Artist email, and all about me


Contact email  …Please drop me an email for all inquiries or purchase information.

 Hi I’m a South Carolina artist who made a one year commitment to paint every day and to post those paintings on my blogs. The first year came and went so fast I decided to go for another year…..So I painted a painting every day for the next year. Now, I’ll just paint!

A painting a day”  My name is Shanti Marie. I make my living selling my art.  As you can see (by my paintings) I live in a beautiful place not far from Lake Wylie South Carolina..  I paint small sized works of art everyday.  If you’d like to find out more, and see a collection of paintings you can see my blogs at or .

For a peek at my larger paintings or commissions go to


 My biography and history of my art career can be found on my main website:


 I’m very happy to say I have over 400 people visiting this blog each day. It didn’t start out that way and the first few days (August 2006) after I posted my entries,  I would check and recheck the stats.  I wanted to see how many folks were showing up at my blog and looking at my small works of art.  I was so surprised that 50 or 60 people were looking at it each day I was jumping for joy.  When it hit a 100 I was amazed, now I  occasionally see 500 + and yes I’m still really shocked.  Thank you for stopping by, without you I could not have grown as an artist.  I paint everyday but now don’t always post everyday… Knowing you may stop by to see what’s new keeps me posting. This has encouraged  me when I was down or unmotivated to paint.  All artists needs an audience.   I have met many other artists and have also cultivated a following.  Another thing…   Thank you if you have made comments or asked questions because this gives me valuable insight and feed back, both which have become precious to me.  I think my work has improved by this daily ritual and it has made me more aware of my life and the passing of each day.  Feel free to subscribe!

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Oh yes check out my new blog Free art lessons..

47 thoughts on “Artist email, and all about me

  1. Your right, I started out listing each one with the size but somewhere along the line I guess I just stopped do it. Each one is a different size.
    Many are 6 inches by 9 inches. The dog potraits are 11 by 15.
    my email is if you need any more info.

  2. I love your work!! I am a rank begginer with water colors–taking lessons at the Senior Center from Ginny Wall and Barbara Jernigan. You are one of the few watercolorists on the Daily Art page that I receive. I especially like when you describe your technique and colors that you used. Early Light is lovely!

  3. I read the recent story about the Tega Cay
    Art League in the newspaper. Is that a group that accepts men. If so how does one get involved.

  4. TAG – you’re it!!

    I love your blog and I thought you might get something out of doing this …

    I’m tagging you to take part in an internet meme – a project to share your personal habits for your success.

    If you have the time and inclination to participate that would be great. I for one would love to read what works for you 🙂

    Read more about how this project works and what to do here ->

    And you can read my top ten secrets here ->

  5. Your paintings are really sweet. I don’t usually describe paintings as sweet looking but on this occasion I can’t think of any other word to describe them.

  6. I LOVE your artwork and your blog but I do not understand the SELLING of artist trading cards although many people now sell on E-Bay, blogs, etc. such as yours. As I said, I ADMIRE your artwork but if you aren’t trading them PLEASE just call them paintings 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.

    The ORIGINAL idea created ten years ago in Zurich, Switzerland is to TRADE, not sell ATCs. That’s the whole point of ATCs. If you want to sell your artwork the same size as ATCs (2 1/2″ x 3 1/2 ” leave off “ATCs” and sell as paintings -size 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2.”
    It is not that the size of 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ artwork has never been sold before – the size
    has been used for centuries and centuries, however, as for ATCs, they main idea is to
    TRADE with another artist – the idea of face to face trading although with the computer
    era it was bound to get out of hand and become commercialized. And we all know sports cards are called trading cards and are purchased and traded ….. highly commercialized but the ATC idea is TRADE only. The majority of trading is done in the USA and it’s a shame that so many people are capitalizing on a brilliant idea of pure
    trading – the idea of not-for-sale artwork is the UNIQUE part of ATCs. What is it that
    people don’t understand about this concept! Mel

    P.S. I was making books and small paintings in this size long before ATCs came about.
    I would purchase one of your paintings 2 1/2″ x 3 /2″ but calling them ATCs is a turn off
    because ATCs are TRADED -meaning exchanged.

