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roar + foam

roar + foam | 28×22 | SOLD This was one of my first breakthrough abstracts where I was beginning to feel the freedom and joy of painting in a way that…

where the action suddenly reverses

where the action suddenly reverses | acrylic on canvas | 24×30 | $280

ember + ash

ember + ash

ember + ash | acrylic on canvas | 12×9 | SOLD I painted this after an Ash Wednesday service. The sooty, smeary, chalkiness of the ash foremost in my eyes. I…

lemony pink

lemony pink

lemony pink | acrylic on canvas | 20×16 | $160 Hopeful, strong, sunny, free…like the memories of sugary, tart lemonade that I drank in gulps as a child and my hand…

something to tell

something to tell | acrylic on canvas | 14 x 11 | $77 I was playing with textures, smears and embracing the unpolished spirit of it. A vague face emerged.…

the slightest fissure

the slightest fissure

the slightest fissure | acrylic on canvas | 14×18 | Sold This beautiful drippy piece was painted with such a light hand. I was painting it in an art class and…

h i lighter

h i lighter

h i lighter | acrylic on canvas | 12×12 | $72 Inspired by my love affair of brand new, bright yellow hi-lighters, stenciled letters, pencil sketches and white-out.

sound of the trees

sound of the trees

s ound of the trees | acrylic on canvas | 20×16 | $160 From the second floor window I watched the rainstorm move the trees closer to the earth. I…

penny on the tracks

penny on the tracks | acrylic on canvas | 12×12 | $72 | SOLD I have loved railroad cars since I was little and the tracks ran behind our house.…

after the fire a whisper

after the fire a whisper

after the fire a whisper | acrylic on canvas | 48 x 30 per panel | SOLD My point of inspiration for this project began with the Ghent Altar Piece.…

the first good rainfall

the first good rainfall

the first good rainfall | acrylic on canvas | 11 x 14 | SOLD I could feel myself slipping into an old way of painting and it was pretty and…

flutter + land

flutter + land | acrylic and color pencil on paper | 4.5 x 6 | SOLD

woven in song

woven in song | acrylic on paper | 9 x 12 | $50

tumbled white

tumbled white | acrylic on paper | 9 x 12 | $50

toward

toward | acrylic on paper | 9 x 12 | $50 Turning around and finally looking toward. Turning my face in hope and longing.

verdant

verdant | acrylic and pencil on paper | 9 x 12 | $50

summer at bright

summer at full bright | acrylic on paper | 12 x 9 | $50

liquid pink

liquid pink | acrylic on paper | 12 x 9 | $50

cry still iced

cry still iced | acrylic on paper | 12 x 9 | $50

forest skyline

forest skyline | acrylic on paper | 12 x 9 | $50

summer at night

summer at night | acrylic on paper | 12 x 9 | $50

happy birthday gustav

happy birthday gustav | acrylic and pencil on paper | 12 x 9 | $50 Painted on Klimt’s birthday with him in mind. Inspired by The Kiss, always one of…

kite + freedom

kite + freedom | acrylic and pencil on paper | 9 x 12 | $50 During those blustery moments of wind that come suddenly to the open field, the wildness…

momento

momento | mixed media on paper | 9 x 12 | SOLD This one is now in the home of an artist friend who went through a tremendous struggle. She…

icing

icing | mixed media on paper | 9 x 12 | $50

ornamental

ornamental | acrylic on canvas and glitter | 36 x 36 | $520 Ornamental: serving to add beauty This abstract came from a photo that I had of all our…

dressed in white

dressed in white | acrylic on canvas | 36 x 48 | SOLD The title for this piece comes from the language we often use to describe a bride. I held…

bonfires green

bonfires green | acrylic on canvas | 24 x 36 | $430 The Enkindled Spring By D. H. Lawrence   This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green, Wild…

deep strength to weep

deep strength to weep | acrylic on canvas | 18 x 24 | $220

black is gold

black is gold | acrylic on canvas | 24 x 30 | $360

storytelling in the clouds

storytelling in the clouds | acrylic and oil stick on canvas | 24 x 30 | $360 Wonder by Gungor Once I had wings and I flewIn a sky that…

