Since this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, I am going to have limited open studio hours on Saturday, May 9th. I will be in the studio from 11 – 1. If traffic is good, I will stay a little longer. Please remember that Lowe Mill requires everyone to wear a mask, and I will be […]
The state of Alabama begins reopening some businesses later this week, and Lowe Mill A&E will open on May 1 at noon. I have decide to keep my studio closed for now. However, I am available to meet you at the studio by appointment during Lowe Mill’s open hours if you would like to purchase […]
For this piece, I started with a coloring page that I had drawn. I’ll try and step you through my process a bit. Unfortunately I didn’t really plan on writing this up, so I didn’t take photos this time, but hopefully this will help step you through my process and give you some new ideas. […]
In an effort to help everyone hold onto a little sanity, I’ve decide to start offering free goodies for you to download. I’m starting with coloring pages, but who knows what else I’ll end up adding! You can find the Goodies page under Shop -> Additional Options -> FREE Goodies, and I’ll try and remember […]
I can’t help but be influenced by our current situation. I saw a meme yesterday about how this has taken me back in time to being 16 – gas is cheap and I’m grounded! And sometimes that’s how I feel. My wholesale order is complete. I’m almost done with the one pet portrait I have […]
I’ve worked from home since February 2002, so it’s not a new thing for me. However, I’ve had a studio at Lowe Mill for just over 5 years now, so not going to work for at least part of the week has been an adjustment. And now my whole family is working from home! It […]
Lowe Mill A&E follows Huntsville City Schools for closures due to weather…and other things, like the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are closed to the public until April 8th. If this date changes, I’ll post it here as well as on social media. I am working in my home studio and will continue to post progress […]
Below is our current information from Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. I will post on Facebook when I plan to have the studio open. Please try and support your local businesses. Small business are impacted the most by economic disruption. Many artist have online shops. Buy a gift certificate and plan on using it later […]
The end of 2019 is quickly approaching, and big changes are coming to the studio. I’ve shared my space with Carol Roden of Mountain Moon Glass for two years, but she is moving on. We both have beautiful pieces of work that have hung around for whatever reason, and it is time for them to […]
Yes, I’m participating in Small Business Saturday! This Nov 30 is the 10th Small Business Saturday®, which means it’s almost time to celebrate with your favorite small businesses. Save the date to Shop Small® with us because when you do, you make a big difference for our business and our community. Join us in making this […]
“Goodbye” has been accepted into CPSA’s 27th Annual International Exhibition. This annual gallery exhibition is exclusively for works done in 100% colored pencil. This year’s exhibition is at the City of Brea Art Gallery in Brea, California. I got the official email today that once “Goodbye” is received and appears in the CPSA exhibition this […]
A few weeks ago I had a tween purchase a piece of art for his friend’s birthday present. While I was at Panoply, I had a family come into my booth and suddenly one of the kids yells, “She’s the one that made my Llama!” She recognized my signature. It was so neat to meet […]
I am happy to announce that “Phased Out” has been accepted to Embracing Art XVII at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, AL. Celebrating the artworks of North Alabama amateur and professional artists, Embracing Art was the first exhibit the Carnegie held upon the opening of Decatur’s first art center. Featuring up to 100 […]
Judgement was included in the most recent edition of CP Hidden Treasures – Volume V. This soft back book features over 240 colored pencil works created by artists around the world. Books are available for purchase on the Ann Kullberg website.
The next piece in my “Vanishing” series is finally finished! I had a hard time deciding when this one was done. I wanted the cityscape to be visible, but not overbearing. This piece is 100% Prismacolor Premier colored pencils on Canson Mi-teintes paper. I used my heated board and Gamsol to help blend the colors. […]
Looking for something unique for that special someone? I have new Heart Art! And there’s still time to order a a heart with his or her favorite colors. Plus I can also customize “Heart Tails” with cats of different colors. Special orders need to be in by February 2! Email me today! You can also […]
Show your spirit early this year at ‘Yule Y’all’, a Euro-Style Christmas Market with a southern twist and twinkle. You’ll be sure to find that one of a kind gift or stocking stuffer during our only, extended hours, holiday shopping day of the year. Regional distillers will be on site to sample their crafted spirits […]
Yes, I’m participating in Small Business Saturday! Thank you for shopping small and shopping local. Your support helps me do what I love to do! 20% off all prints $5 off hand painted or drawn ornaments in stock (excludes clearance) Penny tile charms and art print ornaments, 3 for $25 (mix and match!) And don’t […]
I am so pleased to announce that “Judgement” received an Honorable Mention in Ann Kullberg’s 19th Annual Member Show. They even mail a nice certificate. You can view the online, juried show here.
