Jane Juber, owner of the Mission Gallery and Authentique Gallery in St. George, Utah, put on a wonderful three-day show featuring six of her gallery artists. Last night she invited about 80 of her good collectors for a full-menu dinner at Painted Pony Restaurant which was fabulous, followed by a private gallery preview for her chosen guests. Tonight the show opened to the general public and both galleries were packed! I had a chance to meet some new collectors as well as visit with some of my previous collectors. I had a surprise visit from Charles and Jeanne Kasper from Madison, Wisconsin, who own one of my paintings. They were anxious to have a photo taken with me (above), and I had fun visiting with them.
My wife Nellie isn’t crazy about art receptions but she is always a good sport and comes with me for moral support. She is a great partner and patiently accompanies me on all my painting expeditions.