The holidays at Berkley Gallery are always a special time and last year was no different. We are grateful for those clients who return to the gallery year after year looking for a special gift in art. Like old friends we welcomed a couple from the Midwest that celebrate their anniversary at a well-know inn and restaurant not too far from the gallery. On their annual trip, they peruse both galleries adding to their extensive art collection. We assisted husbands, wives and anyone else shopping for a significant other. Art is a meaningful gift that one can enjoy each day, whether it is a small still life hanging in the kitchen, a large landscape above a fireplace, a figurative work in pen and ink in the bedroom or a bronze placed on a pile of books in a den. One client said he was buying for himself because he liked how the small landscape reminded him of a place in Upstate New York, a place he loved to visit when he was younger. He added, "looking at it makes me happy."
New to the gallery this year are several artists including, Simon Bland, Mary Champion, Tricia Cherrington-Ratliff, Donna Clark, Micha Arkhipov and Clinton Hobart. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and assisting you in finding a work of art that makes you happy too!