An interview with artists. Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of “An Interview with Artists!”

Thank you to all the artists and readers – each of you have a role in the success of this series.

I’ve asked the artists to discuss the benefits of making art. You will be inspired by what they have to say! Continue reading An interview with artists. Part 2

An interview with artists. Part 1

I’ve asked a very diverse group of artist friends questions about being an artist. I will share their responses over a series of blog posts. The goal is to make connections, inspire and promote art. Whether you are an artist or you have yet to discover your inner artist, my hope is that you will be able to relate to the artists featured. Continue reading An interview with artists. Part 1

It all started with “I have an idea….”

On a recent Saturday night, I was in my dining room (it doubles as my art studio) using a power drill on what looks like a million found objects from my lawn.  I would pause periodically and look down at the powdery, sawdust mess I was creating on my floor, table and clothing. 

What am I doing?  Why am I doing this?  Have I lost my mind?

I didn’t bother answering the questions.  Instead, I continued my art project with ardent determination.  But I did decide it would be interesting to interview my artist friends. 

That is how this new series was born! Continue reading It all started with “I have an idea….”

Self-Portrait with Black Necklace and Butterfly

Art Exhibit: Dia de los muertos / Frida Kahlo / Self-Portrait with Black Necklace and Butterfly

I have a new art piece on display in the Dia de Los Muertos exhibit through the Visual Art League of Lewisville. The task was to submit a piece of art directly inspired by a Mexican or Latin American painter. That is a tall order that I took seriously…. Continue reading Art Exhibit: Dia de los muertos / Frida Kahlo / Self-Portrait with Black Necklace and Butterfly

Little bashful one, make haste and take flight

Little bashful one, make haste and take flight

I just completed a new art piece, “Butterfly wings”.

Artist’s Statement:
Little tentative one, make haste and take flight with your shiny, gilded wings.  While you may damage the wings along your journey you have what it takes to be courageous as a lion yet delicate and beautiful as a rose. Continue reading Little bashful one, make haste and take flight

"Iterations" an original art piece by Denise Holguin at the Visual Art League of Lewisville

“Iterations” an original art piece by Denise Holguin is on exhibition!

“Iterations” is my debut art piece that is on exhibit at the MCL Grand through the Visual Art League of Lewisville.

The theme for the exhibit is “Self-Portrait”. Not only was I the photographer but I was also the model. Very tricky – especially when I was turning as green as the walls from sitting upside down!

Go see the art piece in person! It’s on exhibit from August 31 – October 30, 2021. Look for the North Display Case. Continue reading “Iterations” an original art piece by Denise Holguin is on exhibition!

Visual Art League of Lewisville

I joined the Visual Art League of Lewisville

I unlocked one of life’s greatest mysteries.    

I have been wondering how individuals get their art displayed in exhibitions. 

The answer is stunningly easier than I ever fathomed:  Join an art league!

When I attended the first meeting of the Visual Art League of Lewisville, themes were reviewed and I sat with a bewildered look on my face.  Are there fees?  Our art gets displayed…just like that?  How many pieces of art can we submit?  Does the art have to be hung on a wall? 

What strange, mythical world did I stumble in to and how am I fortunate enough to be permitted to join?

I asked questions.  And it’s true.  Art gets displayed…just like that!   Continue reading I joined the Visual Art League of Lewisville