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Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Meaningful Blooms | Floral Paintings | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Meaningful Blooms | Floral Art | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

 Meaningful Blooms is a new floral series full of symbolism and emotion.  Each painting will be released one at a time as they are completed, and the original as well as fine art prints will be available for purchase.

I am excited to share this new collection with you, but I am also a bit nervous.  Can I successfully expose my heart in a visual way to you through the paintings?  Will they be well received with the same love that they were created with?  Will they ignite hearts and inspire change?  These are the questions I ask myself because I want to be a voice for the voiceless, and it is my prayer to have my voice joined with an entire choir of voices.

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What Defines Home | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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What Defines Home | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

 

I have been thinking a lot about home lately, and how I would define it.  Maybe because of the recent house portraits I’ve painted or maybe because of this season of staying at home (probably both).  Either way, it has been on my mind.

Home is where dreams are made, new chapters begin, and stories end.  It’s being carried over the threshold, welcoming a new baby, hot meals around the table talking about the day, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, family movie nights, seeking wise council, laughing, crying, and praying together, high school graduations, collage diplomas, planning weddings, and saying goodbye.  It’s waiting for the kids to return home for a visit and holding the first grandchild. Home is our own little warm, cozy, and safe part of the world where we feel free to let life happen. Home is where our story begins and ends.

house portrait | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Summer Never Tasted So Good | art lesson for kids | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Summer Never Tasted So Good | art lesson for kids | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Summer Never Tasted So Good | art lesson for kids | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Berry Cupcake | taste of summer | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

If you are anything like me and my family, you have found yourself spending more time in the kitchen since the stay home order. I have been doing more home cooked meals, baking, fermenting komboucha and kefir, and I even joined the "sour dough" club.  I find it comforting knowing I'm preparing something delicious and nourishing for my family, and we all can use some extra comfort during a time like this.

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Watercolor Floral Cards To Brighten the Day | printable template | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Watercolor Floral Cards To Brighten the Day | printable template | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Watercolor Floral Cards To Brighten the Day | printable template | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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I've been surrounded by flowers all week and it has been so beautiful.  It's this time every year when I begin my annual "morning garden walks".  With coffee in hand, I visit the raised vegetable gardens first, and then make my way along the pavement surrounding the pool towards my favorite flower garden in the back corner of our lot where it is ever changing.  I love that magical feeling of discovering that another flower has emerged from the soil and is showing off its beauty.  It is so special and so inspiring.

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My 2019 top 3 Christmas gifts | gift ideas for artists | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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My 2019 top 3 Christmas gifts | gift ideas for artists | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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My 2019 top 3 Christmas gifts | gifts for artists | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

If I'm being honest (which I have no reason to be otherwise), I am a little hesitant to write this blog post about my top Christmas gifts in fear that it will be received as an excuse to brag rather than its intent of being informative and helpful.  I sought out advice from a few trusted sources, and with their positive feedback, I'm going to silence my fear and go for it.  

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