Artist Feature - Amarilys Henderson Oct 14 2014

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Today, our gallery highlight is full of wonderful watercolours from the very talented, Amarilys Henderson! Her lush brush strokes and sumptuous colours, bring a great sense of fluidity and energy to her paintings.  For more eye-catching greeting card and art licensing designs, head over to her online portfolio. The first drawing I sold went for $100,000,000. After much negotiating via my agent--mom--I settled for 50¢. I was five years old and bored at a party for grown-ups, but this gig of selling my doodles wasn't half bad! Fast forward through every art club, advanced placement art class, and competition I could get into while growing up, I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and made a steady career in communication arts. Something happened though when I started creating for the sake of my own sanity. This Puerto Rican girl found herself in China, in love with newfound motherhood, and desperately needing to paint. Feverishly... and without a care for the finished product. I found my creative voice. It was when I let go of ascertaining my work would be wall-worthy that it truly blossomed. Creative artistry isn't a compartmentalized hobby or just the work I do anymore, it is the vehicle through which I get things done. It is how I work.