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27 January 2015

taking flight

the new year is taking "flight"

as it has been some time since i last blogged,
(having a new baby will do that!)
i wanted to post a little new year inspiration along with 
the first paintings of the new year!

as these little birdies take flight from the studio
i am looking forward to seeing where
my "artistic flight" will soar this year...

  in my quiet reflection about the new year ahead
the word "persistence" keeps coming to mind...
sounds like a year of growth ahead!
in that case, i may be doing more flapping than soaring! :)


15 September 2014

music city notes

it's hard not to get swept away 
by floating sounds and notes
when you live and work in nashville.
the music influence is strong here, 
but lucky for everyone else 
the only public singing I do is on canvas!

(Music City Notes, 30"x40" 2014, M.ELLIOTT)

(detail, acrylic on canvas)

(*sourced image, the heart of downtown nashville music)


08 September 2014


a major change

the name 
for this painting seems appropriate in many ways.
this painting is one that has taken me longer than most, 
almost 6 months to complete!
it has been a stop and go process- sketching, painting,
color changes, stretches of work and periods of rest.

the process seems almost prophetic 
mirroring my life as a baby is grows in my belly, 
morphing and changing
days away from emerging as a beautiful butterfly!

(metamorphosis detail, M.ELLIOTT)

 (my inspiration board)

(if i were to choose an interior for this chair, this would be it!)

(metamorphosis, 24"x48", M.ELLIOTT)

26 August 2014

Finishing Touches

every good bar tender knows that the
finishing touch makes a perfect drink!

(Up With Olives, acrylic on canvas, M.ELLIOTT)

(Lemon Twist, acrylic on canvas, M.ELLIOTT)

11 August 2014

New Representation/HiltonHead,SC

Camellia Art Gallery
i am thrilled to have my work available
in Hilton Head with Camellia Art!
what i love about this gallery is the owner, 
Adrienne Lively's approach to art:

"Everyone should own original art that moves them 
and beautifies their surroundings....Camellia Art seeks 
to make it [original art] accessible and fun for
people to discover and experience for themselves."

(Bug Series IV, acrylic on linen, M.ELLIOTT)

1 office way
hilton head island, sc

30 July 2014

more BLT's

after all that painting,
i worked up an appetite for "BLT" goodness!
i came across this "BLT Pasta Salad" and scribbled it down, 
wish now that i could remember where it came from!
this salad is a light and fun twist to putting
"BLT" between two slices of bread
*note: i used "gomiti" shaped pasta that i had on hand, and
i added homemade croutons because i like the crunch!

(*yep, you can see my notation for what i had for dessert
with my "BLT Pasta Salad")

(my presentation of the "BLT Pasta Salad")

28 July 2014

in the kitchen

cooking up some paintings for the 
Friday, August 8th - Saturday, August 9th

(BLT, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, 2014)

(Sandwich Staples, 12"x12", 2014)

(Rabbit Food, 12"x12", 2014)

(Tomato Art Fest Parade, image provided by

(image by Daner)

Art Show hosted by
Art & Invention Gallery
1106 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(East Nashville at 5 Points)

link to the Tomato Art Fest website, click here!
link to details about the Tomato Art Fest Art Show, click here!