Tuesday, December 12, 2017

All About Landscapes

I recently joined the Homestead Center for the Arts. I wanted to be able to exhibit in another community. The arts are alive and well in Homestead!

The exhibit is at the Capri Restaurant in Florida City. Jim Accursio, owner, has provided an exhibition room in the restaurant in honor of his mother where we can show/sell our work.

This month the exhibition is about landscapes. It is one of my favorite things to paint, so I definitely wanted to participate. The exhibition will be up until January when another topic will be chosen. Come out and enjoy the exhibit, along with a great Italian meal. 



"Come Fly with Me" - Acrylic

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mesmerizing Marbling

It is so difficult for me to paint in just one medium, one style and one subject. My mind is always wondering and trying to move from one thing to another.  Although oil was my first love, and still is, I must quench my anxiety by experimenting with a variety of things. My latest discovery and obsession is marbling. I find it to be a very creative way to just enjoy the flowing colors on water. Doing this is pure enjoyment of color flow; no shadows, perspective to worry about,  just fun!



I saw a video on line and just had to try it. I learned there is even a type of paper for marbling and  special paints. You never know what exactly what will come out and that is the surprise and fun of it. I control the colors and even their flow on the water, the rest is left up to chance. The results are beautiful and always amaze me. 






I hope the colors and shapes also bring you joy. Stay tuned as you never know what will be my next obsession. Happy Holidays!



Monday, October 23, 2017

Miami Watercolor Society - 45th Annual Fall Exhibition

Fall may be the end of summer, but it is a time when nature exhibits its most beautiful colors and artists begin the many exhibits of the art season. 

The Miami Watercolor Society has had this Fall exhibit for the past 45 years and I can personally say that each year the bar gets raised higher and higher. I usually am just glad to be selected to exhibit. That, in itself, is an award for me; to be among these great artists is reward enough.

The exhibit will be held this year at the beautiful Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery. Below you will find the information. My piece "Wash Day", inspired by a recent trip to Portugal will be on exhibit. 



"Wash Day" - watercolor


Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery
3390 Mary Street, Suite 128
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
(Entrance on Grand Avenue)

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 7 - 10 p.m.
Awards at 8 p.m.
Please invite friends and family, and especially your Facebook friends.


Exhibition:
Saturday, November 4, though Sunday, November 26, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Capri Restaurant Exhibit

Homestead Center for the Arts is partnering with the owner of Capri Restaurant which has an area designated for art exhibitions. I was fortunate to find out about having my art displayed for the first time in this community. The opening reception had to be moved from September to October 13th, but all that matters is that most of us survived Hurricane Irma with minimal damage.

We are all ready to move on and see some interesting and wonderful art instead of the piles of debris at the curbside.  The new opening reception info is as follows:

Place: Capri Restaurant
Address: 935 S Krome Ave, 
                 Florida City, FL 33034
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 pm




"Diver's Paradise" - watercolor

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Deering Estates Exhibition

It is always exciting to participate on an exhibit taking place at the Deering Estates here in Miami. It is a a beautiful setting on the bay that represents a bit of Miami history. This year's exhibit is bittersweet. It is the last exhibition there by the GroveHouse Artists. 

There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, September 13th, 7-9 pm. The piece below will be part of this exhibit. It is a watercolor batik on rice paper. Hope you can make it to see it in person.


"Tropical Greens" - watercolor batik on rice paper

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Engage Your Senses

It should be apparent by now that we love to travel. I say "we" because it is usually my husband that plans these trips to new places.  I always get my camera ready and my senses in high gear. I tend to believe that creative people experience everything they come across to a higher level. It is what gives them that inspiration and new ideas.

Beautiful architecture
My eyes are immediately engaged by  just taking it in and capturing it via my camera's view finder. I find myself touching the flowers because some are so absolutely beautiful that I cannot help myself. The music of the place and, of course, the food excite my other senses.

Intricate patterns

Interesting mosaics
We just returned from Madrid and Portugal. The fabulous architecture, landscapes, the patterns, the wine, the food and the music.......what could be better! I returned planning to include some of these inspirations in my new creations. It is also a habit of mine to pick up a small piece of art from a street artist. The requirement is that I watch them paint it. The piece will always remind me of that experience, as I help a struggling artist. To make it even more meaningful, I print a photo of the artist and myself and attach it to the back of the frame. Years from now, I can see who painted it, the moment I got it and how young I used to be. LOL

Delicious food and wine

 Landscapes Photos
My purchase
I have shared just a few photos from the hundreds I took. I hope I can please at least one of your senses........the visual.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Art to Wear and More

There is nothing more exciting than to partner with a company and see your designs on products. My newest partner is all the way in the UK and what can be better than to spread my designs in another continent. I am proud to introduce you to the many products Contrado.UK is now creating with my designs.



I realize how much fun and therapeutic it is to create designs. It is also a way to add color to this world, besides hanging on a wall. More and more I find myself looking at patterns in everyday life that inspire me to put them on products.



Contrado.UK gives me the opportunity to add my creations to their many, varied products that can either beautify a home or your self, as well as products that are functional. How great is that?
Click  HERE to see my products and come often as I grow my store.