Interview article is now live on Bold Journey. https://boldjourney.com/news/meet-phoenix-spiritdiva/
Honored to be interviewed again by Jessica Ramirez and her team at VoyageMia. This time the focus is on how I acquired the skills, knowledge, and habits to get to where I'm today as an award-winning and internationally collected artist. It includes a lot on how I approach risks and the unknown that has a way of showing up as one moves forward. Hope you enjoy it!
If you're in town for early summer, plan on attending for a super event, party, art and more!
If you can't attend, let me know and we can make a date for a private showing.
Pictured, L to R: "Early Morning Fog" 30x40" on metal, "Athena" 25x37" on metal, "Dawn's Early Light" 16x24" on metal.
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Pictured: "Dawn's Early Light" and "Fan Dance"; both 12x12 inches on metal. See more in the 12 x 12 Collection.
Honored that "Long Room" was juried into this prestigious exhibit. Extra honored since my works have been juried into all previous annual Art & Stroll exhibits. It was an action-filled evening of art, artists, art lovers, fabulous food, music and street art.
Click on the link to see some of the fun. If interested in Long Room, 24 x 36 inches on metal, let me know or acquire via Business For the Arts Broward site.
National League of American Pen Women's opening reception at the Sunrise Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL, United States, FL, was a huge success. It was well attended by our members, patrons, Sunrise City cultural council memers and community members. More highlights from the evening can be viewed on Facebook page. It featureds 2 artworks from 23 artists, including yours truly. My pieces are "Chocolate Lily" and "Before the Storm". Love to share exhibit with you, live and in-person. Send email with your preferred days and times.
Hope you can join the fun. Honored to be juried into three exhibits that open this weekend along with many other talented artists. If you miss the opening, as always, feel free to contact me directly to set-up a personal tour, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Loxahatchee Sunset" Perhaps the most beautiful sunset I've ever witnessed. I was guided to photograph the sunset at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge that night. Arriving about an hour early, I located where I wanted to take the sunset. After setting-up my photography gear, I stood in awe as I watched the sky just keep filling-in with more pinks and purples ... and that reflection over the water. I was and still am in Love!
"New Day-Fort Lauderdale Beach" is a reminder that things always happen right. I was "racing" to get to beach in time for sunrise. At the time having a parking pass, I had to park in the designated spaces. The meters weren't working. Took my chances, camera in hand, raced to beach just in time for all the elements to come together.
If you're local, please check them out at in person. No charge to view at Visitors' Center:
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Welcome Center
900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.
Exhibit Runs Through Monday May 14, 2023
This past June I was gifted the opportunity to stay at Olga and Jim's Cape Cod home. For one week, I was up early and out late every day to capture the magic of Cape Cod. With extensive research on the surrounding, I set out to capture perhaps a different view of this famed land. Captivated by the light, I sought out compositions that evoke solitude, peace and simplicity. I often walked one to two miles each way across sand dunes and beaches to capture the moment.
View the Cape Cod and National Seashore collection
Even with the best planning, sometimes things go awry. My last night resulted in being rescued by 911 Provincetown and the National Park Service. Research showed that it was a 20 minute walk from the parking sand lot to Race Point Light. For me it was about an hour and a half on the unmarked trail through sand and marsh grass. By the time I found the lighthouse sunset was falling fast. I found my best composition and attempted to out race (no pun intended) the sun as it was blocked by the dunes to return to the sand lot. Not able to find my foot prints or anyone else’s I found a higher ground on the dunes and was guided to call 911. Miraculously the cell phone had reception and two hours later I was on the road home. Hopefully the image above was worth it.
Honored to have two of my owl images selected to be included in the current exhibit at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, a historical treasure in South Florida, in the Welcome Center. Top to bottom: Barred Owl, photographed in the Everglades and Burrowing Owl, a threatened species in Florida, was photographed at Brian Piccolo Park. Both are ready to hang measuring 12" x 12" on metal.
Big Thank You to all who came to the opening reception. It was a great way to kick-off Fort Lauderdale Art and Design Week. Wonderful celebration of visual arts and artists at Oceans Away opening reception at GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Heart-Felt thanks to all the wonderful friends and new friends, as well as all the exhibiting artists for your love and support.
The curator, Carol Teti-Keesler and I have created a special opportunity for Art Collectors and those who Appreciate fine art. If you missed the opening reception, love to have you join us for this special, private luncheon and personal tour of the show. See Call-in RSVP to Carol, 954-632-2221.
And, for those who would prefer a tete-e-tele with me to see the show, please contact me. Cappuccino is on me :) Let me know a few dates and times that work best for you.
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