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Aura Phenomena

January 8, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Rising Moon by Clifford T. Bailey

Have you ever walked into a room and felt the excitement of someone’s aura? I suppose there are good and bad auras.  The aura we are feeling at Hunter-Wolff Gallery is the GOOD kind.   We’ve experienced this over the years and my theory is it has something to do with new artwork.  It often doesn’t last as long as we would like but it’s definitely here now.

Maybe you can share your theory based on these facts.  We added a new artist, Clifford T. Bailey.  He’s now been with us for several months.  With other new artists, this aura typically dissipates after Opening Night.  Not so with Clifford T. Bailey.  He delivers one or two new pieces about every 2-3 weeks.  He calls, writes, communicates regularly.  We always have a lot to talk about because we have exciting news that another piece just sold  or  he is in the middle of finishing up a new piece for us.  There is a constant dialogue and two-way communication.  He is genuinely interested in the gallery’s  activity and the success of the gallery and helping us with our sales goals.

Then there are the admirers of his work. Whether someone knows this artist, collects his work or not, they are intrigued.  Intrigued enough to spend a lot of time studying his work (I mean a LOT of time).  Sometimes, people come back a day or two after to revisit and just stand in front of his work without moving or saying a word. Sometimes, they see his work for the first time, fall in love,  and within minutes are  buying it. And, in this economy, we can’t explain it but his work sells like everyone has a pile of cash sitting around.

How would you explain all this?  Is this an authentic artist aura we are experiencing?


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Inspiring the Young

December 29, 2011 in Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Late Afternoon 8×10

There is no doubt in my mind that Eyvind Earle would be thrilled to know that his life as a fine artist had such an impact on the art world, and especially on a young Ohio boy, who now pays homage to him. Although Earle passed in 2000, he is still widely collected and the 14 year old boy he inspired 45 years ago, is as successful and widely collected as Earle. It’s too bad these two could not meet today.

I met a little boy in my gallery today, who was visiting with his mom and brother and saw the awe in his eye when he looked at Clifford T. Bailey’s paintings. His proud mom quickly presented an image of a little bird painting on her cell phone that her 7 year old Jacob recently created. I was impressed and see a new artist in the making—he someday may pay tribute to Clifford T. Bailey . . .  and the cycle goes on.

It’s important to inspire others and show them the possibilities.  Make one of your New Year resolutions to take children to art events, galleries and museums.  It will make a difference in their life and doesn’t cost you anything but time.  Happy New Year!

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Homage to Earle

December 1, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Custom Art | Comments (0)

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Homage to Earle-Deep Shadows

Eyvind Earle’s work inspired many artist during his lifetime and continues today.  As a young boy at age 10, he started his life’s work as an artist.  Although he passed in 2000, at the age of 84, his work lives on. You have seen his work, if not original pieces, certainly prints and limited editions, and even greeting cards.  He was a prolific artist creating unique paintings, sculptures, scratchboards, watercolors and drawings that have not been publicly seen or exhibited. Eyvind Earle Publishing LLC, under the specific instruction of the late Eyvind Earle, will continue the legacy of the artist, promoting and introducing new serigraphs and books through galleries worldwide. To learn more about this amazing artist go to:

You can see how he inspired contemporary Colorado artist, Clifford T. Bailey.  The style and mood of Bailey’s work  might make you think they studied together.  We are very excited to be able to present the work of Clifford T. Bailey and his “Homage to Earle, Deep Shadows”.  Could they have studied together?

UPDATE:  No, they did not study together, but Clifford did meet Eyvind Earle when he was 14 years old and several times during his youth.  It was Mr. Earle who influenced Clifford Bailey’s pursuit of art and becoming an artist.  After seeing the master’s work, there was no turning back for Clifford. THIS PAINTING SOLD IN LESS THAN 30 minutes after arriving in the gallery on December 2.

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