A Brand New Year

Taeghans painting
At our Christmas market in December, Taeghan aged 10 presented me with this painting which she had painted for me.
Nic's painting
Nic aged 10 bought this painting of the river with his own money at the exhibition
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The River Runs Through. #3793. 70x51cm. Oil.   Now belongs to Nic Horn from Komatipoort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How exciting to have these two young people who are interested in art.  I met Nic at a market at his school.  He took one look at  “The River Runs Through” and there and then decided that he liked it.  He went off with his mom and later they came back.  He said that he would  buy it with his pocket money, but he really wanted this painting.  Here he has come to collect it.  My very youngest collector.
Then:
We had a Christmas market at our local Mall in December.  Things were pretty quiet as far as the art sales etc. were concerned, so there was plenty of time to chat to people.  Taeghan also aged 10 told me that she liked painting.  We had a little conversation and I said that if they were coming to the Mall again, I would like to see some of her work.  Imagine my delight when she arrived the next day.  She showed me this painting that she had just done.   I admired it, and was told that she had painted if for me.  Is that not special? I will treasure it.

Art exhibitions are not all about selling art.  The opportunity that one has to encourage youngsters is so important as both these cases indicate.
These two 10- year- olds  definitely have managed to creep into my heart.  I hope they go a long way in their love for art.

So at the start of this New Year, may I wish all art lovers an inspiring year.
May you find a piece that warms your heart;  that you can live with and love for a long time.  A painting is only as good as the emotion that it awakes in a person.   Happy New Year.!

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