Follow The Moon…become a seeker

Follow The Moon

“Follow The Moon” 24″ X 24″, Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas http://www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“Sometimes I fall into a dream, magical and mystical.  Looking for fairies, or unmeet needs.  My heart drifts to those lost moments and I see it is good, for if I had found what I was missing I would not be a seeker.”

Pamela Dunmire, Artist and WRITER

Well I finally admitted that I am a writer…. what a funny feeling; for so long I have only thought of myself as an artist/painter of the spirit.  Yes I have been working on my first book, but I still could not say I was a writer.  I was seeking my own approval, I did not need any others.  Than as my spirit spoke in that mystical dream I understood.  I am what ever I choose to be.

“Follow The Moon” was done in a private workshop that I held in my studio for an accomplished artist who chose to spread her wings and create something different.  Just as she experimented I did too and pushed myself harder; as I taught her I taught myself. As this amazing painting appeared on my canvas, the spoken word also came into my heart and that is when I knew… I am not just a painter but also a writer.

My Secret World.. things happen for a reason.

Secret World 24" T X 20"W Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“Secret World”, 24″ T X 20″W , Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
http://www.pameladunmirefineart.com

In my meditations there is a secret world where I go to envision myself. This world is full of energy, sparks of ideas and promises of creativity. This dynamic place transports me into my future… and I am free.

“Secret World” is one of my favorite pieces that I did in 2014.  It is now going to a new home in Ludington, Michigan many miles from its home on my studio wall in Prescott, Arizona.  The story of how it sold is quite magical, things happen for a reason.

"Following The Moon"

“Following The Moon”

The above painting “Following the Moon” was hung in my show “A Straight Line Curved”, that is running in the spotlight room at Mountain Artists Gallery in Prescott. I hung the show on July 15th but opening nite was July 24th.  Between that time it mysteriously fell off the wall and was punctured.  The gallery called me about the damages and asked if I would replace the painting with another.  So I brought in, You guessed it, “Secret World”.

When looking at the whole presentation I knew that “Secret World” should have been my first choice.  It really worked much better with the theme of the show and the energy on the walls.  A summer visitor to the area, came opening nite and fell in love with it, bought it and after the show it will be sent to her home in Michigan, which happens to be my home state.

All is well in my magical world of intention, love and higher self.  My painting has found it’s for ever home.  I am blessed and so is my collector.

A Straight Line Curved

A Straight Line Curved

“A Straight Line Curved” now hanging in the Spotlight Room at Mountain Artists Gallery

I have been silent for a while because I have been in the studio creating beautiful and soul-searching works for my new exhibit “A Straight Line Curved”.  It was a work of love.  The Intent for me behind this new exhibit with my friend and glass artist Patty Lindsey, is to radiate through my writing and art that any who might read these words and see these works of art will feel moved to spread love into the world.

All of my works have a small descriptive paragraph of my thoughts and feelings behind the creativity.  My intent is to draw the observer into the painting and feel the emotions that I have seeded into each work of art.  Fifteen of my most beautiful pieces are on display.

Patty’s glass art is such a lovely complement to my pieces and it has been a real pleasure to exhibit with her.  As one artist I truly admire, Deanne Brewster, wrote to Patty and I, “Congrats on a great Spotlight Room show.  I sat the gallery on Saturday and was able to absorb what you two have created.  Spectacular.”

The shows opening nite is this Friday July 24th, from 5pm-7pm, At Mountain Artist Guild and Gallery in Prescott, AZ.

Thanks everyone for all your support and belief in my talents.  I hope to see as many of you as possible on Friday night.

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Trimming the Trellis…… creating positive energy.

"Garden Trellis"  26" x 16" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas http://www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“Garden Trellis” 16″ x 16″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
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I’ve been away from the blogging circuit this last week due to a really bad sinus infection that threw me in bed and away from the world.  It gave me a really quite time to reflect on things, look at life and dig deep.

I find that sometimes life can get in the way to really living.  I am doing some energy clearing with a friend who is a wellness coach, and yes my sinuses are opening up and the world is coming back into focus.

It’s like my garden trellis, if it gets overgrown and unruly the leaves and vines take over choking out the blooms. That’s what happens when negative energy creeps into your life: muscles tighten, sinuses clog the headaches ensue.

