In just about a week and a half I'll be flying out to Charleston, SC to attend the Southeastern Wildlife Expo. It's a large, group wildlife art show and is one of my favorites. The city of Charleston is exquisite, the people are charming and the show itself is a blast.
In my 7 years (has it been that long?) of exhibiting in the show, I've made many friends — collectors, art lovers and other artists — who I very much look forward to seeing. And that's the strange part, at least in a way. I'm much more excited about seeing all of my friends than I am the prospect of selling artwork. It's sort of counter productive considering I make my living by selling my work. One would think my first priority would be to focus on getting my paintings sold, but that's not so in the case of SEWE. I just love being there and my first priority is to enjoy my friends and the town I've grown so fond of.
If you're in the area, be sure and stop by!