Donna Gordon Custom Blown Glass
Have you been burning up hours searching and searching for a perfect painting or piece of artwork?
We often hear someone confess he/she has been looking for months—even years—for a painting to love for a specific location. Years of searching might seem extreme, but we know you are out there. Sometimes available space requires a certain dimension and other times lighting issues are factors that can be addressed in a custom piece.
The solution is to identify an artist’s style of work you appreciate, then work with their representative. Don’t be shy about asking for specific needs–whether it is size, color or shape. We have completed many custom requests and have many examples to show you. Most of Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s artists enjoy creating custom pieces based on client needs. If you plan to place a piece of art in your home, why wait? Stop searching, start asking, and get the ball rolling.
You can have the art you love now!
Laura Reilly Commission
I admit I like throwing caution to the wind sometimes and just hopping in the car to see where it takes me—hopefully to an art exhibit. With gas prices, what they are today, most of us are more diligent in planning our outings, but you can visit us online anytime without spending a penny for gas. If you are saving your tank of gas for something more pressing—like getting back and forth to work—spend as much time as you like viewing our newest art online.
Early Morning Market, 16x8
We just posted “Early Morning Market” and “Enchanted Ride” by Laura Reilly. You can own both these pieces for less than what it costs to buy a new bike today. If you would like to see other works by Laura, just click and browse or stop in and tell us what type of art let’s you throw caution to the wind.
Enchanted Ride, 8x13
Paris Impression by Laura Reilly
Did you miss an opportunity to buy a piece of art you just cannot get out of your mind? Missing an opportunity to buy a piece of art you fell in love with is regrettable. Sometimes circumstances prevent purchasing art the moment you see it. It happens. It happens to everyone—and we agonize over not buying. Now it is gone. The image flashes in your mind but it is gone forever.
It is a lesson we all learn the hard way. The time to buy is that special moment when you connect with a piece of art. It is like anything you love; claim it or someone else will. If your inner voice whispers the timing is not right but your other senses shout, “it’s the perfect piece”, what do you do? Ask about layaway! Layaway is the perfect solution when cash is tight. It ensures your ownership for a lifetime of enjoyment.
On the other hand, what happens if you already missed your opportunity? Now you start following the artist’s activities, becoming more intimately aware of their collections and new work. If you fell in love with one piece, it is likely you will love other work they create. Visit their representative gallery; sign-up for newsletters and blogs; get on email announcements and become involved. For example, if you missed Laura Reilly’s wonderful Paris-inspired oils, you can easily learn what she creates weekly. Don’t miss another piece of artwork that moves you. There’s just no excuse.
Preparing for ArtWalk might sound like time-consuming, hard work for the galleries but we are having so much fun we hardly notice. Ina few days, you will see the results of our fun. This year’s ArtWalk begins April 1 and includes 13 different locations in Old Colorado City. Not only canArtWalkers enjoy new collections and meet new artists at some of their old favorite spots, but also they will get to explore some new ArtWalk hosts to get the art mojo moving.
Corner Cafe, Paris by Laura Reilly
Blown Glass by Donna Gordon
So what’s new at Hunter-Wolff Gallery? Laura Reilly has several new pieces, capturing what she is so good at— painting street scenes. If you can’t visit Paris this year, you might have to bring Paris home with you. There is nothing like springtime in Paris and her Paris street scenes will whisk you away in a second. Donna Gordon also delivered a large collection of new glasswork— all free-flowing, fresh colors and irresistible. Patience Heyl has been spending time working with live models and bringing the human form out of the shadows and into the light. She really makes magic happen on her canvas. There are oodles more to explore.
Sweet Dreams by Patience Heyl
You are going to find your own favorites and will get jazzed up on being entertained while getting hooked as an ArtWalker. Veteran ArtWalkers can tell you, “it’s the best way to feed your soul and get your fill of creative energy.”
Stop by between 5 pm and 8 pm, and we will have a chat about your favorites.
View Across the Sangres, 18x24
Laura Reilly knows how to pull you closer for a deeper, longer look with her beautiful vistas, mountain top views, peaceful watering holes, and all the lovely scenery Mother Nature works soÂ effortlessly to deliver.Â This new, delightful gem arrived in the gallery as a companion piece to larger 20×30 Springtime in the Sangres. It’s easy to fantasize about being at the very spot Laura stood when she painted these lovely works of art.
Both paintings are available for your enjoyment and comment.Â We love to hear what you like (and maybe don’t like) about our collections and the work that Laura exhibits at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.Â Look at this close up of her delicious brush strokes and vibrant color. Wow!
Close-Up Brush Work by Laura Reilly
And, while exploring these wonderful paintings, be sure to check-out her new vibrant Poppy paintings.Â They will make you smile and think about how wonderful springtime is in the Rockies!
- Springtime in Sangre de Cristo Mountains by Laura Reilly
Isn’t March a funny month?
Here in the southern region of Colorado we enjoy flip-flops one day and snow the next.Â Itâ€™s hard to complain when there are signs of spring everywhere.Â Regardless of what it is doing outside, the art world keeps turning and churning.
