As Montanas do Rio | Rio de Janiero Mountain Painting

Even arriving to Rio makes your heart stop. Flying into Santo Dumont airport you glide over the water, the plane almost touching the water. Part of the runway is water - perfect for this city...

Heron among the Irises Painting

At first I was disappointed that the irises were gone.  My heart sank from the distance. My inspiration gone. Two weeks ago their dark almost black purple inspired me to paint them.  I painted them...

Blue Grey Modern Traditional Bird Art | Egret in Chambray

There are certain colors that feel like home. I am typically drawn to deep moody greens, almost black navys, and greens with glints of gold. But this lighter color feels just right to me. It...

Midcentury Inspired Botanical Painting | Banana in Ochre

The high painted wood ceilings, exposed pipes, and concrete floors perfectly accentuate the midcentury inspired interior design of this New Orleans apartment. The massive industrial windows flood the space with light and give gorgeous views...

Beau Chene | Sunset Live Oak Painting

Do I need to lay in the sun? Unscheduled and sinking into the grass. With the branches moving over me whispering that they have no plan. What if I found a moment each day? A...

How to Find the Art you Love

Art is something beyond practicalities. It speaks to us on a level deeper than appearances. It finds us where we are and says something about who we were, who we are, and who we want...

Summer Shade in New Orleans City Park Painting

I could get lost in the details. Pulled into perfection. Miss the feeling. Trapped searching for the perfect square inch. I feel myself creeping towards it. I need to back away. Embrace who I am....

Resurrection Egret in Black I & II | Moody Painting

Egrets and herons have become a familiar friend. I’m accustomed to the curve of their neck, the feathers on their back, and their delicate features. I love to paint the background velvety black. To me...

How to Choose Art You Love to Elevate Your Home: Ebook

Art is something beyond practicalities. It speaks to us on a level deeper than appearances. It finds us where we are and says something about who we were, who we are, and who we want...

Minas Gerais | Brazilian Painting Inspiration

The sky welcomed me to Brazil with rainy afternoons. It was a beautiful gray that pulled purple when contrasted with the red earth. The misty gray skies and the dusty greens rolled over me like...

Cafe au Lait Brazilian Countryside Candle

Inspired by the simple pleasure of cafe au lait. This warm scent combines notes of Brazilian roasted coffee beans, sugar, and vanilla to create this New Orleans morning ritual....

Live Oak Egret Candle

Inspired by the rich scent of live oaks in the fall. A cozy blend of greens with beautiful notes of fresh mint intertwines with crisp apples and peaches with base notes of musk and moss....

Cashmere Vanilla Heron Candle

Inspired by the sensual combination of warm vanilla elevated by woody cashmere and sweet amber. Notes of pear and peach blossom round it out in a sultry way....

Blood Orange Heron Candle

Inspired by the luxurious allure of blood oranges. A tropical base of coconut blends with pineapple, orange, mango, and a burst of peach....
original timeless heron in the mist painting by Lorin Vieira

Heron in the Mist Painting

When you get out of bed on a misty morning, to me it’s like the world is still sleeping. Everything is cuddled up under its misty blanket. The covers are pulled tight around the trees....

Camellia Botanical Painting

Camellias are even more beautiful because they bloom in the depths of winter. Whenever, everything has shriveled from the frost and withered away. When the elephant ears can take no more, the Camellia stands ever...

Heron at Night Painting

There is something deeply relaxing about the moody almost black blues of a heron paired with the silver shine of their feathers in the moonlight. The dark deep colors contrast against the metallic shine of...

Cypress Alligator Candle

Inspired by the masculine and elegant smell of cypress. Cool top notes of eucalyptus and middle notes of cedar, moss, and bayberry with rich undertones of fraiser fir transport you to a moss dripped cypress...

Hosta & African Iris Botanical Painting

Thick chunky petals. The great feeling of a bold thick stroke. It’s mark making without apologizing. The contrast against the delicateness of the arrangement and the whisper thin petals. The hostas called out to me....

original timeless snowdrop botanical painting by Lorin Vieira

Snowdrop Botanical Painting

When I’m inspired I see the world as a new place. There is a dance in my heart, and I wake up with birds singing. I am motivated. Motivation.  I’ve discovered that this sneaky friend...

Azalea Botanical Painting

My favorite azaleas are the ones that have gone a little wild. I like when they are taller than me, a wave of green or a fuchsia punch. I have giant George Tabor azaleas in...