Saturday, March 26, 2011

inspiration: buy local art

It's that time of year again: tax return time. Col and I decided that if we did get any money back this year, no matter what we did with it, we wanted to use at least some of it to buy some art. We've both been pining over a couple of paintings by Greg Mamczak, a Burlington artist who used to share a studio with our friend Isaac. He does these awesomely vivid paintings in his paint-by-number-style that has you looking for hours. So we got in touch and one of the paintings we liked was still available—it's one of his simpler ones from 2006. Greg dropped the painting off yesterday and we were so excited. Not only because we love it and we're adding to the art in our house, but also because we're supporting a local artist. So here is our Untitled 2006. yay!

4 comments:

Sallybagz said...

My first thought was 'Ceviche', as in Santos' last night!!! A pile of fish...hm! This would look absolutely amazing on your den wall...
The last time you suggested investing in local art, we did! I have never regretted it. Can't see it happening this year, though!

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh I remember this guys stuff from Art Hop last year!! Weren't there a bunch w/giraffes or horses too? Love it.

Lauren said...

Ohhh i remember his stuff from Art Hop last year in Isaac's studio. Didn't he have some w/a bunch of giraffes or horses?? Love it!

Penelope Wall said...

@Lauren, Yes! He has paintings with other piles of animals too. Wish we could collect them all...

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