My family and I were at a gallery opening in Dubai during my first year in residence at the Raffles Hotel. The gallery invited us back to their opening a couple nights later. We got all dressed up as a family & attended the opening. We didn't know anyone, but walked around & looked a the art. Within a few minutes of arriving, I met a very friendly man & as e got chatting I asked him what he did.
Him: "Im the logistics company that ships and receives the art to and from he gallery." We talked awhile longer & I asked for his number.
Me: "I know I'm going to need to call you for worldwide shipping."
Sure enough, a month later, I was back home in Canada & I received an email from a man who saw my paintings I had left in Dubai on exhibition who wanted to purchase 5 pieces. I immediately called my new friend who worked for the gallery & he was thrilled for me that I had sold 5 paintings to a prominent collector in Dubai. H took care of shipping them & delivering them directly to my new collector's doorstep.
My new friend took a photo of the mountains and sent it to me. He said, if ever this photo inspires you to paint, I would like to see what you come up with. His photo is so beautiful, I know it will inspired many more paintings. Each time I create a painting from the same photo reference, it is amazing to me how different the painting comes out every time. This photo was taken on the India side of the Himalayas.
Acrylics on canvas
Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist
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