Thursday, February 26, 2009

Artist Donates Sales From Artwork to Help Friend

"Handel's Heart" by Mary Margaret Holmes, copyright

Mary Margaret Holmes wanted to share this with the Ascribing Artist Blog:

In July 2008 I was in wal-mart in Winona, Ms and I looked up to see a familiar face. It was Troy Wiltshire. He was wearing his famous smile and memories of He and I back in high school came flooding back. Troy was 2 years ahead of me and he might as well have been my brother. We quickly became fast friends and hung out until he graduated and went on to become a success in college. I hadn't seen Troy in a while but our friendship has never wavered. After college Troy married a wonderful girl, Amanda, and they have the most beautiful one year old daughter, Kaylyn Rose. Troy got to meet my husband and one year old son that day in wal-mart and we hope to schedule a play date with our kids when Troy is better. You see, 2 weeks after our visit, Troy's life was rocked by shocking news. He had Acute Myeloid Leukemia....and it was bad. As a pharmacist, I knew the consequences he faced and I fell to my knees and asked God to spare Troy.

We almost lost him the 1st month. But if you know Troy you know he is the definition of a fighter. Troy put his faith and trust in his God and we all waited patiently for good news. Then we got some. Troy desperatetly needed a bone marrow transplant to live and within no time God provided a perfect match for Troy. He and his family moved to Rochester, Minnesota for the operation in December 2008. So far the transplant was successful but he and his family are still in Minnesota where he can be under the care of some amazing doctors.

You see God has a plan for Troy and even though I wouldn't wish this disease on anyone, Troy has used it as a example to show others the mercy and love of our Lord. God has a perfect plan for all our lives if we are open to letting him work through us.....and that's were I come in. I had been praying diligently for Troy for some time when I felt God telling me I needed to do something else to help him. I was blessed with the talent of painting from a young age and had recently started my own website to try and sell my paintings for suplimental income so that my husband could stay home and keep my son while I was at work. God told me that he would provide for me and that I should take what God has given me and use it to help Troy. So I dedicated 100% of the profits from my website to Troy to help with medical expenses, cost of living, childcare, whatever.

Now I have 3 things to ask of you.
#1: PRAY! Pray that God comepletely heals Troy so that he can go about doing His work and being and example of faith and hope.

#2: Pray for my website that God will bless it and raise lots of money on Troy's behalf.

#3: Pray to God and if you feel led, consider purchasing a painting or a peice of jewelry. Not only will you be donating to a worthy cause but you get a one of a kind original artwork to show for your efforts.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and may God bless your life with health and happiness. Go to to see what's available and check out to find updates on Troy's condition.

Your Sister in Christ,
Mary Margaret Holmes


Monday, February 23, 2009

Wildlife Artist, Beverly Basham

"Hidin' and Seekin'" by Beverly Basham, copyright

The Ascribing Artist Blog just added wildlife artist, Beverly Basham's website to the Artist Links. Please take a peek at:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Featured Artist: Elizabeth Gawronski

"Lighthouse" by Elizabeth Gawronski, copyright

"Icy Waters" by Elizabeth Gawronski, copyright

"Tulip with Butterfly" by Elizabeth Gawronski, copyright

Elizabeth Gawronski began painting with acrylics but has now expanded into other media including oils, watercolors, and pastels. Her motto is "Creativity On and On." She has recently (2004) been juried into the "Colors of the Season" art show and sale at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, Alabama (CVAC). She was judged "Best in Acrylics" at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Art League Show in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and was a "Limelight Series Artist" at the Huntsville Art League in 2002. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA) and the Art League of Madison (ALM). She has studied art under many talented and professional artists including Chuck Long, Ed Starnes, Shifra Stein, Wayne Spradley, Jean Wood, Helen J. Vaughn, and others. She continues to expand her horizons through travel and workshops. Many of her painting are of places she has visited. Among her favorite subjects are flowers from her garden. She exhibits her paintings and other art decor annually at the Monte Sano Art Show and Sale atop Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a graduate of Florida State University (B.S.) and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Alabama (BAMA) (M.A., Ed.S.). Please contact her at or via telephone at (256) 882-0173. Current Exhibits: Gifford Street Fabrics, 4852-D Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35802 in the Publix Shopping Center.
Mrs. Gawronski displayed her painting "Japanese Bridge" at The Atrium Gallery located in The Madison County Public Library, June 23-October 1, 2005, as part of the Bicentenniel Celebration of the City of Huntsville, Alabama. The bridge is a landmark of the City of Huntsville and was presented as a gesture of good will and friendship by a Japanese General officer. Recently, Mrs. Gawronski entered the Artist Colony of Gulf Breeze, Florida 2006 Online International Art Exhibition (August, 06-Present).

For more information please contact or visit Mrs. Gawronski's art blog at: or email

Monday, February 9, 2009

Featured Artist: Judy Bobula

"Adobe Buildings" by Judy Bobula, copyright

"Picket Fences" by Judy Bobula, copyright

"Bottles" by Judy Bobula, copyright

Judy Bobula in her art studio


Art is a part of me-like eating or sleeping. When I create in my studio, time stands still.

When I began painting, I portrayed the world realistically, but in the past ten years my style has evolved into a more impressionistic and interpretive expression.

Currently I work in mixed media collage. I start with an idea, although, often I don’t know where I am going with it, or how it will turn out. I continually scrape, sand, and repaint. Sometimes I abandon the original idea altogether and go with something new. I enjoy experimenting with new materials and techniques and often add organic materials for interest. While I strive for good composition and unity, dynamic color and texture are signatures of my work. Much of my inspiration comes from love of nature and travel. Birch bark from Maine, stones from Arizona, and shells from Florida often wind up in my art. Any excursion can be a source of creativity for me.

I was raised in Wisconsin and moved to the South as a young adult. I have studied art at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and at Kennesaw College in Marietta, Georgia. Since moving to Alabama, I have continued studies at Calhoun College and at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

My paintings have received awards in major competitions across the region. One of my paintings recently received first place in painting at the Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Awards Exhibition. My works are in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including that of Marilyn Quayle, wife of the former Vice President, and have been featured in regional newspapers and magazines.

For more info about Judy please visit her website at:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Photographer, Neville Simpson

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Neville Simpson was born in Guyana, South America; Grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently reside in Huntsville, AL. He loves God, people, and art!

Neville's story is one of perseverance, strength and the willingness to follow his bliss.

As you can see above, Neville has an eye for catching the right moments of your wedding. He is also available for engagement & anniversary portraits.

If you have a wedding coming up in Hunstville/Madison County, call N’Sight Photography. 256.694.9349 Neville is also available for travel. Click on the link to take you to his BLOG, Website, and NHS Fine Arts

Artist, Betty Burchfield: HE LIVES, JESUS LIVES

From Madison, AL, Artist Betty Burchfield:

JESUS LIVES FRAMED, by Betty Burchfield, copyright

Every artist should paint a picture such as this. One can feel His sweet Holy Spirit as the brush is busy capturing the sweet story of Jesus. HE LIVES! At first, i looked at the painting and was trying to capture Him walking on water. My son, Don, came in and viewed it and then started laughing. "Mom" he said "He looks like He is surfing". So, I decided to "still the waters" around His feet. Then, decided to move the Cross to the other side of the picture and wanted to share the final results. See more pictures below.

May He Bless you and keep you safe, my friends.

More about Betty Burchfield and her "Original Creations by Little Reb" can be found on her websites at:
Custom Oil Paintings
Home of the Little Reb Doll Molds, Patterns, Restorations, and Dolls


Jesus surfing