fe·tish noun \ˈfe-tish also ˈfē-\ : a strong and unusual need or desire for something : a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement : an object that is believed to have magical powers I was talking to my friend and she mentioned that many of my mandalas and ideas for future […]
Where to begin with this one? Oh, Lake of Forgiveness, how I struggled. This painting started about 3 years ago as so many do – with the spirit of experimentation. This time I was experimenting with some new media, gels, etc. and thought it would be fun to play with fabric collage in the […]
Here’s my list- I am grateful for: 1. Being a new mommy and all of the trials, tribulations and joys that come with it. 2. Living in a place where it’s like paradise in the winter. 3. Having creative talent and being able to express it in many forms. 4. My wonderful friends who are […]
Today I took photos of my painting process. I am trying to resolve some older paintings that had no idea where they were going. A horizon line always helps me to focus. So, here are some Van Gogh-esque clouds over a colorful body of water. I’ve started to literally draw right on the canvas with […]
I haven’t written a blog post in a LONG while, but have recently been inspired by Sharon Britton’s wonderful writing about her paintings. So, I’ve been back in the studio for about a month now, thanks to having a babysitter twice a week. No it wasn’t easy to leave Nolan, my 4 month old, but […]
Putting it out there
Impressions of landscapes- places that are worldly- yet not of this world- color shifting and the interplay of one layer on top of another- being swept up in the moment. To purchase an original, please contact me. Please visit my Print Gallery to purchase prints on paper or canvas.
For most all of today, the sky was gray. Living in Tampa, here in the Sunshine State, I can appreciate a gray day. I don’t think I could do it for very long stretches of time, though. I do feel affected by the weather- I do love the sun. But, the gray days can be […]
What a lovely morning we all had PAINTING and PLAYING! Barbara, Arlene, and Carolene came to the studio with all of their gear this morning ready to go. We had a wonderful time discussing and experimenting with various media, and then putting them on our canvases. So much fun. I am going to get the […]
These pieces are inspired by horizons. The Parallel Landscape Series is an intuitive interpretation of the many landscapes I saw and experienced while living abroad. They are a way to comprehend all that occurs simultaneously and yet exists uniquely for each of us. “Sunday” and “Double Landscape” are on display in the office of Maison […]
The viewer enters a room hung with walls of white spandex, hearing sounds of tinny voices and a floor being swept. Four internally lit columns holding masses of white doughy looking material stand between the walls. In the middle of this “maze”, two circular shaped video projections of hands are playing. Reaching toward the lens, […]
This sculptural installation inspired by the landscape of Northeastern Scotland and the ritual of Tibetan monks’ sand mandala paintings. The piece was created from discarded planar objects found in abandoned grist mills in Lumsden, Scotland. Each object was re-painted in a one solid bright color and placed on posts with hinges, to resemble swinging gates. They were then installed in a farmer’s field in a spiral pattern, surrounded by local gorse flowers. The entire installation went up in one day and scheduled to be taken down on the following day.
Gate Spiral, site-specific sculptural installation, Lumsden, Scotland, 2000.
Zilpa Vipra- sanskrit for “inspired art”. These paintings were created during summer yoga classes at Yogani Studios in Tampa, Florida. To purchase an original, please contact me. Please visit my Print Gallery to purchase prints on paper or canvas.