  7. i like ur paint.its very nice color combination.i am study in oriental art.
    I would be glad to collaborate with you.
    So here is a question for you: Can we carry out a link trade,
    I mean your and my blog:
    I think it would be relevant for both of us.
    It would be nice to receive the answer to my letter.

    good day

  8. HI Shanti,
    thanks for commenting on Guy’s work ( I am in touch with many artists, amongst others Jose, a Mexican painter who you might find interesting as he does similar work to yours. Check out my post to get an idea.
    He paints in brilliant bright colours. I am putting his paintings up shortly. Do you speak Spanish by any chance??
    Anyway, I will set up the sites in the following weeks and will link your site. Because I like what you do!
    Un saludo de Andalucia! Katja

  9. Awhile I looked up your paintins to get some idea of how to do a Koi. I t really helped me and I did the painting. My teacher liked it as I take lesson at the senion center. I did art in school but was working until 2006 and have tried to do more as time and energy permit. I like all your work and am doing acylic mostly. Look up barry tate. He has some god info on Feng Sui and Koi painting. I took a colour course from him and he is great. Also my cousin is a great artist . Look up Hoddinott. Thanks and Good luck.

  10. why don’t you set up an online shop where you can sell your paintings online and where people can pay for it online? You have some really nice paintings there. If you need some help with setting up the shop you can please contact me at anoopjohn at zyxware (dot) com

  11. Thanks for sharing your art work..wonderful and inspiring…you are so right when you said an artist needs an audience! Seeing your work certainly motivates me to get busy and create myself!

  12. This is the first time I have ventured to your site. I am astounded. I like the abstracts the best, as I always have.

  13. your paintings are wonderful…I paint watercolors and lately have tried gesso on paper and struggle to get the dark rich colors you get with watercolor…I have been to SC my grandson and his wife live near Colombia…sorry I missed your shop…antiques are a passion of mine…keep up the good work

  14. When you first started a painting a day I looked up your site every day, then my PC crashed and I didn’t see you for years. I recently found you again and have been catching up. Thanks for the wonderful art. I also paint and will have some of my work on my web site that will be published soon. Louise

  15. Your concept is inspirational. It is such a coincidence I found your website today – I have been painting as a child and now I am 32 but somewhere along the way I lost interest because art could not become a full-time career and then for the past few weeks, I have started getting back to art and “A painting a day” idea feels so good to me – it is the only way people like me – who have other active “careers” but are artists at heart, can make life meaningful for themselves. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  16. I have been to your site before and have found my way back again. I am searching for a watercolor print for a bathroom and just love koi. Yours are some of my favorites. I just now need to convince my husband we have to purchase one. I will keep you posted. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

  17. Hello Shanti,
    I’m interested in purchasing #17 of your “All dogs go to heaven”. I love all your painting, just wish I could do watercolors well.
    We lost both of our 14 yr. old Shih Tzu dogs within the last year. Didn’t think I could go through that again but within a few months I rescued a 12 yr. old and bought a 2 mo. old!! Of course, they are both Shih tzus.
    Please let me know if # 17 is still availabe. I love the colors! Louise

  18. Your work is soooo inspirational. Love the colour, freedom and expression in your work.

    You have inspired me to go back to my brush and paint again as have got really caught up with altered art.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  19. Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thanks However I am experiencing difficulty with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting equivalent rss drawback? Anyone who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  20. I’ve just spent the last hour reading your blogs and browsing your site. Time flew by! I started painting 2 years ago and one day hope to have a site like yours and people will be reading about me. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Hi there terrific website! Does running a blog similar to this require a large amount of work?
    I’ve no knowledge of coding however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off topic but I simply wanted to ask. Many thanks!

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