DH has a family friend who is an artist. Paints in oils. Much of it looks like Gauguin, who is NOT my favorite artist, and hers is derivative. She's a fun person to be around, as long as you don't count on her to be there for you in a pinch, and her gift selection and wrapping skills are crazy good. But her art! Ooooh, barf.... Luckily, her prices are well over my budget, so it's moot for us, but we faithfully get every announcement of a new show, and a come see us. We only get that communication these days, due to a series of events in which we didn't do what she wanted for something, and was unhappy with us.