Wednesday, January 30, 2013


oil on canvas
28" x 42"

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Call of Birds

I love birds, but my favorite are falcons and owls.  The falcon started finding me about 3 years ago.  I was out walking and there in a tree in front of me it was sitting, just looking, so I stopped to say hi.  There are only a couple in my neighborhood, so I felt very happy to have been so close to one.  From that first visit, falcons started flying around me.  I just love their presence.

On the other hand, the owl has been with me for awhile.  My first visit was when I was living in Vancouver, BC about 18 years ago.  I was out walking in a very forested area, and out of the corner of my eye something was flying towards me.  This owl landed in a tree right in front of me.  I was in awe and I felt so wonderful for having such an amazing bird in my company.   We sat together for about 5 minutes.

I just love how birds fly through the air without making a sound, their quiet strength and grace sits inside my heart.  These 2 drawings are in honor of these beautiful birds.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Frank Auerbach

I was on Pinterest the other day and found Frank Auerbach's paintings.  I've seen his work before, but on this particular day I just feel in love.  His work speaks to my soul, a connection that is quiet, but brings about amazing inspiration.

I love the brush strokes, and how each mark brings together such an intensity of feelings.  Without words he creates such a powerful message.

I'm working on a new painting, but taking my time with it, so I thought to add another artists work for your enjoyment.


Friday, January 11, 2013

White Picket Fence

I've been exploring the points of views of others for which, for some reason, I have made true for myself.  I could go into a long commentary about the ideals surrounded around women, but this point of view has been digested and regurgitated for far to all.

This painting was sitting for awhile, not knowing what it truly wanted to be until this morning.  I like it when the idea is not there and then there, purely in this fleeting moment the idea, paint, tape, and title comes together.  It was time to be in this world.

The title "White Picket Fence" is about all the points of views that we've claimed as truth.  We've tried so hard to fit ourselves into molds that don't belong to ourselves and when we don't fit into a fixed ideal then a vicious cycle of self loathing, depression, and hopelessness can occur.

I dedicate this painting to all who have struggled with being there authentic selves, broken out from their own white picket fences and are now living a life that is truly theirs to claim.

mixed media on canvas
24" x 36"

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Adventures of SHE

I'm starting a new series of paintings, inspired by SHE.  The collective ideal of what it is to be a women.  My new wooden figure is my spokeswoman and will be taking us on a ride within, while walking away from judgements that keep us in limitations to who we really are.  My next painting will be coming soon....