Monday, March 3, 2008

Sisters Fairies Victorian Lithopane Lamp by Amy Brown

Victorian Lithopane Lamp- Metal base w/ gold cord 9 1/2 x 5 inches in size featuring artwork by Nene Thomas. Each lamp comes in a nicely designed box, including history and the care literature. These are very beautiful and would make a great quality gift for anyone!

We carry 3 different styles of these great lamps. The Luminare, Six Panel and the Victorian Stands. We can also special order each lamp design in a mantle style. These are more sleek and contemporary. Each lamp comes in a nicely designed box, including history and the care literature. These are very beautiful and would make a great quality gift for anyone! "Lithophanes were conceived in 1827, when it was discovered that a remarkable three dimensional image could be produced by shining light through a carving of varied thicknesses in porcelain. These beautiful transparencies are achieved by first carving the image into beeswax. The translucency of the wax allows the artist to see the result of his labor as he works. A plaster casting is taken from this masterwork, then a fine porcelain paste is pressed into this mold. After drying, the panels are kiln fired to 2300 degrees, to achieve their extreme density and amazing translucency. Over half do not survive this process; a testimony to the difficulty of this technique. We are dedicated to the preservation and continuation of this most unusual art form."
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Sue Miller March 2008 Enchanted Artist of the Month

Sue Miller March 2008

Nixie by Sue Miller

The Artist behind the Art

Sue Miller was raised Susan Pacheco in South Dartmouth Massachusetts. She began painting at a young age and was inspired by her artist father Tony Pacheco. She graduated from Dartmouth High School and attended South Eastern Massachusetts University (now called University of Massachusetts), where she studied fine arts. Sue also had private art lessons with legendary painters Milton Healey and Rachel Farrington and Margret La-shoot.

Sue enjoyed a career of 20 years as a professional graphic artist. She worked in advertising agencies, art departments, newspaper art departments, department store art departments etc. During these years as a graphic artist, Sue was able to express her creativity on the job.

She considers herself lucky to have been able to draw and design daily for so many years.

Hugga Bunny by Sue Miller

Today Sue runs her own business called The Magic Palette Art Studio where she has taught thousands of students to draw and paint for the past 15 years.

In addition to art lessons that she teaches out of her home studio, Sue is almost always involving her creativity to paint in some capacity every day. For Sue this can mean the preparation involved in beginning a new project or putting a brush to canvas. She has been known to be working on two paintings at one time. A day without painting in some faculty is like a day without water for Sue.

Sue’s work has been published in countless magazines and E-zines. She has also been blessed to with Authors to provide the cover art for their children’s books.

A visit to Sue’s home or online gallery will have you immediately drawn to the diversity of her art. Her paintings include a variety of subjects from angels, fairies, elves, nature, wildlife, children and pets. You will also notice that Sue especially enjoys painting the seasons. There is a vast collection of art to cover every Holiday of the year. Sue’s models of her paintings are often her art students and her nieces that help bring about the humanistic qualities that adorn her art.

A Brush with Nature by Sue Miller

She resides in Northwestern New Jersey with her husband of 25 years, musician Vern Miller and their “baby” autumn their golden retriever. Their home has been quoted by many people and popular newspapers as “The house of art and music”

Sue’s art has been features in the following magazines

Faerie magazine, Moon Shadows, The Aquarius, Skyline Arts and Entertainment Magazine, Mystic Pop, Pathways Magazine, The Writer’s Post Journal, Inner Realm, Dream Weaver, Angels Magazine, Angel Times Magazine. Angel Yellow Pages, The Papoose, Celestopea Times E-zine, Susan Weed’s Wise woman E-zine, Fantasy is Love E-zine, Empowerment for Women E-zine, Painters for Human Rights E-zine and more.

Sue currently holds licensing contracts for the following companies.

The Fairy Society

Heaven and Earth Designs

Tate and Company

Faerie Glen

Enchanted Tattoos

Fantasy Fabric Blocks

The Fantasy Tea Shop

Creative Imaging Licensing and Management

Scarlet Rose

The Fairy Court Creations

Sue’s Art work has appeared in the following books.

500 Fairy Motifs by Myrea Pettit of the popular Fairies World

How to Draw and Paint Fairies by Linda Ravenscroft

Visions of Atlantis by Ellen Million

How to Draw and Paint Dragons by Vicky Visconte

How to Draw and Paint Fairyland by Linda Ravenscroft

In addition, Sue’s art has graced the covers of children’s books

Princess Melia by Malea

Sammy’s Christmas Miracle by Anne Duhaine

Angels of the Cross by Anne Duhaine

And will also be appearing on the front cover of the forthcoming book entitled
Timothy Tom by Jeanne Jack

Plus Sue sold her art to Berkshire Originals for their Christmas card line.

Sue would like to welcome everyone to visit her vast gallery web site and fantasy art gift shop at

Sue many be contacted also at 973-663-4120
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Susan Schroder March 2008 Enchanted Artist of the Month

Susan Schroder March 2008

Emerald Glen Fairy by Susan Schroder

Tranquility Fairy by Susan Schroder

My childhood was spent always in pursuit of something magical and mythical. As a young adult, I studied both fine art and photography at Arizona State University. For over 20 years I chronicled my imagination with paint, pencil, ink, clay and film. All my life, I have viewed this world with the eyes of an artist and my love of fantasy has never waned.
I now blend my talents as both artist and photographer and through technology I am able to meld them together, creating an ethereal world where all are welcome to venture.

The White Guardian Unicorn and Fairy by Susan Schroder

All elements of my art are original. I do all of my own photography including the models and backgrounds. I love to spend time traveling and I take these opportunities to photograph all of my backgrounds. I explore every nook until I find secret places overlooked by most people.
All the fantasy elements such as the glowing fairy wings are digitally painted by me and the costumes are handmade and designed by me, as well.
Merging my imagination with reality, fantasy becomes real.

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