Over loading life can cause negative energy, scheduling to many things and trying to meet the demands of a career and family sometimes stops you from really living.  Real living is savoring the moment, noticing the little things and finding gratitude, finding pure and positive energy in all you do; creating joy.

Take time this week to find your garden trellis, and trim out the negative energy, and you will find the blossoms ready to bloom.

China Garden… A new National Wildlife Federation Fund Raiser

"China Garden" 8" x 8' Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas   $99.00 www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“China Garden” 8″ x 8′  $99.00
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Some of you may already know but if not…..  I have chosen the National Wildlife Federation as the environmental group that I will be supporting this year.  Being an Abstract Nature Artist and caring deeply for our environment and creatures that rely on it, I have decided that 30% of all sales this year will go to NWF.

I will be posting at least 1 painting per week on this blog.  I charge no tax or S&H to encourage you to support this cause.

China Garden  8″ x 8″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas  $99.00  First to comment gets this sweet painting.   Mothers Day is coming……

Earth Day……..all year long.

"Jonquils" 30"x30" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas www.pameladunmirefineart.com

“Jonquils” 30″x30″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
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Ok, I missed writing a post on Earth Day. I fully meant to…but I was out in my Iris garden. So love when my Irises bloom. They are one of my favorite flowers.

Iris Garden

Iris Garden

Living in the Mountains of Arizona I have to contend with two things when gardening. The scarcity of rain, we are a desert state you know, and Javelina.  If you have never seen one they are wild pig like creatures that roam the state.  Javelina will eat almost any tubular plant but Iris; so I have a lot of Iris. Rain that’s another story. The drought in the Southwest has been long and hard.

Which brings me to global warming and Earth Day…. We are slowly killing our mother Earth. Have you seen California this year? I just got back from a trip there and it has dried up.  People are losing their homes because their water wells have dried up.  Towns are sinking a foot a year in the Central Valley because the underground water tables are depleting and the ground above is sinking.

Much of this is from our dependence on fossil fuels, we are warming the earth and it is drying up folks.  Ok, Ok, you people who live around the Great Lakes and the East Coast will probably differ, you had record snows this year, but 2014 was the hottest year on record.  How about those storms?  Storms have become more violent and more numerous.  Need I go on with the ugly truths.

Being a positive person I look to the future and the remarkable talent of the human race.  We can fix this with the help of science and everyone doing their part.  I for one watch my carbon foot print.  Drive only when I need to, use as little power as I can. I recycle, have a zeroscape landscape I don’t need to water any of my plants because they are all drought tolerant.  I use sustainable products and eat organic foods.

We can all do a part to ensure that our heritage continues and that our children’s children will have a bright future.  Every day is Earth Day.

Where Life Thrives…..Finding Rest and Relaxation.

"Estuary"  24" X 20" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.   http://www.pameladunmirefineart.com

                                  “Estuary” 24″ X 20″ acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.                                       http://www.pameladunmirefineart.com          CLICK TO WATCH ME PAINT THIS

I have been traveling for a week, one of my favorite places for rest and relaxation is the Central Coast of California.  An old haunting ground, where I worked and played before I moved to the mountains of Arizona.

Now I go back just to rejuvenate. I have a favorite place to stay on the ocean and favorite restaurants that beacon me to eat.  I travel into wine country to visit my favorite vineyard and sip their magical libations.

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Moro Rock

On the way back down the coast I love to stop in the port of Moro Bay where the giant rock (moro) stands in the bay.  It is a rarity to see it without fog, but this trip it was magnificent.

While in Moro Bay I always take time to visit the Estuary.  It is one of the largest preserves on the West Coast.

Moro Bay Estuary

Moro Bay Estuary

When I came home and walked into the studio, I wanted to paint that feeling of total rejuvenation.

I could have chosen Pismo Beach where I look across San Luis Bay to Point Sal, the view from my balcony every morning; Instead, I chose the Estuary.  The smell of sea the taste of salt the pulse of life during high tide. The Majestic White Egrets standing tall in the marsh grasses. That magical mystical place between sea and land where life thrives abundantly.

My new video, is a demo of this painting  click to watch STUDIO VISIT #2  .