Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Have a Jolly Holiday!

Well, we've seen Robert Bateman, the Kinkade Highlighter, Dean Morrissey and even Jim Ptacek come and go leaving us with their exhibits that have been holiday traditions for us for several years now.  But this year is extra special because we can add the first ever Cold Nose <3 Warm Art contestants' entries to our exhibits.  You really should take the time to see this display of students' art, even if you don't know any entrants.  And if you actually know one of the 150 some students, then by all means come and see their first ever real gallery exhibit!

Clancy was in his glory as he greeted his admirers and hopes to see more of them as they come to pick up their art and awards after Christmas.  They each received a ribbon and a Dean Morrissey signed print.  Pictures and a winners list can be seen at Clancy's Facebook page!  And check out the pictures and videos of the show at our Art Events page.

Now Guhonda and Clancy are scrambling to fill all the holiday orders!  Here's 290+ seasonal gift ideas if you haven't finished shopping.  Don't forget that gift certificates can be purchased in any amount and emailed right up to the last minute! Happy Holidays from everyone here at Gallery One!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tis the Season

Well, it's Black Friday and everyone's out frantically trying to snatch up their favorite deals.  Things here are much less frantic but still busy as people come in with Cold Nose Warm Art entries, watch the Kinkade Highlighter do her thing with the canvases or take advantage of the 50% off sale.  The holiday season has definitely begun.

Over the last few months we've added some exciting new artists!  Why not refresh your home or work environment with the work of Doug Bloodworth's photorealistic food, Cynthia Decker's fantastic (almost surrealist) fantasies, Craig Kosak's modern wildlife or Ben Steele's blend of Pop Art, Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Rembrandt and neon gas.  These talented artists will stretch your imagination and broaden your artistic horizons.  What a great gift!

Pecan Pie
by Doug Bloodworth
Equilibrium III
by Cynthia Decker
Leap of Faith
by Craig Kosak
Merill Inn
by Ben Steele

That's not to say, however, that all our best selling artists haven't also offered some excitement! New releases by Bateman, Brenders, Christensen, Bean, Ford, Gustafson, Kaatz, Rowenna, Kinkade and Terpning also fill our New Releases page.  Browse now for gifts or your wish list!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Countdown to Robert Bateman’s show

Norah Lynne Brown, Robert Bateman, Alan Brown
(30 years ago)

Things are all abuzz here at Gallery One! Robert Bateman will be with us again this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Jen has completely re-arranged the exhibits to make way for more of his works. The exhibit is as spectacular as it always is when she gets a show ready. But this one features a huge variety of his older papers and the best selection of his newer giclées that you’ll ever find anywhere; and they’re all beautifully framed! You’ll find a big shipment of his newest book displayed on the front counter too.
Staffing arrangements have been made for refreshments, sales and security. We’ve had a technical rehearsal of the A/V equipment and believe we have everything as ready as it can be for now. Final set-up will wait for just before the show.
Even though Robert Bateman has been here 15 times before, each of his visits generate an almost electric excitement in each one of us and in so many of our clients. His long and illustrious career with his devotion to conservation and his incredible body of work is a big part of the reason. But he’s also a good friend. Don’t miss this chance to spend some time with a true legend in the world of art!  In the meantime, browse his artwork.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Felicia Returns!

Suzanne Valadon
Our dear and very popular art lecturer, Felicia Zavarella Stadelman, is returning this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to continue her art lecture series!  This time the subject is Suzanne Valadon who transformed herself from an artist model into a successful artist.

Felicia’s art lectures divulge what your art history books failed to tell you.  Entitled, “Through the Eyes of the Artist”, and inspired by Felicia’s own enthusiasm, this lecture series is designed to provide a richer insight through the artist’s personal perspective.  Her education and background in art history was only the beginning of her quest for all the drama, dish and dirt that she could discover about her subjects.

