Thursday, January 19, 2012

Feeling Right At Home



I have been looking for the right gallery to put my work in for quite some time.  I found American Artworks Gallery last fall when my brother, Joel, told me about it.  He thought it might make a good fit and he was right.  This gallery not only has paintings, but also has beautiful handmade jewelry, textiles and many other original craft works.


This is one of my oil paintings sitting on a beautiful wooden ledge.  The building was actually a pharmacy at one time and the woodwork was part of the store.  It's hard to believe that a pharmacy was so elegant with all the architectural amenities.  My, times have changed.


American Artworks Gallery is located just east of Chicago and right next to Oak Park, Illinois.  Maybe you are familiar with Oak Park.  This is where Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio are.  Also there are many  of Wright's original homes and other buildings.  This area is an Arts and Crafts paradise.



My paintings feel right at home in this wonderful gallery.  That is, until it is time to go to a new home.  Thanks for taking these pictures for me, Joel!

11 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

They look right at home, too! Beautiful.

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for your kind words about the gallery! The gallery is a success because of all the wonderful artists that grace the space including your lovely paintings! Thanks so much again. Lisa

Betsy said...

Oh, that looks like my kind of shop! I would love to browse in there! Your art fits perfectly! How satisfying it must be to see it there! Wonderful!

Brad Miedema said...

Janelle, Your paintings look fantastic and the gallery does look like a perfect fit! Congrats!

rahina q.h. said...

Janelle your paintings, which i have always found beautiful, have been displayed so well in this gallery. Good luck with the sales:)

Stinson Fine Art said...

Your paintings do look right at home there!

Caroline said...

Hi Janelle, your paintings look lovely in the gallery. I wish you luck with sales. They will bring beauty to the eyes of the beholder.

Sarah S said...

They look fabulous! What a great space!

Anita Johnson said...

They do look happy there...until some lucky person brings them home. Your work just captures the mood!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Your paintings look beautiful here. A perfect setting for your pictures!

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful gallery! Yes, I love Oak Park...My Mom and I used to go shopping there when I lived in Elgin--It is a fun memory. Your work looks fantastic in that beautiful place!