Seeking Balance in a Challenging Year

Painting of a Winter morning by Francis Criss.

2020 has been a year none of us could have anticipated. A global pandemic. Business shutdowns. Working and schooling at home. A surreal presidential election. Through it all a we suffered a lack of coherent information and leadership which would allow us to feel confident there was light at the end of the tunnel. Even the vaccines have been politicized. As we get ready to say good-bye to 2020, I’m reflecting on what seems like a surreal dream. And one of the only concrete truths I can come up with is the ability of art to help me feel grounded, inspired, and connected to the human spirit.

Francis Criss painting – Winter Morning.

As you know if you read this blog, I like to find art wherever my travels take me. In addition I find art without ever stepping out my front door. I’m a collector at heart. During this time when people’s homes have become their sanctuaries, I’m convinced more than ever before that art has the ability to inspire and add joy to each and every day.

As custodian of the artworks I sell, I have the great privilege to both live and work surrounded by things I love and believe in. A big part of my job is to impart that feeling to other collectors as their journey to their own joys and excitement of art ownership move through time and space.

I’ll be happy when a hopefully much better 2021 finds us all. I know I’ll be spending a big part of the new year as I always do: surrounded by inspiring art.