Back in 2007, I got an opportunity to make design boards with painting concepts for ESPN TV celebrity Chris Berman and his wife Katherine. For three weeks I worked on spec (for free) on twelve design boards and the fifteen paintings that were to go on the boards. I put my heart and soul into that presentation. It surely paid off. They approved eleven of the twelve boards and all but one painting! The Bermans are my best and most loyal collectors to date.
It was then that I discovered that I could make a Concept painting that was fully developed to scale and that I could make notes on the palette and color mixes. This enabled me to go back and recreate the painting in a larger size in the future. I kept on making those small acrylic paintings on paper. I now have approximately sixty of these little treasures. I didn't want to sell them becaue I always saw them becoming large paintings.
Recently, a friend of mine wanted to buy one of these gems and I decided to sell it to her. So it began. I have now opened my mind and the door to selling these pieces. I like the idea of my friends, who want to become my collectors, being able to have a painting for hundreds instead of thousands and be able to buy original one of a kind works of art. I will be changing the collections in the store on a regular basis. Please enjoy my new Concept Paintings Gallery Store--and let me know if you have a request!!