WALDO DREAMS of TANGO

in the late 90s, I was living in Cerrillos, New Mexico, and had a friend named Bin. She was also a stone carver, and had an enormous Newfie/Lab mix dog named Waldo. The top ridge of Waldo’s back was level with my hip. He loved to lean. If you weren’t … Continue reading

INTO the LIGHT

When I left New Zealand to come back to Hawaii in 2002, I was delighted to be back in the States, but also terrified that I wouldn’t be able to make it. I had almost no money with me, so I had to take a job. The only one I … Continue reading

JOURNEY MASTER Painting

When I lived in Gore NZ as Artist-in-Residence, I was 3000 miles from home, alone, with almost no money – yet somehow I was able to get by and even have lots of fun, in spite of the several emotional whammos I went through. I kept having these dreams of … Continue reading

Made of Day Painting

When I was a little kid, I saw a wedding on television. There were the usual people – bride, groom, best men and women, and then – the Maid of Honor. “What? What is that,” I thought. “Made of honor? How could anyone be made of honor?” Ever since then, … Continue reading

Signature Styles

A friend mentioned in conversation this week that she didn’t see that I had a “signature style.” She said my work was “all over the place.” I thought about it after we hung up, because I had always been told that, whether I was drawing, carving or painting, people could … Continue reading

Cheat Sheet: What Art Buyers Can Say to Artists to Make them Feel Really, Really Great!

Recently I posted a couple of images of memes saying “What Not to Say to an Artist” and “What Not to Say to Photographers.” I also inluded a Cheat Sheet of nice things artists wish you would say to us. Find and download it all HERE. Today, I’m posting a … Continue reading

Cheat Sheet for Art Show Goers: What Artists Wish You Would Say to Them

A while ago, there were 2 memes circulating about what not to say to an artist: I’ve asked artists all over the place to suggest what they’d like to hear (THANKS so much to all the artists who gave me their wonderful input!). This is part one – feel free … Continue reading

Awesome Birdy x 10 Exhibition Results

This last week, just for fun, and to see how many people I could reach, I offered a free online virtual art show (HERE). I created the show, and included a free downloadable print as a thank-you gift for coming to see the show. THE PLAN My plan was 4-fold: … Continue reading

Pele’s Story: The Painting ‘Pele Searches for Her New Home’

The Fire Goddess of Hawai’i This painting, Pele Searches for Her New Home, tells a little-talked-about part of the legend of Pele, the Fire Goddess of Hawaii. Usually… Most times you see Pele depicted as firey and angry, bursting out of or in a volcano, with lava and fire and … Continue reading

I Won the Cover Competiton for Women’s Art Magazine 278! Woohoo!

Here’s the letter I got announcing the new March 2014 issue: “Women in Art 278 is pleased to unveil the March Issue! Congratulations to our cover artist Angela Treat Lyon of America whose art beautifully conveys our Water Theme –  Access to Clean Water, an issue that affects every being … Continue reading

New Painting! The Cliff

The Cliff Acrylics on canvas, 12″ x 12″ I’ve been keeping track of how our weather has changed our beaches here in Hawaii. This cliff never used to exist. Over the past few years, Kailua beach has lost yards and yards of sand, exposing the roots of the ironwood trees, … Continue reading

Sage Magazine Features Angela Treat Lyon Painting in 2-Page Spread!

My painting, Learning to Love Myself, has been paired with the just-right accompanying article by Leo Drioli in a 2-page spread in Sage Magazine this month! How cool is that? You can see the whole online alternative magazine HERE. It’s got wonderful articles and other artwork all through it. Thanks … Continue reading

Want to Be A Collector? Start Here!

I’ve decided that more people need to buy more art! What’s art for, anyway? To inspire you to feel more calm or more joyous. To help you get through your day. To help you remember that the world outside of your office is a beautiful, mystical, wondrous place! And yet, … Continue reading

Simple Way to Use Pinterest for Your Art (or Other Images) to Promote Your Work

Sometimes I’m a little slow to take action on things I know that work. For a few years now, I’ve seen articles, posts, tele-classes and workshops on how to use social media to promote your work – whatever it is. But I’ve always been so busy trying to just DO … Continue reading