Collaborating brings our free spirit
of painting to our Collectors.
“Your paintings make me want to eat life.” A fellow artist bestowed that fine compliment on me while exhibiting at the Toronto Art Expo a few years back. Years later, I received an email from an artist whose name I did not recognize, Heidi Wienike, from Toronto. Heidi said she loved my work. When I clicked my way to Heidi’s website, I was struck by Heidi’s paintings. I love Heidi’s work. Her paintings are rich, luscious, beautiful, gorgeous. Heidi’s inner vision and her ability to project that onto the canvas is most elegant and powerful.
For some reason I had assumed Heidi was at that show in Toronto. We emailed for three years and then we met in person in New York. After that initial meeting I came away with the thought of what a cool thing it would be to create a website that would include work from us both. Heidi said she had a similar idea and we began to create this virtual gallery. With the considerable talents of our brilliant designer, Mick Wieland, we welcome you to The 49th Parallel Gallery.
Heidi’s paintings convey a sense of Universal freedom, reverence for all creation and joie de vivre. Heidi’s paintings make me want to eat life.
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Everyone has a contribution to make in this world. We just have to be quiet and listen to what really matters to us. Steve listens.
In 2012, while browsing the website of the Toronto Art Expo, my cursor abruptly stopped on the photos of one Exhibitor’s paintings. This Artist’s works captivated me. A precious moment captured on each canvas reverberating with life and energy. I was moved and immediately emailed this talented Artist based in New York City. For 3 years we emailed sharing our artistic adventures. October 2015, we finally met ‘live’. Breakfast on a sunny New York City patio across from Central Park is where I laughed non-stop with free-spirited Steve Alpert. A few hours after parting we made the decision to collaborate. I feel privileged to be listening and painting free with Steve.
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