I ran into some collectors of mine at the Hotel one week before leaving for Dubai. They told me they had just bought a new place in Toronto & needed some art for it. They said, “But the paintings we need are quite large & we don’t even know how we would get the paintings there.” I said, “I know how! Why don’t you have me stay for a week in your condo while your’e away & I will turn your condo into my studio & create all the paintings there for you? I can gather inspiration from the area you live & make a special collection for you.” They said, “That is a brilliant idea!” I said, “I’ve got lots of brilliant ideas!” Sure enough, 6 weeks later I found myself in the middle of an ice storm travelling to Toronto. First my flight was cancelled, then delayed & then my baggage got lost. There was a delay on my canvas order, but it all worked out in the end. I hired a friend of mine to be my studio assistant - (that’s her squished behind the canvas in the tiny elevator!) She helped me for the week, making us meals, booking restaurants, answering emails & being great company so I wouldn’t have to go it alone. Thank you to my wonderful collectors for inviting me into your beautiful space to make these paintings for you. It was a real honour!
Acrylics on canvas
Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist