Monday, May 4, 2009

Gallery Leonardo: A peek inside

Gallery Leonardo in Leadville, Colorado was kind enough to email this photo which shows a group of my paintings on display (for scale, please note that the two square paintings, the White Hollyhock and Italian Clementines are 36" x36" each). The gallery is located in the historic Tabor Grand Hotel, built in 1883-85.
The owner of the gallery, Michael LeVine, writes: "The space is amazing, AMAZING - it was originally the lobby of the hotel. It has a great entry way, the ceilings are 15 feet high in the gallery area, and in this area there is a sky light that is 45 feet long and 13 feet wide... if you have been to the Louvre, many of the galleries there have this type of lighted ceiling. When all is said and done - this space, as a gallery, (is) beyond the nicest in gallery Colorado - if not the west. Too many things to list - I could go on and on." It really is a wonderful space, with great art, the owner is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. If you ever pass that way, stop in and say Hi.
A note on Leadville: At an elevation of 10,430 feet, it's the highest city in the United States. The town began as a silver, gold, and lead mining community. Most of the buildings in the 70-square block Leadville National Historic Landmark District were built between 1880 and 1905. It's very popular in the summer with bicyclists and high altitude runners, and hosts the Leadville 100 Race Across the Sky. Map to Leadville

32 comments:

  1. WOW! These are gorgeous!!! I bet these are amazing in person!

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  2. A fitting space for your fabulous works!

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  3. Wow aRt! This is great looks beautiful.

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  4. Perfect wall colour too -- Your paintings look great!

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  5. Looking Good!! What a great environment for your work!

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  6. Beautiful spot for your incredible work!!

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  7. Congratulations on the fine venue. The paintings look beautiful together on the wall.

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  8. Thanks, Everyone! I do feel very fortunate.

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  9. Outstanding, aRt and art! I love the name of the gallery!

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  10. Looks like a beautiful place to show off your beautiful work.

    (Wow...10,000 feet is really high!)

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  11. What a great place to show your wonderful paintings! Congratulations, r.

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  12. RRRRRRRRR....... you a fine artist well deserving of such a beautiful place. BRAVO !

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  13. Beautiful grouping of paintings! And what an amazing space!

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  14. Hi R.,

    Your gorgeous work is suitably honoured in
    such a space.

    Bravo!

    Take care,

    Barbara

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  15. So cool! Looks like a great venue. Mountain towns are just wonderful. Love they way your work is displayed too.... awesome paintings!

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  16. Congratulations the paintings look great!

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  17. Congratulations, R! Your paintings look fantastic, and the space is gorgeous. perfect fit for your work. sending good thoughts for high altitude sales....

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  18. R, Beautiful space for beautiful paintings. In fact, your paintings are what makes the space beautiful. Good luck with the show.

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  19. R, a nice, generous, talented person like you surely deserves to have work displayed in such an exciting venue. I can see how beautiful those paintings are even from this distance. Congratulations!

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  20. Your paintings look awesome there.
    That IS a gorgeous space!!! I'm jealous.

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  21. Your work fits right in there doesn't it... Hopefully it won't be so comfortable and will move fast to someone's home.
    CONGRATS on finding such a beautiful showcase for your work!!

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  22. Thanks for showing the gallery. I'll stop in next time I'm up there.

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  23. Thank you Karen, Camille, Marian and everyone else, too. What nice compliments.

    And Angela-- the gallery is named after the owner's wonderful dog (I think he's a blue heeler) whose name is... Leonardo!

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  24. P.S. R, just in case you "don't have enough to do," and want yet another new place to post, then go check out the new blog Daily Painters of Colorado. I just joined it. There's no fee, but also no advertising or anything, so if it grows it'll just be via blog-hopping for now.

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  25. hi there
    your blog is now listed in the Top Artists Directory..section R - Z SECTION
    please consider sending me an image and short bio when you have time :)

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  26. I love that you showed your work on display, especially in such a fantastic space. It gives it a whole new context and while it is beautiful to begin with, it has a wonderful presence in a space where other stuff might get lost. Very impressive, but more importantly, very beautiful!

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  27. Beautiful work, R. Will you be at the Summer Art Market this year?

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  28. Thanks Doug! It's a great place to be.

    Thanks Paula! I agree, showing work within any actual room setting completely changes it.

    Thanks Cheryl, and yes, I will. Right at the corner of 2nd & Grant. And you?

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.