Originally funded by a grant from the Cleveland Museum of Art to help bring art into the lives of school children, “Through the Eyes of the Artist” has evolved into a program for people of all ages interested in uncovering the fascinating details of the lives and works of some of our most renowned and influential artists.  For the past fifteen years, Felicia has trained over 400 art docents, and delivered art history lectures in schools and communities in Ohio, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Felicia’s lectures offer an exclusive view into the remarkable lives and times of our favorite artists.  Each presentation is enhanced with music, prints and wonderful images to help tell the story of the artist.  In addition, every member of the audience will receive an overview of the artist and a note card memento.  Add free parking, admission, coffee and donuts and you have an irresistible invitation to experience art history in an uncommon way, courtesy of Gallery One!  Our doors open at 10 – see you there!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Keeping Up with Clancy

Hi Everybody!  Clancy here.  Just thought I should remind all you artistic kids out there to keep working on your entries in my first annual "Cold Nose <3 Warm Art"™ contest!  Be creative and original and use watercolors, acrylics or oil paints or sculpt me from clay, paper mâche, fabric or wood; whatever medium makes you happy!  You'll find some inspirational images at!  I can hardly wait to see all the entries!  Deadline for submission is November 23 at 6 p.m.  Get your entry form here.  And if you're on Facebook, please stop by & "like" me!

Did you know that October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month? Save a life: Adopt a dog (or a cat)!   I can tell you from experience that getting a loving forever home is the most important thing any pet can have!  My Mom & Dad take me to classes, the vet, the groomer, the dog park and even to work!  Being in a cage all day is no one's idea of a great life, right?  I sure hope you can find room in your hearts and homes for at least one new family member.  AND, most shelters even run specials on the adoption fee this month!  Here's a link for you locals to a few other Lake County shelters.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ohio artist, Lynn Kaatz Retirement Sale

Lynn Kaatz, artist
Lynn Kaatz, originally from Elyria OH, has announced his retirement.  Well known throughout North America for his collector plates, fine prints and original paintings, Lynn was twice named winner of the Ohio "Duck Stamp" competition. His artistic talents, along with his contributions to conservation, have attracted legions of collectors and made him something of a celebrity, both locally and nationally.

Laughing, Lynn confesses to being something of a hoarder. “For years, I’ve retained ownership of hundreds of my original paintings...using my images for licensing purposes and refusing to sell the originals at any price. But now that I am 67 years old, I realize it is time make this vast inventory available to my collectors.”  His official retirement exhibition will begin September 28 at Gallery One, where hundreds of his original paintings will be on display and for sale at very affordable prices.

Cocker Spaniels - original acrylic by Lynn Kaatz
To further honor Lynn, Gallery One will make a $10 donation to the Lake Humane Society for every gallery or web visitor who purchases a Kaatz original painting and tells us, "I am a friend of the Humane Society."

While Kaatz, who now lives is Florida, insists he is retiring, he has no plans to sell his paints and brushes. “I admit that I will continue to paint special commissions and scenes from my southern surroundings and, of course, I will continue my interests as a life-long conservationist.”

Flying In by Lynn Kaatz
Kaatz can look back on a distinguished career that began in 1968 when he graduated first in his class from Cleveland’s prestigious Cooper School of Art. After a few years in California’s commercial art scene, he began a full-time career as a fine artist, racking up numerous awards. He is a two-time winner of the Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Competition and a winner of the Kentucky Duck Stamp Competition. Numerous honors from Ducks Unlimited, Bradford Exchange, and scores of prestigious exhibitions are listed in his resume. He has long been a Gallery One favorite.

The Lynn Kaatz Retirement Exhibition will kick-off Gallery One's fall season.

Monday, September 10, 2012

♥ Help Lakeland Terrier Dogs ♥ VOTE FOR US TODAY!

Clancy Brown
Hi!  Clancy here with an incredible opportunity to give back.  Now that I've been lucky enough to have found my forever home, I want to pass along this chance for everyone out there to do a little good for the thousands of rescue animals still looking.

Rescue Me! is a 501c3 charity operated by World Environmental Organization. They have been nominated to receive a large grant from Chase Bank's Community Giving Program. This grant will help Lakeland Terrier Dogs and other animals in need.

Your vote will determine the size of the grant receives, so please take 30 seconds to vote for Rescue Me! now...


Please email/share this on Facebook, Twitter, etc. with anyone interested in helping animals.

