago when we rafted the Colorado River for eight days with a small group that also included Carole and Jim Daly and Carole and James Christensen. We slept in tents along the river and shared fabulous food (everything tastes great when mixed with sand)...and even celebrated Bill's birthday with a gourmet dinner cooked in a fire pit.  (Our guide made us a "from scratch" cake every night!)

We bathed in the river.  Peed in the river.  Brushed our teeth with river water.  And made the best coffee I've ever had!

We still laugh when we think of our adventures...and we'd all happily do it again. 

For Bill, the Canyon has always been special.  And he has painted the most outstanding images of that sacred place.  Here are just a few.  Click the links to read more about them:

The Grand Expedition
New Sounds in an Ancient Canyon
Winter Symphony

Our long association with so many of the artists we carry makes hosting their shows that much more exciting for us and for their collectors.  Bill and Kristi will be with us on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. when he’ll showcase his Americana and aviation art and give an informal lecture at 2 p.m.  This charming and talented artist is always entertaining.  We hope you can join us!

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