Saturday Social: BYRON'S Peace of Mind

Saturday Social: BYRON'S Peace of Mind

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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The warmth of vintage Edison bulbs and Mariah Carey's traditional Christmas carols in the background permeated the Island Art & Framing showroom in Orchid Village Plaza last Wednesday evening. 'Twas the unveiling of artist Nicky Byron's first-ever art collection, entitled Artist Peace Of Mind .

Since joining the Island Art & Framing team of curators, Byron yearned to add her own “two strokes” to the already extensive oeuvre of local artwork and furniture in the showroom. Starting off was a bit of a challenge until Byron became inspired. On a whim, and with “calming” earth tones in mind — think: gold, silver, white, black, and slate — Byron threw caution to the wind and created her first work of art; then another… and another, until there were 14. “We've owned the gallery for 12 years now, and ever since starting I've wanted to display my own art. I felt intimidated at first, but these colours have inspired me,” Byron asserted. After creating, her next challenge was to present, and what better way to do so than at a Christmas Collection unveiling at her very own showroom — the fit was seamless.

Byron's escape to a state of Zen, and attention to “a subtle and calm palette” with acrylic on canvas was well received. The pieces were sold out by night's end.

Saturday Social finds an appreciation for Artist Peace Of Mind.

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