I love showing at this Fort Lauderdale treasure. "Purple Lotus" and "Purple Lip Orchid" are showing at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens' Welcome Center. This sacred lotus is the national flower of India symbolizing life, ever-renewing youth, eternity, purity and divinity. The "Purple Lip Orchid" is so delicate, fragrant and simply lovely. Both are 8"x10" on metal ready to hang or put on a table easel.
If interested, visit or contact Bonnet House directly: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-563-5393 or feel free to contact me and I'll do it for your and make the arrangement to pick up.
"Blazing Sunset" and "Pa hay okee Sunset" have been selected for the Business for the Arts of Broward 2021 Art & Soul Annual Exhibit. Show runs online from May 1 - 31.
Blazing Sunset: The sky lit-up as if on fire this late fall night of freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds at the highest elevation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in Tennessee, Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet.
Pa-hay-okee Sunset: Photographed in Everglades National Park on a cool and windy early spring evening. Pa-hay-okee is Seminole for grassy river. It bought me such peace to experienc this sunset.
For purchases and inquiries go to https://www.bfabroward.org/programs/art-and-soul/ or contact @robynvegas, firstname.lastname@example.org
After six years serving as President of the National League of American Pen Women - Fort Lauderdale Branch, I officially stepped down this past Thursday at our annual Achievement Awards luncheon meeting, currently held on Zoom. It's been a pleasure and sincere honor to serve this creative and accomplished cadre of women artists - visual, letters and music composition. The Board really "got" me with surprise gifts personally delivered during the meeting along with this heart-felt video that pretty much captures the spirit and all that we accomplished together. Big Thank You from my Grateful Heart! Enjoy!
Extra Big Thanks to original art by Pat Brooks.
Watch the video tribute
Honored to be among the 22 artists whose works were juried into this important exhibition at ArtServe spotlights our changing environment caused by human destruction.
My piece "Disappearing Hemlock" was photographed during my Artist in Residency at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I was so taken with the golden sun rays passing through the forest mixing with the warm scents of fall, allspice, cinnamon, and lemon. Later I learned that this beauty belies the massive destruction all around. Forests throughout the Smokies are undergoing a major ecological shift due to the die-off of millions of hemlocks caused by the hemlock woolly adelgid. This nonnative forest insect pest is believed to have come to the United States in the early 1900s from Japan, transported over by humans.
First discovered in the park in 2002, humans continue to spread the insects through firewood. Forestry experts say their loss will affect everything from stream temperatures to forest composition. Although hemlocks can live up to 600 years, a woolly adelgid can kill a tree in just three to 10 years.
24" x 36" on metal
For the first time the Annual Pen Women Juried Show is virtual. Proud to be president of this incredibly talented group of artists. Please invite your friends, family, art collectors to see the show online through March 31st, 2021. Go to: Go to: https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161. My pieces are "Starry Starry Night Over the Rockies," 24"x36" on metal and "Moon Over the Marsh," 24"x36" on metal. They are numbers 32 and 33 respectfully in the online exhibit gallery.
"I Am Women" was juried into this impressive exhibit from many notable local women artists. Send email for inquiries. 24" x 36" on metal.
Note Cards, Matted Prints, Book and Wall Art, Oh My . . . It will be here before we know it. Consider surprising your Irish friends and/or those who love all things Irish with fine art taken during my Artist Residency to the Wild Atlantic Way. See the Ireland Collection for your favorite prints. Perhaps an 8 x 10 matted print or see the Store to get them all the image in the coffee-table sized, high-gloss photobook. Contact me via the website or email direct and I'll get right back. Go raibh maith agat!
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens through March 8th, both 12 x 12 inches on metal: "Loxahatchee Sunset" and "Totality" See more of the 12 x 12 Collection.
National League of American Pen Women "Annual Juried Exhibit". It's virtual this year. Incredible art if I say so myself. My pieces are #32 "Starry Night Over the Rockies" and #33 "Moon Over the Marsh". Both are 24 x 36 on metal. Shipping throughout US. Available smaller sizes. Just let me know. Click to view exhibit from the comfort of your home.
Collector's Gallery and Framery Excited that many of my works from the FloridaScapes collection are available here. Shown above "Early Morning Fog" 24x36 and 30 x 40. Read More
This male Red-winged Blackbird (top image) was doing everything he could to attract a mate from constant conk-la-ree song to fluffed-up, puffed-out bright shoulder patches. And, the beautiful Red-winged Blackbird female seemed to be making him work really hard to get her attention. Watched them well over 30 minutes and the courting continued. They seemed to take turns flying back and forth to the same area. Although, they were never at the same spot at the same time. Photographed at Green Cay Wetlands. See more birds in the Wildlife Collection.
Honored to be asked to write a guest blog for the Friends of the Smokies. This organization is the primary sponsor for the Artist-In-Residence program at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Writing this article was a wonderful way to relive so many special adventures to capture the beauty and wonder of this land, its nature, its spirit and the essence of the pioneers who settled here and gave up their homesteads so we could enjoy this park today. Click to Read the Blog Post.
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