Sunday, October 27, 2013

In time for the Christmas Holidays, Stars in all colors and sizes!

Suncatcher Creations

Friday, October 12, 2012

A new place to connect with your Muse!

I hope you'll accept this invitation to join a new Ning community.Art Demos Dot Com. I finally got it up and working yesterday and we're starting out strong. Be sure to let me know when you sign in that you saw this post on the Painter's MarketPlace.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mixed Media Jewelry Collection by Denice Taylor Rinks

Jeweled Abstracts:  wood, paint, crystals, chains
I combine various media together to create this bohemian chic and beautifully romantic collection. Each piece is a 1OAK (one-of-a-kind) work of wearable art! Available to purchase HERE.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"Together We Will Ascend"  30"x30"  Acrylic on canvas
Please visit my website to view my available works.
I have paintings in various mediums as well as handmade artisan jewelry.
Aesthetical ClimateR Professional Artist Denice Taylor Rinks

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hill Country Barn

Information on purchasing the Original Watercolor, as well as Museum Quality Giclee' Prints are available through my website .

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sleeping Cat art for Help Japan Challenge DPW

"Dreaming Sweet Dreams" 9x12 inches plus white borders watercolor on paper

This is my painting specifically inspired by the Daily Paintworks's "Help Japan Challenge" Keiko Tanabe's challenge was paint the first thought that comes to you with the theme "home".

I live in Arkansas, but home to me is California. My generic reaction to the word "home" is that it's a place where I can be comfortable to do as I please. Home is sanctuary which is something taken away from thousands of people when the earthquakes and tsunamis hit Japan. When I saw those videos, I wondered how those poor people could convince themselves the world was not ending before their eyes. To most of them, it still must feel as if their world has ended. But they are alive and have to continue to survive and hopefully they will see life blossom again soon despite their loss. This is such a small effort on my part to help them out. But together we can make a difference to one or more people. I have chosen to send all proceeds to American Red Cross. Please click HERE to see my art and other artwork that you might find special enough to bid on and hopefully add to your collection. Thanks so much - Erika

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Latest Miniature and a Charity

I've just completed this miniature watercolour painting which will be one of my entries in a forthcoming exhibition. Life has been busy recently and I hope to get some more painting done in the coming months.


I also have a painting that is being auctioned in support of "Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital" along with others from notable UK artists. You can see the works and place a bid in support of this worthwhile Charity here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another three paintings sold

Following on from the sale of one of my railway paintings to the USA, I've sold a further three at the 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the premier Art Society in Hampshire.

This is one of the paintings, an acrylic, more can be seen at my website


Friday, June 05, 2009

Seascape Acrylic

Well it's been a busy few weeks for me and photography seems to have taken over my life recently. This is the latest acrylic seascape painting that I have just completed. I will probably exhibit this in my main Summer exhibition at the beginning of August.

Surf Shore (c)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deckard Farm

Size 12" x 16"


A new original expressionist landscape painting in acrylics.

Now on Etsy

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sun Over Lafayette

Title: Sun Over Lafayette

Series: Southern Landscape Series
Size 16" x 12"

Style:Abstract,Expressionist, Modern, Contemporary

A new original expressionist landscape painting direct from my studio.

For sale on Etsy

Or my web site

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Roses and Pears oil still life

I wanted to finally finish a piece I started in the studio last year "Roses and Pears" 8x10 oil and it SURE FEELS GOOD! I sometimes worry when I run out of gas to finish a piece that I know I really was excited to paint! I'm so glad I took photos and the image was still farely fresh in my mind so I could bring it to a finish

Friday, January 30, 2009

Latest Commissioned Watercolour

My first ever commission was a cottage for someone's daughter. They say that history repeats itself, over the years I have painted numerous houses and cottages for people. This has just delivered to the delight of the client.


If you would like to consider a commissioned painting, just contact me through my website an enquiry will cost you nothing and there is no obligation so whatever your request just ask.

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Poppy Painting "Pavot lin Rouge et Vert"

Title: Pavot lin Rouge et Vert

Size 36" x 18"

Style: Fauve,Expressionist, Modern, Contemporary

Series: French Poppy Series 2001-2009

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A new original painting from my Poppy Fields Series.

for sale on etsy.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Mini paintings by Ayala Art

New limited edition print! Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem, limited edition print (3)
12" x 15" x 0.5" on stretched canvas
Ready to hang, no frame necessary

This beautiful reproduction of my Original Finger Painting, Carpe Diem, is now available!

