I’m Dreama. I’m an artist and writer.
A thinker and child of the 70’s, now in my 50’s, living into the teens—2017 and beyond, that is. (According to this kind of math, I am getting younger by the minute.)
Named by my grandmother. Self-taught in art.
Lover of books. Lover of color.
Guilty of wearing purple eye shadow…and carrying a purple phone with my purple wallet in a ….you guessed it, purple handbag.
I grew up with both a brother and father who painted.
I traveled far via books checked out from the local library, 12 at a time, every week of every long Kentucky summer of my youth.
I dreamed, I imagined, I waited.
I was 30 before I picked up a brush. 50 before I began writing.
I paint scenes of France and Italy and flowers and cats.
I write about what inspires me, makes me laugh, brings me JOY.
I live in the other Paris.
Paris, Kentucky—With my hubby Ron, two tuxedo cats–Eddie Bill and Eddie Pierre– and one pound puppy, Maggie.
A bold French roast cup of Starbucks with greek yogurt and berries…
A little reading…
One on one time with my furry advisor, Ed.
And after that much black and white I am ready for
Cobalts and Caribbean Blues… next to sunshine yellows…
My happy place!
I make notes to myself to remember the important stuff
I really like mixing color–laying one juicy brushstroke down by another ….and sharing my love for color and brushstrokes with artists in my workshops….and painting the subjects I love to paint over and over and over again.
I’ve been painting for thirty years, blogging since 2009, and in the last few years have traveled and taught across the US and Europe to share with over 3,000 others the JOY of painting.
I am now sharing my JOY for painting and just how I do it in my online courses, Dream.Love.Paint. (Over 2,000 awesome people, just like you, have joined me 🙂 )
I’ve been called a joy bringer and inspiration maker. I’ve been accused of many things, but those have to be among my favorites! I could have never realized when I started painting so long ago that I would one day be able to share what I do with a zillion people around the planet just by the click of a button.
A few more details…
I love a good nap followed by some chocolate.
I believe homegrown roses are best–followed closely by some old fashioned lilacs.
I’ve been known to paint in my pajamas.
Everything I own has some paint on it somewhere. This includes Eddie.
I thank you for buying my art, for taking my workshops, for leaving comments that make me smile down to my toes—you are the color in my rainbow.
Contact me at: dreama (at) dreamatolleperry (dot) com
I try very hard to answer each piece of mail—occasionally me and/or the computer fall between the glitches:))
Study with me online
For info on my online workshops, just click here