Having grown up in the art world in Manhattan, I happen to know a thing or two about art. That said, the old adage, 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' holds true no matter what you're looking at. I'm instinctually drawn to certain images and colors. I think we all are. While I've always adored the Impressionists, I certainly have noticed my preferences and appreciation for certain styles changing over the years. I'm pulled to certain artists and works of art. It's not complicated, I tell people, you like it or you don't. You can go to Christies, Sotheby's, any gallery in SoHo and purchase a drawing, lithograph or painting as an investment. Or you can purchase something simply because you're drawn to it. In my humble opinion, the latter is the way to go. When purchasing something you love, there is no wrong or right.
About a year ago my client, Pearl at Longshore, an upscale Westport, Connecticut restaurant located on the beautiful shores of the Long Island Sound, decided to make use of its large, airy lobby to showcase local artists and their works. Each piece is for sale, and every 2 months or so, a new artist is selected to showcase his or her work. Before I even met Yvonne, before I had the opportunity to see her pieces in person, I was immediately captivated by the bright, bold abstract images. They spoke to me. They pulled me in the way Matisse, Cézanne, Monet and Degas had when I was a child. Knowing I was going to start featuring local artists on this website, I knew instantly that I would begin with Yvonne.