|Pacific Sunset, 16x20, original painting by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki (Lando Gallery, Edmonton, AB)|
Although art enters a marketplace and gets passed on by a transaction of sale, it is unlike any other kind of product. Art that leaves the studio becomes an active part of someone's life. It inspires, relaxes, reminds, enchants.
Art interacts over space and time.
Take the Golden Sunset painting for example.
|Golden Sunset (sold), original painting by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki|
It was inspired by many trips to the Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.
It's easy to fall in love with this place, its network of forest trails and beautiful rocks where one can spend hours gazing at the ocean, admiring the view of nearby islands. For me, this scene embodies the journey my husband and I made from Serbia to this amazing place on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. In 1994 we took a leap of faith and traveled thousands of kilometers to the most beautiful place on earth. That's what I think of when I look at this image.
For the art-loving family who now looks at it every day, it means something else.
|Golden Sunset in its permanent home|
It reminds them of growing up in this gorgeous area, having picknicks with friends, taking long walks with their dog. Our memories are different, yet our sentiment is the same.
It's about people cherishing experiences with their loved ones and feeling connected to the land.
Here are a few more pics sent in by the generous collectors to inspire us all to create, appreciate, and add art to our homes.
|Golden and Orange Larch perched in a beautiful spot|
|Mountain High welcoming visitors|
|Little Zig Zag Falls helping its owners relax|
As I work on new sketches and paintings, I can't help wonder whose lives they might touch one day.
|Whitewater, 12x16, work in progress study for a larger piece, now on the easel|
All my best,