I made this warm abstraction with content and happy thoughts of that that warms us.Read More
Psst! My bright and sassy paintings will be part of a small group show, “Darker Joys” at the Cambridge Art Association in March 2019. Save the date for the reception on Thursday, March 7, 2019. It will be a reception like you’ve never seen before.
Brand new release of paintings to put a pep in your step!Read More
Bold and vibrant new artwork is on its way!Read More
Super, special, discounty love inside…..Read More
Like Dr. Jekyll I Tried It Out On Myself
Last Thursday, November 10, Lexington MA held their annual-ish Art Walk. The Art Walk turns Lexington center to one big art gallery. Art is displayed in shop windows along our main street. Artists and guests met for a reception followed by a tour of the art on display. Our Tour Leader discussed important aspects about the artists' work and their motivations behind their pieces. about the various pieces. Many of the artists were on hand to chat about their work and their inspiration. We allowed ourselves to delve into the artworks on a cool fall night at the end of a tumultuous and nerve-wracking week. It was a lovely evening of art that was relaxing and uplifting.
For a time I was able to forget all my worries and fears. Crossing the main street I commented to a fellow artist "this is wonderful. It is amazing. Art REALLY DOES help - it TRULY CAN be uplifting and healing!" She responded with wry amusement, "Well, Amantha, that is funny to hear you say that considering that is what your work is all about."
"But I'm never on the receiving end!"
Was I a guinea pig? I had just maneuvered a maze of art and found a big hunk of peace at the end. "Man! This stuff REALLY WORKS!" I had been feeling so defeated and discouraged. With a renewed faith in the healing and helping power of art, I am going to work to help others get as much art as they possibly can into their days. We need the color and joy - we need to take care of ourselves when it seems to much that there are so many forces against us.
My first step is to launch a new Freebie section of my site. This is a library of my free downloads available to everyone*. It currently hold three items but will be expanded regularly.
If you could just take a minute, please share this page on social media. Everyone needs art and healing.
*Please remember that there work there is for personal use only. If you would like to license any of the work for publication or a design project please contact me to discuss rates.
You’ve had enough already, haven’t you?
Sure winter is coming. It is already colder than we can bear out there -
the vicious, biting windbags;
the brutally cold assessment of the future;
the slippery slopes of nasty discourse.
Join me in fighting the darkness. Bundle up against the bitterness, baby. Our armor is bold colorful optimism on tender silk.
Wrap yourself in a cocoon of color and charge forth — well, saunter forth - no charging or battle is needed when you know you are right, right?
Draped in exuberance you will slay negativity with vibrancy and optimism.
These new silk scarves are Art, baby, and they cover you in protective joy. Choose your colors: bright and swirling blues, giddy orange, pink and teal or even bold black-is-a-color-too on a field of white.
Yeah, it may be dark out there, sure. But you are a beacon of goodness and light.