Great story - I moved to Chicago in June and have spent the past few months learning about galleries here, art events, organizations. A few weeks ago I stopped into a fantastic frame shop which also hosts an impressive gallery space (chicago art source). The gallery manager was sitting at her desk alone and we started chatting, I was sensitive to the fact that I did not want to interrupt whatever she was doing... but I wanted to ask about the gallery. One thing led to another, she visited my website, we clicked. As luck would have it, she currently has a client that is looking for something more traditional (representational). All of the current work featured in the gallery is abstract.
She is waiting to hear back from her client (a major University) about having me do a large commission piece, but in the meantime I am now represented by Chicago Art Source gallery. I will be one of the featured artists in the January show and several of my works are there now. Good things sometimes come when you least expect them. Even if I don't get the commission, I am in the gallery.
My paintings will all share the common theme of Chicago; places I have seen and visited since moving here.
"Mile 6.5", inspired by the Marathon last weekend.
12" x 12"
Pictured below, paintings completed for the holiday show at the Evanston Art Center, good thing the work is done because now I am focused on the upcoming gallery show in January.