Monte Wade, owner of the Monte Wade Gallery in San Antonio, which has represented my paintings since 2003, died on December 9.
As I was splitting company with a gallery in Taos, which closed shortly thereafter, Monte moved my work to his own gallery there, managed by his daughter. After that gallery closed he exhibited my work at his San Antonio location. He was always supportive and encouraging, open to just about anything I wanted to show, just about the perfect art dealer.
His wry sense of humor and way with a story will be missed by everyone who knew him. My condolences go out to his family and friends.