Inside Out, at The Smithy in the quaint town of New Preston, Connecticut. Both the paintings and gallery space were warm, inviting, and beautiful. I enjoyed sharing stories with the artists and many attendees.
My brother-in-law, Mark Devlin, has spent his life designing. After studying the liberal arts and later architecture at Columbia University, Mark has spent his life designing homes, offices, and other structures, landscaping, gardening, traveling, and painting. Only now is he beginning to share his inspiring paintings with the world beginning with yesterday's gallery opening.
As I studied his paintings I thought about the feelings, stories, and life that are brought to mind by one man's care, time, and talent, and how important it is that we support local artists in ways that we can by attending their shows, purchasing their paintings, and seeking their skill and talent when designing our events, homes, yards, organizations, parks, buildings, and communities.