Hearts For The Arts 2018

"Wilder Love" . 9x12" . Acrylic on Birch Panel

"Wilder Love" . 9x12" . Acrylic on Birch Panel

I'm excited to announce I'm participating in the Hearts For The Arts Fundraiser this year at Artisans Gallery in Santa Cruz. This piece, “Wilder Love”, is available from Feb 2-13 at Artisans Gallery, with works being sold through Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Arts Council Santa Cruz, with funds going toward local arts education programs run through the Arts Council. I will be at the First Friday Reception February 2, from 6-8pm! Come out and support the arts! ✌️💓 🎨 “Wilder Love”, 9x12”, Acrylic on birch panel

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Vision Board Workshop: Set Your Intensions for 2018!


*DATE CHANGE* We have moved the Vision Board Workshop to Sunday, January 21st to give space for those who want to participate in the Women's March on Saturday! Same time/place, one day later! Let's march on Saturday, get uplifted and inspired, then bring that energy to the workshop on Sunday to visualize and activate your next year! ✌️ ❤️ 🎨

Get crafty while setting your intentions for the year ahead! What are your main goals for 2018 and what do you want to manifest for your life? Most importantly, how do you want to FEEL in this coming year? In this workshop you will create a vision board—an amazing tool to help you visualize your intentions and realize your goals and dreams. This is a creative, hands-on workshop that will help you clarify your intentions and get your inspiration flowing. Visualization is a powerful tool that will help you make your dreams a reality—what you focus on is what you get! Come create something that helps make 2018 your best year yet!

Vision Board Workshop With Allison Haley
At The Craftsmen Collective in Soquel Village, CA
Sunday, January 21st from 1 - 3 pm  |  $30

• All the supplies needed to create a vision board of your own: Collage materials, glue, markers, scissors, etc...
• Prompts, questions, and ideas to help you clarify your intentions for the year
• Examples to help you get inspired
• Light Refreshments and Snacks

Keep an eye out for things that you may want to add to your vision board and bring them with you to the workshop.
Here are some Examples:
• Images that inspire you or represent your goals
• Cards from loved ones
• Quotes or words that resonate with you
• Images of places you want to travel to
• Photos of loved ones

PURCHASE ON EVENTBRITE or in person at The Craftsmen Collective in Soquel Village, CA


This workshop is hosted by the Craftsmen Collective and is lead by Allison Haley, an artist and designer from Santa Cruz, California.

To learn more about The Craftsmen Collective visit: https://thecraftsmencollective.com/

Welcome Summer! Beach Day Watercolor

"Beach Day", 8x8", Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

"Beach Day", 8x8", Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

Summer is here and inspiring some epic beach days here in Santa Cruz! I've been painting some little scenes with watercolor and gouache that reflect the feeling I get when I spend a day at the beach: recharged and vibrant!  Here is a watercolor & gouache painting I created to put a little summer in your day!

Some Love for Big Sur: Bixby Bridge Painting

Big Sur has seen quite a winter, with landslides and rockslides too numerous to count, and with the closing of Pfieffer Canyon Bridge, I am afraid it may be awhile before people coming from Monterey Bay can access our favorite spots like Nepenthe, Post Ranch, Ventana, Deetjins and Esalen. I painted this while meditating on a quick recovery for the road so that the local economy can be up and running again soon. 

Marin Hills in January

MARIN HILLS   10x10"   Acrylic on Canvas     Available: $150

MARIN HILLS   10x10"   Acrylic on Canvas     Available: $150


Marin is dear to my heart as a number of our close family friends live there. We took a trip up in early January to visit our friends in Novato, who have an amazing view of the hills from their home. This painting was inspired by the photo to the right, which I shot in the Golden Hour of the day, just after sunset. 

To purchase this painting please send me an email through my Contact page. Thanks for looking!