Category Archives: Connection

How to Choose an Artist for Commissions

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] 

Large custom contemporary art

“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…)

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How I Choose Titles For My Paintings

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…)

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Escapism Through Art – Connecting to Your Happy Place

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…)

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