In December I got my beautiful wife to agree to take down the terrible painting of the girl who appears to have some kind of impossibly curved spine. This means I get to buy something to put in its place.
I've been researching furiously, setting criteria in place.
What we buy should be either
1. local (Ireland = local for our purposes) or local to where I'm from.
2. by a LGBTQ artist
3. by someone known to us
So I've been surfing all around looking at Irish artists, Maritime Canadian artists and gay artists in general.
We've only purchased one print and that was last year -- by a gay artist, Noah Grey.
Other than that, we have in our home Spintal Curviture Woman and the Painting I Will Never Be Rid Of (because grandfather-in-law gave it to us) titled "Lady in Purple" or as it is known here, Insipid Woman.
It's the beginning of our search. We don't have a lot of money, so it won't be someone well known, but it will be meaningful. So yeah, the search starts now.