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Top 10 Best Gifts For Art Lovers

There are tons of gift guides out there for techies, new moms, college students, you name it! But today I want to focus on the art lovers. Have you ever wondered what to get your friend who loves fine arts or what about your mom who enjoys painting in Read more...

Top 5 Best Gifts for the Artist in Your Life

Whether it’s your sister who just graduated with her fine arts degree or your best friend who creates paintings for a living, gifting to an artist can be a little bit of a tricky business. There are so many art supplies, art classes, art everything out there that it can Read more...

Top 5 Places To Find Art Inspiration

Creative blocks are a natural part of the process and they can come as quickly as they go. However, sometimes we all need a catalyst to break through to that next great idea. It can be a simple walk in the park or a nap by a stream. When Read more...

3 Steps to Commissioning a Painting

Did you know that one of the best aspects of my job is working with clients on original, commissioned paintings? Sometimes people see a painting on my website that they like, but would prefer something a little different such as different colors or a different canvas size. When this happens, Read more...

4 Unique Houzz Features That Make Home Decor a Breeze

Branded as “the new way to design your home,” Houzz is an image-based search engine and business directory where you can find inspiration, discover products and design tips, and collaborate with professionals to get your project done right. Whether you need a lamp for your office or are looking Read more...

My Favorite Autumn Color Palettes

Autumn is a beautiful time of year as the leaves change, it gets a little cooler outside, and we start to celebrate all things pumpkin, but with the changing season and temperature comes a change of color as well. I love to work in bright blues and greens, but there is Read more...

How to Save Money on Shipping Large Art

Any artist who creates large works of art knows that shipping costs can add considerable expense. No one wants to spend hundreds of dollars on shipping costs, which is why today I’m going to share my shipping secret with you. The Genie Canvas is a collapsible canvas system that significantly reduces the cost Read more...

3 Tips to Create a Gallery Wall That Suits Your Style

Stand alone art makes a beautiful addition to your home; a gallery wall makes a statement. Creating your very own gallery wall allows you to get creative and express yourself, but anyone who has ever attempted to create one knows it’s not as simple as it looks. It takes Read more...

Welcome to my new website!

After years of having the same website, I finally decided 2014 was the year to invest in updating its look and feel. Special thanks to Natalie McGuire Design for my new design! Read more...