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My Wonderful Walls owners, Michael and Stephanie Goins were ecstatic to find the artwork of Blenda Tyvoll and even happier still when she agreed to license some of her work to be sold as wall decals. Her treescapes and nature scenes are simple yet elegant and are a perfect fit for the My Wonderful Walls family. Blenda’s love of nature and color shines through her art and each piece conveys deep emotion. Her art has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Country Gardens Magazine, the Art.com Spring 2015 Catalog and several exhibits. Blenda is also a participant in the Beavercreek Open Studio Tour in June and October if you are local to Portland, OR, visit her studio in person.
We are proud to present the Blenda Tyvoll Wall Decal Collection now available at MyWonderfulWalls.com. Choose from such vibrant works as Red Birds, a rustic tree and lovebird art decal straight from an autumn evening or Radiant Orchid Flower Tree in hues of purple and white where butterflies dance through the orchids in a summery scene. These high quality fabric decals are great for any nature lover, bird watcher or simply those who want beautiful art at affordable prices that won’t destroy their walls! All of the stickers in this collection are available in four different sizes so you may use them in any space or on virtually any surface you choose. Not sure our fabric wall stickers will stick to your walls? Ask us for a free sample of our eco-friendly sticker material and find out!
Now that we’ve shown you a little of Blenda’s work, it’s time to get to know the artist better. Enjoy this Q&A and make sure to comment below.
My Wonderful Walls: Where were you born?
Blenda Tyvoll: I was born in Albany, Oregon, a small town near Eugene, Oregon.
MWW: Where do you currently live now?
BT: My husband, Joe and I live on a small Christmas tree farm and grow cut flowers in our backyard, in the rural countryside near Portland. Understandably, I am surrounded by artistic inspiration right outside my studio.
MWW: Were you always interested in art?
BT: Yes, as a kid I was always on the floor with a box of crayons and my coloring book or designing and cutting out paper dolls and outfits.
MWW: When did it turn professional?
BT: I started selling my artwork online in 2005 on my website and art auctions. Listing art online helped me get into the habit of creating new work on a regular basis.
MWW: Did you go to school to study art?
BT: Yes, I have a BA in art and interior design from Marylhurst University.
MWW: What inspires your art?
BT: Inspiration is everywhere. Here are a few of my favorite ways to feel inspired: Being in nature under tall fir trees in the moss and fern covered forest. To stop what I’m doing to listen to birds singing outside my window. To wake up early before it’s light to watch the sunrise over the mountain. To peer into the center of a flower at little details hidden in the petals. Having a quiet mind and enjoying the world around me is what gets me into the mood for creating art.
MWW: What medium do you prefer?
BT: For many years I only painted in watercolor, but currently I’m working with acrylic paint which is so versatile and easy to use. Adding collage elements into my work is another interesting way to create variety in texture and design. Actually, any medium that helps to convey my feeling about a certain subject is the one I prefer.
MWW: Has it changed at all over the years?
BT: Yes, over the years I’ve learned to create more intuitively and from my heart than I used to. I try to convey a feeling rather than try to paint a subject accurately and realistic.
MWW: What is your favorite thing/subject matter to paint?
BT: I feel the happiest when I’m painting flowers, trees, birds and organic colorful abstracts.
MWW: Best time of day for you to create?
BT: I am the most creative first thing in the morning before noon.
MWW: What are some of your other interests?
BT: Walking with my dog, Georgie, hiking, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and watching movies with my husband.
MWW: Do you live solely off your art or do you have another job/career?
BT: Yes, I am a full time artist and there is never enough time in one day. I love what I do!
MWW: In a few adjectives how would you describe yourself?
BT: loving, committed, quiet, thankful, friendly, inspired
MWW: Your art?
BT: Cheerful, uplifting, happy, creative
MWW: Where can people see more of your designs?
BT: You can see more of my art on my website: blendastudio.com
MWW: How did you get involved with My Wonderful Walls initially?
BT: Stephanie contacted me about licensing my work with My Wonderful Walls. I immediately liked her friendly, professional personality and the beautiful, easy to shop website. I think my art is a perfect fit.
We agree 100%! Thanks Blenda for allowing us to get to know you a little better. If you are a fan of nature inspired art, flowers, trees and birds, you’ll want to check out the entire Blenda Tyvoll Wall Sticker Collection. If you’ve already purchased one of these decals, let us know which one in the comments below!