“Art is such a personal thing; I help my customers discover what they like. I have an ability to match the customer with the art,” Tricia says. “It takes the pressure off of them. I want purchasing art to be fun. Integrity and customer service are principles on which I have built my business. It is what keeps my customers coming back.”
You will find Red Bird Gallery to be a diverse gallery. The nineteen painters Tricia represents include both national and international artists, who each paint in a different style. In addition to the nineteen painters, you will find the work of two well-known glass artists and three clay artists. Each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation.
When someone walks into Red Bird Gallery, they can’t help but ask, “How did you get here?” Tricia is quick to reply, “For years, I had a dream in my heart, and now I hold it in my hand. I found someone who believed in me, in my talent and abilities, and that person was willing to help me achieve my dream. You see,” Tricia adds, “in 1999, after having lived all over the southeast, and served on the mission field in Jamaica, I knew it was time to come home to the Florida panhandle. So I loaded all that I owned in a U-Haul truck and returned home to the white, sandy beaches, home to my family, home to the emerald green waters of the gulf. But I didn’t have a job, nor any prospects of a job. Nevertheless, what I did have was a dream in my heart to one day own my own art gallery. So I worked faithfully for other people in their art galleries for 5 years. In that way, I learned the business, and I learned where my own strengths lay. Then one day I shared my dream with my apostle and pastor, Apostle F. Nolan Ball from The Rock of Panama City. I sought his advice. With his encouragement and support, I opened the art gallery in March 2006.” Glowing with accomplishment and gratitude, Tricia adds, “I am indeed blessed. And I love what I do!”
It is well worth the drive to visit Red Bird Gallery, located in beautiful Ruskin Place Art Colony at Seaside, Florida. Tricia says, “We want everyone to leave with something…hopefully that perfect piece of art you have been looking for!”
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