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At 2:30am on November 10, 2009, Michel Reverte said…
rose to my friend Pictures, Images and Photos
At 12:16pm on October 15, 2009, Nick Djukich said…
No I do not. What is it and where is it from? I am looking to expand my product portfolio so if there is a sufficient demand, I could look into it. By the way, you can visit my website; to see the products I do import.
At 2:49pm on October 11, 2009, Jose Manuel Zardain Garcia Vigil said…
Thank you Ann for your friendship, if you need something from me or from Mexico please don´t hesitate to contact me, have a great day. Jose Manuel
At 9:39am on January 28, 2009, Deborah Gee said…
Loved the video.... great job.... awesome attitude.... we are planning a trip that way in May 09.... email me if you need to talk more...
At 11:16pm on January 27, 2009, Eric Boyum said…
The slideshow of your works are best described as virtual vibrant. For a minute there I was removed from the cold-artic place I call home here in Minneapolis and was transported to a place that artwork like yours makes me yearn for. Nice website.
At 9:44pm on January 27, 2009, Eric Boyum said…
Very cool...
At 10:46am on January 24, 2009, Alberto Mariano Stasi said…
ok. send me o give an email and I´ll send you the info
best regards
At 10:45am on January 24, 2009, Ann said…
it is pretty cool isn't it?

i am interested. I am about to launch a great art leasing program for home staging, I have had so many requests.

fine art can really change the energy of a room and leave a lasting impression. i will send you details as soon as it is launched.

what is your e-mail address?
At 10:04am on January 24, 2009, Leilani said…
Me, too! I happened to join LinkedIn (for real estate) then started looking at other categories (hobbies). I'm a winegrower, so of course I did a search for "wine" groups. Came up with Wine 2.0, joined them and received an e-mail invite from Smoke...and here I am! What a discovery, I had never heard of Ning, so I've been up all night exploring social networking.

Question regarding your art: would you be interested in showcasing your work in my upcoming vineyard estate property? It's new construction and will be done in a couple of months, then ready to stage/decorate for a broker tour, virtual open house and grand opening to the public. You may get some leads from it, I suppose that everyone looking at the house will be into vineyards and wine!

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Wine Affilliation: Consumer or Trade
About Me:
For over seven years I didn't paint or draw a single thing. I worked at a variety of anxiety producing jobs in high tech, investing, and disaster relief until an encounter with two stage-four breast cancer survivors made me realize that life is too short to avoid pursuing my dream.

I started using painting as an active meditation to alleviate my anxiety. I began creating serene still life in oils and then moved to plein air landscapes. The first vineyards I painted belonged to Dr. Harold Olmo, a grape breeder and viticulturist, who played a key role in the development of the California wine industry starting in the 1930s.
At the very end of 2003 I quit my job, sold my house and moved to the beach in San Francisco. With the encouragement of renowned painters Gregory Kondos and Wayne Thiebaud (American Art Icon) I was finally determined to make a living as a painter and to pursue my dream.
After I moved to San Francisco to paint full time I knew that I would have to become prolific in order to thrive. I began practicing neuro-feedback, medically aided meditation, so that I could obtain optimal states of performance. So it's no accident that my collectors consistently comment that my paintings make them feel happy and calm.

I also knew that I had to come up with a unique value proposition to thrive in business. So I created a blue ocean strategy helping wineries leverage their largest asset, the unique beauty of their vineyards. Winemakers take me on a tour of their vineyards where I plants my easel. I then paints the colors of their vineyards as they change with the seasons, striving to create authentic and timeless pieces so that wine enthusiasts can bring home a piece of the Wine Country.

I’ve painted in several of California's American Viticulture Areas, including: Los Carneros, Napa Valley, Livermore Valley, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Valley, Dunnigan Hills, Alexander Valley, Yountville, Dry Creek, Shenandoah Valley, and the Central Valley.

Collectors select from the very best of my field studies painted in the vineyards or their gardens and commission me to explore my naturally inspired colors on larger canvases.
My subjects, always inspired by nature, not only include vineyards, but all natural landscapes, including private gardens, large-scale contemporary still life, and charcoal sketches on fine Arches French watercolor paper.
On the surface it seems that my subject is vineyards but actually it is color inspired by natural ambient light, the unique visual essence of the terroir. Light, or color, changes with the atmosphere and temperature, which is why I create each piece in the vineyards at specific times of day.

Blending old and new world traditions, I paint colors inspired by sunlight. With the direct mentorship I received from contemporary painter Wayne Thiebaud (an American Art icon), I paint in the timeless tradition of French Impressionists like Monet, plein air (in the open air). I even uses the same oil pigments as Van Gough from Old Holland Oil Works established in 1664.
My work is gaining increasingly collectible status and it is acquired by a growing list of collectors and celebrities across the US, Canada, and Europe, including Bob Proctor, host of the movie "The Secret-the Law of Attraction".

I'm so appreciative that I continue to be featured in the national media, most recently on "Fine Living" and NBC's "In Wine Country" will air this season, and in "The Wine Enthusiast", “The Tasting Panel”, “Practical Winery and Vineyard Management” and "Fortune" magazines. This year my blue ocean business strategy was profiled in "Career Renegade" by Jonathan Fields, published by Random House.

“Colors of Terroir-an artist’s tour of Sonoma”, my first book of a series, a collection of my Sonoma, California vineyard paintings, will be published next year and available on
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Most memorable experience around wine?
my first glass of wine on my first trip to the wine country

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The Best Art and Wine, are Created - from the Heart

This past Monday afternoon I wound slowly over the mountain from Kenwood to St. Helena, California. Then I finally arrived at the Silverado Trail but missed the right towards Sage Canyon Road. The beginning of a private commission that I am so looking forward to… Continue

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 4:27pm — 2 Comments




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