May 17, 2016
"If I'm not painting or playing music, I'm kite surfing! That's all there is, right?"-Mike Rooney
Most people only dream about a way to live in flip flops and a swim suit 365 days a year. If you're curious about how that can happen, you may want to sit down and have a beer with Mike Rooney. He can tell you how it's done.
He summers in New England.
He winters in Key West
He spends spring and fall back home in North Carolina.
Where ever he goes, he is sure to have a few essentials; his art supplies, steel drum, ukulele, flip flops, swim suits, T-shirts and a great sense of humor. Oh, and there's always a hat.
Mike's "joie de vivre" comes through in the vibrant hues of his palate. His paintings are alive with color. They are simply full of great energy. How could they not?
To see Mike's art, come by Spectrum Gallery. Let us know you're a fan and we'll make sure you see all of his works.
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May 15, 2017
April 29, 2017
They summon us to eat, work, wake, pray and even gather; bells provide the music to the soundtrack known as life.
Back in February, when we went to Tucson, we discovered The Bell Collection. We were enamored by the display of dainty bells hanging from above, calling us to take a closer look at each one.
April 14, 2017
According to GIA, in 2015, Christie’s and Sotheby’s had reported an estimated $1.2 billion in gemstone and jewelry sales, in addition to the $70-$80 million by Bonham’s of London and Tiancheng in Hong Kong.
Gemstones and fine jewelry continue to set records at large auction houses by collectors all over the world. Gemstone collecting continues to grow in popularity and if you’ve wanted to start your own collection, but are unsure where to start, we’ve got a few tips on how to define a collection.