I now have a few original pieces available at The Little Green Store and Gallery! They are also carrying a few of my mounted, ready-to-hang prints. About The Little Green Store and GalleryThe Little Green Store and Gallery is a unique shop in a unique setting. We are a gift shop with a gallery atmosphere. […]
Setting up a usable art space can be overwhelming, especially if you’re an artist that dabbles in a little bit of everything. There’s so much stuff! Once I decided to downsize my Lowe Mill studio and beef up my home studio, I knew I needed to do some serious organizing if I was going to […]
This year I have decided to focus more on creating and selling art and stop offering classes. I felt I was spreading myself too thin and not doing a very good job at anything. Plus, the classes meant even more time away from my kids. They aren’t teens yet and still kind of like me, […]
I’ll be having an open house at the studio on December 2nd from 2 – 6 PM. That follows the Drop-in and decorate ornament session from 10 AM – 1 PM that morning. I’ll be having specials throughout the studio and light refreshments, so stop by and shop for those hard to buy for people […]
Yes, I’m participating in Small Business Saturday! I will have special sales in my studio all week. Thank you for shopping small and shopping local. Your support helps me do what I love to do! Friday, November 24: $5 off in-stock and custom order hand-painted/hand-drawn ornaments ordered that day Saturday, November 25: 10% off all […]
I’m happy to announce that I will have a piece included in CP Hidden Treasures published by Ann Kullberg. I’m not suppose to say which piece yet, but the book will come out later this year. AND “Contemplation” will be included in Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects. It’s published by Northlight Books and is […]
My elephant drawing, “Vanishing” has been accepted to the Colored Pencil Society of America’s 25rd Annual International Exhibition!
I’ve started to add a few designs to Red Bubble, which means you’ll be able to by my designs on clothing, phone cases, pillows, and more! ChromAddict’s Shop
“Pondering” has been accepted into Embracing Art : A Coming Together of Area Amateur & Professional Artists at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, AL. The show will be March 14 – April 22.
I love my colored pencils. They’re not messy. The colors are amazing. And I love that I can be super detailed in my work. BUT – I miss the abstraction I achieved with acrylics. I feel that “photo realism”, while amazing, is just not me. I’m more emotional, silly, some might even say…
People seem to be intrigued about my drawing process, so here are some photos of the clouded leopard I finished recently. I’m using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.
“Sunshine” received a Special Merit award in Light Space Time’s All Women competition! “I Spy” was also included in the online exhibit. There were 890 entries from all over the world. What a great way to start the new year! Sunshine I Spy
Yes, I’m participating in Small Business Saturday! I will have special sales in my studio all week. Thank you for shopping small and shopping local. Your support helps me do what I love to do!
I’m getting ready for Monte Sano and River Clay! These are new painted penny tile designs that will be available. Each one is hand-painted on a tile, baked, and then coated with poly. A ribbon or leather cord is included for $10 plus tax. These will also be available in my etsy store.
Once again I’ll be at River Clay Fine Arts Festival in historic downtown Decatur, AL! Scheduled for September 24 – 25, 2016, the festival will feature artists from North Alabama, the Southeast region and across the country. Experience Downtown Decatur as we celebrate the visual arts in all its forms. Held on the 4th weekend in September […]
The Monte Sano Art Festival will be back on Monte Sano Mountain the third weekend of September 2016 and I’ll be there. This year the festival expanded to two days for the first time in the festival’s history. Monte Sano Art Festival will be held September 17 & 18, 2016. The Monte Sano Art Festival […]
“Warm Breeze” was awarded a Special Recognition in Light Space & Time’s “Nature” Art Exhibition. The gallery received 814 entries from 25 different countries from around the world, including…
“Determined” was awarded a Special Merit in Light Space & Time’s “Animals” Art Exhibition. This art competition and the submission process and competition for the artists began in April 2016 and concluded on May 27, 2016. The gallery received 900 entries from 24 different countries from around the world, including…
“Cuddle Close” was awarded a Special Merit in Light Space & Time’s “Botanical” Art Exhibition. The art competition and the submission process for the artists began in March 2016 and concluded on April 26, 2016. The gallery received 764 entries from 20 different countries from around the world, including…
I am so excited to be the featured artist in the spring issue of the Strathmore Artist Newsletter. You can download the newsletter here or visit their site for all the current and past issues. I was able to write about my process and my art, which is never an easy task. Hopefully you’ll gain […]
“Timeless Memories” has been accepted into the Richeson75 Still Life and Floral online exhibition. You can view all the accepted pieces online.
“Catbird Seat” is part of the Louisiana State University’s International Exhibition on Animals in Art. The shows opens March 19. The International Exhibition on Animals in Art began in 1987. Two hundred and two (202) artists from 38 states…
I am pleased that “Lady in Blue” received a Special Recognition in Light Space & Time’s “All Women” Art Exhibition. The gallery received 890 entries from 33 different countries from around the world, including…
I’m so happy to announce that “Timeless Memories” received First Place in Dry Media at the Gadsden Art Associations 57th Annual Juried Show. The artists’ reception was this on Sunday, July 12th. It is always a very nice reception. And the show this year is…
I have been very remiss in posting to my site, and I’ve even had fantastic news! My white tiger drawing, “Contemplation” has been accepted to the Colored Pencil Society of America’s 23rd Annual International Exhibition.
On August 29th artists battled it out at Lowe Mill. I hadn’t had that much fun in a long time! Everyone had 3 mystery items that had to be included in their entirety in their artwork. All the items were the same. Each artist had a box with their name on it divided on a […]
I just found out the “Mellow”, a drawing of our Nacho Bob the Pirate Cat, will be the featured artwork on the Strathmore Bristol Vellum product listing on their website. Maybe Nacho will be the next Grumpy Cat.
Yes, I missed sending out a January newsletter, but I am back on track now. You can read the February one here.
I’ve got some awesome Holiday classes scheduled. Check out the newsletter for all the information.
Amazing things are happening at ChromAddict Studio. Get the scoop with the October Newsletter!
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Fall classes, new websites, and art in progress! You can read the August newsletter here.
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