How Art Enhances the Holidays

How Art Enhances the Holidays

Joy is about surrounding ourselves with the things we love.In our childhoods, many grow up in homes for which we hadn’t chosen the décor, and we absorb from others concepts of what is beautiful and a…
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​Why We Need More Art In Our Lives

​Why We Need More Art In Our Lives

You may ask why I need art in my life? Why would it be so important for art to become a part of how you live? These are great questions, because art has the power to change your day and even change th…
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Assyrian Relief

Assyrian Relief

Did you know that even in art, controversy can arise with a relief painting? On this Halloween, one piece of historic art made some history by not only selling at Christie’s for a whopping $30.1 mill…
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Q&A with Roxanne Grooms

Q&A with Roxanne Grooms

What is Original Art to you and how would you describe to a person that has little knowledge of art?To me? An original piece of art is a one-off unique creation direct from the artist’s hands. This ca…
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 Dazzling beauty everywhere

Dazzling beauty everywhere

Let me set you up for this photo and why I chose it as what inspires me as an artist. It was taken in Giverny, near Paris. I saw dazzling beauty everywhere. My eye kept trying to frame each shot in a…
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Relax and Restore with Painting

Relax and Restore with Painting

Painting Draws you Back to your Center:Did you know that painting is a way to relieve stress and anxiety from the world around you? Painting opens up a place to reconnect your own being with oneself g…
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Important Moments as an Artist

Important Moments as an Artist

From my heart, being an artist means...I want the viewer to feel like they’ve been kicked in the pants and jolted to a recognition of wow, that is beautiful. There is a philosophy of art that a work o…
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​The Gems of Motivation

​The Gems of Motivation

Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss.” When I work on my art, it’s not work to me. There are times when I feel a lack of inspiration but that feeling doesn’t last long. It’s usually an indication…
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​An Eye into Original Art

​An Eye into Original Art

What is original art? …How do you define what original art is to you? …Original art is in its name. Original, it’s one-of-a-kind. That means it’s not a print art or a reproduction. Only one work of a…
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​The Rare Blue the Mayans Invented

​The Rare Blue the Mayans Invented

Blue is an important color, a big presence around the world and in many paintings. The origins, however, to get blue into any painting were not easy. In a recent BBC article by Devon Van Houten Maldon…
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Priorities of an Artist

Priorities of an Artist

Art flowing from the heart is my top priority now. It wasn’t always this way. As matter of fact I began to lose this as a priority in the last few weeks. When I was asked to join two galleries and had…
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