Shame. Watercolor and ink on paper. 12" x 7". 2016
Body. Watercolor and ink on paper. 12" x 5". 2016
If You Show Me Yours
If You Show Me Yours. Watercolor. 2015
Fairy Tale Portraits
Dowager. Watercolor. 9" x 12". 2015. Prints available, please inquire.
Prince Bugeye. Watercolor. 9" x 12". 2015. Prints available, please inquire.
Princess Bucktooth. Mixed media ink and acrylic, 9 x 12. SOLD.
Private collection. Art prints available through Society6
Mixed media with tissue paper, colored pencil, watercolor. Private collection. Fine art prints available through Society6.
SOLD. Prints available, please inquire.
Watercolor, ink, on Arches watercolor paper. Exploring the story of the Rabbit archetype, breakdowns in communication, lost connection, broken intimacy.
Rabbits I, Watercolor, 9 x 24, 2015, SOLD. Prints available here.
Distance, Watercolor, 9 x 12, 2015, SOLD. Prints available, please inquire.
Rabbits II, Watercolor, 9 x 12, 2015. Original available for sale here. Prints available, please inquire.
Once I 36" x 48" Ink, watercolor, charcoal, soft pastel, and gesso on brown shipping paper. 2015. Prints available, please inquire.
Once II 18" x 24" Ink and white glue on paper. 2015. SOLD. Prints available, please inquire.
Join Me, 2016, Watercolor, Ink, Gesso, White Glue on Paper. SOLD. Prints available here.
Horse Women 2009 - 2011
Horse Woman evolved from an image in a dream (of baby zebras being born from muddy holes in the ground!). After not doing art for many years, I began again during a time of huge personal transition.
Though the dream was from many decades ago, the image always intrigued me. I started drawing fetal horse heads, and the symbol evolved to include a female body, and appears in pieces about spirituality and aging.
Prints available, please inquire.
SOLD. Ink and watercolor. Prints available, please inquire.
SOLD. Mixed media. Prints available, please inquire.
Red Horse Woman
Prints available, please inquire.
Horse Woman Mannikins
Mixed media. Prints available, please inquire.
My creative process is deeply dependent on the spiritual and healing approach found in expressive arts therapy. When I am blocked, or struggling in some area of my life, I return to the "low skill, high sensitivity" techniques of expressive arts. This approach goes beyond visual art to incorporate movement, writing, drama and music. The focus is on the process, not the product.
From the expressive arts approach, I have connected deeply with my own creative purpose, discovering and continually uncovering a personal mythology and archetypes.
I'm fascinated to see how images and concepts that appear in an expressive arts process translate into more finished art, and how those images evolve as I reiterate them in my work.
Sketchbook - Healing Journey Day 2
Sketchbook image, created after an intuitive painting and movement session. I was focused on body image and health issues, but almost immediately, memories of trauma came up to be healed.
I documented this experiment with video, whcih you can see on youtube.
This is a large painting, done with cheap tempera paint on shipping paper. I think actually, it's a paper bag!
I almost always begin a session of intuitive painting with some movement. This helps especially if I am working through any crud and really don't feel like working creatively.
Michele Cassou (Point Zero Painting) and Aviva Gold (Painting from the Source) are two artists who turned away from the art school approach to creativity, and looked within. I recommend both authors, who have slightly different approaches.
Sometimes this approach to painting brings up disturbing images. Other times it brings up joyful ones.