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Cheery Flowers on Yupo Paper

Flowers yupo & watercolor with watermark pm
11×14, Watercolor & Ink on Yupo Paper (c) 2013 Colleayn Klaibourne
I created this piece of art to bring cheeriness to a long Minnesota winter.  You have probably noticed that each blog has a very different look to my art.  It has been suggested to me that I have one “style” so people would know my work.  I have tried for years to do this, but I have decided that I am going to be an artist with many styles.  The common denominator is color!    It is how my mind works, how my art emerges, and what keeps me excited about creating.
 My goal this year has been to loosen up my work, and Yupo paper does that.  This is created using Twinkling H2O watercolors & Ink on Yupo Paper, which is 100% recyclable and made from polypropylene.  When you paint on it, it has a mind of its own.  You really don’t know what is going to emerge.  It is non-absorbent so the paints remain bright and happy.  It is perfect for my love of creating vibrant, colorful art.
You’ll still see the detail of my Celtic Art, Mandalas, and flowers, and I’ll keep it fun with whimsical art, Angels & Faeries, and more.
Continue Reading By on March 1, 2013 in Art, Flowers, Watercolor, Yupo Paper *....Read More....

Announcing… My Etsy Store

“Awakening” (c) 2007
Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 24″
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I am excited to announce my new online Etsy store called CKGalleria. Please visit: You’ll love my beautiful & colorful greeting cards, prints & jewelry because my passion for making them energizes every piece I create for you.
Many people ask where they can buy my Greeting Cards and Art, so I decided to sell online on Etsy for those who are unable to come to a Gallery in Red Wing to purchase them.
I currently have my Greeting Cards and many prints for sale on etsy. You’ll find the prints are priced quite inexpensively so that I can make room to focus on Jewelry and Art. Keep coming back as I add little notecards and other fun artsy things. Love

The greeting cards are each handmade from prints of my art. The colors are very vibrant and are great to frame for small works of art. Soon I will have prints available of the above image “Awakening” as well as “Cat Wishes” and “Faery Dance”. This summer I plan to paint a new Lotus for Healing and Meditation.
I am very excited to be adding pendants, necklaces and rings very soon. Many of the pendants will be tiny pieces of my art. I’ll keep you updated when they are complete and on Etsy.

Continue Reading By on May 1, 2008 in Acrylic Painting, Art, Flowers *....Read More....

Thank You

Colleayn with parents, Sue & Max, at Artist Reception
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I had a wonderful time at the Artist Reception! Thanks to everyone who came to the show to see my artwork and say Hi. I appreciate all of your support and kind wishes. This has been a very successful & rewarding show. If you weren’t able to make it to the reception, the show continues through May 13, 2007.

Continue Reading By on May 2, 2007 in Acrylic Painting, Art, Art Show, Celtic Art, Flowers, Oil Painting *....Read More....

“Dreams Come True” Acrylic

“Dreams Come True” (c) 2007
Acrylic on Panel, 16″x15″
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One can’t help but feel very lucky when they are around this shamrock. This painting was completed on St. Patrick’s Day, which I believe gives it that extra special magic of the day. May the luck of the Irish be with you! (Ádh na nÉireannach)
Original Painting & Greeting Cards Available
Continue Reading By on March 19, 2007 in Acrylic Painting, Art, Celtic Art, Flowers *....Read More....

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Celtic Pansies watermark pm
“Reaching for the Stars” (c)2005
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, 16″x17″
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This is an example of my Celtic Art. I began creating this type of art right after college. I sat down on my drafting table one day, and this is the type of art that emerged. (I have no formal painting background. My training is through practice and trying new things from the art store.) I love creating art with the interlacing knotwork. Each piece is done free-hand, without rulers, compasses or other tools. Over the years I have experimented with other painting techniques and subjects, but I always come back to my Irish roots. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It is a very special holiday- right up there with Christmas in our family. Please visit for more examples of my Celtic Art.
Giclee Archival Prints & Greeting Cards Available.
Continue Reading By on March 17, 2007 in Acrylic Painting, Art, Celtic Art, Flowers *....Read More....