This cheerful portrait painting was created as an inspiration to lean into the times of inner growth that we face in our lives.
Creams, golds, and greens mix with subtle pink and blue florals.
The beautiful model for this piece is an Inspirational Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Founder of Anita by Design, Anita Morris. You can find her videos, book, and community in the links below.
This piece is not for sale, but rather being donated to "Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie". The good news is that you can still order a print of the floral patterns of this painting with all profits from the sale of the print being donated to Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie, a charity that supports women and non-binary individuals at critical life transitions of employment or re-employment! See the print here
The trees in the small Ontario town that I live in must learn to thrive throughout all four of our Canadian seasons from subzero to heatwaves, and everything in between. I'm in awe of their resilience, and how they can grow to tower above my head on my morning walks.
There is something about their gentle presence that reminds me to stay resilient and not give up, and it is my wish that these colourful Muskoka tree paintings do the same for you.
When I give all of my emotions permission to exist - even the negative ones - they tend to lose their power over me. The light is then able to filter through and remind me that better days will return.
This oil painting honors all of our emotions. It was created to help remind us that beauty can still be found in our darkest hours, just as the Lotus can reach for the light through muddy water.
Allow this painting to help you embrace all parts of your journey.
The dance to please others often results in losing ourselves.
This thought-provoking painting was inspired by the ballet move "En-pointe", where a dancer is on the tip of her toes. Everything may appear perfect from the outside, but when we live our lives simply to please others we may end up hurting ourselves.
Allow this piece to inspire you to listen to your own voice, create your own boundaries and reach for your dreams.
Some of the most glorious morning walks I enjoy are when the Muskoka snows are melting and I can once again smell the scent of fresh earth. Sunlight filters through this spring forest with pinks, yellows, and muted greenery sprouting from beneath the melting snow.
This charming 5x7" original acrylic painting is held in a handcrafted solid wood frame.
This painting was created to remind us that we are all worthy of love.
She embraces her silver hair as a glorious crown. The lines around her eyes and lips tell the story of her life's journey thus far.
I painted this piece because I believe that if we can all feel that we are important, that our feelings matter, and that we can make a difference - then that is when age, gender, status, ethnicity, or the state of our body, become irrelevant.
We are worthy of love because we exist - and we are beautiful!
Details: 16x16" Oil Painting on Canvas (1 1/2" deep)
"Roots" was inspired by searching for fundamental qualities that help us to grow and reach contentment. She portrays a strength of character built from lessons learned from life. My desire is that she will inspire women to find their core beliefs and continue to grow in self-confidence.
Roots" was painted to portray a strength of character built from lessons learned from life. My desire is that she will inspire women to find their core beliefs and continue to grow in self-confidence.
It is the little things that seem to make up the best parts of our days. Moments with family, warm sunny spots, cozy times with a pet, tiny flowers. I am trying to remind myself to cherish those seemingly little things that add up to be the real and truly important things in my day-to-day life.
I created this piece with these thoughts in mind and I hope that they bring to mind your "little things" that are actually the important things.
This group of trees "speaks" to me as I drive through my little town in Muskoka, Ontario every morning. Each tree is growing slightly differently, but still supporting each other, and reminds me of a sisterhood or tribe.
Let this painting remind you of your time in nature and your "tribe".