Prince's connection to Haliburton County
“It was just one of those things,” says Karen Sloan.
The artist and owner of Minden’s Wall Flower Studio is talking about the time she sold a painting to Prince.
Yes. That Prince.
“I was showing at a gallery in Toronto,” Sloan says, explaining her paintings were on display at Arts on King.
It was back in 2002, when Sloan was still living in Toronto. Prince was living in Toronto at the time too, in the Bridle Path neighbourhood.
“[The gallery] called me and said he’d walked in,” Sloan says. “He pointed at my painting, they took it down and he took it with him. It was such an honour. I love his music.”
Sloan doesn’t know what became of the piece, Guitars and orchids.
“I’d love to know,” Sloan says. “I probably never will.”
The world was shocked last week when the pop music legend died at his Minnesota estate at the age 57.
“He seemed like one of those people who could never die,” Sloan says.