I have just started selling prints of my work on fineartamerica.com and as a new artist, I have an opportunity to sell ten prints of one of my best-loved paintings at a discounted price. Hope – A Tribute to Paris, available in an 8 x 10 canvas, sent right to your door for $50. Check this out:
I’m excited to say that this painting was accepted for the upcoming RED exhibit at the Raymond James Stutz Gallery in Indianapolis. This my first juried exhibit, and my third exhibit at the Stutz Gallery in downtown Indianapolis. It will be for sale after the exhibit. If you’re in the area, come by on Friday, February 3rd. The address is 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis IN 46202.
I am SO excited. I found out today that this painting has been accepted for the exhibit of women’s art called “Home.” The cherry on top was the email I got today from Frank Relle, of Frank Relle Photography, who told me he loves the painting that was inspired by one of his photographs.
I had put this aside for a while because I wasn’t sure what to do next. Recently I looked again at the photograph by New Orleans photographer Frank Relle and was inspired – as I always am when I see his work. So, I just decided the best thing to do would be to get some water, clean up my studio and just jump in. This is what I have so far. I’m getting excited about finishing it. This has been a big challenge.
(n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past
The premiere event for the Women of Indianapolis Arts took place last night, October 8, 2016, with art exhibitions by yours truly, as well as other talented female-identifying artists in the Indianapolis area. It was a huge success with a great turnout of all ages. Our website is now public and will be a source of information about what this dynamic group is doing, and provides individual bios for female artists in the area. http://womenofindyarts.com/artists-1/
Check it out and if you’re looking for a female artist for a particular project, (and it’s not in my repertoire, haha) look there first.
We took a trip to the panhandle of Florida over Labor Day weekend and the week after; specifically to Pensacola and Grayton Beach. Having grown up (some might argue that) in New Orleans, I spent ma…
Source: Sunrise Through Sea Oats
We took a trip to the panhandle of Florida over Labor Day weekend and the week after; specifically to Pensacola and Grayton Beach. Having grown up (some might argue that) in New Orleans, I spent many weekends and holidays in the Pensacola/Destin/Grayton Beach area and have always loved it and considered it a second home. I finally talked my beloved into going to visit Pensacola as a possible place for us to retire (although that won’t be for at least another 10 years for me, but that’s a different story). He fell in love with Pensacola and we spent some time in the National Park area, where there are no buildings, and certainly no high rises. I took a lot of pictures of the sunrise on the beach at the condo where we stayed, and played around with the photos quite a bit. This is from a photo I took of a sand dune just after sunrise. The colors were stunning, just as I remembered. Oh, wait. Most of the time I spent in Pensacola and Destin was when I was in college and high school and I never saw the sunrise. Anyway, here is the finished version. For sale and will be featured at the upcoming event: Alice Through the Looking Glass Ceiling at Grove Haus in Indianapolis, Saturday October 8, 2016 from 4:00-11:00 pm
I have hundreds of photographs of scenes I want to paint, some of which are still beyond my skill level. The one above, though, is exactly the kind of landscape I love to paint. It was sent to me by my sister of some pine trees near Grayton Beach, FL. I can’t wait to finish the one I’m doing now and start on this!
I paint because I have to. I’m from New Orleans, and creativity seeps into your pores there, much like the humidity. My creative journey started with drawing in grammar school, moved me to the kitchen in middle school, then pushed me to Cozumel Mexico after I woke up, got divorced and realized I needed to see life from a different perspective. I started painting then as part of my creative journey to figure out who I am and to express it in a way that others can appreciate. That inner journey has taken me to many places and creative endeavors since then. I’m a writer, a painter, a chef, a jewelry maker, an amateur clothing designer and interior decorator, and an observer of life. Having discarded the need to please everyone else, these days I have to paint because it’s what makes me happy, nudges me to learn new things, and keeps me from being unbearable to live with. At least I hope so. Thanks for visiting.