Archive for February, 2013

  • Feature – Ascension
  • Feature – New Sight Blooms
  • Feature – Escape From the Chrysalis
  • Feature – Dawn
  • Feature – Energizing
  • Feature – The Hatching
  • Feature – Rebirth Series Auction
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In April of 2011 I was honored to be chosen as one of three artists to participate in a charity art auction sponsored by Rawhouse Wine in New York City.

The theme of the event was “Rebirth” and in keeping with that idea, I handpainted a series of six bottles, each representing a phase of rebirth that has a personal meaning for me.

On July 27th, 2011, “A Celebration of Art” was held at the Juliet Supperclub in NYC, where the bottles were sold at auction, to benefit youth arts education. And I am pleased to say that four of the six bottles were sold that night, and the last two were sold in the ensuing weeks.

EDIT 12/2012: A year later, two of the beautiful photos that Rod Savant took of the bottles, were chosen to be printed and sold at auction to benefit Artistic Dreams International, an arts education nonprofit for whom Adesina also teaches drawing to underprivileged children in NYC.

The two below prints are available for purchase; please contact me here to order.

Special thanks to Rod Savant for his amazing photography.

See more photos of the bottles as well as descriptions, here.


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How fitting that I’m working on my Dominican Republic mixed media piece today.

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Checking out the work of Hans Witschi while up at the Vytlacil Campus. I met so many inspiring artists today and took lots of photos…more to come!

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YOU voted, and now you can bid!

For this month’s charity art auction, we are proud to be supporting Room to Read!



Starting TODAY, I am auctioning off a custom, hand-drawn portrait, in support of Room to Read – highest bidder gets a portrait of whoever they want me to draw; & the kids who need it most, get 100% of the auction price, directly through eBay.

This is an amazing charity that promotes children’s literacy by developing a habit of reading among children in developing countries, while also helping achieve gender equality in education so that little girls don’t fall behind. Read more about Room to Read on their web site.

If you would like to have a portrait done for yourself, of a loved one or family pet, and would like 100% of the proceeds to go to Room to Read, please go to my live auction here ». It ends on February 26th, 2013 at 1:50pm EST, and more info can also be found on my Causes page.

After successfully raising more than the minimum bid last month for Sandy Hook / Newtown, I am so excited to see what we can do for these well-deserving children! Watch the January auction results video here».

Thanks so much and God Bless you all <3

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Slowly but surely the frontpiece of my mixed media project is coming along. It takes about 3 hours to paint each skyscraper.

I love how the paint shimmers like the real thing when it’s still wet!

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…and to thine own self be true.

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This TEDTalk inspired me so much; I hope it does the same for you!

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Happy Valentine’s Day <3

I am so incredibly pleased and honored to announce that the January Art Auction to Benefit The United Way of Western Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Support Fund was a success!

Completed eBay Auction »

Watch Video About the Auction & my new YouTube Art & Inspirational Interview Series:

After 7 days of bidding, the winning bid was placed by a generous contributor from New York, and raised $57 to benefit the Support Fund, which provides support services to the families & communities of the victims of the Sandy Hook/Newtown tragedy. The full amount was sent directly through the eBay Giving Works program to the United Way of Western Connecticut, an organization at the forefront of humanitarian change.

Congratulations to our high bidder and thank you so much for helping families in need! <3

I can’t wait to get the winning bidder’s photo and start drawing! Stay tuned for my next Charity Art Auction next week, and thank you to all who bid and/or spread the word, for caring about those who most need our support.



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I had to pause this in the middle just to say “Yes, yes, yes!” Continue on, Ms. Gilbert!

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When the voice and the vision on the inside become more profound, clear and louder than the opinions on the outside, you’ve mastered your life.

So true.

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