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I am honored to have been selected to participate in the Contemporary Arts Project USA. I will be in the Spectrum Tent in Booth 315. Get ready—the phenomenal art experience that is Spectrum Miami is just three weeks away. Have you gotten your tickets yet? This year’s show promises a slate of dazzling and delightful offerings, from live entertainment and specially curated programming to stunning artwork from 160+ contemporary galleries and artists worldwide. Don’t miss it!
One very fun thing I have done has been such a wonderful experience…I was invited to come by the ArtBox in Coconut Grove and visit with the students. What pure JOY. These children are very talented and are enjoying their summer at ArtBox. I have some fans and what wonderful fans they are! Thank you Sofia and Maria. They have child and adult classes…Check them out today!
Another fun (but Very Time Consuming) weekend was during the Home and Design Show in FT Lauderdale. I made some new friends and had a good time with getting to know them
During July, I took part in the Starving Artist Competition. I was humbled and honored taking First Place among many VERY talented artists! Thank you Brooke Trace for your choice of Stripes as the Winner! Look for a show at her gallery for me in the future at the North Beach Art Gallery.
I have been commissioned by a Developer in Naples to paint the homes for the new owner. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this. This is a long term commitment and I am enjoying working with them!
A Journey I Will Always Have Close to me
I had the wonderful experience working with a non-profit organization called MUJER. Over the 2014 Christmas Holiday through my granddaughter’s Girl Scout Troop we had Santa, food and gifts for the children and their families. At M.U.J.E.R. they provide a trusting environment that promotes emotional wellness and stability by empowering individuals through advocacy, direct response to domestic and sexual abuse, and support services that strengthen families. mujerfla.org
During that time, I was granted permission to take photos of some terrific kids. They were part of MUJER. They were all smiles and having a wonderful time. I was impressed with the staff and children. The Staff had lots of love and respect for these families. When I got home and looked at the faces of these families in my photos, it was wonderful to see the smiles, laughter and joy, They stole my heart.
I contacted MUJER and asked if I could do something special for them. I picked out the most “paintable” photos and asked if I could paint these smiles and happiness…
I then presented the 27 paintings to the families. What a thrill to see the parents and children excited that they were selected and painted. This was done from my heart to share joy to families affected by violence and or abuse. I will share a thank you note one of the mothers sent me today. It touched my heart.
“I am one of the lucky moms from Mujer that received your beautiful gift of my children’s paintings. I just wanted to thank you for such an extraordinary thought and gift. May God bless you always! . I am stunned by this gift, it made me cry, you capture the smiles that I have in my mind at all times to keep me strong and going. I will cherish your gift forever. I am just sorry that I couldn’t thank you in person. This is why I needed to let you know how much this means to me. Thank you once again!! God bless and have a wonderful day!” A MUJER client
This show was a great success!
Solo Exhibition at Pinecrest Gardens Title of Show: An Ancient Sacred Village in Pinecrest
All the paintings in my exhibit are specific to Pinecrest Gardens highlighting the Banyan Tree. Also included are some solution holes, (one 30,000 years old) exotic and tropical plants, flowers and some animals.
I have since learned how sacred these ancient trees are. In many cultures, they have used these massive trees as homes and small communities. Banyans have a wonderful way of catching the light and there is so much movement of the roots. They are all so connected it reminds me of the way life is so connected and intertwined. Because of this they have become one of my favorite subjects to paint.