Please click on the image to see detailed pics, read the description, and to purchase it from my Etsy shop.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New from Ivan Chan Studio! The Cat Who Came for Winter Solstice SOLD

The Cat Who Came for Winter Solstice
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
Finger painted

The cat's name is Miles, which the collector requested be presented in a name scroll (per the style in Japanese prints). He was a stray living under the porch a few years ago, but now he's an adopted and beloved member of the family. Handsome and lucky fella!

Please click the image to see a larger version in my gallery.

If you'd like to commission an Original Finger Painting or reproduction by me, please contact me. Information on commissioning artwork from Ivan Chan Studio can be found here.

Happy holidays!


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Monday, December 22, 2008

Oil Painting Tobacco Barn

5x7 inch, UNFRAMED
Oil painting on laminated Museum Board (this is 2 boards that have been laminated together


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Monday, December 15, 2008

More International Trading

I expect like most people at Christmas so much to do and so little time. I've been busy packing and shipping various things for the monthly charity auction that is held on eBid I've also just shipped this print to a buyer in the USA.
Autumn Sunlight(c)

Probably a time for a rest from the brushes over the festive period, but check out My Website to see what I've been up to.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New from Ivan Chan Studio! Broke Open Dream

Broke Open Dream, mixed media on canvas, 24" x 24"

Please click on the image to read the description, see detailed pics, and to purchase this Original Finger Painting.

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Select Paintings - 1/2 Off

I've decided to give it a shot and see if these lovely paintings can move at half off the gallery list. Please check them out and pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in a little flavor, color and happy attitude to dress up their walls this year. This sale will last for the next 10 days.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

New from Ivan Chan Studio! Thar He Blows

Thar He Blows, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Finger painted

Please click on the image to read the description, see detailed pics, and to purchase this Original Finger Painting.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Spotlight on Oriental Poppies and Koi

Floating Vase of Oriental Poppies with Fluttering Koi on Golden Pond
Limited edition (2 plus 1 artist's proof)

Please click on the image to read the description, see detailed pics, and to purchase the last of this beautiful, highly limited edition print.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New from Ivan Chan Studio! Meow & Zen limited edition giclee on stretched canvas

Meow & Zen, limited edition (10)
Giclee on stretched canvas

Please click on the image to read the description, see detailed pics, and to purchase this gorgeous, highly limited first edition print of Meow & Zen.

Ivan Chan Studio: Invite Beauty

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Monday, November 10, 2008


Bloggers Unite

The glory of Steam Power

One of Sir William Stanier's majestic steam locomotives which I've just finished, another of my steam locomotive series I'm doing at the moment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

El Diablo #30 in Series

Another oil painting from my El Diablo Series ..lots of impasto application in this oil painting on wood panel.

Now on etsy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Inspiration Series Paintings

I have some new girls up on ebay and in my store. Here are a few of the new ones:

Bathing Beauty

View or buy

Sweet Like Sugar

View or Buy

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

East is East and West is West

Left: Yeti, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Right: Sasquatch, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

Please click on the pics to see larger images, read the descriptions, and for purchasing information.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Back from Charles Reid workshop

"Charles Reid en Plein Aire" 9x12 watercolor
Last week I attended a workshop with Charles Reid. The first couple days I worked as model for him and his workshop. I painted this on the 3rd day when I was finally able to participate as a student. It was a great experience and I extensively discussed my take on the week in my blog. Please read more if you're interested

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Girls are a HIT!!

I'm back from the business trip down to visit with Debra and talk to galleries about Abstract VS Realism Road Show Plans. It was a success in that so far we've booked one gallery for a show there...To see our current offerings and find out more about Abstract and Realistic Paintings, Movements and Famous Painters, go to or see duels and comments about the artists'works and other happenings visit us at Duel and voting on this next challenge(paintings below) starts later this week:

My "Inspiration Series" was also well recieved by many of the fine art galleries we visited and I've already booked one show next month for them. More on that later. Here are some of my newest paintings availble on my site http;// or on ebay at My Ebay Store..Here are a few of my latest girls..