Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Snapped it Up- Artist as Collector

New Mexico based artist Ann Hart Marquis is this week's guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series.
California River
monotype
©GregoryKondos

I first met Gregory Kondos the year after I rented his summer house in southwest France in 2007. I knew he was a well known California artist, originally from Greece. I had seen his work and loved it, especially his landscapes. His work however, was out of my price range.

Several years later in Santa Fe, NM, I happened upon a sale of monotypes done by well-known artists who had taught classes and contributed work to the College of Santa Fe. 

The state sponsored gallery where the sale was held did not seem to know the importance or value of many pieces that they were selling. I saw a stunning Kondos landscape and snapped it up. 

I look at it every day and I am inspired by its simplicity and gorgeous colors.

Ann Hart Marquis is a New Mexico painter who connects vibrant contemporary paintings with the environment in acrylic and oil on canvas.


6 comments:

Ann Hart Marquis said...

Nanci, thank you so much for featuring my love of art on your blog. I am very pleased about the whole process. Your blog is unique and very interesting.Great!

Nanci Hersh said...

Thank you Ann, enjoyed seeing your work and appreciate sharing your Gregory Kondos with us.

Margaret Almon said...

I love the resonance of orange and blue in this print.

Victoria Veedell Studio said...

Wow Ann you were lucky to have known what you were looking at. It's a beautiful piece!

Nanci Hersh said...

Thank you Margaret for being a part of this series, and thank you Victoria... looking forward to your piece next week. It's so cool seeing what we are drawn to in another artist's work.

rebecca dierickx-taylor said...

I love the monotype. You were very fortunate to have happened on the sale and knew the the true value of the art. Thank you for the blog!