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Fine Art Gifts designed with one of my most popular paintings, “Passion” hibiscus macro floral painting.

Get cozy and brighten your space with this floor pillow decorated with one of my most popular fine art pieces.

You’ll want to watch the time with this fine art clock, a wonderful addition to your home decor.

Mini print on board for your desk or an iPhone wallet case. Stickers, coasters, blank notebook cover. Or take it with you   on this travel mug go cup or this fashionable tote bag.

Coordinate with some unique wearable art sleeveless tank and wearable art leggings.


I am selling this select print at Saatchi Online.
Passion Flower Painting Fine Art Print


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Artist Statement

Artist Statement

A self representing artist, I enjoy creating art that encompasses a wide variety of subjects. I have been working on a number of spiritual art paintings inspired by dreams and my own spiritual experiences.

I strive to create art which is a blend of realistic and magical. My art is a blend of realistic, and magical, exploring the emotion & spiritual of nature and the human condition in my painting. My focus includes landscapes, flowers, macro floral, figures and nature scenes in oils, acrylics and watercolour.

Inspiration is found in the simplest of things, a raindrop on a window, a certain glow of light, reflections & shadows. The metamorphosis never ends, as things continue to expand offering more clarity, I simplify, embellish and let the creative flow through me.

Creativity, no matter what form, is a path from the soul, and I have found that one area of expression feeds another. Raw talent, in itself, is just that. That is why I have spent years honing the craft, to achieve the desired outcome.

I am especially fascinated by colour and how it relates to sound and form. Learning to see, translating what the mind’s eye sees to brush & canvas, is a rewarding challenge.

Being in the moment of creation, the excitement I feel, as a piece nears completion, is the ultimate experience. The learning process never ends. Being an artist means a lifetime of observation and recreating little bits and pieces in my art practise and sharing them with you.

I would like to know that I have touched people somehow, through my art, and personally.

My artwork can be found in Canada, USA, Mexico, England, Europe, and the Caribbean. I reside in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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Destination Nirvana

Destination Nirvana In a time of universal deceit ... telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ~George Orwell Why seek ...
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Off the Wall

Off the Wall Wish me luck! Tomorrow I will have my head in the clouds, literally, even if it is ...
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Bittersweet You never know what is in store for you on any given day. Friday night several of us were ...
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State of Being

State of Being The only way to assimilate the speed at which the world is moving and changing is to ...
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Imagine …

... It's been twenty six years ... hard to believe. Working Class Hero, I am the Walrus, Strawberry Fields and ...
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Chinooks, Sunday Mornings Conversations & Such

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Language of Intuition

Language of Intuition No amount of reasoning can explain that instant flash of knowing which comes upon us. Somewhere along ...
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Making It

Making It You Can Start To Win At Any Time! "To solve any problem or reach any goal, you don’t ...
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Staying Warm

Staying Warm These cats know how to keep warm. Look at those spoiled little devils! They have the warmest spot ...
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More Beans Please

More Beans Please Man it is so cold here ... and getting colder. All the Canadian winters I have survived, ...
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Being Green

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire Desire for change. Irritated by the unfamiliar. Tired but unwilling to give up. Nothing like an outdoor ...
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Where the Air is Thin

Where the Air is Thin Sometimes I wonder if the lack of oxygen, living at this high altitude in Calgary ...
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The Shadow

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Some Days are Better than Others

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Getting the Groove Back

Getting the Groove Back My life has been a bit unmanageable these days, so I am struggling to regain my ...
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Insights Yes folks, it was a very full moon. I have several decent shots of it, yet this one shows ...
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Miscellaneous Moments

I finally got my camera back ... oh, yes ... minus the rechargeable batteries, of course. Talk about aggravating. Now ...
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I am trying an experiment this year for Halloween. I went out and bought a bunch of candy for the ...
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Knee Deep

Knee Deep It snowed all day yesterday, a blustery anticipatory snow, touched off by slight gusts of wind. Looks as ...
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Metaphysical Mind

Metaphysical Mind Having no body, form, or substance is the metaphysical, the nature of our reality in an abstract sense ...
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New Site News

I just discovered an interesting site. Check it out! 'FanPop' is new but I think it's going to fly. Reminds ...
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Diversion Tactics

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The Human Condition

The Human Condition Our experience teaches us the only time that exists is the present. Our endeavors, if noble, can ...
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Intentionality Intentionality as it relates to philosophy of mind, allows you to create your own reality. It begins with mindfulness, ...
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Attention All Bloggers!