A vote for World Environmental Organization at Chase goes directly to Rescue Me!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Announcing our 1st Annual Kid's Art Competition

Gallery One has a full slate of art events scheduled for fall ...headed by a brand new art competition for kids. The contest, titled Cold Nose/Warm Art, encourages kids from 4-18 to depict Gallery One's "top dog" in any medium.
Clancy Brown
The gallery "top dog" is Clancy, an 18-pound Lakeland Terrier rescue that has become a Gallery One fixture since his Memorial Day adoption. Officially, Clancy is owned by Gallery One president, Alan Brown.
(At 20-months-old, Clancy spends much of his working hours under the president's desk, often untying his shoes.)
"We plan for this competition to become an annual event," said Brown. "Our goal is to encourage kids to use their imaginations and their talents...and perhaps to become fine artists and/or savvy collectors as adults."
On December 1, famed artist/author Dean Morrissey will judge the competition and award prizes which will include the first annual "Clancy" for best in show plus a variety of gift certificates and ribbons. Information and photographs of Clancy are posted at
Here are other links for your convenience:
Clancy's autobiography:
Contest rules and entry form:
And our fall calendar:
We invite you to attend our events, meet our noted artists and enjoy wine and cheese along with our selection of fine art. Please note that parking and admission are free for all Gallery One events. Thank you, in advance, for your support of the arts.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Through the Eyes of the Artist" art lecture series continues at Gallery One!

Last Saturday Felicia Zavarella Stadelman returned to Gallery One and her “groupies” to deliver the latest installment of her popular art lecture series. Pablo Picasso was the subject this time. Picasso's enormous output kept his name before the public, even though his work seemed to be far from the mainstream. His powers of invention and execution spanned more than 80 years.

Normally, Felicia chooses another artist to compare and contrast with the subject of the lecture. But Picasso had no such comparison. He is unique among artists. Attendees were entranced with the details of the life of this 20th century icon! Someone commented, “I didn’t know he was such a randy guy!”

Felicia will be back one Saturday every month through November with more drama, dish & dirt on the following artists:
Paul Gauguin

August 18 -- Paul Gauguin -- He created a profound sense of mystery in his work. It is often said that he painted and dreamed at the same time.

Jack Vettriano

September 19 -- Jack Vettriano -- His prints sell more than those by old masters such as Monet and Van Gogh and yet none of his pictures can be found in any of the country's national galleries, and he has been snubbed by the arts establishment.

Suzanne Valadon

October 27 -- Suzanne Valadon -- Transformed herself from an artist's model into a successful artist.


November 17 -- Michelangelo -- Who said “Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.”

All lectures begin promptly at 10:30 a.m., but complimentary coffee and donuts are served at 10! If you’d like to receive email notices about this lecture series, subscribe to her email list here. We hope to see you later this month or in the coming months as this fascinating lecture series continues.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Frame Design Ideas

Custom framing provides you with an opportunity to get exactly what you want. You get to choose what to frame, as well as the color scheme, style and proportions.  With thousands of frames and mats to choose from, the design possibilities are unlimited. By mixing and matching them in different combinations, you can hand pick frame designs to accentuate the best attributes in any piece of art.

What you will be framing plays an important role in how it will be framed. For example, a canvas is generally framed quite differently than a print on paper, even if the print is of the same image. For more information, see our Framing page.

a float frame
The subject, era, style and color scheme of the items being framed should also be factored in. When each of them is carefully considered, the resulting frame design is more likely to be in sync with the art.  Even wrapped canvases can be enhanced with a float frame as shown at right.

Lee and Grant by Ed Yanok

As seen at left, there is a time and a place for framing to be of a historical nature while in other situations it is fun to explore new options. Typically any historical art, documents and artifacts are framed to look authentic to their period. If a new piece of art was painted in an old world style, it may provide the perfect opportunity to update the look with a present day frame design.

 But, the simplest thing for you to do is to put yourself in the capable hands of the three Certified Professional Framers at Gallery One.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Save the Date – Robert Bateman Coming November 10

Artist, naturalist, activist and poet with a paintbrush, Robert Bateman returns to Gallery One this fall and we couldn’t be more excited!  This prolific artist has produced over 2,000 wildlife images and is far and away the world's premier artist of the natural world.  They’ve even named schools after him! 

