By Raj Bhattacharya
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Visitors' Reviews and Comments
Frank Gatchell (February 2022)
I know this is 'back in time'? but my mother and I visited Birdsey's studio in spring 1971. We purchased two watercolors. He gave us a lithograph of fish with the eyes painted in. (I'm looking at it right now! I love it!) I was beginning to have an interest in pottery at the time. We had a fantastic talk about art in general (my mother was not too hot on my pursuits) and I think it gave her the OK for me to proceed. I never made a lot of money, but I'm still at it in many ways, clay, wood, etc! Thank you Alfred Birdsey!!
My husband and I were sighting Bermuda when a taxi driver took us to a visit we will never forget! We stopped in front of a lovely cottage. There was a string tied to several bells along the front walkway. It was so idyllic and quaint! And when Mr. Birdsey opened the door, he was nothing but hospitable and sweet. He made us tea as we sat in the front room of the house. We spoke and shared art stories for well over an hour. We bought one painting and he gave us another.
I remember hugging him dearly as we left. I am sitting and looking at one of the mattes pieces from him. The other is in the other room. They are watercolors that he had rolled into scrolls in another room. (Can you believe that!). We gave him more than he asked for the one piece. We folded the bills so he wouldn't know. He would not hear of any more than his asking price.
I will never forget the string with the bells, the ambiance or his genuine sweetness! I feel honored to have 2 of his originals in my home! My marriage didn't last but I got the paintings and they will live on through myself and then our daughter. Thank you, Mr. Birdsay! God bless you in heaven above!