Tomorrow evening, September 20th, artist Will Ersland will be joining me at the gallery all the way from Minnesota. Will is my featured artist for 3rd Friday Art Walk here in Manitou. I first saw Will’s paintings earlier this year at the Western Spirit Show in Cheyenne, WY. And I fell in love with it! Will was an illustrator for 30 years and I could immediately see that background in the attention to detail in his work. And of course I loved the subject matter. His work is at one fresh and new, retro and old style, serious and playful. Will is going to stick around through Saturday and do some painting demos for visitors to the gallery. I predict he will become a highly collectible artist out here in the west as he participates in shows and gets more gallery representation. I like that I’m the first gallery to represent him west of the Mississippi! By the way, this big painting that’s pictured “Over the Edge” so impressed one of my collectors, that he bought it based on seeing it in my latest email newsletter!
September 19, 2013