What Do You See?

In today's world technology moves so quickly that most of us struggle to keep up with its infinite boundaries. I will argue that the connection between the artist, their canvas and media of choice is irreplaceable. I am not dismissive of the benefits and productivity that technology affords an artist. The challenge of manipulating a … Continue reading What Do You See?

Lynchburg & 7 Hills Art Club Exhibition…

Please enjoy the video of the art work on display at the LAC building for the month of October by member of both the Lynchburg Art Club and the 7 Hills Art Club. All works are for sale and will hang until October 30. For more information contact the club or just go by and … Continue reading Lynchburg & 7 Hills Art Club Exhibition…

For Sale On Amazon

Cha-Ching! Abstract Expressions Coloring Book by Valerie Dowdy on Amazonclick link above to take you to the pageMy Amazon listing is live and working.Creating a self-published coloring book has been no easy task, and I seem to know just enough about technology to get myself in to trouble. I persevered.Seeing the listing has made me proud and excited....imagine … Continue reading For Sale On Amazon

Life is like a box of crayons…

I have news! No, the coloring book is not finished, BUT, I just sent it to the printer. To add to my excitement, a friend emailed me a link of a story about a #countrymusic performer #MirandaLambert who has recently discovered the benefits of, and begun to use #coloring as #meditation and #relaxation from her stressful schedule. … Continue reading Life is like a box of crayons…

Colors like words in poems….

Please permit me minute before I begin my post to shamelessly plug my page on facebook. This is where I advertise the custom and personalized things like nursery art, wall art signs, lamps, totes, furniture or whatever. (you get the idea, right?)The Custom Brush <---click the title and it will take you directly to the site. Art updates:While working … Continue reading Colors like words in poems….

It’s a good thing….

Progress report on Art: Meh, not so much. The tree has come to a stand still. I think I just need to study it a while. I feel like I am close to being where I need to stop.  The painting and I will occupy space together for a bit and we will see how things … Continue reading It’s a good thing….

Rebirth of a work…

Insomnia strikes again in the wee hours of this Monday morning...Turning myself to something productive (after finding little of import on Facebook feeds and Instagram), I thought you might appreciate a post that focuses on a piece of art that I began working again, a little over a week ago.This particular piece has gone through … Continue reading Rebirth of a work…

creative activity

woman can best re-find herself in some sort of creative activity of her ownAnne Morrow LindberghJust in case you thought I have been lazy, uncreative or lost...  A little proof that I although I have not been blogging, it does not mean that I have not been creating....24 x 24 inch prestretched canvasacrylics & inkuntitled12 … Continue reading creative activity

Where the Rooster Crows there is a Village….

My knowledge on anything barnyard related is pretty much non-existant. About a year ago, I created this rooster painting on a 12 x 12 inch watercolor canvas, after some goading, which led me to surfing the internet for chicken/rooster images. I painted this guy. He's been laying around in my studio ever since and I had not given … Continue reading Where the Rooster Crows there is a Village….

aRt in ProGrEsS:The first image is a piece that I had to get out of my system. The urge to create textural pieces of art work will always be a part of me. Below it, the next piece, I have recently spoken about (the tree).  I still have not had time to make a lot of … Continue reading