I received this inspiring email from a client in December of 2014 and have permission from her to share her story... I'm thankful her family was unharmed and I do think the moral of the story is buy a painting from The Colleen Art Studio and it will survive anything!! :)
Thank you Barbara for sharing!



I purchased a painting from you about 3 or 4 years ago. I am contacting you to give you an update. It is the red and brownish painting with a lone bare tree on the left blowing in the wind. I named it Resilience.


Anyhow, back in April of this year our community was hit with some tragic weather conditions causing our house to flood without warning. Our family had to remain on the 2nd floor as the water gushed in, breaking windows, tearing down brick walls, washing out part of the foundation, knocking down the garage door, completely destroying everything on our 1st floor. Even our vehicles were submerged under water after they floated about 30 feet away. We were fortunate as we have a 2 story home and there was 6 feet of water in our home.

My 9 year old niece stood upstairs completely devastated as we watched everything downstairs fall over, crash, and float away. She looked down and was so concerned about our painting. She kept saying," no, no, not the painting", I love that painting. I had no idea she ever noticed it. She started to tell me how perfect it is and she described how she saw it. She watched it all night as the water continued to rise.

We've been living in an apartment since May waiting for our house to be repaired. We had to purchase new furniture but above the sofa is our painting. It survived. And I always think of how it couldn't have a better name, "Resilience."


Just wanted to share,





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