Monday, July 6, 2009

Gallery Announcement: COCO VIVO aka Coast & Cottage

This week I have completed the last (but not least) of my gallery agreements and have joined COCO VIVO Gallery ( ). COCO VIVO is located in two great art enriched locations, Charleston South Carolina and locally in the heart of Boothbay Maine. A fair share of the artists represented by the gallery are local painters that I see and paint with on a weekly basis with the Plein Air Painters of Maine.
With the other gallery location being in SC I will get to travel down south a bit to absorb a little of the local life and paint what strikes me, I am very excited to be able to do this and to join what seems like a very hard working succesful team.
This piece (20x16") was painted the day of "Finnegans" accident (see last post) and to me this large garage/barn with the driveway going to it instead of the house behind it, represents what life in Maine is. Functional, work first, with a simple beauty if we just take the time to look at it, thanks for looking.
Quote: All paintings start out of a mood, out of a relationship with things or people, out of a complete visual impression. (Richard Diebenkorn)
OK two quotes today : I can never accomplish what I want – only what I would have wanted had I thought of it beforehand. (Richard Diebenkorn)


Bobbi Heath said...

Really nice. I love the soft look and the subtlety. Your commentary is also great. Congratulations on the new galleries. I look forward to seeing your work at all of them.

Mick Carney said...

The shadows on the barn are what gets me about this. Their contribution to the glowing light that exudes from the barn wall is great. The more I look at this piece the more I appreciate the precise placement of elements that make up the composition.

Another round of applause for your latest success. Any more galleries and your painting hours are going to have to increase dramatically to satiate demand.

Frank Gardner said...

Nice piece Dan. Congratulations and good luck with Coco Vivo, your latest addition to you list of galleries.

Dan Corey said...

HI Bobbi, Thank you, the photo is making it a little softer then the actual painting, almost looks like its being photoed with the "Barbara Walters" lense,hahaha.

Hey Mick, Thank you, I don't think I could handle another Gallery right now... OK maybe one more...Im kidding. The great thing about joining the COCO VIVO gallery is it also places me in two galleries at once, here and in South Carolina. SO my plate is full and I am very happy with this years progress so far.

Hey Frank, Thanks man, hopefully I can keep up with my self imposed work load..?.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Dan, I visited the Charleston COCO VIVO Gallery last week and loved it. They were telling me that there was a Gallery in Maine also. I was vacationing in Folly Beach and spent one day going through the galleries. Love your work, you are very talented!

Dan Corey said...

HI Rhonda, Thank you and I hope to have some work down in Charleston by later this year or the early part of next. That area looks like a great area to paint to, so I can hardly wait.