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.





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

At Nordstrom!

When I was a young girl living in Miami Beach, newly arrived from Cuba, and walking down Lincoln Road, I could only look at the windows of the high end shops and dream. My dreams then were to one day be able to afford those beautiful things. If any one had told me then that I would be selling my art at shops like Bloomingdales and now Nordstrom, I would have said they were crazy.

Well, this crazy idea is real in 2017. What a year!  All this thanks to my licensing partner DENY Designs. They have made it possible for me to sell an art piece at Bloomingdales and now a throw pillow, "Blades of Grass",  at Nordstrom. To say that I am excited is an understatement. To have my Mom still alive and celebrating with me is fantastic.

Stay tuned.....lots more art and opportunities in my future!



"Blades of Grass" - watercolor abstract art






Wednesday, May 3, 2017

GCWS - Members Love Watercolor Exhibit 2017

If you missed the opening reception to the Gold Coast Watercolor Society exhibit, you still have time to view the art. The Members Love Watercolor Exhibit runs through June 3rd at:

Sunrise Civic Center Gallery
10610 W Oakland Park Blvd,
Sunrise, FL 33351




"Let's Sail" - Watercolor
 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Miami Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition 2017

What a coincidence! Spring is here, lots of blooms all around including my juried piece at the Miami Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition. You are  invited to the opening reception:


Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
Time: 6-9 pm
Place: The Wirtz Gallery
Address: 5750 Sunset Drive
                South Miami, Florida





"Paper Flowers" - watercolor'
Available for Purchase

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Florida Focus Exhibit

Florida Focus on Art 
2017

Happy to announce that my piece "Return to Wynwood" was selected for the Florida Focus exhibit at Gold Coast Watercolor Society - Fort Lauderdale.

"Return to Wynwood " - watercolor


Reception:
Thursday, March 30th
6-8pm. 
Art Serve - Ft. Lauderdale 
Exhibit runs from March 25- April 15th, 2017.