White Encounter
Bateman taught high school for 20 years, including two years in Nigeria, before giving it up to paint full time in 1976.  His awards, honors, and honorary doctorates include Officer of the Order of Canada; their highest civilian award.  His influence is strongly felt through his many movies, videos and books including,  The Art of Robert Bateman, The World of Robert Bateman, Robert Bateman: An Artist in Nature and Robert Bateman: Natural Worlds and Birds.  As a spokesman for environmental and preservation issues, he uses his artwork to raise millions of dollars for these worthy causes.  Locally, he raised $33,000 for the Red Brick Schoolhouse in Willoughby.  Read more about his life in his biography.

Back in 1982, Robert made his first American appearance at Gallery One.  At that time, he was new to the U.S. art market...and yet he attracted crowds worthy of a rock star.  His loyalty to Gallery One and Gallery One collectors is notable and is matched by our fondness and respect for him, his work and his contributions to conservation.

Chief - American Bison
For a preview of his complete collection of wildlife life art visit Robert Bateman at    Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit with this legendary artist!

And by the way, Alan Brown is amassing a fabulous collection of old and rare Bateman works in anticipation of his visit.  Give him a call at 800.621.1141 to reserve all your favorites now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Impact of Custom Framing

Beginning this month, we're going to bring you a series of articles on custom framing.  We'll look at frame design ideas for canvas, paper, photography, needlework and objects, show you new and unique frame and matting choices, trends, hanging tips and proper care of your framed items.

Let's begin with showing you how a few well-chosen pieces of framed art can transform an ordinary room into a space filled with personality and style. 

You'll learn how personalizing your home or work space with custom framing can express your personality and add to your enjoyment of your surroundings. You'll easily note that others may purchase the same sofa, tables and lamps that you have, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever have the exact same custom framing as you.

Regardless of what you choose to frame for your home, whether it is a favorite piece of fine art, a mirror, an object inherited from an ancestor or your child's first finger painting - it will add interest to your space. These rooms, with and without framed art, demonstrate what a big impact well-framed items can have.

Take a look and call, email or stop with your questions, comments and suggestions. Show off your style with or without the help of our art consultants and Certified Picture Framers. We're waiting to hear from you....!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gallery Giclées Staff in the News

Gallery Giclées, sister company to Gallery One, has been producing superior giclée canvases for a growing base of A-list artists since 2010.  Those artists now include Carl Brenders, Alan Brown, Anthony Cook, Jim Daly, Michael Dumas, Dean Morrissey and David Utz.  But we won’t rest on our laurels.  Keep watching for more overtopping artists soon to be announced!

Behind every outstanding giclée is an equally outstanding team of professionals dedicated to the production of stunning canvas giclées that capture the original images of our accomplished artists.

Our goals are twofold:
        1.  exceeding the high expectations of our artists, and
        2.  exceeding the high expectations of our collectors.

Our work begins with a team effort to select unique and powerful artists.  Once we have committed ourselves to an artist (and the artist has committed themselves to Gallery Giclées), Diana Weber Gardner, creative director, takes over.  Working in conjunction with Gallery Giclée owners, Norah Lynne and Alan Brown, images are selected and sizes are determined.  Once proofed, images are OK'd by the team, and then sent to the respective artists for critiques.

Diana Weber Gardner
Creative Director Diana Weber Gardner looks upon her Gallery Giclée position as a homecoming.  An accomplished artist in her own right, Diana began her association with the Browns over 30 years ago as a college student.  Today, her trained eye and close collaboration with each artist allow her to fine tune each image until the giclées on canvas have the vibrancy and detail of the original.

But Diana also has a lengthy association with her community.  In 1975 as teenagers, she and husband Tim Gardner worked with ChagrinArts to produce a mural on a building at 107 Water St., Chardon, OH.  In the years that followed, the mural became a renowned local landmark.  And even as it faded with time, it is still a favorite among residents and travelers.

