Diptych (2) 18" x 18" panels - can be up to 2" space between them
acrylic on canvas
Total Dimensions 18" x 36"
VIEW - CAMPSITE # 11
Outer Limits Series
30" x 40" may be vertical
acrylic and sand on canvas
If you could wander inside my mind
would you run for cover?
Or would you chase the seagulls to its edges?
Something, perhaps like poison
Seems to tamper with my vision, blurred today,
There were no boundaries
Between the worlds in which I live.
They collided with great force
and less reason.
40" x 30"
acrylic, oil pastel on canvas
(poem is written on the back)
This painting was on view at
St. Lukes Wood River Medical Center
Winter 2015/2016 in Ketchum ID
Drizzle & Splash Series
18" x 18 "
Acrylic on Canvas
May be Vertical or Horizontal
IF I LIVED IN BRAZIL
30" x 24"
acrylic on paper and canvas
(vertical or horizontal)
One of my first paintings, this painting is the foundation of my entire body of work. Kundalini is the creative life force—- the source of our vitality and inspiration that runs through our veins.
I tapped in to that source during a sudden downpour thundering on my metal roof that triggered something in me. I let go of my intended outcome. One moment I was painting towards a very specific goal ---the next, I was pouring streams of water over the
canvas that I had meticulously painted for days and watched the imagery run down the canvas.
I gave up striving and allowed inspiration to take over, and something fascinating emerged.
This painting is layered with Sanskrit symbols and words as well as all of the colors of the chakra system.
SOLAS Y LUNAS SERIES
Mexico - My favorite place to relax and retreat. I love the riot of colors and textures, the collison and chaos that seems at the same time soothing in its exuberance and the joyful nature of the people. The beauty found in a sunset or a moonrise is enough. I paint the suns and moons, textures and colors of Mexico because I feel so very at ease and content.
Mexico allows me to live simply for a time, to feel that I am all that I need to be without excessive striving. Being present in the moment, learning the language, buying fresh produce, sleeping, laughing
--- is enough.
DRIZZLE & SPLASH SERIES
is a purposeful pouring or brushing on of acrylic paints and then working with them while wet. After the initial application of paint, be it brushed, poured or dripped on the canvas, I may not touch the canvas again, but work with the colors by holding the canvas at different angles.
I find this work exciting and soothing at the same time. An artistic meditation!
The next four paintings are part
of this series, and there are
more works available.
I often play Latino music when I paint —- it transports me to another time and place. It was such a night with
my favorite song “The Girl From Ipanema” on continual replay —-that
I was drawn in by the imagery, the softness, the sway of the beat.
I love that the song presents a woman, totally connected to her
body, completely unaware of the
effect she has on others as she
simply takes a walk to the sea.
She is real. She is enough.
That night, my imagination was flooded with delicious memories of living in Mexico —- the music,
cobblestone streets and peeling
paint, dancing all night, my palapa studio, roosters, passionate lovers, and fireworks.
It was noisy, it was chaotic… and yet within that symphony of
sound and energy, I felt at peace,
connected and self assured …
just like “The Girl From Ipanema.”
That night “If I Lived in Brazil” presented itself to me.
From there, a whole series
emerged —-embracing the
romance of Latin America and my nostalgic meanderings.
Bits of sheet music from “The Girl…” and “Bésame Mucho” make their
way into every painting.
I am a poet.
I have always been fascinated with grafitti from the street version to the sophisticated.
Much of my poetry has to do with the awakening of the heart and consciousness to the miracles that exist in simple things. Chasing Seagulls is one of my poems, now rendered in a painting.
I use excerpts from my poems in the graffiti series, often layering the words over the canvas before painting over them. When poems are the primary inspiration, I include the poem along with the canvas.
OUTER LIMITS SERIES
This series was inspired by the great unknown of the Universe, of Consciousness, of God, of All That Is. From minuscule fractiles in the smallest of dimensions to suns that burn out they we may never see, the vastness is unfathomable.
(Hugs & Kisses)
Many of my friends sign off their emails or facebook comments with "xo".