trains + elephants

train track + elephants | acrylic on canvas | 30 x 24 | SOLD A Ritual to Read to Each OtherBy William E. Stafford   If you don’t know the kind of person…

orchid

orchid | acrylic on canvas | 11 x 14 | SOLD

already on mars

already on mars | acrylic and oil stick on canvas | 24 x 36 | SOLD This painting was inspired by the movie, Hidden Figures, the story of a team…

breath + bone

breath + bone | acrylic and oil stick on canvas | 18 x 24 | $430 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils…

yellow woods

yellow woods | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…Robert Frost …and if I was…

clothes-line rosary

clothes-line rosary | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed The clothes-line is a RosaryOf household help and care;Each little saint the…

finding the trail

finding the trail | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in. | $200 USD | framed The universe is constantly trying to get my attention. I can’t…

out in the field

out in the field | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | NFS | framed This is my favorite of this series. It will be difficult…

ashy gold + orange

ashy gold + orange | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed I have taken scales from offThe cheeks of the moon.I…

jubilant

jubilant | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,Who countest the steps of the Sun:Seeking after that sweet…

comfort of flowers

comfort of flowers | mixed media on birch panel | 12×12 in | $200 USD | framed When I find myself drawing or painting flowers, it’s a signal for me…

always bold

always bold | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed Thou yellow trumpeter of laggard Spring!Thou herald of the rich Summer’s myriad…

memory translates

memory translates | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed Watching the railcars click by, I remember a house from my childhood.…

mathematic ebb + flow

mathematic ebb + flow | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed Behold the Sea,The opaline, the plentiful and strong,Yet beautiful as…

tryst

tryst | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed tryst n. an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, esp.…

take the subway

take the subway | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed I’ve always been interested in fonts and lettering. In my art,…

nothing will be as it was

nothing will be as it was | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed I already know that so much has changed.…

pink tree in bloom

pink tree in bloom | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed Memories of the pink mimosa tree that bloomed in the…

religion of sunlight

religion of sunlight | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed I crave sunlight. I notice it by contrast; the harshness, the…

and I was looking past you

and I was looking past you | mixed media on birch panel | 12 x 12 in | $200 USD | framed Detachment allows us to let go of our…

into the wild night

I very recently read Mary Oliver’s poem, The Journey. All of her words laid out a familiar experience. It felt like she was writing for me. How did she know?…

yellow line

A breakthrough piece for me. Embracing the simplicity. Yellow by Coldplay Look at the stars Look how they shine for you And everything you do Yeah, they were all yellow…

yellow house

The Yellow House, 1978 by Maggie Dietz The kitchen in the house had a nook for eating, a groove for the broom behind the door and the woman moved through…

god of daughters

I’m intentional about listening and recognizing stories outside of my own, widening my circle. This piece reflects what I am beginning to see. The quote below represents one of the…

flower on flower

Whispering Often by Edwin Ford Piper When sunlight marries the swaying branches, With shadowy dancings the rite is said— To the crooning of easeful winds and waters, Whispering often, “I…

halcyon sea

Remember that week in the beach house? I can smell the ocean and taste the salt. I can feel the heat of the day and at night, the scratchiness of…

tiger-mother lily

“In Buddhism, tiger lilies are symbolic of the virtues of mercy and compassion. While all lilies are associated with a number of goddesses in different religions and mythology, such as…

luna

“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed…

doors

Door by Belle Turnbull Your house is old, he said, was counted old That time I knocked here forty years ago End of a winter bottomless with cold And all…

the flowered, the plain

Walls by Belle Turnbull The logs have been sealed away and overlaid Paper on paper. You long to peel the stuff, The flowered, the plain, the dearbought dim brocade, Down…

woman in a turquoise sari

They Dance Through Granelli’s By Pat Emile He finds her near the stack of green plastic baskets waiting to be filled and circles her waist with his left arm, entwines…

the importance of sea urchins

This was the final painting completed for this series. It is already bounding off, the last one to leave the nest, indiscreetly announcing hints about what is to come. I…