Now, as part of Chardon’s Bicentennial Celebration, Diana has been asked to lead a group of volunteers to restore the image to its former brilliance.  Diana says, “It’s heartwarming to learn from town residents about how much the mural has been enjoyed all these years. I am overwhelmed by the support of both city leaders and residents. In preparing for the project, I have learned how excited they are to know that it will be restored.”  Read more about it here.

Linda D'Agostino-Clinger
With the production side of things in such capable hands, it is essential that the marketing end is just as capably managed.  Linda D’Agostino-Clinger fills this position perfectly.  Her background in publishing and her close association with so many artists, has proven to be an invaluable asset when making initial contact with artists or assisting various galleries. Linda’s warm, charming personality comes across the phone lines as she speaks with galleries and designers all over the country.  If you are a gallery or an interior designer, you can purchase directly from Gallery Giclées.  And if you are a private purchaser, just contact Gallery One or any authorized Gallery Giclées dealer.  (Linda can be reached at 440.255.1200 or 800.621.1141 or by email.)

Assisting Norah Lynne, Alan, Diana and Linda is a team that includes Peggy Snyder in production and shipping, Joanne Kifer in accounting and Janice Kaluza, the team's web guru.  Together, the team boasts that they are producing and distributing the best selection of affordable art on the planet.  Don’t you agree?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prepub in Paradise Prices

Virunga, daughter of Guhonda!
Hi, I'm Guhonda's daughter, ‏Virunga!  I'm excited to help announce that Gallery One has now found a way to make summer last all year long -- Gallery Giclees™ is proud to welcome exciting artist -- David Utz!

Add his vibrant artwork to your walls, and you'll feel like you're at the beach. To welcome you to his tropical paradise, you're invited to take advantage of special prices on all of David Utz's Gallery Giclees™ canvases that we will feature in coming emails. But you better hurry!! Prepub in Paradise Prices are good now through May 31, 2012 only.

The Fantasy by David Utz

Friday, May 18, 2012


Anya arrived at 1:05 AM - in San Francisco on May 17, the original projected due date, making great-grandparents of Norah Lynne and Alan Brown, Gallery One founders.  Anya weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz.  She is 21" tall with enough hair to need an appointment with a stylist.  Parents are Erin (the Browns' oldest granddaughter) and Phuoc Le.  Early reports indicate that Anya is extremely smart and says Great Grandma clearly.  The world's most beautiful newborn:
Anya Grace Le - Great Granddaughter #1

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ed and Carl Brenders discuss his latest purchase.
Ed died yesterday.
A Gallery One client since 1990, Ed had become a special friend to each and every Gallery One staff member. He stopped in to visit at least once a week...and if he missed a few days,our Jen (she called Ed her “boyfriend”) would call to check on him.
At 92, he was still “sharp as a tack.” His sense of humor remained despite an occasional fall and the aches and pains associated with aging. He was universally loved and admired. 

Over the years, we were privileged to meet his whom we extend our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Mrs. Boss (That’s what he called me!)
May 11, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Aviation artist, William S. Phillips delights Gallery One collectors

Kristi and Bill Phillips
On Saturday, April 14, William S. Phillips and his lovely wife, Kristi, returned to Gallery One in Mentor. Bill’s background as a firefighter and in the Air Force gave him lots of common ground with his collectors who share the same experiences. They’d gather at the signing table to meet him and get lost in long conversations. In his lecture, Bill spoke about his career as well as the Doolittle Raiders’ reunion he was en-route to at Dayton’s Wright Patterson Air Force Museum. See more images of the show on our site and watch the short clip from his lecture on the video bar at right.
As one of the world’s top aviation artists, William S. Phillips was commissioned by the Royal Jordanian Air Force to developed 16 major paintings, many of which now hang in the Royal Jordanian Air Force Museum in Amman. The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum presented a one-man show of Phillips' work. He was chosen to be a U.S. Navy combat artist and was awarded the Navy's Meritorious Public Service Award and the Air Force Sergeants Association's Americanism Medal. In 2005, the USPS released his pane of 37 cent stamps - American Advances in Aviation. Another dimension to Bill’s talents lies in his nostalgic landscape scenes. He even created his own idyllic community, Phillips Bay, where picturesque and romantic images abound. In 2004, he was selected as Artist in Residence at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim — another indication of his versatility. Three of Phillips' works were chosen as part of the top 100 in Art for the Parks, and one painting received the Art History Award from the National Park Foundation. Two coffee table books of his works have been published. 
We look forward to Bill and Kristi’s next visit. Until then, visit to view his complete collection of prints and books.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Introducing new giclée canvases by Michael Dumas

