This was an opportunity of a lifetime for Argyle Fine Art and a trip I plan on making again in the future on my own steam too! The trip wouldn't have even been possible without the help of Caitlin McGuire and my husband, Joe Mader and other artists looking out for the gallery while I was gone. Because of them, I had the confidence to accept an invitation from Kisserup International (eternally grateful) to travel to Greenland far away from my baby, my business, to discover new artists, make new business partnerships and friendships as well as sharing my knowledge with others on the marketing of art and creative approaches to selling abroad while learning so much from all involved.
A group of us ventured out into the unknown, including a gallery artist, Dorothyanne Brown (shown below with Martha, one of the Greenlandic artists ), who also taught a workshop while we were in Greenland about needle felting.Most of the artists we met this trip were fibre artists, in addition to being sheep farmers. They were strong women, and funny and kind-hearted and very very talented.
I've got some ideas of how to begin working with Greenlandic artists. ..can you hear my brain humming? Ha! To be continued.......in the meantime, here's another breathtaking image from one morning there. If you have the chance to visit, take it! It's a whole new world which I already miss so much.Drop by the gallery soon- I'd love to tell you more about this amazing experience!