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Fantasia Art Show at the LGBT+ Center Orlando

 

 

Greetings, Friends! 

I have some big news to share with all of you. I am excited to announce that I have partnered with the LGBT+ Center Orlando to present my second ever solo art exhibit! I have chosen to name the show "Fantasia" as it is a medley of both the lighter and darker spectrum of my artwork. From dictionary.com:

fan·ta·sia:

noun

1. a musical composition with a free form and often an improvisatory style.

2. a musical composition based on several familiar tunes.

Grief

 

 

On February 25th of this year, I lost my father. 

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From Artist Block to My Favorite Painting

I have heard a lot of friends and fellow artists talking about and dealing with artist's block lately. I recently went through my own stint of artist block. It was rough, the roughest and longest spell of block I have experienced since I began painting back in 2012. I thought it might be helpful to share my experience here, and what helped me get out of my creative rut to create what is, to date, my personal favorite painting.

Wedding Day!

It has been a while since I have been able to carve out some time to add to the blog. But there have been a few good reasons for my absence! The end of 2018 was a complete whirlwind for me, with my first solo art opening, some major home renovations getting started, and....also....I got married! Though the wedding is not exactly art related, I thought I would share the experience with all of you because it truly was a magical and lovely day. 

Photographing Artwork for Prints

One of the questions I get asked the most by fellow artists and artisans is how to best photograph your work for reproduction. I've been asked enough times over the last few months that I thought I would write a blog about my process. I figured it might help out those who are struggling and perhaps some of my buyers and clients will find it interesting as well. I'll be honest, learning how best to do this was...HARD. I have a lot of help, and even with that help sometimes I find myself stuck. I don't claim to be an expert on this subject, and it is an ever evolving process.

In the Garden of the White Rose

Hello, again, friends! Welcome back to my blog. 

Art Museums in Paris Part 3 of 3

Hello again, friends and followers! I am sorry for the brief blog hiatus. Like for many of you, I am sure, the holidays are hectic! I hope you all had a wonderful close to 2017 and I hope this new year brings you peace and joy. 

Art Museums in Paris Part 2 of 3

When last I left the blog, my finance, Geoffrey and I were in the middle of our Parisian boot camp. We had finished touring the l'Orangerie, and our next museum stop was the Louvre. 

Art Museums in Paris Part 1 of 3

I had a pretty busy summer. I had the good fortune to travel through France with my boyfriend for the better part of three weeks. We had been planning and saving up for the trip for two years, and the moment had finally come. The experience was amazing, enlightening, inspiring, difficult, stressful, full of wonder, joy, and just about a million other adjectives. So much happened while we were there. We studied so much. We learned so much. We drank great wines and ate great food. We saw so much amazing art. We also got engaged! It was truly a magical time! 

A Painful Experience Turns into an Artwork

Inspiration can come from some pretty unexpected places. For me, sometimes it comes in a flash as I am driving in my car. Other times I can listen to a song I have heard hundreds of times before, but suddenly feel it in a new way, and that leads to an artistic idea. Sometimes ideas are birthed while talking with friends over a drink. For my Swan painting, inspiration came from a rather unique, and painful encounter I had at one of my local parks. 

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