Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My First Gallery Representation by Mary Beth Brath

11x14" Acrylic Streetscape of the Vancura Gallery in the Summer of 2011

In 2005, I was accepted into my first fine art gallery.  The Vancura Gallery of Fine Art in Middlefield Ohio is owned by Donna Vancura.  My professional art career started with 5 gallery wrapped canvases painted in bold saturated colors.  Donna actually painted my wall royal blue to showcase my work.  I was so excited and inspired.  It is so important to have people in your life that believe in you.  Many years ago I read a book titled "Balcony People".  Donna is a balcony person in my life and the lives of so many other artists.  Thank the people in your life that sit in the balcony and cheer you on to reach your dreams.


  1. What a lovely gallery and how wonderful to be so appreciated, Mary Beth!

  2. Hi, I want to congratulate you for the extraordinary work of watercolor that I have seen on this blog of yours, I love you work with subtlety and softness, really are fabulous, a greeting.

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