To say that 2020 was quite a year would be quite the understatement, for this artist it came with some completely surprising changes to the business of art.
For the last eleven years entire concept of ordering anything online has been a concept that was embraced tentatively, but as anyone working at Amazon can tell you, things advanced very nicely. Today you can purchase anything online and companies have made great strides implementing policies and methods that assure safe and secure delivery of your anticipated new thing. Art has been no exception.
With changes happening at lightening pace, a test of trust would be put to the ultimate test, COVID-19. Suddenly while stores and businesses in general were forced to close, the online world became the only way to get what you wanted and shopping online exploded.
I recall when the first lockdown went into place, all of my 2020 art shows, art festivals, gallery shows, and art workshops came to a screeching halt! I was pretty sure it was over for at least the year. Then, as if almost overnight my inbox activity began to increase, requests for my paintings shifted from the real world to the cyber world. Fortunately I was ready. www.robertmcaffee.com was well populated with a great selection of original art in all sizes and Canada wide landscapes.
These changes forced the metamorphous of how I do what I do on all online platforms both on social media and on the website. Simplification became the word of the day and robertmcaffee.com became that more and more every day as paintings of all sizes sold off. To assist the visitor I have opted to remove all of the sold content and move them to the Sold Pages, anyone can browse for pleasure if they wish, however for those who are seeking purchases of my available work, the available pages have become much simpler and easy to navigate, and collectors have been taking advantage of it enthusiastically!
As always, at this time of year I am deeply thankful and appreciative of the wonderful support that comes from the many who add my art to their collections almost daily throughout the year. Regardless of the ravages of the pandemic, I am grateful and thankful to no end for the many ways Robert McAffee Art continues to thrive and go out into all corners of the earth, even without the assistance of art shows, art galleries, art agents, the traditional art avenues. It’s been an amazing time and I thank God from the bottom of my heart, and every purchaser who sought out my work even with the limits of the online process.
As I continue to devote myself to daily travel, sketching and painting, I am thrilled to present you with my very best work. I invite you to take a few minutes and tour www.robertmcAffee.com. I invite your suggestions and comments anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.