Monday, January 9, 2012

Living Her Dream

Dreama Toole Perry is an artist living her dream. Both an artist and an author, Dreama simply enjoys what she does. 

Dreama—her real name gifted to her by her Kentucky grandmother— says that painting allows her to experience the joy of life at a deeper level. Her handling of color combined with an exuberant brush work creates paintings that stir the senses. Dreama says she paints special moments in life—flowers set afire by sunlight, cats napping peacefully, the touch of a kitty-cat kissing bare ankles.

One fan of Dreama’s work says “Dreama’s paintings are fun and luscious, full of color, life and beauty. Sounds like a description of the artist herself. I have had the privilege of getting to know Dreama and the opportunity to study under her, and have witnessed firsthand how every stroke that lands on her canvas is a reflection of her radiant spirit and love of life. To me, that’s art! I look forward to collecting her work over the years and filling my house with her dazzling work.”

A generous artist, Dreama shares with others her knowledge and skills. In addition to teaching art classes, Dreama hosts a weekly radio show with cohost Leslie Saeta. This #1 Art Show on Blog Talk Radio discusses the business side of art. The topics of this show include how to sell more art online, what galleries are looking for, and how successful artists market their art.

Dreama’s book The Artist’s Toolbox: Tools of Shameless Self Promotion (and How to Use Them Like a Pro) teaches artists how to get the business side of art up and running. The book covers websites, blogs, and resources artists need to market their art.

Artists love Dreama’s inspirational teaching. She has received comments from students that range from “I have taken a number of workshops and this is the absolute best!  I just want to get to work with you again...” to “I learned so much and I can't wait to go home and paint!” to “You have such a great sense of humor and I am sure I have not laughed as much in another workshop before!” Warm, energetic, fun, and inspirational, that is Dreama. 

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio is pleased that Dreama will be teaching a workshop for us on For the Love of Color” in March 2012. The workshop is currently full, but you can have your name placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations. Just email us.