My vision for the gallery was to provide high quality fine art for the collector. I did not want to handle art posters that the rest of the galleries carried. I wanted to be a little different: carry the major artists from Canada - Bateman, Danby, Romance, Lumbers, but also have in-stock art from around the world. I wanted to meet the artists, find out about their style and printing processes. Even though I can purchase art over the internet, I cannot judge quality. All the art in Minerva Art Gallery is hand picked by myself. I know the artists and I know the piece.
To give an example, on a trip to Scotland, I visited a gallery in Edinburgh, and was very impressed with a local artists, Roger Lee. I have been carrying his works for over 12 years, and he is now one of the top artists in Scotland. The art and printing of his Limited Editions is top notch. We always will carry local artists who meet or exceed my expectations in the art field: Cesan, Doug Laird, Laura Woermke, and Connie Greger to name a few. Please feel free to drop in anytime, the tea is usually on.