"Being an artist isn’t just a “right brain” activity---you must use ALL of your brain, body and spirit to create. When the creation is done, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts… and so is the creator." - Lyrae Perry

Home Away From Home

Galerita galerita - Sulphur Crested cockatoo

My home away from home in Australia is Stewart & Sue Williamson's place in Samford, Queensland.  The Williamson's home is a rambling ranch style, but … [Read more...]

Australia 2015

Stag horn Corals

Departing May 3rd for Australia 2015 trip! This is going to be a blast.  Looking forward to visiting with my friends in "Oz", enjoying the scenery and … [Read more...]

What’s your favorite color?


What's  your favorite color?  My answer to that question has always been "the rainbow"---- huh?  This might be taken as a frustrating or  non-sequitur … [Read more...]

Selling Artworks

Ghost Glass Frog -copyright Lyrae 2014

I belong to a group of artists that meet once a month to do life drawing, and after class one evening we were talking about selling artworks.  One … [Read more...]

Nature & Wildlife Art by Lyrae

Dream of Africa lo rez

I'm a working artist, not just a traveler, and sometimes I'm so involved in doing my art, that I forget that I need to let people know how to find  my art … [Read more...]

New Artwork

Psittacula cyanocephala

I have new artwork to share this week!  I've been painting just about every free minute and completing lots of paintings for upcoming shows this fall.  … [Read more...]

Summer Shows!


This is a busy time of year for me because there are so many wonderful summer shows to participate in and it's a good time to see what all of my artist … [Read more...]

ART in my heART

Smoke & Fire -Three Hearth Stones,  Cosmic Road Series

My heART is in my art!  Even though I'm primarily a nature and wildlife artist, I have a passion for all types of art.  And, like most artists I know, I … [Read more...]

Oh My God!


It’s not blasphemy, it’s not a phrase intended to offend.  It’s one that most of us use quite a bit.  But have you thought about you really mean when you … [Read more...]

Nature vs. Nurture, A Fresh Perspective from Howard Schatz

men and women athlete body types schatz

The link below will take you to Howard Schatz' website with the big photos of elite men and women athletes.  All are top in their field.  Schatz’ photos … [Read more...]