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Small Collage Art

I am very excited to share this group of paintings that will be arriving to Bennett's Frames and Art Gallery in Greenville, South Carolina very soon!  To create this series, I took old paint palettes and white washed them for the large paper you see in the background.  I like how the paint reads through the white and slightly peeks out from underneath the whitewash.  Also, for me texture adds such dimension to the composition.  I then took other old paint palettes and cut and tore them up to create the flower arrangements.  Some of the dried paint naturally was in an organic floral shape, so this process works well for me.   The last step of the process is to...

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One Room Challenge: Week One!

We moved earlier this year and are slowly but steadily pulling everything together in the new house.  For The One Room Challenge this fall, I'm working on my bedroom and getting it all ship-shape using a range of textiles (including some new ones from my line) and some art work.  I know lots of people would choose to work on a different room in their house first, but I decided that making my bedroom warm and cozy is the first step in making my house feel like home.  This is a terrible shot, but it gives you a feel for the space.  Basically, this bedroom needs it ALL: new bedding, art, new lighting, the ceiling fan needs to be capped...

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Getting into Galleries

I have recently reached out to some artists I admire inquiring about how I should go about getting my work into galleries.  Everyone has actually had very similar feedback, but the below is from Ellen Levine Dodd, and Abstract Expressionist Painter I have been communicating with for a few years.   I initially reached out to her about joining her on the West Coast for a Painting Workshop (which did not come to fruition due to having two babies under the age of two!) But we touch base periodically and I keep up with her via her Instagram Feed.  I asked her if I could share her response because I think it will help many other artists out there who...

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