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Meet the Artist: Meet Veronica Fernandez

Issue #2 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail and is being sent to all current members of the Society of Decorative Painters! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the upcoming issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.

Today we meet Veronica Fernandez and get a preview of her project, “Owl-Birds of Prey”!

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Veronica was born in Argentina. For 10 years she has been an active decorative painter, starting when she was just eight years old. Currently, she is the owner, director and teacher for her art gallery, Veronikarte, located in Asuncion, Paraguay. She also teaches at seminars, conferences and workshops in countries throughout South America.

If you have any questions about Veronica’s project, you can email her at veronicafernandez1972@hotmail.com.

Can’t wait for your magazine to arrive in the mail? Login to the member only section of our website to access the digital version and start Veronica’s project today!

Meet the Exhibitor: Meet Gayle’s Art Enterprises

Who is exhibiting at the 44th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo in San Diego this June? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring the companies that are exhibiting right here on the SDP Blog! Make sure you get an Expo ticket so you can see their latest products and shop their Expo specials, June 9-11 at the Town and Country Resort.

Today we’re featuring Master Decorative Artist Gayle Oram’s business, Gayle’s Art Enterprises. Gayle will be in booth #500. Keep reading to learn why you should attend and stop by her booth!

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Why should attendees stop by your booth at the SDP Expo?
If you need a special gift, I have beautiful, hand-panted plates, boxes, clocks and more, with European flowers and a number of Rosemailing styles.

What products are you most excited about featuring at the SDP Expo?
Hand-painted, useable teakettles are my specialty. Check out my correspondence courses if you need help with strokes and styles.

Are you having show-special discounts at your booth?
Every attendee who makes a purchase of over $25 will receive a free pattern!

What is something that our attendees might not know about your company?
Consignment orders are welcome.

Is there anything else our attendees should know?
Earlier in the week on Tuesday, June 7, I will be teaching an acrylic class, Double-Beaded Bowl with Telemark (0085). If you’re participating in the Conference program, sign up for my class to make this elegant bowl.

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Meet the Artist: Meet Lynne Deptula

Issue #2 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail and is being sent to all current members of the Society of Decorative Painters! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the upcoming issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.

Today meet Lynne Deptula and get a preview of her project “Crayon Box”!

Lynne Deptula, right, with friend and business partner Judy Diephouse, left.

Lynne Deptula, right, with friend and business partner Judy Diephouse, left.

Lynne lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband Frank. They have one lovely daughter, Anne, and a great son-in-law, Matt.

She has been a member of West Michigan Decorative Artists and SDP since 1981. Many years have flown by, and she has published more than 35 books along with countless pattern packet and magazine projects, including her project in the current issue of The Decorative Painter.

Every child needs a crayon box, and by following Lynne’s steps you can create one for the kids in your life!

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Can’t wait for your magazine to arrive in the mail? Login to the member only section of our website to access the digital version and start Lynne’s project today!

You can also join Lynne at the 44th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo, June 6-11, 2016, at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. Take her classes and create these fun holiday items!

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Snowman Pillow (0145)

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