The artist wants to please. The gallery owner plays the role of mediator.
This relationship is important as it plays a part in the painter’s development and their work.
I still have a special bond with my first ever gallery, that of Nicole Gogat. Our meeting was wonderful: the gallery had just opened. Nicole and I were learning about our professions together. Little by little, I gained in confidence, I felt the satisfaction of my works of art being sold… Today still, I am very close to the gallery owners that I work with. Relationships can sometimes be intense. A gallery owner accompanies the artist and encourages their creative process. They each have their own way of maintaining this unique relationship based on trust, respect, and sensitivity. Because a gallery owner cannot only be a spectator, or someone who follows the trend: they are a painter’s first audience. They need to resonate with the artist.