Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy Home for A Portrait of "Ike"

"Here Boy!" ©St. Hilaire Nelson 2010

It's not every day that a collector takes the time to contact the artist personally and tell her just how much their purchase means to them.

Today I received a wonderful email from a man in South Carolina who purchased "Here Boy!" at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in Asheville, NC over the fourth of July weekend. James took the time to let me know just how much he and his partner were taken with the collage when they saw it on an easel in the lobby upon their arrival to the hotel. He said they could not believe how much my dog collage resembled their 10.5 year old lab mix, Ike!

After looking at the piece all weekend, they decided they had to have it on the last night of their stay. James says,

"We waited for Laura to open the gallery the next morning. We had to have your picture. Our purchase instantly became the buzz of the hotel (lobby) because it touched dog lovers at the Grand Bohemian last weekend. We felt like celebs for a few minutes because we "got the dog!"

James sent a couple of photos of his dog. There is truly an amazing likeness, it's as if "Here Boy!" was a commissioned portrait of Ike.

James went on to say that they have hung "Here Boy!" as the centerpiece in their den, and that he is only one of four art treasures in their home.

Thank you James, for taking the time to send such a nice note and photos. It truly does touch my heart to know that my collage brings you such joy and that you will always remember your July 4th weekend getaway at the extra special Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.


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  2. this is a great collage.. you have truly captured a dogs spirit.. love it. Diana

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