I'm often asked what it's like to work with my husband. The truth is, it's great. The division of labour has come about naturally over the years. This allows us each to focus on the things we are good at and enjoy doing. That is the secret to our success. Oh, and also the fact that things neither of us enjoy doing I make Jeremy do...ha ha. Jeremy really enjoys surfing the internet and looking at art, thus he's often tasked with finding new talent. He's always showing me interesting artist and gallery websites. A couple of years ago, he talked to me about this very young, very talented artist originally from Saskatoon - Sheila Kernan. I was also intrigued and thus began the process of learning more about this exciting new talent.Robert Genn. http://painterskeys.com/about.php) Robert provides excellent advice in his weekly letters. I often advise artists that if they are looking to emulate anyone he's the man. We've worked with Robert for years (and his daughter, Sara Genn) and he just gets it. Any artist that follows in his footsteps is on the right track to a rewarding professional career. Sheila realized during her time working in a commercial gallery that she aspired to be a professional artist. Sheila moved to Calgary and began studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design where she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. Fast forward to 2009. After a series of phone calls and emails with Sheila and another gallery that represents her work, Sheila sent us some paintings to try in the fall of 2009. The work was a hit from the beginning. Sheila was one of our top ten artists in 2010. An incredible achievement considering we'd only been working together for just over a year. Sheila's creativity, determination, professionalism and uniqueness is the secret to her success! We are very excited to celebrate the opening of Sheila's first solo show at the Assiniboia Gallery on Thursday, June 9th, 2011. Sheila will be in attendance at the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. We hope you'll join us.