June 29th, 2015


By Eileen Treasure, Fine Art Consultant

“My Town” by Nathaniel Mather,  Acrylic,  30” x 40”   $3,525

One of my favorite children’s books is The Big Orange Splot, by Daniel Pinkwater.

The main character, Mr. Plumbean, lives on a “neat street” where all the houses look the same. A seagull flies over his house and drops a can of bright orange paint on his roof, but instead of repainting his house to look like all the others on the street, Mr. Plumbean paints it to resemble his dreams.

He tells his neighbors, “My house is me, and I am it. My house is where I want to be, and it looks like all my dreams.”  His neighbors send people to talk him into repainting his house to look like theirs, but everyone he talks to ends up painting their houses like their dreams also. In the end, all the neighbors say:

“Our street is us and we are it. Our street is where we like to be, and it looks like all our dreams.”

Here’s to all of you who follow the path that leads to your dream home. It is an emotional process from start to finish, and the acquisition of art for your dream home happens, for some, before one shovel of dirt is moved, or for others, not until the second coat of paint has dried on the walls, and the sofa is in place.

At Gallery MAR, we are always ready to help. We will Photoshop a painting on an image of your wall, bring artwork to your Utah home, set up a layaway, gift wrap, and of course, ship when you want it to arrive… even if it’s next year.