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Dee Van Houten Fine Artist

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In this artisan handmade jewelry art blog, distinctive artisan handmade jewelry and fine art is created by artist, Dee Van Houten. Each artisan necklace is created with sterling silver components, dichroic, Murano and lampwork glass, raw crystals, Swarovski crystals, genuine sea glass and/or vintage beads along with a sterling silver chain necklace. There is no nickel in my jewelry. Some of the necklaces may be designed with raw copper components, Swarovski crystals and/or vintage beads.

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Fine Art Paintings and Originals

Dee is trained in fine art painting, illustration, web design, graphic design and communication design. She offers several fine art collections: SoulWorks intuitive art, LifeExpressions custom order paintings and Animal Art.

Original artworks and giclee prints can be seen and securely purchased from DevaArt Studio’s online gallery-store. All artwork is offered as fine art gicee prints. Original paintings and custom orders are available.

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You will be able to choose art in various sizes and media to have the artwork printed on, such as, museum quality archival matte or glossy paper, canvas and many others. Custom framing is also available. (All purchases are secure; communications between your browser and the website are encrypted).

The medium I used for this one-of-a-kind original painting is alcohol ink. I paint with alcohol ink in an intuitive manner and there are a lot of very subtle things going on in the background such as dragonflies, butterflies and delicate flowers that just seem to appear. In this painting, I used various shades of greens and yellows with touches of orange, purples and aqua.

Original Art – Secret Garden – Alcohol Ink – 9″x12″

Alcohol inks are acid-free, highly pigmented and permanent. This medium is used on non-porous substrates such as glass, tile, plastics, metals and glossy papers and the colors appear to just float on top since this type of substrate does not absorb the ink.

All of my alcohol ink paintings are created on a cradled wood birch panel (the width on the sides of the cradle may vary from 3/4″ to 2″). The panel is painted on all sides and back with a color that compliments the painting. I put framers wire on the back and hanging hardware so it will be ready to hang when you receive it. I spray the finished piece with a clear protective coating that will not disturb the alcohol ink and you will not need glass. I then use a thin layer of acrylic UV polymer varnish for a final layer of protection.

Artisan Handmade Jewelry Fine Art Blog – Life Expressions

LifeExpressions are paintings that client’s commission me to do for a loved one, special friend or themselves. These very personal paintings feature what they are passionate about in their life. A LifeExpressions painting captures the essence of the person and what they love in life. For instance, the below LifeExpressions commission is called, Indigo Child and was created for someone who loves dragonflies and mandalas.

SoulWorks Spiritual Art

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.  Henry Ward Beecher

Healing colors play a significant role in the creation of my SoulWorks original paintings. The essence of the soul of my subjects are captured and expressed in my images that reside within the quiet side of nature. Of course, in trying to paint the essential spirit of a person or a living essence in nature is always an intuitive action. A sense of enigma is created in my SoulWorks paintings blending nature with the Divine.

Painting is a pigment of my imagination…
If I can create art, then everything will be good…

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