Laguna Beach, CA (Vocus) November 14, 2010
Life oftentimes presents us with unexplained things – mysteries we think and feel will remain unanswered – but in truth, they are manifestations of what we have missed and didn’t see. As we unravel Tirsah’s Dream, we will see how Tirsah realizes the things she has failed to discern and should have done. With artist-author Jorli Perine’s beautiful artwork – striking paintings – used as backdrops for her heartrending story, you will find yourself mesmerized and drawn deeply into Tirsah’s world.
Follow the adventure story of a young girl who is trying to recreate her life, after being forced to leave home. She is a prodigy with the paintbrush – and uses this to express herself and convey her emotions. She makes a determined effort to overcome adversity and loneliness by plunging into her art and developing her talent. In some special circumstances, she finds love but loses it. But in a curious way, her dreams are leading her back to what she has lost – without realizing it yet. They strangely guide her into the Southwest, where she encounters and applies sacred teachings of the American Indian. She discovers profound clues to her unique calling and wisdom for her difficult journey. How will she finally understand what she has lost – or unknowingly forgone? Find out as you immerse yourself into the enchanting clues and mysteries of Tirsah’s Dream.
Painter-author Jorli Perine uses art and literature to bring forth to both young and old readers a certain awareness of art and music, lost and regained love, appreciation for the American Indian, reverence for the Creator, and the magical dramas of nature. For more information on Tirsah’s Dream, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Jorli can’t remember a time when she wasn’t drawing or painting. By the age of 5, she was sketching recognizable portraits. During her youth, her parents, Robert and LaDorna Perine identified and nurtured her talent by providing her with space, time, and materials. Robert and LaDorna were both graduates of Chouinard Art Institute (where the first eight original Disney animators were educated), her mother then working as a fashion illustrator for Buffum’s and Nash’s department stores in Los Angeles. Her father taught art for a time, and then started an advertising agency, PerineJacoby, in Newport Beach, California.
Jorli grew up in the beautiful community of Laguna Beach, and spent most of her childhood by the ocean and at the beach. It was quite natural for her to observe, and become a lover of the sea and of its powerful movements and changes. She was first trained at home by her parents and then also through school, winning the Laguna Beach Festival of Art scholarship. She then attended Orange Coast College and Laguna College of Art and Design. After college she worked for Ellison Educational Equipment (her family business) as a designer.
As she matured through life’s experiences, Jorli developed a sensitivity and sensibility that complemented her skills and created an artistic vision that is uniquely her own. Her oil paintings are evocative, revealing emotions in the eyes and countenances of her portrait subjects. Her landscapes draw one into romantic and dreamlike vistas. She has the ability to capture light; be it the glow that radiates from within her portraits, or the play of reflective light in her seascapes and landscapes. Her work guides ones conscience to remember the earth’s natural beauty, and to realize that its fertile, cyclical magic is now sadly secluded from much of everyday life.
Jorli’s inspirational pieces utilize the subtle color combinations found only in nature. Her paintings of children and interiors celebrate the warmth of intimate family life, reveal brief moments of joy, and demonstrate her wonder at the humble magical things of life. She believes that talent should be communicated and commits herself fully to painting as her form of expression.
TIRSAH'S DREAM * by Jorli Perine
Publication Date: November 11, 2010
Picture Book; $23.99; 68 pages; 978-1-4415-3726-3
Picture Book Hardcover; $29.99; 68 pages; 978-1-4415-3727-0
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