Friday, November 23, 2007

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

That's how I feel when I look at Mary Hamilton's beautiful work. Her Bougainvillea On a Rampage painting puts a smile on my face and reminds me of all the wonderful places I have visited, like Key West where bougainvilleas grows wild. I love the vivid colors and subject matter of these paintings. Check out Mary's wonderful shop, Dream On, and don't forget to read her blog too.

Dream On

Today I am featuring the etsy shop, Dream On. Please read the Mary Hamilton's bio below.

" I always loved to cut, paste, paint and draw from my earliest memories. Creating art is what I do, it's built-in by my creator, He enables me, and I love it.My college degree is in art. In addition I have received training from some fine national and regionally-known artists. Some of my most important lessons came from not so well-known, but wonderful artists who now paint in the sky, and local artists who teach the basics, as well as the artists I paint with.I value the presence of a recognizable subject in my paintings. I love it when the center of interest appears in the midst of background objects that aren’t so well-defined. I want watercolor to look like watercolor, and I want my paintings to have a painterly look, not a photographic copy. Therefore I am an impressionist, because I don’t want to over-control the media. "