Welcome to my little slice of heaven. I’m painting 30 abstracts on paper now for the month of September, read about it here.The Art of Daily Cultivation is now sold out. Stay tuned. Don’t you love a gluten-free colorful cake? How about bunny butts? If so, check out the 7 {squared} series. Also you can Subscribe to connect with the new releases.


All About Abstraction


New Series in the Works. 30 Paintings in 30 days through September 2015

I’m painting daily again and couldn’t be more delighted. I’m selling each one as I create them to boot! If you want to learn more, hop on over to the blog. Or go straight to the store … 

My Article in Mabel Mag


Mabel Magazine Issue #2

“Wings Grown From Dirt” Travel narration through San Francisco and the southwest. The A-story (the one I told myself) and the B-story (what actually happened) is out there for you to read. Order your copy today.

"Cakes of Color" is Available in 5 Whole Foods Markets!



… combines art with nutritious, rustic gourmet recipes. Each cake is illustrated with its own color story and meaning. Green Tea, Cranberry Spice, Vermont Maple, Chocolate with Salted Caramel and more. Find out how you can … Buy Now!

We ate, shopped, painted and wrote our hearts out in Cortona, Italy June 11-17. Check out the Tuscany retreat page to see a few pics.

  • Seeing the results of your happiness project (including the fact that it has made you happy) helped me get moving and experimenting. I'm taking you as a role model for re-defining parts of the services I offer in my business and also for re-arranging how I use my personal time and energy.

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    Deborah Gavrin Frangquist

    Career Coach
  • I really love the excerpts you chose and the way you wove them into this piece. I love how the words seem to create the foundation, the earth in this picture, and put people into it, while your colors create the sky, the air, the light. This has a lovely earthy quality, like Cheryl Strayed's prose.

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    WM Rine

    A Big Star {to me} -- On Love and Forgiveness
  • It’s gorgeous, Niya. Just so lovely. I am honored to be included.

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    Cheryl Strayed

    Author of
  • LOVED your book – and your beautiful visual interpretation!

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    Ellisa Valo

    Avid Reader and Follower of 365 Painting Stories
  • Your daily dose of artistic musings are not only fun for the senses but they also help me to stay centered on the idea of creating, creating, creating.

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    Daily Reader of 365 Story Paintings
  • Love your story cards and your new book preview -- you are extraordinary! I want that book.

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