The Bank of Utah and UVU have some of my artworks hanging in their show! Come down to the Bank of Utah located at 3670 North University Avenue in Provo, now through February 22nd. They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
You can now purchase my frames at my new website ashbyframes.com
To celebrate our store’s launch, now through January 20th all of our frames are up to 10% off!
Thank you for being part of this amazing journey!
I’d like to let everyone know what my vacations are like.
Last weekend, I spent a few nights in Scottsdale Arizona on a mission to deliver a frame to a customer. This wasn’t any ordinary frame. The Russian painting that this frame was for was over six feet by thirteen feet! With some careful planning, we made the delivery in a rather unusual manner — we built it on the road!
At my shop, we built and finished each side of the oversized frame in such a way that we could put it together again with ease. The four sides were wrapped and packed into my truck. It was so big, I had to have it coming through the back window of my cab. Tools and luggage were packed, and then my wife and I were on our way.
In Scottsdale, I assembled the frame on the road — fastening the four sides together (along with some other pieces) and touched it up.
It turns out that frames this size don’t always fit through the front door. Brennen Gallery has an arched door that wouldn’t accommodate this picture frame. We made it work by going over an eight foot fence in the back and using the back entrance.
Sometimes an order can be huge, there will be a special request on a time or delivery, or puzzles that I will have to solve to meet a customer’s needs. I’m glad I was able to successfully complete this task, and that such a large order had safely made it to its destination.
I had a great time meeting and talking with those who attended the opening of my art show at the Heirloom Gallery of Art last Thursday. It was a relaxing way to end quite the hectic week! If you are in the Provo area, make sure to stop by the gallery anytime in October and see my latest creations. Also remember to follow me on Instagram, where you can see my paintings and be notified of all future art shows.
You can visit Heirloom Gallery at 4801 N University Avenue, Suite 350, Provo, Utah. They are open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.
(Written by Skyler Ashby, Rett’s Son)
Last Thursday, a reception was held in Sanpete County for “Numinous & Bucolic: A Show of Contrasts.” Rett and artist Ron Richmond were the exclusive artists for this new show. Ron’s work has some religious (“numinous”) themes, and Rett’s artwork has the rural, country feel (“bucolic”). The reception turned out to be quite a success, and probably over 60 people attended the show’s launch. I am impressed by the city of Mt. Pleasant, and their appreciation for the arts. The gallery is located at the Hub City Gallery, 115 West Main Street in Mt. Pleasant, upstairs in their city hall. You will be able to see and purchase the artwork there until October 13th.
It is that time of year again. Under the scorching Utah sun, I have filmed the progress of my next Where in the World painting for 2018. The piece is 12x16 with oil. The subject matter is a rickety old shed and beautiful grape arbor that gives me a sense of peace and home. Follow this link below to see more!
Many great projects are lined up for 2018! Despite the large amount of upcoming events and orders, there will be many updates to the website and social media. This will be possible because of the additional help I have received with my family in the past few months. Join us through our social media links located at the bottom of the page, and remember to subscribe or add me as a friend. Thanks everyone!
The Benevolent Master
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