Wednesday, June 27, 2012

o0o Restless In Wonderment o0o

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I am very excited to share with you my newest original series, "Restless In Wonderment"!  The meaning behind this series lies in the fact that it has been quite some time since I have had a normal night’s sleep.  It seems that my mind is constantly thinking of wonderful ideas and images for new art pieces.  Throughout the day I often "zone out" and then quickly write notes and sketches in my sketch book.  It is an exhilarating experience.  Yet even after a long day, and some time well spent reading a book, I close my eyes and see colours and images come together.   

This series is a reflection of the past few months in which I have spent long days and restless nights in wonderment of all the beautiful creations my mind concocts. Sleepless nights are frustrating but the beauty my mind attracts makes me feel alive and reminds me that I am so lucky to be able to constantly consider my art as opposed to the stresses other people often ponder.  It is a sign that I am living a truly peaceful life.

June 20 2012
Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, and Glitter
on Bamboo Boards
Series of Three Piece
6.7" x 12.7"/each

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To view the progress pictures please continue scrolling!  Thank you so much for stopping by! :D

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1) Applied a thick layer of yellow liquid acrylic paint to the background

2) Allowed it to dry as the abstract was placed on top

3) Liquid acrylic paints in yellow, red, purple, gold,
and opal were applied strategically.  Copper paint was dripped.
Glitter was applied in complimentary areas.

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4) The beautiful faces were painted on last using
different levels of washes in raw umber oil paint.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beautiful Baby Portraits

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It is so incredibly fulfilling to be able to paint the adorable features of a beautiful little baby.  The piece on the left is entitled "Libby" and was a portrait I painted in 2009.  Recently I was given the opportunity to paint "Ian" on the right which is the younger brother of Libby.  Both of these baby portraits are just adorable!

I would absolutely love to paint a portrait of your beautiful child or grand child!  Both of these portraits were fairly small (8" x 11") and cost approximately $200.00 (depending on the amount of detail the image given requires).  The size of the portrait is completely based on your desire and the image is of your choosing.  Please contact me if your are interested in commissioning a portrait or if you require further details.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Series Sneak Peek!

I created this mood board to give you all a little "sneak peek" at what I am currently working on.  I began this three piece series a couple of weeks ago and have been dying to finish it.  Hoping to have something to show you soon! :D

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Add Affordable Art To Your Home With An Art Print!

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This 8"x10" art print, "The Power in Women's Hands - India", is just one of many of my available prints.  This one in particular was purchased by Joyce Favaro who had it framed in a lovely white frame.  As you can see, at the bottom I have titled the work and signed it by hand. Any of my prints can be framed with a matte to cover the signature or left with a beautiful border and artists signature for an authentic print look.  Adding beautiful art to your home does not have to be costly.  My art prints range from $18.00 to $20.00 and will bring colour, beauty, and meaning to any room. 

If you are interested in purchasing a print please visit ...

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All of my art, including prints, can be purchased online safely using the ever popular PayPal.  If this does not suit you then please e-mail me at and we can make other arrangements.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Hey Gotye! You need a new artistc idea for an upcoming video? I'm your girl :)

It has literally been MONTHS since I've wanted to make this post but with the new website and commissions it seems I've lost track of time.  Is it really June already? Oh my.

I couldn't be happier for Wally De Backer.  He has truly become a phenomena here in North America, but before there was all the hype, Darren and I came across this video, "Somebody That I Used To Know", through some good ol' YouTube surfing.  I was just BLOWN AWAY.  What an amazing way to bring two forms of art together!  This beautiful song is perfectly matched with this simple yet lovely abstract art.  It is truly my favourite video of all time ... and even though I tend to not agree with the masses when it comes to much of the arts ... I don't believe I'll be changing my mind about this guy anytime soon.

Upon further investigation of my new favourite artist I found that Wally uses both beautiful and original forms of visual art in each of his videos.  It is really so nice to see both musical art and visual art come together so seamlessly.

Does anyone know if he creates his artistic ideas on his own? If not then I send a shout out to Wally!  I would die for the chance at pitching a future artistic video concept or cover art!  An up-and-coming artists dream, really.  :)

Here are some of my other favourite videos and songs by Gotye.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

My Adorable Nieces and Nephews

I am so incredibly fortunate to have four beautiful/healthy Nieces and Nephews.  Though Darren and I live in Toronto, whereas our families live in Sudbury, we still find so much joy in viewing photos and videos of our adorable little munchkins.  So, when my sister-in-law Laura asked if I would paint a portrait of Ian (the little cutie shown above) I was incredibly excited!  It's not hard to find inspiration in that adorable face!

When Libby, Ian's big sister, was about the same age I painted a portrait of her as a Christmas gift for her parents.  I was so happy with the results and still find it is one of my most beautiful portraits.  I am hoping to achieve the same results with this new portrait of Ian.  I will keep you all updated on the final results!

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Awesome New Band ~ Fever City

As an artist it is always nice to see other artists live out their passions.  This past weekend I had the opportunity to see some TRUE artists perform and I was not disappointed.  The new Toronto based modern funk rock band, Fever City, put on their first show at the Smiling Buddha.  Every single member of this band - Chris Richard, Jason Johnston, Gil Paul, and Dave Horst - is a talented musician and they come together to make truly soul wrenching music.  Their songs are so catchy I have been singing them ever since! 

Please support this up-and-coming band by viewing their videos and "liking" their facebook page by clicking HERE.

Friday, June 01, 2012

"New World Lights" Has Been Sold!

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I am so excited to share with you that I have sold another original piece of art, "New World Lights".  I am very grateful to Nik and Kim Paparo for their support and genuine interest in my work.  I have many original pieces of art still available and welcome commission requests as well. 

Thanks again to Nik and Kim Paparo!  And to all those who support my art career. :)

O~ Art & Design At Its Best In Dublin, Ireland ~O

I actively follow a few interesting blogs as I realize how important this can be to bloggers.  Today I came across an awesome post about the Dublin creative agency, Boys and Girls.  They built their receptionists desk to make a statement about their firm and playfully welcome clients into their offices. The desk is held up with oversized Jenga blocks on one side and helium balloons on the other.

If this excites the child in you like it does me then definitely check out their LEGO boardroom table. By clicking the link provided you'll be able to watch them building it!

Hope you enjoy!

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