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I paint and collage 'beautiful pictures'--CartaBella--inspired by gardens in Tuscany and interior floral bouquets.

Drawing on my sojourn in Europe, I am most fluent in the language of color. My palette is predominately the colors of the garden. This seems to make a strong connection with people who buy my artwork. "I love your cheerful paintings", and "Your paintings make me smile" are frequent comments. A friend made a sign for my art shows: Anti-Depressants Sold Here!

I also love classical music and books. While I paint, I like to listen to Bach or opera, as well as audio books. My book group is named the Passionate Readers. But I am also passionate about cultures and travel, teacups and teapots, fruits and vegetables, quilts and pillows, children and teachers.

I believe that all…

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  • Joined January 7, 2010

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paint, paper, paste, pencils, pens

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About

I paint and collage 'beautiful pictures'--CartaBella--inspired by gardens in Tuscany and interior floral bouquets.

Drawing on my sojourn in Europe, I am most fluent in the language of color. My palette is predominately the colors of the garden. This seems to make a strong connection with people who buy my artwork. "I love your cheerful paintings", and "Your paintings make me smile" are frequent comments. A friend made a sign for my art shows: Anti-Depressants Sold Here!

I also love classical music and books. While I paint, I like to listen to Bach or opera, as well as audio books. My book group is named the Passionate Readers. But I am also passionate about cultures and travel, teacups and teapots, fruits and vegetables, quilts and pillows, children and teachers.

I believe that all art is rooted in real life. I find inspiration in Home and Garden Themes. And I will continue to explore different decades of women wearing hats!

My paintings are a very personal response to the glory of God reflected in His creations.

For more information about my paintings and how I approach art, please visit http://www.cartabella.com

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