Painting for Friends and Family

Ten years ago, I found myself in a small art gallery, looking at an art piece on the wall that said “mixed media”. I came home to find out more about this so-called Mixed Media art…and from there, grew a love of art and painting that I had never had before. I started making small playing card size collages with materials I had, then I went into larger collages, digital collages, assemblages, journal pages, and finally into acrylic painting. All that, in ten years.

So, if you would have told me ten years ago, that I would be painting and selling my art…I probably would not have believed it.  It’s a privilege to be able to paint for people I’ve never met, but also very special for me to be able to use my ever growing skill as a painter, to make art for my family and friends.

HmongBeauty

Hmong Beauty – for my niece-in-law

ThailandBeauty1Thailand Beauty – for my sister far away

2GouacheGirlsCollage

Two gouache portraits, painted for my niece-in-law’s sisters

1InMonetsGarden

In Monet’s Garden – for my sister who lives near me

MountFujiBlossoms

Mt Fuji Blossoms – for my friend who is traveling to Japan

It is a wonderful thing to make art for the people I care about.  I am happy to say that these are all in their new homes now, from a few miles down the road, to halfway across the world. 

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Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. – Vincent van Gogh

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3 thoughts on “Painting for Friends and Family

  1. I can’t believe it’s been ten years since you started painting! I’m so glad you did. I have seen so many beautiful things you’ve created and have quite a few in my home to admire! Thank you for sharing your talent with us:-) I love them all and I especially appreciate the last one, In Monet’s Garden, because it is so serene and reminds me to relax and take a breath and slow down for just a moment or two:-)

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