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"Paint with Ivy" (Resilience During Turbulence Series #5)

Have you ever wondered why school buses are yellow? Or why you are attracted to certain colors? Certified color therapist and International award-winning artist Ivy Stevens-Gupta will lead us in an INTERACTIVE painting session.

A short list of art supplies to purchase ahead of time will be provided for anyone interested in painting with Ivy during the session. You will find this list in the registration confirmation email

Ivy LOVES color and how it can express arious emotions and moods and add brilliance to everyday life. During the “Paint with Ivy” Zoom meeting, she will briefly explain the psychology of color, its global connotations, and the science behind it. Did you know that color can heal you? Ivy will also discuss how physicians and scientists are using chromotherapy to help heal specific ailments such as insomnia, jaundice, acne, and depression.

Her painting styles range from photo ealism to abstract expressionism. She will be demonstrating different painting techniques on canvas. Never picked up a paint brush before? No worries, Ivy promises it will be fun and easy. As Bob Ross says, “We don’t make mistakes - just happy little accidents.” It is never too late to take up a new hobby and learn to create something that brings you joy. You are also welcome to be a voyeur and just watch.


Wednesday, July 14 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

  (A Virtual Event)

Ivy Stevens-Gupta wears many creative hats: International award-winning contemporary artist, color theorist, marketing consultant, instructor, and color therapist. She lives in Ithaca, the finger lakes region of New York. After studying art at Alfred University, she received a degree in Business at SUNY CCC, a BS in Marketing, and an MS in Liberal Studies with a focus on media from SUNY ESC. A 'forever student', she next sought out a certificate in Interior Design and got certified in color therapy from the School of Complementary Therapies. For 17 years she was an Advertising Manager for Gannett Newspaper Division and later Corporate relations Director for Johnson at Cornell University. She now teaches color theory, marketing, painting, and color therapy. Her custom designed vibrant paintings can be found in homes and offices all over the world and have appeared in several books on international contemporary artists.

Ivy’s latest artworks are a continued exploration of the psychology of art from her graduate studies. She explores how color affects the brain and how science and digital technology have influenced how we perceive images. She is fascinated by how color can heal as a form of therapy. Color has tremendous expressive qualities that can alter our moods. Her art also focuses on advocating for climate change awareness. Her process involves several layers of acrylic and oil paint on canvas or birch board which is emblazoned by metallic and iridescent overlays, glitter, gold leaf and mixed media. She often applies a clear coat of high gloss polymer epoxy resin (she uses a blow torch during this process!) that offers the duality of sealing in the artwork while making the colors pop by reflecting light. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website: to see more of her work.


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