I’m back again and pleased to be able to say that I’ve had quite a lot of positive news in the past few days.
I have been working with the Geraldine at the Morgan Gallery since returning to Grand Cayman and am very excited about the latest developments. With the invaluable help of the gallery I am finally entering the giclee market. Having seen the quality of the prints I am more than happy to see reproductions of my work made available for sale and we have decided to start with my latest project, the series that I have decided to name “Bygone Cayman”. I have already shared a few of the paintings from this series on earlier posts but in view of the positive feedback already received, I have decided to leave the project open ended and will continue to add to the series on a fairly regular basis. The first six original pieces will be made available for sale this weekend at the celebration of art festival next to the Wharf Restaurant on Cayman and subsequently displayed at the Morgan Gallery. I am thrilled to have been so warmly received and a big thank you goes out to Geraldine and her husband Steve for their belief in my art, and all their hard work in getting the reproductions off the ground.
Not only are they producing this run for “Bygone Cayman”, they have also offered to do prints of any of my paintings at a very reasonable cost to me, which means that I can fulfill requests for individual prints far more easily than I ever could have done before.
Together with my husband, I have also been researching the prospect of producing postcards and notecards using some of my work and we are intending to dip our toes in the water soon. Much will depend on the reaction from local retailers, but we feel positive that the concept will be well received and gives us another outlet for my paintings.
I have been catching up with so many old friends during the past three weeks and it has been wonderful to be back home – if anyone reading this hasnot seen me yet, I apologize! It suddenly dawned on me just how many folks I know here, and how long it will probably take to touch base with them all.
I shall sign off for now because I have promised to provide some background and pictures to another good friend, Christopher Talbot, at Cayman Net News who, as always in my corner, is willing to fill a few more column inches with tales from this travelling island girl.