I was honoured to be selected as one of 56 artists from 22 countries to be in the third “Belt and Road” Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Hangzhou Qianjiang International Art Museum.
As well, to participate in a contemporary international cultural exchange to respect the cultural diversity of countries around the world and promote peace, freedom, humanity, and environmental protection.
Our host and international curator, Mr. Zhang Xiangzhong, spoiled us with amazing tours and special events. Below is a short slideshow of some of the highlights of the beautiful places and wonderful memories created with new friends. I am grateful to have had the opportunity with the Eureka Global Art group.
I am thrilled to contribute to this question about choosing an artist for custom artwork in the Tastefully Inspired blog series by Kathleen Bandaruk on “Art in Design – The Home”.September 13, 2018 , Tastefully Inspired [click for original article]
“Listen to Your Heart” commission for a wonderful lady with a great spirit and loving heart, and “Deja Bleu 4” for a client in London, England.
Here is my contribution: Lynette Melnyk, Fine Artist and Creative Consultant, has this to say about the process and what to look for in commissioning a piece of art. (more…)
Lynette Melnyk, Artist, Mentor, Creative Consultant featured in Purposeful Entrepreneur – CREATE Summer 2018
What Am I Doing? This is a question I often ask myself. I am at a time in my life that I could be slowing down and taking it easy, but I find myself busier than ever, learning new things and taking more chances. Why? I have always enjoyed keeping busy and being creative, but sometimes this is ridiculous and daunting.(more…)
Pause to Wonder, acrylic painting on canvas, 24×36″ (91x61cm)
People often ask me how do I choose the titles for my paintings. It is a great question because there can be a number of variables involved when I make that decision for a piece of art.
The title can be influenced by a song lyric, a phrase I have heard beforehand that resonates with me and suits the painting, the emotions I was feeling during the creative process, or the feelings or thoughts I have when I finish the painting and reflect upon what has transpired. (more…)
There are many times we just have to say to ourselves… breathe. It is so easy to let everyday life get the better of us and not really enjoy the here and now. For me, I find water calming and relaxing. All I need is the ocean, sand, surf and sun and I am instantly at peace.
My painting “Breathe” (48” x 36”, acrylic on canvas) is the end result of transporting myself and connecting with my happy place. After the winter here, I needed to escape. While I did not physically go to my favourite tropical destination this winter, I was able to transform my studio into a magical space of relaxing calm by (more…)
Empower is a strong word. By definition, it means “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” So what does it have to do with art?
In February, Karen Brooks, of Wear With Passion, featured myself and four other women in her Forever Fierce: Voices of the Midlife Revolution blog post. The post was about what it means to be fierce at midlife. I never really thought of myself as fierce, but when I learned more about the Forever Fierce movement and its intention to empower women in midlife and beyond, it struck a chord with me. Maybe I was fierce after all. (more…)