Author Archive | Katarina Rinehart

An Update From The Blue Giraffe

Hello, from The Blue Giraffe family! We are well and pray the same is true for each of you. While our gallery is closed to walk-in traffic, Christi is working to fulfill orders for curbside pickup and to be shipped. During these uncertain times, we realize not everyone is in a position to shop. So, just enjoy browsing our website and eStore, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we’ll keep you updated on gallery happenings. 

If you would like to do some shopping, we have lots of “art & gifts with heart” and we’re offering 25% OFF EVERYTHING in our eStore for the month of April.

As we weather this storm together (from a distance), we will strive to bring some color, inspiration and HAPPY into your lives. We want to give you positive, uplifting messages of hope with all the love that’s in our hearts!

An Update From Artist Lori Drew

From Lori Drew:

Stay Home But Please Don’t Stay Away
I hope your home is filled with treasures that bring you joy.  Furthermore, I hope your favorite works of art are top on the list of your treasures.  They are for me, and I am blessed to have my studio as part of my home.  I’ll be helping to slow this monster with extra time in the studio, creating what I can.  Got to take the advice of a great friend who recently wrote encouraging words for me to turn off the news and concentrate on painting because, “the world needs all that beauty you create.”

By staying home, we are saving lives.  I truly believe that.  

By staying home in the studio, I hope to bring joy and peace to the comfort of your home with new art as often as I can.  My website is, and I welcome you to tour it at your leisure during the next 30 days.  If you have any inspirational photos, I’d love to see them.  Always looking for new ideas. 

Email me at  

Stay home.  Stay safe.  And please stay in touch.


An Update From Artist Susan Lucas

Crooked Creek 2   36×48”

Susan Lucas is introducing her new body of work this week. “My Landforms series has evolved into a focus on the landscape as seen from above. Some paintings are inspired by views out an airplane window and others are imagining a known place as it might appear from a height.” The new work will be posted on Facebook over this week and can be seen at Please contact Susan for more information.

Oyster & Freshwater Pearl Paintings!

Let’s celebrate all the things we have to be grateful for! Though we’re not spending time at the beach during the next few weeks, these sweet 6×6” oyster & freshwater pearl paintings will bring a little dose of our beautiful ocean to your walls at home. For the month of April, enjoy 10% off your order at, PLUS free local delivery with code: GRATITUDE.

An Update From Artist Lynette Moody

From Lynette Moody:

Greetings to all of you! I am hoping this email finds you all well and safe. It’s a difficult time for many. But…it’s spring and the world outside doesn’t stop for a virus. Birds are singing and flowers are blooming. Enjoy. Many of you know that I have moved to the Panhandle of Florida from Arizona. My style of art has changed a bit. I still do some Southwest designs. But a few things have been added…namely bronze flamingo and mixed media palm tree. The tree is a 6 ft wall piece in aluminum, bronze and fused glass. Right now, I’m working on a pelican wearing a hat! While all art shows have been cancelled indefinitely, all art is available for purchase and shipping. Go to my website If you find something that will brighten these days, let me know and I will answer any and all questions. Please stay well and stay safe.

This is Flo. She is a bronze flamingo with four foot long legs and pink high tops. She is guaranteed to make you smile. Indoors or outside to greet visitors. Can be shipped.


An Update From Artist Joan Vienot

From Joan Vienot:

Seaside’s retail district closed as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Regretfully, Anne Hunter Galleries, hosting my Sea & Sky exhibit, was part of that closure. So I am sharing Sea & Sky as a Virtual Exhibit on my website, I hope this will bring you some sunshine and joy from the safety of your home! Click or swipe to advance the slide show and scroll to see photos of each painting as it might look hanging on the wall.