The art of Michael Dumas is characterized by masterful drawing and an unusual sensitivity to the subtleties of light, detail, form, color and composition. His is a unique style that is instantly recognizable. 

Dumas is attracted to subjects that express the simple harmony of the everyday. His extraordinary paintings of typical sights, such as common sparrows, celebrate how exquisite the ordinary truly is. Subjects also include rural themes and people, revealing an intimate connection based on direct experience. “There is something precious and ultimately profound in the simplest act of being,” he said.

Dumas’s familiarity with the wilderness and its creatures has been reflected in his art ever since childhood, when, day after day, he would draw the chickens his aunt and uncle kept next door. Even then, he was demonstrating his intense desire to know things in a deeper sense by drawing them, aware that his drawings were a measure of how well he understood the world around him.

“There are innumerable things one can choose to paint,” said Dumas, whose preferred medium is oil. “But the underlying purpose of creating has to do with conveying something about why those objects inspire attention in the first place. The greater the connection, the more insightful the work will be, the more truth it will reveal, not just about the thing painted, but about the artist as well.”

Michael is best known to Gallery One collectors through his participation in our annual Masterworks in Miniature show where he is a four-time winner of our Master Palette Award. His originals are always much anticipated and well received as are these very affordable hand signed giclées. Read more about them by clicking their titles.

Casual Balance
Grist Mill
Silence in the Shadows


A special introductory offer will run through May 5. Buy three Dumas giclées and select a fourth giclée free.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What you need to know before purchasing a Thomas Kinkade

Or, how to avoid buying a fraudulent Kinkade. . .
Thomas Kinkade's book - click to order

When an artist is as popular as Thomas Kinkade (it is said that he is the most collected artist of all time), fraudulent companies rush to cash in. And the internet is helping this along.

Consider that Thom is the most collected artist in Asia...and yet the Thomas Kinkade Company reports that they do not sell to Asia.

And consider that the printing technology of today makes it easy to replicate Thomas Kinkade works, have them appear in a Google search and sell them as authentic to unsuspecting collectors. 

Even authentic works, sold by unauthorized dealers, can be bad buys. While the Kinkade customer service/warranty system is perhaps the best in the business, the Kinkade company works exclusively through authorized dealers. So if you purchased a “problem” work from an unauthorized source, you are probably stuck. Even if you have a Kinkade that is faded or otherwise not perfect, you must work through an authorized dealer to have your problem(s) corrected. Most often, an unauthorized dealer would not even recognize damages such as fading or premature aging. 

Many situations can lead to damaged canvases. Did the canvas hang where there was smoking or undue dust? Has Thom’s signature or have the numbers...faded? Is the canvas itself in good condition or does it show the ravages of time?

What about the Certificate of Authenticity? Is it an authentic certificate? Is there a copy of a bill of sale from the original purchaser to the unauthorized dealer? If not, perhaps the work was stolen.

If the canvas is highlighted, was it highlighted by an authorized Thomas Kinkade Master Highlighter, and is there a genuine certificate of highlighting with proper information from the Kinkade Company? 

Fortunately, it is easy for the collector to avoid problems by working exclusively with a knowledgeable authorized dealer. The Thomas Kinkade Company authorizes very few galleries. And only the cream of the gallery crop are designated as Thomas Kinkade Signature Galleries. To remain an authorized Thomas Kinkade Gallery, a gallery must adhere to solid business practices. And the gallery must be staffed with trained and knowledgeable personnel. Appropriate pricing, attractive displays, adequate signage and business integrity are basic requirements.

