Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gondolier of Venice

Gondolier of Venice was inspired by the romance of the waterways of Venice, Italy.   The water effects in this artwork were very important to me to get right and difficult to execute.  I wanted Gondolier of Venice to have an more »

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Bon Jour

Bon Jour was inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower and cafes of Paris, France.   I wanted this artwork to have a soft, happy effect,and I also wanted it to be the sort of artwork that draws you in.  As you more »

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Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon Summer Afternoon was inspired by the warm, cheery sunny days of Summer.  In this artwork I wanted to give a nod to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers while at the same time working with a very sunny color palette.  Morning more »

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Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny This artwork honors the Impressionist master Monet and his lovely gardens at Giverny.  I wanted share my view not only of Monet’s gardens, but also of the vast waterway of creativity that Monet helped bring to life, more »

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High Spirits!

  High Spirits! I wanted High Spirits! to capture lively romance and delight.  High Spirits! features a wine bottle, two full, tempting glasses of red wine,  and roses.  I especially like the luminosity of the wine in the wine glasses more »

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Reading on the River Thales

Reading on the River Thales While this dreamy artwork may not look it, this artwork is a nod to Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus who was both the first to explain natural phenomenon  without reference to mythology, earning him the more »

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Country Rose

Country Rose Country Rose is actually the first work in which I experimented with making my signature a more integral part of the design – in fact, this artwork was signed twice!  In creating Country Rose, I was expressing my more »

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I Love You Mom

I Love You Mom This work “I Love You Mom” is also known as “Mere et Filles” and was inspired by my Mother, who mentioned to me she had seen an interesting artwork featuring floating bubbles.  I decided to surprise more »

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It’s Spring

  It’s Spring This artwork was inspired by the joy and passion of Spring.  My goal was to make It’s Spring feel abundantly bursting forth happiness and cheer.  It’s Spring was created in 1999 and is a part of my more »

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Lake of Dreams

  Lake of Dreams This artwork Lake of Dreams is also known as “Le Lac de Reves” and is one of my favorites.  Inspired by quiet water features and the magical havens they create, as well as the lovely Mediterranean more »

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Music and Roses

Music and Roses was inspired by my love of music, of writing lyrics, and the irresistible romantic blend of music and song.  I wanted this to be a simple yet elegant artwork. Available in Limited Edition prints and more, available more »

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Vino!

Vino! Vino was intended to be a combination of refined and fun.   I wanted to create a lovely artwork for the wine lover, with my Impressionist flair.  I love that it’s a little ‘tipsy!’ If you are interested in purchasing more »

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Hummingbird Social

This lively study of hummingbirds is inspired by the magic of hummingbirds in Nicole’s garden. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, please visit http://letsgoshopping.bz. Tweet

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Dance of the Sunflowers

Dance of the Sunflowers Inspired both by Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers and by the Italian blend of yellow, blue and green, this artwork is a nod to both Impressionist sunflowers and classic Italian themes. If you are interested in purchasing more »

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Chef at the Farmer’s Market

Chef at the Farmer’s Market This lively artwork was inspired by my trips to the many weekly  colorful, bountiful Farmer’s Markets along the California Central Coast region.  Such beautiful produce!  Wonderful flowers!  Arts & crafts!  I enjoyed painting the sunflowers more »

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Vegetable Medley

Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam’s own organic vegetable garden, this crop of veggies is ripe to perfection! To see images of Nicole’s vegetable garden, please visit our1earth.com. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, more »

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Shangri La

Shangri La Shangri La was inspired by the magic and abundance of Ojai, a magical small town in California nestled in a Valley embraced by the Twin Trees of Ventura, the Pacific Ocean, and the Santa Barbara hills (represented in more »

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Voting Booth

Voting Booth Voting Booth Voting Booth was inspired by the election process all United States citizens share.  I wanted to show the diversity of the United States coming together at the poll booth.  The feet showing below each voting booth more »

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The Jester

The Jester was inspired by fun memories of trivia nights at a local hangout, as well as “The Jester” in our masquerades of life and my imaginings of Mardi Gras, masquerade balls and Brazilian Carnival.  I wanted The Jester to be more »

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Peace

Originally inspired during the war in Kosovo, this painting of cherry blossoms tinged in crimson against a bold background is equally applicable today, as we search for a path to “Peace.” Tweet

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