Colleen’s Creations

Believe in Immortal Wisdom

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The Wisdom of Love
Sunset over Big Sur

Big Sur, California is one of Mother Earth’s treasures. My view as I stood on a balcony at sunset, soaking in the stunning vistas. It was a magical time. Nature has a wisdom all its own. The physical chemistry (some call it alchemy) of life manifests into a shimmering mist of vibrant colors illuminated by the sun’s rays of golden light. Suddenly, senses become breathtakingly enlivened – the feel of the breeze, the smell of the ocean, and warm gentle sunlight. There is nothing quite like it. You feel transformed into another realm. It creates a sense of wonder, beckoning the acceptance of what has already past and an optimism for what is yet to come. The future will bring you infinite possibilities for love, light, tranquility and peace. God is infinite and so are the blessings you will receive, it is all part of the grand plan for this Mother Earth.
Just Be, just love.
Enjoy the journey,
into the horizon,
into infinity.

Cardinal on a Swing

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There are all Types of Love
A Cardinal on a Swing

The cardinal is regarded as symbol of hope, healing, joy, health, rejuvenation and celebration. Tradition teaches this special bird, who can live up to 15 years, epitomizes special people who are rare, energetic and mindful of others. Some believe a cardinal is a sign from loved ones reminding us of the heavens ever protective and watchful guidance. My painting depicts a beautiful red male on a swing in winter. He waits patiently to see his loved one so he can sooth him by singing him a song.

6 ½ x 9, acrylic on canvas.
Available on poster paper.

Far Away Beach

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Love of Humanity
Far Away Beach

Is there anything better than being a little kid and going on vacation to the seashore? All of humanity was there to soak in the sun and to breathe the air. We were all joyously in love with our time away. We would swim for hours each day and then ride our bicycles until sunset. Far Away Beach was inspired by the seemingly arduous from the car to the ocean. It was so exciting and I could not wait, so it seemed to take forever, but once you were there, everyone was joyous and full of laughter.  People were kind to each other and shared with each other- all day long! Everyone plays at the beach. Young or old, everyone plays and has fun. I love humanity and approach every human as another chance to make a friend.

Original is 6 ½x 9, acrylic on canvas.
Available on poster paper.

Frankie’s Heart

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The Greatest of Love- Soul Love
Frankie’s Heart

The soul of the earth shows magnificent colors. If you look, you will see blue horizons of the future and a heart experiencing eternal love.  It reminds me of what God created for us all. Love.

Frankie’s mom wrote this when she saw my work: “It reminds me of my daughter’s blue eyes, the heart shape is the love I have for her and the love she had for me, the essence of God’s love when he created all of us. The white billowing strokes in the painting remind me of clouds, heaven and a far distance. The huge heart coming over the mountains reminds me of how big my love is for my children and my grandchild. It reminds me that love is huge and expansive. I feel that having love and being loved is a true blessing. The painting is beautiful and heartfelt and was painted by my friend who is loving and caring. The artist has suffered herself, but loves others more than herself.”

Original is 14×11, acrylic on canvas.
Available on poster paper.

Friendship in Winter

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Love of Friendship
Trees in the Winter Sun

Gaelic tradition teaches each tree has a soul just as humans do, so I like to think friends are like trees.  They stand tall and strong. They support you when you need a whole new life; like a bird building a nest in a branch. If danger approaches they can just lift you up to a higher level, an upper branch. They are there to offer unconditional love. They are there in the sunrise after a long night, they are there in the twilight, sometimes only to listen or just be silent.

Golden Ephemeral Love

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Love Never Fails
Golden Sunset at Big Sur

This is a simple view looking south, down the California coastline at the Pacific Ocean. God gave us Mother Earth who shares her beauty with each of us. The golden, majestic and vibrant colors are for all to see. Love will never fail you, it is not able. Love is for everyone. It is of no consequence who you are, or how you arrived there, if you are looking at the sunset in this painting you are receiving the love of the universe, it is your gift.

Jeremy’s Forest

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The Hope in Love
Jeremy’s Forest

Jeremy’s Forest became real as I looked at Jeremy’s Trees and wanted to continue in creating a sky full of color and wonder. A sky full of future and love and comfort. I created a path to walk, and a goal to attain. The goal is deep in the tranquil forest, where only love remains. It reminds me of the journey on the path to happiness.

I sent out a request to my family and friends to share the feelings evoked when viewing Jeremy’s Forest.  My cousin sent an “Evocation from family: ” Having spent an on-and-off night camping atop a cliff, when peeking over the edge, it seems the morning light cutting through the tail of the disintegrating cloud system, tells me, after a cup of fresh “cowboy coffee”, it’s going to be a perfect day. Climb on! “

Jeremy’s Tree

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The Hope in Love
Jeremy’s Tree

Jeremy’s Tree shows no matter what lies ahead, the sun is always there to help guide you and to illuminate the possibilities. The colors are peaceful and the forest is tranquil. Jeremy’s Tree is a good tree; it is strong and supple and embedded solidly in the earth. Please remember Jeremy as this tree. Just as Jeremy was embedded solidly in the love of his parents, friends and family.
I sent out a request to my family and friends to share the feelings evoked when viewing Jeremy’s Tree, this was their response:
Reminds me of Christmas joy, the smell of pine trees, one’s cones, balsam, and fires burning. It makes me think that art is such a wonderful gift and brings joy and happiness to the artist and the viewer.

Original is 20×16, acrylic on canvas
Available on poster paper

Joseph’s Beach

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Acknowledgements
Joseph’s Beach

Joseph’s Beach shows us the sands of time may shape the landscape, but it is only temporary. Each new landscape presents another chance for a beautiful memory. Joseph’s mom took this picture in South Carolina and I painted this from the photo. Joseph is a boy who is kind and good. He was taken too soon and I want to remember him well. He and his family deserve that.

Lady Lounging at Big Sur

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In Love with Loving

Lady Lounging at Big Sur

The vacation to Big Sur was full of crazy all-encompassing love. I was so in love when I stayed there.  After taking pictures there, I wanted to paint it. So, I did. To remind myself of the exquisite magical love found there. My heart was so full of loving thoughts, suddenly everything became possible, just by imagining it. Lady Lounging came about because I was painting a landscape and decided to add silver paint to the color scheme. It brought me into a space where fantasy and reality mixed into one gorgeous landscape. Then, serendipitously, a shape formed and became a woman on the beach (or “of” the beach), resting and enjoying the warm rays of the sun and the breeze off the water.

Maternal Nature

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Introduction
Maternal Nature

A mountain range with heart shaped clouds in a purple sky creates inspirational thoughts for me. Anything can be possible! I imagine it is the universe showing how beautiful it is. My cousin MaryAnn saw this and it had reminded her how her Mom appears in her thoughts as she experiences these kinds of beautiful moments.  A mother’s love is always present and completely eternal, as is nature and its beauty.

Original is14x11, acrylic on canvas.
Available on poster paper.

The Future, Sails Up!

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Love of Self
The Future, Sails Up

This painting is my Impressionistic style interpretation of a sailboat at anchor. The sails are tied and it waits patiently for sailors and supplies. Set the navigation to approach your destiny. Find your bliss. Every day is a new chance to try, every day is a gift of life. Have faith. There is always a future. Once the supplies are loaded, you can unfurl the sails and get underway. Create an adventure to wherever you want to go, and stay for however long you wish.  It is The Future, Sails Up!

Original is 6 ½x 9, acrylic on canvas
Available on poster paper.