Bird Painting

25 Sep 2015: I just completed painting over 25 bird paintings. They made me feel really relaxed and I needed that because I am just learning how to drive.  I plan to take my bird originals to Ted Frankel next week. He is the manager of the gift shop at The American Visionary Art Museum….

The Baltimore Book Festival

Hi Yall, A few weeks ago I participated in the Baltimore Book Festival this year. I was in the Recycled Craft Tent. I showed children how to make dolls from toilet paper rolls, tissue paper and construction paper. Children picked the color of tissue paper they wanted for the dress, folded it and then wrapped…

Fundraiser Art Show at On Our Own

Fundraiser – Art Show at On Our Own  You are cordially invited to my art show on November 8, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm at 6301 Harford Rd in Baltimore City at On Our Own, Baltimore. On Our Own is non-profit, peer support organization I am on the board and have seen first hand the…

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…