My Italian artist-friend Dee Andreini, who lives on an orchard-vineyard estate in beautiful Occidental, California, creates dreamy romantic paintings reminiscent of Thomas Kincaid, only better in my opinion. Many of her themes celebrate California’s lush wine country and natural beauty. Dee is hosting two shows at her art studio, 1990 Facendini Lane, Sebastopol, California, June 1-2 & June 8-9 (Sat-Sun) from 10 to 5. See samples of Dee’s works here.
Olympia, Washington based artist Rebecca “Becky” Knold, whom I recently discovered through my husband’s association with her talented writer-husband John, creates amazing designs that capture true joie de vivre. She calls it “contemporary art with soul,” and I’m proud to say I now own one of Becky’s sculptures, a zany bohemian “madcap.” Visit Becky’s website for details.