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Mark Grantham Solo Show 2021, "Between The Heart And The Light"

Mark Grantham Solo Show 2021, "Between The Heart And The Light"
In mid-April this year I stood in the main room of the gallery just taking it all in.  Honestly, I was a little emotional.  I was surrounded by the beautiful solo show from Mark Grantham; his first in six years.  It was the culmination of a journey that Mark and I had been on together for two years.  A journey, for me, that really started over five years ago when I dared to think I would open an art gallery in Halifax. Continue reading

Paint the Hydrostone 2021-Registration Open

Paint the Hydrostone 2021-Registration Open
The 5th Annual Paint the Hydrostone event will take place Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th.  This Plein Air painting event is organized by 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery and will be in support of Brigadoon Village, our friendly Hydrostone neighbour. Last year we had to adjust a bit because of crowd control and limited the event to invited artists spread over an entire month. But this year we are ready to welcome all artists to apply!   Continue reading

Doodles Matter by Sarah Irwin

Doodles Matter by Sarah Irwin
Here I am standing in front of what may be my first real piece of art.  What a great way to start a blog about championing creative action and the serendipity, blessings, and adventure that happen as a result.   I can't believe I still have this painting, am I ever glad that I do. Continue reading

Art Collecting: Advice for Beginners

Art Collecting: Advice for Beginners
If you have decided you want to start collecting, take every chance you can to look at art.  Visit all the galleries in your area and seek them out when you travel.  (I know, I know, but we will travel again...) Continue reading

A New Way to Buy Art

A New Way to Buy Art
This September I was invited to participate in an online panel discussion about a "New Way to Buy Art". Three art professionals (and amazing moderator Brita Lind) chatted about shopping for art online.  We addressed concerns for collectors about this "new" way of shopping for original art. It is a growing trend, accelerated by recent stay at home orders during the pandemic.  Galleries are embracing new technologies and innovative techniques to make the process easy, safe and comfortable Continue reading