What We Miss The Most in the Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

 

D'Onofrio Gerry Looking AheadGerry's "Looking Ahead"Gerry's "Looking Ahead"

Gerry's "Looking Ahead"

Faded BlackDora's "Faded Black"Dora's "Faded Black"

Dora's "Faded Black"

One of the things we enjoy the most, aside from creating our art, is the interaction we have with our customers and the personal connections we make. We are sad that we cannot participate in art festivals and art gallery exhibits at this time because of the pandemic.

We were so excited about Gerry's inclusion of three of his images that feature "Cars in Art" at the Arts of Great Falls' exhibit of the same name. The exhibit was to run from  March 7 to 29 but it had to be moved online and the reception was postponed. Check out the virtual exhibit here

We are also participating in a Franklin Arts Center "No Frame Required" virtual exhibit. We hope that you enjoy these. 

Thankfully, we are doing well during these unexpected pandemic times and hope that you are safe and healthy, as well. We are content and keep ourselves busy with our in-home photography projects (check out our Facebook and Instagram) and other activities. We are never bored! 

However, like most everyone else, we miss the personal contact with our friends and clients since it is our main source of motivation and inspiration. 

It is important for us to convey or evoke emotion in our photography and many times we become aware of this in unexpected ways. Last year, at one of the art festivals we were at, we saw this little girl—she must have been like nine years old—flipping through our fine art prints. We were pleased to see her determination in looking at everything, often remarking how much she liked this one or that one.

She was having trouble deciding which image she wanted to get since her mother had told her that she could get just one. And then, we finally heard a gasp! She was so impressed by “Faded Black” that she absolutely made up her mind that "that" was the one she wanted to get. She was so happy!

To see a child reacting this way to one of our images that “spoke to her” was an absolute joy. We were fascinated that her mother was exposing her to art at such an early age and trusting and respecting her child's appreciation of art. To this day, we remember her face and her emotion.

Similarly, we have had an outpouring of emotion at the time of a portrait reveal. While looking at her finished portraits for the first time, this mother of four and small businesswoman in the beauty industry said to us that she had never thought she could see herself as being beautiful and that the experience was a life-changing one.

We are happy if our art contributes even in a small way to make this challenging time a little better and hope that, once again, we can connect in person soon. Until then, please enjoy the virtual art exhibits. Also, visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

So long and be safe! 

Gerry and Dora

 


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