All About Art

Art As A Tool For Transformation

I recently did this painting, Ocean Butterfly, as part of a mural contest here in Vero Beach. The town is seeking to update and beautify, and chose the butterfly motif to represent the town’s transformation. We all know the magical innate power belonging to butterflies and dragonflies to transform from earthbound caterpillars and waterborne nymphs [...]

Positive Social Change Through Art And Imagination

As an artist I have witnessed up close and personal the predominant oppression of the arts in our educational institutions. It is a given when public schools are faced with budget cuts, the arts and music are always the first to go. Even in private schools and colleges, art and music are often dependent upon [...]

What Is Creativity?

For the past few months I have not been able to paint very much. Sometimes other commitments and obligations in life require my full attention. I try to push through these as fast as possible because I find myself getting depressed when I cannot paint. It has made me stop and question the process of [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:14+00:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: All About Art, Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Endless Landscapes

Few subject matters allow for an artist's exploration into shape, color and line than endless landscapes, while simultaneously providing the artist with a deep, intrinsic connection to the natural world. For many years, I was content to capture in landscape painting  the slow, continuous deepening of the summer fields into a sea of green, as [...]

The Alchemy Of Art

For some weeks now, I have been pondering my life as an artist. I suppose it is a cumulative response to a series of recent challenges. But if I am truly honest, I have been questioning this uncommon path since the beginning. The offbeat path of an artist is known to come with its own [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:15+00:00December 10th, 2012|Categories: All About Art, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fate

I did not know as a girl that I would grow up to become an artist. I spent most of childhood outdoors in nature, riding horses, swimming, canoeing the rivers and working on our farm. I had the gift of growing up on a beautiful, big cattle farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:22+00:00January 11th, 2012|Categories: All About Art, Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fall Splendor

Aqua oil on canvas, 24"x48" When we behold the magnificent, colorful display of the turning leaves in fall, one has to consider the Creator is a true artist. How ironic that dying leaves exhibit such fall splendor. Perhaps nature shares the message of a beautiful mystery in change, in dying, that we can embrace without [...]

New Moon Fireflies

Aqua oil on canvas, 24"x48" One of the most wonderful spectacles of  Appalachian summer evenings are the fireflies. This was a scene one summer night off my back porch when the fireflies came out by the thousands to light up the field. It was especially beautiful under the new moon, thus the painting was called [...]

Studio Bliss Press Release

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-your-color-adventure-begins-at-studio-bliss-1271964125.html   (Free-Press-Release.com) April 22, 2010 -- The ability to paint beautiful works of art is a journey that can sometimes take a lifetime. Art is, after all, an inevitable result of growth. And a work of art is never a finality, but always the suggestion of more to come. It reveals the impression of [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:26+00:00April 22nd, 2010|Categories: Art, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Chairs In The Olive Grove

Acrylic on paper, 22"x30" There were so many olive groves in Tuscany. Even when you couldn't see them from the road, you would find them nestled everywhere you stopped. I loved it that almost all of them had chairs in the olive grove. They were waiting for you at the end of the day when [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:26+00:00March 26th, 2010|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.