Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kim Rhoney Oil Paintings In Situ:

Last Friday, I was treated to a rare opportunity for a working artist. I was graciously invited into the home of Andy and Salvi, a couple that collect my work. To walk in and see so much of my work so lovingly and artfully displayed was quite a rush to say the least. Here are just a few of the photos from my visit:

4'x5 "Poppies on a Clear Sky"

Two of my sunflowers at the end of their dining table.

One of my all-time favorite paintings "Tulips II" - makes me crave that next pot of tulips to paint!

So nice to know my work lives in such a warm and happy house! Andy and Salvi have created a little haven in their country estate in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. My paintings are fortunate to be in a home where friends and family are often entertained. Though my visit was short for having to be home for the school bus, I felt inspired by seeing so much of my work in one place. I also enjoyed the other artists on display which included many pieces by Andy himself. He and Salvi are savvy collectors and great hosts. I feel lucky to have a relationship with them and even luckier that they provide me with opportunities to visit my work! There are over 10 original Rhoney's in their collection!! Thank you Andy & Salvi!