Sunday, December 11, 2011

What A Fun Experience

As an artist I am always delighted when I get to visit another artist.  I call myself an artist very loosely as it is a life long desire I am finally able to begin pursueing.  Yesterday I visited with a "real artist", Brenda Tustian, a professional who lives near me in a setting as serene and peaceful as any I have seen.  Brenda has been painting all of her life and her work reflects someone very at home in a style she has crafted to perfection.  You may know her as the Santa Claus artist although that unfairly limits her....and believe me, she is not limited!

Every year she has an Open House to share her work up close and personal and to allow visitors to see her gallery ...and, are you ready for this,.... her home.
The Gallery. She paints upstairs.

The Living Room
 Brenda actually opens her home to many she now calls friends as they follow her work through her website and shows she produces around the country.  Her work hangs in homes and offices of many we might call the "rich and famous" as well as every day people.  Here is a friend you might recognize who owns several of Brenda's paintings.
 This was my first visit and I was so impressed.  First of all she lives way out in the country, down a winding road, and then down a Gone With The Wind driveway. I can only imagine Brenda gains much of her inspiration from her surroundings.

If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift, have a close look at her work, especially how she personalizes it for you.  As a new artist, I am always inspired by original work such as Brenda's.  I hope you will enjoy perusing it too.


  1. oh my goodness, what an experience. Such a beautiful home, I'd love to live here.

  2. Petty, This is only a small, small part. You should see the rest of it!

  3. Season's Greetings From Southern California

    Your home looks fantastic!

    I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas :-)

    *The "W" in Christmas*

  4. It is lovely, Ron, but it isn't my home...only visiting. Like you. :)


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