Only the Two of Us by Janelle Cox
This week we had several wonderful reminders of springÂ in the gallery.Â Laura Reilly delivered several bright and sunny landscapes and florals reinforcing that warm weather is just around the corner.Â Jean Houghton dropped off three yummy 10×10 pastels and a 14×18 Yellow Roses (beautiful!) all making me eager to get in the garden (since it is snowing today, it may be a while yet). Janelle Cox is dreaming about spring and the brief showers we sometimes get this time of year.Â I wonder where my umbrella is?
Yellow Roses by Jean Houghton
We have more coming in the next two weeks as we prep for ArtWalk on April 2.Â The gallery seems to be in ‘full bloom” with new work and more is scheduled for delivery by John Sherman, Terry Lombardi and Kathryn McMahon.
If you love spring, you are going to love how spring found its way to the canvas.Â What would you like to see in the gallery ?
Can’t find an original piece of art that brightens up your space without emptying your wallet? If you havenâ€™t been able to come by for a visit recently, we want you to know that we can help. Some new, colorful small paintings just arrived in the gallery. And, yes, they are affordable.
Janelle Cox has been working her magical brushes (sold one of her new arrivals already before it even got hung) and Jean Houghton who is a wonderful pastel artists just finished several 10×10 luscious pieces. Don’t they just look yummy? Laura Reilly has several spring and fall landscapes that are perfect above a mantel and if you love red, check out John Shermanâ€™s newest additionsâ€”thick with texture and rich with color.
Only the Two of Us by Cox
Guacamole by Houghton
Saute by Houghton
Thereâ€™s nothing like seeing the artwork in person, so stop by when you can and we will answer your questions and be happy to have you take a piece home for a â€œtest driveâ€.Â Â We think you will be happy with our prices too–our artists have kept their work priced at the same level for the past two years.
Medievel Tree by Sherman
When Days Were Bright & Beautiful
As an art-enthusiast and collector, have you had the pleasure of meeting the creator of the wonderful works selected for your home?Â Wouldnâ€™t that be fun? For a collector of contemporary works, the ultimate personal connection to a work of art is meeting the artist. Personally, I have a long list of artists I wish I could meet, but unfortunately many are no longer living.Â But for worksÂ by living artists that I collect, I am always thrilled to shake hands, tell the artist how wonderful he or she is, and have a chat with these gifted individuals who enhance my life. Having the opportunity to personally be invited into the artist’s world is an added bonus.
One collector admitted, â€œThe value of “bragging rights” that come with owning works of an artist-friend or acquaintance cannot be overstated. No one alive today can say he dropped in on Vermeer or Leonardo, but I can speak endlessly about my relationships with the various artists whose works are in my collection.â€ He continued to explain that when it comes to choosing between two equally wonderful creations by different artists new to his collection, he almost always supports the artist he has met.
For the artist, it is equally rewarding to meet admirers and collectors. It is these reasons we host regularly scheduled events to bring artist and collector together.Â By making appearances at openings and participating in events where the artistâ€™s work is exhibited, the artist has the opportunity to engage with his admirers. Itâ€™s a win-win and sometimes it even tilts the balance toward a collector’s buying decision over anotherâ€™s work.Â Â Â
Hunter-Wolff Gallery is one of a dozen galleries in Old Colorado City who participates in First Friday ArtWalk between April and December.Â Visitors and collectors are greeted by artists, some artists are demonstrating techniques, like Gary Vigen, or other featured artists and jewelry designers.Â Itâ€™s a great opportunity to discuss possible custom pieces one-on-one with the potential creator, too. Drop in and visit with your favorite artist. I bet that you will look at the artistâ€™s artwork in a different light after you meet.
Can you put a name to the faces below? They are all represented at Hunter-Wolff Gallery and eager to meet you.
Sharon Wolff and Laura Reilly are scheduled for Gallery-Talk Here & Now January 23, 2010
Have you attended an art function wanting to meet the artist and shake their hand, but they were always surrounded by so many people you just missed out? Or maybe the artist you were hoping to meet just wasnâ€™t there?Â
Hunter-Wolff Gallery is hosting quarterly Gallery Talks where you can meet the artist and shake their hand. Quarterly, a specific artist will be featured to talk about three or four art-related topics.Â Guests will have the opportunity to speak directly to the artist. These events are more intimate and allow guests to become acquainted with the artist and their work and ask questions without the fan-fare of an Opening Reception.
Red Velvet, a pefect pick-me-up on a winter day
We invite you to become familiar with our artists during upcoming Gallery Talks; the first being given by Impressionist Laura Reilly.Â Not only is Laura a gallery favoriteâ€”she is highly sought after on a regional and international basis.Â Come visit between 2-3 pm (right after a terrific lunch on the Avenue) on Saturday, January 23 and learn from a seasoned artist who has been successful in building an enviable reputation.Â Her work speaks to a broad range of people with varying interests and backgrounds. Â Warning:Â Â You may leave with a new piece of art under your arm!