Love is in the Air

Part of the reason I paint is because I want my art to make people happy. I use bright colors, fun textures, and subject matter that I find appealing. The biggest compliments I have ever received are about how a painting of mine made someone feel happier.

I was honored to be asked to do a commission for an anniversary present recently. It was commissioned by two daughters for their parents 30th wedding anniversary. The parents live in Colorado and I was informed the mother likes my work (introduced to her by her daughter). The painting is an aspen piece complimenting the view from their living room windows. I was excited to create something to honor their 30 year commitment to each other. I mean to me, that’s nearly forever. I entitled the piece “Promise”.


I added a special touch (with approval) to one of the trees. I carved the initials of the lovebirds inside a heart onto one of the trees in the painting. I have been eagerly waiting until it was delivered to say anything about it. I am happy to announce that they received and were ecstatic.

Then yesterday I got a surprise phone call from a husband asking to purchase an already painted piece that his wife is in love with for Valentine’s Day. How much better does it get than to have something of my purchased out of love? It certainly was made with love. I can’t wait to hear how the surprise goes over on Valentine’s Day.

Love is in the air!


About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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