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We are located at 1280 Grand Ave, Del Norte,CO 81132. Main entrance of the Merc. Open Mon-Sat 11-5pm
Our hostess; Sandra Aloisi

Sandra has graciously let me create a gallery wall in her vibrant emporium "Gently Loved". Housed in the Merc, formerly the care home of Del Norte ,  and featuring a huge rotating collection of everything useful, interesting, and collectable. There is a western twang to the emporium, reflected by the quality of goods collected from outdoors-people, ranchers, and generational families of the San Luis Valley. There truly is something for everyone, from the practicable, to the 'just for fun', to the exotic and unexpected. And, lurking in a backroom, there is that 'one of a kind' expressive item just for you.

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I currently have 32 canvases at Gently Loved, oils in frames. Sizes range from 8"x8" to 16"x20". Themes include:

- Articulated abstracts of Elk, Bear, Bighorn Sheep and Cougars

- Mushrooms in nature

- Floating Mountains

- Fantasy Figures

- Aliens

I have had shows in Ohio and Colorado, and recently won an international juried placement with Elyisium in Canada.

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   I grew up in Boulder, and learned about art, music, living in peace, working hard, being a good citizen, and respecting others in that wonderful town. I’ve spent the equivalent of many years camping, back packing, jeeping, fishing, skiing, and watching the wild animals. I learned about oils from my Mother and the CU Art faculty, and music from my Father and the CU Music faculty.  
   Where art lives, breathes, and becomes its own reality is the imaginarium we all share. It is where whimsy becomes visceral and mainstream, and contributes to shared reality.
     There are several threads of imagination in my art catalogue including mushrooms, mountains, wild animals, fantastic figures, and abstracts. All are oils, basic and colorful, mounted in utility frames ready to hang.
     Information, biographies, reviews, art, lots of music, and more whimsy are all available at

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