Stop Scrapers NOW! "Support My Idea at Cambrian House" Vote for My Idea! All right, the big buzz in the ...
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Integration What is the union of body mind and spirit? At first glance it seems to be a contradiction of ...
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Seasons I awoke to minus three Celsius this morning. The birdbath was covered in a thin layer of ice. How ...
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Wounded in Action

Wounded in Action I take my camera everywhere I go. The picture you see on the left is the last ...
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Nature of Mind

Nature of Mind Abstract Lotus 'digimanip' © dlrobinson No one can be sure of the nature of the mind. It ...
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Aspects of Reality

Aspects of Reality Art is concrete, while philosophy is abstract. My love of philosophy allows me to obtain some of ...
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Chick With A Camera

Chick With A Camera If you are ever wondering how to draw a crowd, or muster up some attention, let ...
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Busy as a Bee

Iris Photo © dl robinson All Rights Reserved As the season turns to fall, I continue on with constant change ...
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Stopped On A Dime

Stopped On A Dime 'Sunset' © dl robinson All Rights Reserved Every day something changes. A day may come for ...
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Random Acts

Random Acts Rain began pelting down, partway through running errands, last night. Carrying a lot of stuff, I struggled my ...
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Perception If you are not a visual thinker, then perhaps you rely upon your cognitive process, which is your perception ...
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Imagination Imagination is the ability to form mental images, and the source of creative mind power. It is all about ...
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The Journey

The Journey Now that change is underway in my life, I feel like a train that is finally pulling out ...
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Dropping Rain

Dropping Rain "Pool of Tears" Digital Manipulation © DLRobinson Comfort of rain streaming down like tears melancholy abound drumming soft ...
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Individualism and Intellectualism In Art

The statement "Art is an expression of progressive social consciousness and political extension" is not a common assumption in my ...
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Full Circle

Full Circle I had the privilege of going to dinner last night at the home of a couple who had ...
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A Day in the Life

Just another day in the life ... The minute I crawl out of bed, I put on a pot of ...
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I Just Had to Laugh …

I Just Had to Laugh ... Well, I have decided you can rate your blog content is by the number ...
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Wonder of Phi

Wonder of Phi New found knowledge of the golden mean, divine proportion, & the golden section based on the Greek ...
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Artistic Integrity

The world as we know it, appears to be in a state of decline. This is precisely when culture becomes ...
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Metamorphosis My Front Yard, First signs of fall are beginning to make themselves known. Trees are beginning to change colour ...
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Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds Things can be scary when you find yourself stepping into unknown territory. Where I am going has ...
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Art and Politics

Art and Politics Artists are political by being. Art is political by nature. Movements of art can change the face ...
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Someone, I won't say who, suggested I am spending too much time on the computer. Their comment suggested I am ...
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Prelude to Autumn

Prelude to Autumn Perhaps it will be a fall garden. Things are slow blooming this year, although the season started ...
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Purpose of Art

Purpose of Art Art opens a new pathway to the soul. Creativity flows from the artist, to the art, then ...
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Just Because

Just Because Life is a crap shoot ... you cannot plan the results. Who makes the rules anyway? Set goals, ...
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The Real Lowdown

As a gracious friend pointed out to me today, one of the largest roadblocks to my moving forward is p ...
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Obstacles All right faithful readers, I am still not finished my hibiscus. This one has become a huge stumbling block ...
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Creative Process: Another View

Creative Process: Another View Another view on the creative process I like is the one by Alex Gray, whose writings ...
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Creative Process

Creative Process What are the stages of the creative process? Many models exist to illustrate the process which goes on ...
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Certifiably Insane?

Certifiably Insane? You may think I am insane, when I tell you I have started yet another blog, entitled Tidbits ...
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Fresh Berries

Fresh Berries I picked these berries off of the bush in my yard. Here is the bush they come from ...
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Non-Representational Art: An Inevitability?

Non-Representational Art: An Inevitability? I was subject to a certain chain of events recently, which has really jolted me into ...
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Down by the River

Down by the River The best place to be on a super hot day is down by the river. You ...
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New Pair of Shoes

New Pair of Shoes Human beings are creatures of habit, or so it seems. Yet we are told the only ...
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Anthem A friend sent me these lyrics this morning. I found them uplifting and I hope you will too. Leonard ...
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Society and Fear

Society and Fear Walking down the street, lately I have noticed most people cannot look you in the eye. Some ...
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This week, I am feeling overwhelmed. Of course it is only me that creates more work for myself. I seem ...
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Following Your Own Path

Following Your Own Path I have always danced to the beat of my own drum, as the saying goes. Although ...
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Après le Carnaval

Après le Carnaval Après le Carnaval Les gens bons il est fini ! After the Carnival Acrylic/Canvas 18 X 24 ...
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One of the newest trends in business is Crowdsourcing which is, in less common terms, is the rise of the ...
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Solitude Acrylic/Canvas 20 X 24 WIP This is the early beginning of a new landscape I started today. Starting this ...
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State of Affairs

State of Affairs My state of affairs is in direct proportion to whatever perspective I choose to go with, at ...
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Back From the Desert

Back From the Desert Well, Drumheller Arts Festival is behind me now. It was a hectic time getting ready to ...
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Pussy Willows

