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Small Paintings New Designs

Orange Flower acrylic painting by Debra CorteseSince I’ve recently packed up my life’s belongings and made the move from Miami back to my childhood hometown, Narrowsburg, NY, I’m rediscovering work that I had tucked away in folders, portfolios and boxes. I was delighted to rediscover a folder of small, 5×7 inch acrylic paintings, really exercises in painting, small studies feels like the correct term. And, with my more experienced designer eyes, now saw these previously not so special works as prime material for derivative works. The waves and swirls of color are perfect for patterns and repeat designs. I see home decor textiles, wrapping paper, kitchen and bath designs, handbags of course, and oh, so many possibilities!

I’ve scanned all of them into high resolution files and have already begun the re-design process. And, since I really no longer need to hold on to these colorful little gems, I’ve decided to post them here on my ebay page so an astute and appreciative new art collector will be able to add to or start a collection of original paintings that literally vibrate with joyful shapes and colors.

If you may be that collector, here is the link to all of the small works. Happy bidding and if you are really interested, contact meand make an offer. You will make my day just by appreciating the art 😉


Survey for monthly giveaway: totebag or art?

I’m putting together a new monthly special and would like your opinion.
What would you prefer to win in a monthly giveaway:
a new Nature’s Energy Cortese Design Tote Bag, or an artwork of a comparable value?
List your choice in the comments section below.
I’ll post the results as they come in and plan to have this promo running before the end of July!

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Invitation to Women’s Conference & Art Exhibit

conference logoYou are invited to the “Women in Arts” programs of the 
Miami Beach Women’s Conference




When: Thurs., March 26, 8:30 am - 4 pm,      

followed by wine reception

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center

TIX: Free to public (lunch & wine reception extra)


INFO: 305-695-6827- www.womensexhibit.com



The Visual Arts Exhibit features the artwork of local women artists:
Paula Turk ** Deborah Weed  ** Irene Sperber
Winsome Bolt  **  Barbara E. Frank  **  Dava Lipsky Carson
Neysa Jin Felker ** Eva Ruiz  ** Eurydice Kamvisseli
Margo Segal  ** Debra Cortese  **  Dee Clark
Asandra  **  Hannah Lasky  **  Dena Stewart 
For information on the arts panels and exhibit contact Carol Hoffman-Guzman, 305-613-2325
email: artsatstjohns@bellsouth.net