**These photos were taken by Dave Sylvester and the two taxi paintings were created by me eeeekk **
I’m getting up in the world guys. Well… not really but I recently did something this past month that I never NEVER thought would happen growing up. Yes I’m sure you know by the title, but I SOLD MY FIRST PAINTING! What? Is this really happening? Yes Allie yes it happened. Honestly it’s been since the beginning of June and I still can’t believe it, especially since I’m a self taught artist. How cool!
I owe it all to my friends Dave and Sara, owners of the 3Dot Gallery in Alameda. I was lucky to display four pieces at their show on the second Friday of the month in Alameda. Dave is one of my dad’s best friends and my coworker/painting mentor. He is incredibly talented in what he does and honestly his watercolor monster illustrations are incredible, I just want to buy them all. Check out his work here! Sara, Dave’s girlfriend, creates incredible custom jewelry made from metal, which she hand carves herself. Her art is so cool and so unique, she also makes glow in the dark paintings that have a marine life theme. Seriously looks awesome! You can also find her art here if you are not in the Bay Area. They both are very talented and I’m very thankful that they let me display my art there. Here is the information for their gallery if you want to check it out.
My blogger friend on Facebook actually purchased the painting as I had been showing her the progress I made on the pieces before the show and she contacted me letting me know that she wanted to purchase it. I’m so happy my painting will be owned by a good friend, thank you Daisy you rock! Unfortunately I was in Reno during the weekend these pieces were displayed and when my piece was purchased, but Dave was kind enough to take photos for me.
Yesterday they participated in an art fair in Alameda with the surrounding local art community and the remaining three pieces of mine were displayed. It was so awesome to see my work being displayed with a price tag and my name listed as the artist. It’s surreal… I never thought I would have my work up for display to the public let alone have it be for sale. If you would have told me at ten years old that I had sold a painting I seriously wouldn’t believe you. I want to thank everyone who has either encouraged me to continue painting or who has told me that they love my art, it means the world to me. Painting has become my passion project and I’m thankful I stepped outside of my comfort zone six months ago to give it a shot outside of paint and sip classes.
P.S. I’ve been working hard on something exciting that I will be announcing here on Friday so keep your eyes peeled!