• Change the World Palimpsest

    Change the World Palimpsest

    Bronze pigment floating on a translucent palimpsest of true indigo pigments ground with a glass muller to obtain the richest possible colors. This is a must-see in person to appreciate the layers that are mostly imperceptible to the camera.
    As a follow up to my emotional meltdown related to the difficulties and current unrest, a dialogue has started. One that needed to happen a very long time ago. But within our rewritten palimpsest we are forming strong bonds. Never before have we been so openly challenged to verbalize what we know to be good and right. This has been my path.

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    36" x 36" (WxH)
  • Everything is Here

    Everything is Here

    What do we plan to bring to the light in the coming days, weeks and years? How do each of us make this world better for each other? I have been fighting my natural instinct to fill this piece with color and depth, but for some reason it demands that I just let it be. I feel free and confident enough to add to this representation of an emerging dialogue. But how?

    This piece is oil on gesso board cradle. It is the only painting I have ever attempted on such a surface. It seems fitting to try something new.

    Tags
    White space, blank canvas, white noise, talk, abstract expression, Aestheticism, aesthetic
    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    30" x 40" (WxH)
  • Oils and gold leaf on canvas.
    The sacred geometry of the garden in bloom.
    My desire is to evoke a sense of hedonistic pleasures, experiencing joy simply by looking.

    Tags
    Feminist, pattern, design, optimism, joy, pleasure, garden, neovictorian, zeitgeist, botanical, wellness
    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    36" x 36" (WxH)
  • Garden at the Beach

    Garden at the Beach

    Oils on canvas. The sacred geometry of the plants in deep summer as painted from my shady garden. My hope was to evoke a sense of pleasure, optimism and joy.

    Tags
    Romanticism, decorative, feminist, ornamentation, optimism, joy, pleasure, zeitgeist, neovictorian, garden, botanical, wellness
    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    24" x 39" (WxH)
  • Oil pigment and gold leaf on birch cradle.

    Year
    2018
  • Oil on birch cradle

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    10" x 10" (WxH)
  • Cultural Optimism

    Cultural Optimism

    Pure indigo dye with and acrylic medium and acrylic paints on gallery wrap canvas with white wood frame.

    Drawing upon the influences of everything and nothing, this piece of aesthetic art exists for the sake of its beauty alone in spite of an obvious nod to the didactic doctrines.

    Tags
    Aestheticism, aesthetic, beauty, decadence, Pattern, design, optimism, zeitgeist
    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    36" x 36" (WxH)
  • Lucy Loves Turquoise

    Lucy Loves Turquoise

    Acrylic and graphite on birch panel.
    Zeus swallowed Metis. In time he was overcome with a splitting headache and summoned help from the craftsman god Hephaestus (or, some say, the Titan Prometheus). Hephaestus cleaved Zeus's forehead with an ax, and Athena (now called Lucy) sprang forth fully armed (in semi-precious turquoise beads).

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    24" x 24" (WxH)
  • Founding Fathers

    Founding Fathers

    Oils on paper mounted on birch board.

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    15" x 22" (WxH)
  • Untitled detail

    Untitled detail

    Acrylic and metallic dust on canvas. Work in Progress

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    48" x 48" (WxH)
  • Coastal Eucalyptus

    Coastal Eucalyptus

    Ground pigments, stainless steel
    Acrylic medium on canvas
    Framed in natural light wood
    Isolation acrylic coat with UV resistance
    Can be cleaned with damp clean cotton cloth
    My aim is to evoke a sense of connection with the color combinations of cool eucalyptus arms against a beachy marine layer fog. The marks are obtained through a layering and working quickly into wet impasto before finishing with a combination of greens, blues and yellows to create a sense of leaves in a mosaic style. For me this was all about the immediacy and energy from the rapid mark-making.

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    60" x 60" (WxH)
  • Silver Branches in Fog

    Silver Branches in Fog

    My aim is to evoke a sense of connection with the color combinations of cool eucalyptus arms against a beachy marine layer fog. The marks are obtained through a layering and working quickly into wet impasto before finishing with a combination of greens, blues and yellows to create a sense of leaves in a mosaic style. For me this was all about the immediacy and energy from the rapid mark-making.

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    48" x 48" (WxH)
  • Dream of Romance

    Dream of Romance

    Acrylic on canvas with stainless steel and bronze pigments.
    Reminiscent of ornate 19th century wallpapers, this new take on romanticism evokes a sense of decorative ornamentation authorized by the new feminist art movement.

    Tags
    Romanticism, decorative, feminist, ornamentation, optimism, joy, pleasure, zeitgeist, neovictorian, garden, botanical, wellness
    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    36" x 72" (WxH)
  • World Order II

    World Order II

    One bold bronze pigment flanked by single strokes of pure rich indigo powder over a field of titanium white. This painting is dazzling to see on a wall.

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    36" x 36" (WxH)
  • Straw and Hay

    Straw and Hay

    Acrylic and encaustic on birch panel.

    As my friends acquaintances and family already know, my art is my therapy and salvation during times of emotional grief, the likes of which I had not experienced since 1993. About a year following my solo show of 25 paintings, I attempted to access the angst and anxiety once again to create this piece. As catharsis, this was not successful. What evolved instead was a more peaceful and calming painting. Many of my paintings from 2018 reflect an improvement in my mental state.

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    32" x 32" (WxH)
  • Blue Shrimp

    Blue Shrimp

    Ground pigments, mixed media
    Acrylic medium on canvas
    Framed in black, easily removed
    Isolation acrylic coat with UV resistance
    Can be cleaned with damp clean cotton cloth

    Blue Shrimp was painted in the fall of 2017, some six months after the beginning of my first solo show. It's a very large and imposing painting created by grinding and blending pigments by hand and applying them to the canvas outdoors on a warm fall LA day. Playful, it will need a special room where it can infect everything in the room!

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    60" x 60" (WxH)
  • Urban Forest

    Urban Forest

    Encaustics and acrylic on birch
    This piece evolved following a week of encaustic workshop in Truro, MA in the summer of 2017. I am very much influenced by the prolific women painters of the East Coast Abstract Expressionist art movement that began post-WWII.

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    20" x 20" (WxH)
  • Dream of Romance

    Dream of Romance

    Ground pigments, mixed media
    Acrylic medium on canvas
    Framed in natural wood removable
    Isolation acrylic coat with UV resistance
    Can be cleaned with damp clean cotton cloth
    This photo is not accurate as it is 36" by 72". It does not photograph well! Acrylic on canvas with stainless steel and bronze pigments.

    Reminiscent of ornate 19th century wallpapers, this new take on romanticism evokes a sense of decorative ornamentation authorized by the feminist art movement.

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    36" x 72" (WxH)
  • Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)

Abstract Paintings