Painter Genie Blog

Fine Art Commission

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 7:53 pm | by vviannay

This year has been explosive for art, I am on my 6th fine art commission. Currently I am working on a painting for a Best Western, Seven Seas Hotel for their lobby. It’s going to be huge, 8 x 4 feet. I am to inspire visitors and evoke glorious San Diego.

I just finished two paintings for a hot rapper in Hollywood, I cannot reveal who he is but maybe the painting will give you a clue.
The inspiration with these pieces was smoke, but I did not want to just paint realistic smoke, it could have come out cheesy and frankly boring. I added some depth and interested to the simple dark background using my bubble wrap technique. I was given instructions on the colors to work in the room too and this what I came up with.

Broom Paintings

Monday, August 31st, 2015 6:04 pm | by vviannay

Sometime you have to go for it, you have an idea in your head, 100 percent of the time, it never comes out the way you think it will . Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, but over all I go for it or I will never know and I will loose momentum. No matter what, I will learn something new. I’m going bold, painting wide strokes. It looks like the painting strokes were painted fast. In fact it took a few tries and I realized the slow movement had the best effect. It was a controlled and slow dance with a brush, then a broom for the bold effect. It’s funny how something so simple in the end can be so complex…It’s usually the way when you choose the narrow door.
Bold Cloud, 2 x2 feet, acrylic
Pink Cactus, 2 x2 feet, acrylic
Woosh, 2 x2 feet, acrylic

Los Angeles Summer Craft Fair

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 8:50 pm | by vviannay

I will be attending the renegade fair this next weekend and sharing the space with the wonderful ‘Two Hermanas’. I hope you can make it!

Contemporary painting for a home by a golf course

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 2:42 am | by vviannay

This project was for a very modern home by the La Costa Golf Course in North County. We needed something large, 6 x 6 feet. The painting was for the entrance, so we wanted to make a splash, inviting and somehow represent the golf course but not make too obvious. You never know how the painting is going not end up, it’s a complete mystery to me. I usually paint all over the canvas to break away the stage fright and then will start once there is color every where!
Debbie Rodriguez the designer gave me colors to work from so it works well with the room tones and we work together during the process.
the final painting:

the subject:

Mini VV, the new fanny pack, SMALL is IN!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 3:24 pm | by vviannay

The Mini VV was a design collaboration with Valerie Ferrari owner of Le Bel Age and Chateau Le Bel Age in Mission Hills.
It holds your keys, cards and mobile phone. It’s a small and practical holder, no more panic ‘where are my keys, where is my phone?’. Its perfect if you are wearing a dress with no pockets, going for a jog or a quick run to the super market, great for trade fairs. I sometimes wear mine around the house or when I am working in my work shop where i move around a lot from one desk to the other. The phone pockets is wide enough for the galaxy, the iPhone 6. The key holder claps is of the highest quality and can hold at least 10 keys.

These babies are handmade with USA Denim or USA organic cotton and USA Leather.
It comes with a long or short leather strap depending if you want it across the body or around your neck.

It’s the new fanny pack but elegant, small is in!

Vegas Market Place Trade Show 2015

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 12:57 am | by vviannay

Well it’s that time of the year, we got through the holidays and now I have to think about springs sales. I am attending the Market Place Vegas Trade Fair this year for the first time. I hear it has grown a lot and getting really big, I am excited!
I will be in the Made Section, which is more for the artisans and small companies like mine. My booth will be facing the Trend section which is fun too.

Dates: 18th 22nd January 2015,
City: Vegas,
World Market Center Las Vegas
495 South Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Event: Market Place,
Booth: C11-726.

for more info go to: website
See you there!

Coming up events

Monday, October 20th, 2014 6:35 pm | by vviannay

Time to Xmas Shop!
on the 2nd November 2014, from noon to 4pm.
I will be selling my product line in the ‘Flower Hill Mall’ off Via de la Valle in Del Mar. It is on the lower part of the mall, stairs are by Burger Lounge.
I will present my new line of grocery bags with hand cut leather straps and new eco unbleached dish towels and nautical line; including the usual of course!

On the 22nd November between 11-5pm.
I am joining ‘Makers Arcade’ at the Moniker Warehouse. This event will include around 50 other craft men and women and artists. There will be live entertainment, food and all you can find for christmas presents hand made locally.
Moniker Warehouse, 705 16th St,
East Village, San Diego, CA 92101

Custom Fabric Printing for Curtains

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 3:30 pm | by vviannay
Anita Dawson rendering of the curtains.
detail of the printed fabric.
cardboard layout to create the composition
curtains up

This was a collaboration with ANITA DAWSON DESIGN GROUP, IN San Diego. 15 feet long custom accent curtains, for a living room. Burnt orange and pepper red dots floating up on silky cream fabric. The idea to make the design look effortless but also giving a statement to complement the strong bones of the room. I printed each dot separately. I made templates of each shape on different pieces of card, placed them on the fabric to create the composition before starting printing. Giving the illusion that the dots are floating up, there were more at the bottom and less at the top. The red dots are perfect circles and the burnt orange ones more like loose egg shapes, a simple idea but that gave the design just the right amount of decadence.

KPBS interview with Maureen Cavanaugh

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 10:18 am | by vviannay

I was asked to join the Makers Arcade Team to discuss the ins and outs of a local hand made business.
Maureen Cavanaugh at KPBS invited us to talk and was so good at making us at ease.
It was a wonderful experience.
to listen to the interview click on link

Jen, Colleen and me with our KPBS mugs!

oh and for more information about makers arcade go to

Makers Arcade fair

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 4:25 pm | by vviannay

I will be attending as a vendor the Makers Arcade at the GlasHaus in Logan Height on the 26th April. All sort of talented artists will be exhibiting they goods from apparel to home goods. Please join us to raise money for a good cause.
The GlasHaus
1815 Main Street, suite B,
San Diego, CA 92113
Saturday 26th April 2014, from 10am-6pm.