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.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring at Bloomingdales

Spring is here and the news I was patiently waiting to share with you, I am now allowed to share!
I was informed today by DENY Designs that my art on canvas, "Color My World", is now available for sale by Bloomingdales. Never in my wildest dream did I think I would be designing for the home and to be selling at Bloomingdales is beyond words. I am also now keeping another secret from you. Stay tuned for another reveal in the near future. 

Besides painting in various mediums, I now paint for art exhibitions and for art licensing on products. This just proves that it is never too late to start something new in your life. .You may say, but I thought you had retired....and I have. This is definitely not work for me. I tell my family that if I was not doing this, and getting paid for it, I would be paying for therapy. Art is my therapy and it makes me happy. Hope it brightens your day. 






Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dandy Lion

All of my life I have known that Dandelion is a weed, a very important one in nature, but have you ever heard of a Dandy Lion?  Well, neither had I until today at the Lowe Art Museum. 

We had our regularly scheduled meeting, but to our surprise, we were given a sneak peek at the new exhibit, Dandy Lion. To add even more excitement to this preview, we had a tour of the exhibit by Shantrelle P. Lewis, the curator. 

What exactly is a Dandy?  A Dandy (per Wikepedia) is a man who dresses elegantly and fashionably, He exaggerates his manners, including the way he stands and moves, and the way he speaks. He promotes himself. This Dandy Lion exhibit "highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities." It is a way of young black men to express their sense of fashion, individuality and creativity. Fashion has always been used by black men to rebel and stand out. These emerging photographers and film makers bring us the black man as an individual with style and artistry, no longer a thug with sagging pants as shown by the media. This pride in appearance, demands respect.

 




The exhibit makes you look at these beautiful creations, in far away and local places, as well as the Dandy as a day-to-day member of his community. Shantrelle P. Lewis is not only articulate and knowledgeable as she discusses the exhibit, but you leave wanting more. She is excited and passionate about this Dandy Lion project.




Here's a video for your enjoyment. Click HERE.