Drawing Birds since the early 1940s.
I’m very lucky; I’m surrounded by art at home and at work. I sell prints, oil paintings, etchings, etc. That’s what happens when your store has the word “gallery” in its name. However, it’s not often that I deal directly with an artist.
Years ago, my dad hosted exhibitions for Missouri artists, then, following the exhibits, he would sell the artists’ works. Usually, he sold the artists’ prints from the original artwork. One of the artists he had a show for was David Plank.
David is a watercolorist who has a passion for painting birds in their natural habitat. I had the pleasure to meet him several years ago when I was working with my Dad. I remembered him as a quiet, interesting, tall, thin man. One single print from his collection remains in my print cases.
On March 8, he was the featured artist at a gallery talk at the Springfield Art Museum. So, Theresa and I had a date night! I had a chance to listen to David’s talk and enjoy his watercolors and pencil drawings in the Badgley Gallery section of the Art Museum. Even though it had been thirty + years, he remembered me and my Dad and we had a chance to reminisce about the “good” old days.
His exhibits will continue through July 14.