Todd White Reception ~ Denver,
April 9th artist Todd White was the guest of
honor at a reception in Denver
at our temporary gallery in Cherry Creek North. We partnered with several
companies to put together the reception and were blown away by the kindness and
hard work these businesses put into this event.
At the opening of the reception Todd's manager, Kelly Scott,
spoke about Todd and how he got started. While working for Warner Brother's as
the animator for Sponge Bob Square Pants and Tiny Toons, Todd was given the
opportunity to showcase his "Other Art" at a Warner Brother's art event.Todd
sold every piece of art on display that evening and promptly quit his day job.
Kelly describes Todd as an "Observational Artist". Sketch
book in hand wherever he goes, Todd will people watch and sketch. He will then
come up with a title and story, go back to his sketch books and find the right
characters and create the piece from there.
Todd met with collectors throughout the evening and actually
did sketches for all the clients that purchased a piece of his art. He was able
to capture our client's personalities quickly and humorously in the sketches.
Many of our clients wanted Todd to explain the stories
behind his art. Todd, however, was reluctant to share those stories. He would
rather have the collector draw their own conclusions and fall in love with the
art without being prejudiced by Todd's explanation.
Todd and Kelly spent several days with us and we really
enjoyed getting to know them. We have sold Todd's art for the last 5 years, but
getting to meet Todd personally definitely helped us to understand his art and
appreciate his humor.
The exhibit moved to our gallery location in Fort Collins and will be
on display there permanently.
Sponsors for the event:
St Germain Liquor
JW Marriott ~ Second Home
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