"Autumn Spectacular in Hillside Sedona"
"Cornucopia of Art Celebrated in October at James Ratliff Gallery"
By: James Ratliff Gallery
People want to buy art of their own generation and this is what Jim and Pat Ratliff, gallery owners provide
Who are gallery regulars, you might ask? They are artists like Judy Choate, known for her palette of brilliant, sweeping colors of expansive landscapes.
Notable landscapes by such artists as Jody Ahrens, Greg Heil and Lelia Roy reflect the manner in which artists interpret landscape on canvas.
There are the works of internationally-
Henrie says: "I take the landscape I love...with no people or structures...and give it a feeling of texture and age, almost like a tinted or cracked old photo on top of weathered sandstone or wood." The general impression achieved is one of thoughtful calm and quiet. Achieving this look requires hours of layering, sanding, varnishing , molding, cracking, incising, etc. to leave just the right nuances which create these beautiful works of art.
James Ratliff says "We often hear oohs and ahs when people first see his work in the gallery, and they immediately seem to feel the peace & sense of familiarity emanating from the beauty created by Henrie's art."
Bruce Marion presents work of a contemporary impressionist, with a focus on Arizona landscapes, including many stunning Sedona vistas. Known for his vivid coloration and expressive palette knife work, Marion brings an ethereal, dream-like quality to his landscapes, capturing the emotional resonance of the scene as much as the view. The result? Beautiful vistas that are at once familiar and brand new, evoking a sense of longing most ofte, n reserved for visions filtered by fond memory.
With four artists making hand-made jewelryit's hard to resist the appeal. Other .media include abstract, figurative, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, bronze and stone sculptures, ceramics, mixed media, hand-made wood furniture and the Collector's Corner which features rare pieces from Africa, New Mexico, and Mexico.
David K. John, Navajo artist, shares the heritage of his people and respect for Nature in his work.
This is what happens when a gallery owner has collected, enjoyed and cultivated art and artists for more than 50 years. The companionship of the art and investment value in the work are topics Jim and Pat Ratliff are happy to discuss.
James Ratliff comments on fine art investment from the art dealer's point of view. "Fine art investment offers the singular advantage of companionship in addition to its financial worth. The investor can enjoy art displayed on his walls on a daily basis. Fine art has proven worth as noted in recent high-quality auction houses within this country and throughout the world. Having had weekly contact with Sotheby's, I'm aware that certain fine art has always maintained its desirability on a continuum despite the vicissitudes of the economy."
Ratliff continues: "I personally have had the experience of initially encouraging, exhibiting and mentoring artists over decades and have seen their reputations and prices increase steadily throughout the years."
As a fine art dealer, Ratliff feels responsibility to maintain integrity in guiding collectors in their art investments, many whose children now buy fine art through his gallery.
Ratliff always asks: "What creates value? The answer is simple: rarity. If we look back, especially in art history, we see that which has lasted throughout the centuries is rare, unusual or a new idea. "
In conclusion, the fine art investor enjoys the presence of a lifetime companion in exchange for allotting discretionary income with the expectation of maximizing the investment while contributing a legacy to family or estate.
Ratliff counsels: "Fine art's singular characteristic:
Don't leave Sedona without stopping in to the James Ratliff Gallery. It will be difficult to leave empty-handed!
For further information, contact the James Ratliff Gallery- ph. 928-282-1404;
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