Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back home again.

There are several places in Missoula that mean alot to me, architecturally and sentimentally. The building above is both. My first job here was in this building at an ad agency and when I left that job and went out on my own I had 3 different offices in the building, the third being the best, sharing with an illustrator.

I always said I would work downtown, but then I had my daughter and after trying to bring her to work I realized I better either give up the office or get evicted. So I built a studio at home that has served me well over the last 8 years especially for my mural work.

But these days with paintings ranging up to 4'x5' I've run out of space to store them. Amazingly though, this little office that has the beautiful large windows with tons of natural light sharing with the illustrator became open again and I took it, (not really knowing what to use it for). I've just finished painting the space and in the process of hanging my art and it occurred to me to use it for First Friday's as sort of a mini gallery. So during the day I paint in there because there is more space and less interruptions (mainly the computer) and a place to show, I'm trying to come up with a name for it, any ideas? Gallery Piccolo?