Writing my own artist biography has always been incredibly challenging for me. How do I write objectively so that I account for my achievements without sounding like a conceited jerk? How do I summarize the past 10 years without writing a long-winded novel?
My new artist biography marks the beginning of a new chapter. I thank my lucky stars for my brother Lucas, who helped me put into words a narrative far better than I could have done myself.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who raised a glass (or two!) during last night's STUDIO GRAND OPENING celebration. Your presence, friendship, well wishes, and generosity brought tears of gratitude to my eyes. Thank you for infusing your "good vibes" into my new space.
I am thrilled to announce that daSilva Fine Art Studio has arrived! You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening on Friday, April 19 from 6:30-9pm.
Happy day! After 7 different art studios since our move to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2016 (I kid you not, I’ve done the math 3 times), I am thrilled to announce that daSilva Fine Art has found a permanent home in Salt Lake City, Utah!
This is nothing short than a dream come true for me, and I can’t begin to express how thankful I am for the people that have encouraged & supported us during this extremely transitional time in our lives.
Stay tuned for our upcoming Grand Opening event, new workshop announcements, FearLESS retreats, and the fact that my earnings get larger with the passing of each year.
This project was a little bit different than the usual.. I painted on a wall instead of a canvas! Since I was painting on wallpaper (a commission for a client in Park City) I had to use special paint and custom made rollers. The entire job took about 19 hours.
We’re not heart surgeons. We are artists. There is no wrong choice. Our decisions do not mean life or death for a patient. Thank goodness for that! Every decision that we make on the canvas, takes us to the next. This is the creative process at work! Learn to trust it.
There is no such thing as a “wrong”, “bad” or an “ugly” painting. Each layer is but a “chapter” in the finished “book”. We may not love certain chapters, but they become an integral part of the story.
After so much transition, it's a huge blessing to be back doing what I love: spreading the good news of FearLESS abstract painting in Salt Lake City, UT. A heartfelt "Thank You" to everyone who attended (a special shout out to Kimberly who came all the way from Dallas, Texas!), and Portia Snow for inviting us to create in her beautiful space.
I finally got the chance to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I always thought it would be as a spectator, but sometimes our dreams come to life in unexpected ways. Today I got to take part in the festivities doing some live painting inside my favorite store on Main Street: Root'd Home with my paintings hanging on the walls. Happy day!
Inspired by our recent move to Salt Lake City, UT, the necessity to feel "rooted" after so much movement and transition, and the desire to create calmness and peace in my environment.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.