Have you ever unexpectedly met someone you admired? Well today was one of those days for me. I had the car for the afternoon so I could run an errand and while I was in the area I wanted to visit the White Rock Gallery because they always have such beautiful displays and I hadn’t been in a while. I walked in and after a minute I noticed there was a small group of staff and an older gentleman talking at the counter and I heard them mention his name, Nicholas Bott.
Nicholas Bott is an amazing artist who portrays Canadian landscape with vibrant colours and bold, angular brushstrokes. I have looked closely at his work online as well as at the White Rock Gallery when I have visited in the past.
It was one of those moments where you suddenly realize you are in the room with greatness (ahem, I mean a successful person… I felt like a teenybopper in the presence of Justin Bieber or something). I casually meandered my way to the counter and interrupted to say how much I love his work. It turned out he was just there dropping off a new collection. The staff even showed me one of his newest paintings.
PS If you have no idea who I’m talking about please check out his work at http://www.whiterockgallery.com/Nicholas_Bott.htm