Years ago my husband and I belonged to a couple of art groups. I always was there to look after his paintings, but I had been encouraged by the manager of Guildford to set up my paintings as well.
So I had put a few of mine at Guilford, but there was no “action” on them.
One of the clubs we belonged to was having a display at English Bay, in Alexandra Park, and we went along. We set up my husbands paintings, and then, over to the side, I put mine, and then more or less ignored them.
While I was standing over by my husband’s paintings, a man came up to me and said “Are you looking after those paintings over there?” When I replied “Yes”, he said ” Oh, good…I want to buy one of them.”
I don’t think you would ever guess my response to this! The great salesman that I was I said “You’ve got to be kidding!”
He bought it anyway! And that was the very first painting of mine that I ever sold!