You Are My Anchor_oil_2020

You Are My Anchor_oil_2020

Bombs on the Horizon_oil_2020

Bombs on the Horizon_oil_2020

Enlighten_oil_2020

Enlighten_oil_2020

Series : Suspend

This work was created during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The feeling of stasis and want of connection is depicted in the floating, almost stranded figures in a large body of water.  

Series : The American Disrupt

This work looks to respond to the America that we are experiencing today.  The raw feelings of anxiety, unsheltered, unsafe or disregarded.  Using the tipping figure, the figure on the edge, the disconnected kicking legs, the dull stars and uneasy eyes in these paintings, and sculpture, are all visuals trying to reply to the disruption many of us feel.  The disruption of our core beliefs—of what is means to be in our democracy, of belief in family, protecting nature and the arts.  

Disruption can cause our hopes to sink, but the result can also be the search for a stronger sense of connection and value in become “Action”—choose to vote, choose to run for office, choose to protect our fundamental rights and the integrity of the family.

Living Disruption can cause an Activated Reaction.  Perhaps it is a beautiful moment…

Kick for Stars

Kick for Stars

Oil on Canvas

PAINTING_Flag_25x25_2015-2017

PAINTING_Flag_25x25_2015-2017

You-S-AY

You-S-AY

58 x 48 inches Oil on canvas

Dunce: 2300 Children Missing?

Dunce: 2300 Children Missing?

Oil on canvas 2018

Series : The Still Hope

This series nods towards the tradition of still life painting, while still using the female figure sitting in the fictitious space.  

TurkeyDinner

TurkeyDinner

28 x 34 inches Oil on canvas

Half 1/2

Half 1/2

28 x 34 inches Oil on canvas

The I

The I

24 x 26 inches Oil on canvas

Looks Like Dessert

Looks Like Dessert

16 x 12 inches Oil on canvas

Series : The Twelve

This series of paintings is a quick thought progression. 

Coming soon.....

Oil on Canvas

Oil on Canvas

Series : The Fall and The Searcher

This series of paintings is based around 2 female figures—The Fall and The Searcher.  The figures are painted in different environments becoming fireflies, seeds, cocktails and armadas.  There are repeated themes that allow me to juxtapose the two figures against Yin and Yang symbols such as bubbles and umbrellas. Bubbles float with temporary beauty, while umbrellas--a shelter when opened become a sword when closed.

Laser Boob

Laser Boob

28 x 32 inches Oil on canvas

Blue Rim

Blue Rim

24.5 x 24inches Oil on canvas

What Lies Beneath Feeds

What Lies Beneath Feeds

3 x 3 feet Oil on canvas

Triad

Triad

12 x 12 inches Oil on canvas 2012

Suspend

Suspend

22 x 22 inches Oil on canvas

Three Leaves

Three Leaves

16 x 12 inches Oil on canvas

Icarus Fell IWMAWF

Icarus Fell IWMAWF

60 x 54 inches Oil on canvas

Caught

Caught

24 x 19 inches Oil on canvas

Grey Cocktail

Grey Cocktail

24x19 inches Oil on canvas

Red Cocktail

Red Cocktail

24 x 19 inches Oil on canvas

Armada

Armada

26 x 55 inches Oil on canvas

Roll the Moon

Roll the Moon

35 x 40 inches Oil on canvas 2012

Fireflies

Fireflies

48 x 56 inches Oil on canvas

Little Dreamer

Little Dreamer

48 x 56 inches Oil on canvas

Become the Bird

Become the Bird

11 x 9 inches Oil on canvas

Dig to Rise

Dig to Rise

28 x 34 inches Oil on canvas

DOWN

DOWN

36 x 24 inches Oil on canvas

Shark

Shark

24 x 18 inches Oil on canvas

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