Last Monday, a client who had seen my father, John Horejs‘ work at the Mayo clinic stopped by the gallery to see more of the art in person. He had looked my father up online and had found our gallery. After talking with one of my gallery directors, Kristin, he arranged to have five of my father’s paintings, as well as five pieces by Michael Swearngin delivered to his newly built home so that he could see how they would work.
We delivered the the 10 paintings on Tuesday and helped him try the work in a number of different spaces. His home was incredible, and the artwork looked great!
We agreed to let him keep the work for a few days until his wife and designer could see it. He asked us to come back on Friday to help with the installation of the work he wanted to acquire, to bring out one more painting, and so that he could settle up on the purchase.
When we returned on Friday, we met his designer and she was awesome. Some designers impose their will on their clients, but not this designer. She was responsive to the client’s desires, helped him find the optimal placement for the artwork he liked, and even found the perfect spot for a painting he was going to send back because he couldn’t seem to find the right space for it.
We had our installers hang the work he was purchasing from us as well as the rest of his collection that had just been moved into the home.
In the end, he purchased nine out of the eleven artworks we had delivered, and he commissioned my father to create a large painting that will hang above the fireplace in the living room.
Congratulations to my father and Michael Swearngin – your work has found a great home! Congratulations to our client for building such a beautiful home and for enhancing it with artwork that he and his family will enjoy for many years to come!
It’s important to remember that no matter what you’re hearing about the economy or the art market, there are passionate art collectors out there looking to bring great artwork into their lives and homes.
Below are some photos of the home and artwork.
Also sold (unable to get in situ photos)
Desert Sunset Colors by John Horejs
“Horse Training-noon by Michael Swearngin
Love, Horses and Cowboys II by Michael Swearngin
Love, Horses and Cowboys III by Michael Swearngin