In staging my condo for listing, I made the best use of the Journeying With The Totems series to add drama for the viewings. I had to put them somewhere as I had to disassemble the storage unit to reset the dining area.
My Realtors said that each and every viewer (of the condo) loves the totem series. So I discreetly placed some of my business cards on the easel with the Noble Eagle painting. But I suppose that I can't use this under my Exhibitions page. :-)
They also mentioned how the viewers talked about how the totems spoke to them. I've heard that with all the exhibitions. That is why I've never had to do a reception speech at any as the room would already be a buzz from the start and the totems were doing all the connecting (as they should). I decided to have handouts on talking points instead which people could take with them.
It is always encouraging to hear how the series has a special niche and brings people closure to the treasures of the West Coast totems, created by the hands of the Masters. The quest remains trying to get the word out about them, so that more and more people can come to experience them and be guided to and re-experience the originals. And some purchases would go a long way in keeping this artist in his studio and continuing on this very special journey. I will keep painting them as long as they beckon me.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s after completing his studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and in his iconography in 1980, and having a large body of work in each. He has since been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back on the West Coast.