You can call the Thomas Kinkade Company at 800-366-3733 to check on a gallery or to make certain that a Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery is in good standing. You want to be certain that you are spending your dollars wisely.
Of course, art fraud is not limited to works by Kinkade. Several years ago, the Greenwich Workshop and authorities were able to halt distribution of unauthorized works by Bev Doolittle. Gallery One in Mentor, OH recognized and halted sale of several falsified Bateman works. Fraudulent works by Pino, Peter Max, Bateman, Philippe Noyer and Doolittle, among others, have been spotted by knowledgeable dealers and reported to artists and publishers.

So choose your gallery with care. Feel free to call fine art publishers to check on their authorized art dealers. Don’t just rely on an internet search. Oh...and always trust your “gut.”

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thomas Kinkade - In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we bring you news of the untimely death of our artist and friend, Thomas Kinkade. As those of you who met Thom during his Gallery One appearances know, he was a kind and charming man...and one of the greatest art talents of our time. The "Painter of Light" was adored by many as evidenced by the fact that 1 in 20 homes in America have a Kinkade image hanging on their walls. He was a loving and devoted husband and father to his wife Nanette and his four daughters, Merritt, Chandler, Winsor and Everett. All of us at Gallery One extend our sincerest heartfelt sympathy to each of them.

In his own words, "I try to create paintings that are a window for the imagination," ... "If people look at my work and are reminded of the way things once were or perhaps the way they could be, then I've done my job." He wanted to offer people a cozy, idealized view of the world. Many times the works had a biblical theme. This offered his collectors further comfort and support at times of stress or sorrow. He was not ashamed to put his beliefs into his art. This endeared him to his fans, but not necessarily the art critics.

Thomas Kinkade lectures and sketches at Gallery One

Thomas Kinkade unveils Christmas Chapel I
Thom had most recently visited Gallery One on October 17, 2009 during his "Share the Light" tour. It was a weekend of valuable information and excitement for all. On the 16th, to preview the event, Felicia Zavarella Stadelman lectured about the influence of Norman Rockwell on Thom's paintings. During Thom's lecture, he drew a pencil sketch which was auctioned off for charity afterwards. To the delight of his fans, he unveiled his newest release, Christmas Chapel I. He finished at the signing table by greeting his collectors and personally signing their art.

Thomas Kinkade greets collectors and signs their art
A special Thomas Kinkade tribute complete with art, memorabilia and films is in progress now at Gallery One. We will continue to represent his works at our Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery, Mentor OH. We have been in contact with our order processing friends at Kinkade Headquarters and they have assured us that they are working overtime to expedite Gallery One orders. See the COMPLETE KINKADE FINE ART COLLECTION at

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Fever

Longer, warmer days have us all at least thinking about getting outside; whether it means yard work and gardening or hikes and bikes. Artists also find plenty of inspiration in springtime. Jim Daly, Fred Machetanz and Bonnie Marris each titled a piece, Spring Fever, with three very different images!

Bonnie Marris' Spring Fever
Jim Daly's Spring Fever
Fred Machetanz's Spring Fever

Maybe you think of floral art for spring.  In that case; Robert Sarsony, Brian Davis, Jane Jones, Robert Laessig or our own Alan Brown may appeal to you.

Garden Colors by Robert Sarsony
Trillium by Robert Laessig
Enchanting Irises by Brian Davis
Allure by Jane Jones

Butterfly and Blossom by Alan Brown
Do you know that there are 151 titles on our site with the word spring in them?  Subjects range from floral to wildlife, landscapes and even a sprinkling of abstracts!  William Phillips, who will be with us on April 14, has Accompaniment to the Symphony of Spring and Spring Fling.
Accompaniment to the Symphony of Spring
by William S. Phillips
Spring Fling by William S. Phillips

April 28 brings Felicia Zavarella back to lecture about Georges Seurat.  Seurat's pointillism, called "chromo-luminarism" dramatically influenced the course of modern art.  Many of his works have a decidedly spring time feel.

Celebrating the change of seasons with fresh art helps to revive our homes and our spirits.  These are but a tiny sampling of the beautiful images available.  Find your favorites at and enjoy a breath of fresh air with something new for your walls then join us for our April events.