"Maria's Gift" is a 5x7 signed acrylic original on gesso board in a custom wood frame.
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I experience the world and life in an amplified way. I feel things deeply and express things strongly. When I walk through a garden, I don’t just see the garden, I feel the garden! From the stillness of the rainforest to the bright sunshine contrasted with deep shadows, to the playful wildlife on my island home, nature touches me and changes me. My paintings are saturated with these experiences and feelings. I express joyful celebration, deep peaceful tranquility and bright love and hope with strong color and playful ideas.
I invite you to explore my art on the pages of this website.
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The latest news from my studio
My newest design!
This five piece wall ensemble is the second in a series of several mixed-media designs I have planned for the coming year. This Pineapple fern themed set is currently showing at One Gallery in Hilo Hawaii.
Look for "Enchanted Garden" in this online art exhibition!
I am very excited that my watercolor, "Enchanted Garden," is currently showing in "The Healing Power of Art Inspired by Nature" online exhibition, curated by Renee Phillips. Stop by to see all the images in this inspiring art show.
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