I just recently went to New Orleans for the first time, and I have to say, as an artist, I fell in love. Sure it’s a little dirty, and people are still rebuilding their homes, but the colors, architecture, and energy are amazing. I would recommend any artist/art lover to visit New Orleans. I took a few photos, although I still don’t feel like they do it justice at least they show the colors and detailed architecture that is signature to the area. I would also like to share some traditional New Orleans paintings, because although my photos give you an idea of what it looks like, the paintings are more what it feels like when you’re there. The paintings are by Diane Millsap. Her ambiguous lines and vibrant colors give off the energy and warmth that is New Orleans.