I am smitten with the work of my latest Artist Spotlight Series feature whom I discovered through Sozo Gallery in Charlotte.   Her work is lively and bright with a nod to classicism. Enjoy getting to know the very talented Melanie Parke  Traverse City, Michigan What is your training?  Art school was an absolute dream!.. read more →

As an art addict there is nothing better than art as a gift. I am particularly fond of original art and supporting local artists.  I want to share just a few of my favorites sources for art. Shop Local: Hidell Brooks Gallery – This is one of the premier galleries in the country. I am.. read more →

I am excited to introduce you to a Canadian contemporary artist I discovered on or recent summer visit to summer Quebec City. I was immediately drawn to her colorful geometric architectural inspired works.  As it turns out, this talent has gallery representation at 2 galleries in the states too.  What do you know… she is.. read more →

I am thrilled to introduce you to a long time favorite and much belated feature that slipped through the cracks somehow.  I have 2 of her pieces in my office including a custom Iris.   This artist and I connect through our love of color, pattern and whimsy in her fabulous faces that she captures… read more →