Lusty Romance

Mystery, romance and the sensual aspects of nature are brought to this collection. There is something about the mystery and grace of heady, fragrant blossoms that remind me of a woman’s innate secrets, well-kept and only revealed when ready.

Memories were gathered from deep, shady spots under trees with hidden branches during my childhood in Hawaii, as well as my experiences in Europe's Gothic cathedrals.  These stained glass colors come from mysteries and shade, and the stories of grace and growth. 



 

Intimate Gestures

Back to the simple aspects of mark making in this collection, made with a watercolor brush and mixed media.  As delicate as these pieces want to be, every once in a while one wants to be more assertive than the rest and demands to show up in a riot of color. Soft, intimate and aware, these pieces balance fragility and confidence. 

 

Pop Goes the Figure

 

Bright, vibrant, bold. Are these cropped female figure paintings elusive or self-assured? The answer lies somewhere in between the intimate and public view of women on social media. 

The way we are invited into a female’s personal space with these close up cropped views of the body in the last few years of social media identity is intriguing to me. We now gaze at the figure with cut limbs and no identity so often it has become an accepted to see the female shape. Even in their flattened form, these figures come alive for me in the studio, and we all make fast friends.