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still painting for Breakfast with the Artist at Foccacia, Coconut Grove Sat morning 10 am!

second stage of  painting (1 of 3 canvasses). still wonder what it will look like finished!

Annamaria Windisch-Hunt asked me about a month ago if I’d be interested in doing a Breakfast with The Artist exhibit at Foccacia in Coconut Grove, Florida. Being the eternal optimist of course I said yes, and so here I am, writing when I should be painting… but realize I have to let YOU know about this, otherwise I’ll be having breakfast alone!!!

This is one of three paintings I’m working on (as soon as I finish this post). The canvasses are already at what I call stage 2 of progress. Only 3 more to go so I will be finished by Friday afternoon in time to hang the show 😉

It’s a cozy, intimate space and Annamaria (curator for Foccacia and Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery) suggested that abstracts are suited to this particular venue. I knew I had sketched an organic, nature shaped series just a ‘short’ while ago and they were hanging in my studio waiting for me to pick up a brush! Well, turned out a short time was just over 3 years ago! How the heck does that happen?!

I’ll be showing 3 of a series of 16 paintings. Had to wait until I’m actually in the flow of creating these to know what I’d call them. The first 3 feel representative of parallel dimensions, other planes of reality and imagination. Organic shapes – figures that I’ve doodled for as long as I can remember. For me, there is something elemental in these shapes. I can not stop drawing them. It’s a primal, unconscious expression, coming from beyond (perhaps another dimension?). They soothe my body, still my mind and I can feel the lightness of my soul when I’m painting them.

Join me for Breakfast with the Artist this Saturday, May 8th at 10 am at Focaccia Rustica,  3111 Grand Avenue  Coconut Grove, Florida and hopefully my paintings will extend this stress releasing energy to you as well!

Interview with Chere and Patti on Blog Talk Radio Good News Show

Debra Cortese

Debra Cortese Another new experience for me… here’s my first Blog Talk Radio interview on our Miami Art Marketing Salon and the rewards of following your dream, creating your art and networking with fellow artists! Susan Sholtzman is also interviewed in this audio sharing some excellent information on caring for our aging parents.

Coconut Grove Women’s Club ART Fundraiser

A Nature's Energy Photopainting by Debra CorteseWindisch_Hunt Fine Art has extended the “Have a Heart Buy Art” benefit until 5 pm, Wednesday, March 12. The slide show can be seen here.  Not only can you help the Coconut Grove Women’s Club (Coconut Grove, Florida 33133) add a handicap ramp addition, BUT, you will also be supporting local artists AND… your home or office will be enhanced with the energy and presence of one or more new artworks that are vibrationally attuned to your energy! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Visit Windisch-Hunt Fine Art at 2911 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove today (Wednesday at the latest) and choose your favorite artwork!  PLUS…  I am personally extending this offer through March 22nd. 50% of any art or print purchase from my studio or online galleries will be donated to the Coconut Grove Women’s Club fundraiser for a handicap ramp. Visit www.debracortese.com or call 305-665-2528 for an appointment to visit my studio (Miami, FL). Share the Magic of Our Environment - Alocacia and Fuschia now on display at Windisch-Hunt Fine Art in Coconut Grove at 2911 Grand Avenue (Mayfair Building) Fuschia, a Nature's Energy Photopainting by Debra Cortese