This only proves what I once said at the Detroit Institute of Arts: "A Four-Year-Old could have painted that!"
NEW YORK TIMES
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl
By MICHELLE YORK
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The hottest new abstract artist in town has reason to celebrate.
This summer, she went from selling her work in a coffee shop to having her own gallery show.
After a local newspaper's feature on her, about 2,000 people came for opening night - everyone from serious collectors to the artist's preschool teacher. She earned more money than she could comprehend. The gallery owner said it was his most successful show ever and scheduled a second one for October.
So celebrate, the artist did. During a recent visit, she climbed on a big bouncing ball shaped like a frog, grabbed the handles and bounced around the house with laughter pealing and pigtails flying.
The artist is Marla Olmstead. She is 4. [more...]