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Eye-Opening Works for the Oregon Retina Center

Last summer I received a commissioned project for the Oregon Retina Center in Medford. They wanted three large abstract works to add color and energy to their halls. Years ago, I worked primarily in large format and I’d forgotten how much I love the process. I stocked up on large brushes (like you would use […]

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Sold on the Spot

As just about everyone knows, it’s not easy making a living as an artist. It’s definitely a job that must be done for the love of it, and with a certain amount of trust in the universe to connect each painting with its buyer. Sometimes, this connection can take a while, but occasionally it happens […]

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Head over Heels with Hills

There’s something playful about the rolling hills of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Like someone came along and scrunched up the landscape. It makes me want to lie in the grass and roll all the way down. But rocks and burrs – no thanks! I let my brush play on the canvas and spare myself […]

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Workshop next month in Sacramento!

If you’re in the Sacramento area, please join me for another fun and interactive workshop!

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For the Love of the Rogue

Most people think of rivers as recreational sites but they’re so much more than that! As I roam the Rogue Valley, brush and palette knife in hand, I see all the ways that water brings life to this region. The images here are some of my recent favorites from these explorations.    

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Cold Winter Still Lifes

Silvia here! I know it’s been a while and you are starved for some genuine Trujillo Art. Hopefully over the next few days I’ll get a bunch posted up here to share with you. Thanks for your patience! It’s hot and smokey here in the Rogue Valley, so I thought I’d start with some of […]

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Unconditional Love

The name of this rose is actually Unconditional Love – you can click that link and find out more.  I grow these roses and I’ve painted them before.  And I guess I’ve painted the vase before too. This painting feels like it belongs in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I love the the clothing and decor in […]

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Royal Pears: New Collector; Plus A Bit of Imagination, Freedom & Embracing Process

Sometimes its just about freedom and exploration; that is, taking a moment to release your inner adventurous spirit. Intentions. Greetings!  I would like to share with you the story about my two Royal Pear watercolor paintings.  The smaller is the first version and a new friend and collector purchased it this week. The Story. One […]

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13th Annual Conference & Workshops presented by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

13th annual Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference

NETWORKING AND EXCEPTIONAL CAMARADERIE WITH OTHER ARTISTS OF FAITH. Fulltime tracks: Portraiture, Still Life, Landscape, or Artisan One Day Classes: Mosaic, Stone wrapped jewelry Plus: Marketing, Digital Drawing and Painting. Artistic adventures await you or an artist you love at the 13th annual Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference at the beautiful Ashland Hill Hotel and Conference Center in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon. Inspiring technical and personalized instruction with professional and nationally recognized instructors Ned Mueller, JoAnn Peralta, and the young and talented Brittany Weistling forthis 4 day event. Morning and evening devotional sessions embracing a Biblical worldview while exploring the place and impact of “The Table” in art and culture. Plus One Day Artisan Workshops : Introduction to Mosaics and Wire Entwined Stone Jewelry and Marketing Tips of the Trade. These Workshops and breakout sessions will ignite your gifts and passion for your art and your faith with renewed

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Tools of The Artist’s Trade: Using Symbols To Enhance Meaning

Symbols, in my case, images or colors representing ideas, thoughts or emotions. St. Patrick’s Day. Hi!  Its “St. Patrick’s Day” weekend!  I have always understood this day to be one in which people of certain cultural descent honor St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Of Celtic Descent. Even though I am a descendent of […]

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