I have been promoting commercial illustrators, designers and photographers since college and currently run my own indie gallery in Seattle representing some 80+ artists. I am Canadian and grew up in Victoria BC, got my degree in Vancouver before heading down to Seattle to open a US art rep office for a Canadian company. My husband paints, makes indie films and his day job is being a toy designer. I love visiting a city and learning where the locals hang out. My favorite tip is finding open gallery night, or some craft fair/art market. I enjoy eating well made food with quality ingredients, sipping a savory cocktail (or two) and engaging with people on this planet. We'd travel more, but since going into business for ourselves 4 years ago, it's a 6 day a week committment with little profits, but oh, so rewarding. We squeezed in a trip to Barcelona before opening our gallery and finally got to see Gaudi's masterpieces in person. sigh. my life motto? "vivre la vie avec l'amour"