“Let’s Get Real” Paintings by Neil Hollingsworth
We had a garage sale when we moved two years ago. People showed up at 4:30…a.m. I was a little frightened. Apparently, there is a whole class of “crazies” who attend sales for sport. I needn’t have worried as they were very polite and adhered to the usual garage sale etiquette of self-organization by assigning numbers to one another. Getting there first has its privileges. Most of them were looking for something very specific. I got questions like, “Do you have any costume jewelry?” (Yes) “Any Beanie Babies?” (No) “Where are your old books?” (against the wall, next to the Christmas items) One inquiry I didn’t expect, came from a sweet retired gentleman who asked, “Do you have any broken kitchen appliances?” I was a little insulted. I mean, I have standards. “We don’t rep and warrant malfunctioning toasters in this neighborhood, sir!” It turns out this guy was a “tinkerer” and enjoyed fixing things. I thought it very quaint.
Atlanta artist, Neil Hollingsworth collects a number of things to use as models for his lovely still life paintings.