My New Do

Hey Yall, I am so excited about my new hairdo.  I have not had a new hairdo in 25 years.  My daughter, LaToya did my hair in twisties.  My husband, Ben, didn’t know if he liked it at first because he only saw my hair one way, a short afro. Two days, later he told…

Art Show was a Success

Hey Yall, I had lots of fun at my art show and it was a huge success.  Everyone enjoyed looking at and buying  my artwork and my poetry.  I saw a lot of new and old friends.  I received a lot of encouraging words.  Some brought canvases and makeup to ensure that I continue to paint beautiful…

Art Show – Joyful Living Collection 2014

Gloria Garrett is having an art show featuring pieces from her 2014 Joyful Living collection. You can’t help but smile as Gloria entertains by telling jokes, playing games and discussing her passion for art.  A chance for you to experience Gloria’s art and witness the vibrant colors brought to live using makeup.

Teaching Seniors to Paint Landscapes in Baltimore

For the past month, I have been teaching senior citizens in Baltimore how to painted landscapes.  It was lots of fun. They used non-toxic acrylic paints. They did not have an odor.  They painted beautiful paintings.  Their ages were from 60 to 100. At the end of the four week program, they had painted three 8 x 11 paintings and created a…

Makeup Donations

Women in the Baltimore area donate their used makeup to me to paint my delightful and cheerful paintings to bring joy to someone’s life.  I use 10 tubes of lipstick and four to five sets of eye shadow, mascara and other items on one 8.5 x 11 painting.  I could not paint without these generous…

Teaching About Recycle Art

For the past 12 years I have taught senior citizens in the Baltimore area on how to create dolls, flower vases, desk sets, and other crafts from discarded bottles and cans.  I have also taught classes on how to make beautiful wreaths from toilet paper rolls and unique jewelry from soda tabs, ropes, marbles and buttons.  I believe it…

How I Started Painting with Makeup

In early 2005, I woke up when the Lord told me that I was going to paint.  I didn’t know what I was going to paint with because I was allergic to most paints. My mother called the next day and said that she had some makeup for me.  I used lipstick only.  She had lipstick, eye shadows,…