Pussy Willows Pussywillows Acrylic/Canvas 10 X 20 Such a short lifespan the pussy willows have, before they go to seed ...
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This weekend I will be in Drumheller, Alberta, 'Canada's badlands', on Canada day, where I will be displaying and selling ...
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Staying Cool

Staying Cool More than one way to stay cool. Autumn Bijou ...
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Time for a new fence here, the posts are rotting, a windstorm blew over part of the fence, not so ...
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Flying Solo

Flying Solo My 'solo' poppy is coming along. Still a few more touches to do. Lightness of being, has entered ...
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No Compromise

No Compromise A new painting just started yesterday. I chose not to do an under painting, since I wanted to ...
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Intention Intention is the act of mindfully focusing on a specific purpose. Your aim guides your planned actions, to achieve ...
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My New Addiction

I am having fun experimenting with some digital techniques. This is my first attempt, which was done with a mouse, ...
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"Manifesting" (Digital Manipulation) © DLRobinson When nothing sells, it can be frustrating. I am thinking, that maybe, I am unable ...
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Gardening and Such

Gardening and Such Gardening is therapy. I love the smell of fresh dark earth, after a rain, as I inspect ...
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Still Life Experiment

Still Life Experiment Sometimes it pays to put a work away for a time, which is what I did with ...
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Magnolia work in progress. Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. ~Kahlil Gibran ...
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Art Squared

When painting on a square canvas, care must be taken to know which side is up. For a time, I ...
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Magnolia Continues

Magnolia Continues So this is really where the magnolia is. Still a work in progress. The one on the left, ...
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Inside Out

Inside Out Any guesses? I have inverted the values. Interesting to see, no? ...
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After the Carnival Continues

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Magnolia WIP

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After the Carnival

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Blue Glass

Blue Glass Blue Glass Acrylic/Board 4 X 5 MIniature Art ...
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Tulips Acrylic with Knife on Canvas 12 X 16 ...
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Oil From Life

Oil From Life I decided to try my hand at oils, and this is what I came up with. I ...
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Unwrapping the Mystery

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Red Sunflower Miniature

Red Sunflower Miniature I have been working on finishing up some of the minis I had started. A lot of ...
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A New Way to Shop

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A River Runs Through It

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Magnolia Beginnings

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When is a painting finished? That is a subject most artists could debate for hours. I have pondered this question ...
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Trusting the Process

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In Living Color

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Moonlight Macro

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Hibiscus: More Umber

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Hibiscus: Adding Umber

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Hibiscus Work in Progress

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Divine Proportion … 1.6180339887

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Hibiscus Macro

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Lessitovka: Final Touches

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Light is a Wonderful Thing

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Tel’nii Podmalyovok

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Penumbra The fourth Podmalyovok, seen here, is known as the dead layer. It's aim is Penumbra, where the objects must ...
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Podmalyovok & Lessirovka

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Old Classics New Mediums

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Purple Iris

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Invitation Finally finished this one. Invitation Acrylic on canvas 16 X 20 ...
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Rare Bird Sighting

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The Cosmic Dancer

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Cosmic Dancer

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Golden Dragonfly

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Cat Portrait

Cat Portrait Ah, such a life, is the life of a cat . . . it's a cat's life ...
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Summer Reprieve

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Clearing the Clutter

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Tragedy of Trends

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Summer’s Grace

Summer's Grace Hollyhocks, Warm Winds, Honey Bees ...
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Almost August

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Yellow River

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Renaissance Soul

Renaissance Soul

Welcome to Renaissance Soul;
DeborahI am a Creative, Solopreneur who wears many hats, not all at the same time, fortunately; Artist, Muralist, Musician, Writer, Photographer, Educator, Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, WordPress Specialist. Also, a career Hairstylist, and Reiki Practitioner.

This is my home where I have combined all my businesses on one site, which is the result of years of study & practice. Herein lay my passions.

Embracing my Renaissance soul, I have integrated all I do here. Thank you for visiting. If you arrived here from my former domain which mostly focused on my art, you will still find lots of visuals here, namely my art and photography as well as a multitude of writing and other business services.

“Planting many seeds has given me a bountiful garden.” ~Deborah Robinson


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  • Artist-Muralist-Musician-Writer-Photographer-Educator
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I have always been independent & curious about many things, The variety keeps me going.  The best way I have found to optimize influence in our lives is to live our passion. In my case, the road always leads to this, as there is no escaping authenticity. In creating my niche, I felt it was imperative to integrate the many hats I wear. For a full list of products & services, go HERE.

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Whether you are a solopreneur or a small enterprise, something here will indeed engage you. Whatever the reason for your visit, I want to help you to meet your goals. It is satisfying to share my talent, skills and knowledge with you.

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In fact, as a creative entrepreneur, I have a wealth of experience in owning and operating small businesses. I know how to deliver.

In all my dealings, I strive to work from a place of conscious business with respect and compassion. Clear interpersonal communication works for me, and I am highly intuitive. My references are excellent.

“All of my businesses function on the basis of integrity, quality and value.” ~ Deborah Robinson

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