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New Gallery Representation

    Purple Mountain Majesty, 48"x60", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, available July 2024 through   Mirada Fine Art   in Denver, Colorado. Inquiries may always come   to me .   Since March I have painted nearly 48 square yards of canvas, used 2 gallons of gesso, a gallon of isolation coat medium, 1-1/2 gallons of acrylic gel medium, and countless tubes of paint. All for good reason - I am creating a fresh body of work for new gallery representation! I am delighted to announce I am joining forces with Mirada Fine Art, a contemporary and distinctive gallery in Denver, Colorado. I choose my representation carefully - gallery spaces are an extension of the experience I would provide collectors were they to visit my studio in person. The gallery and I become a team in bringing ideas to life, curating opportunities to view said art, and facilitating acquisitions. Mirada Fine Art will be an utterly fantastic partner and I am thrilled to be one of their artists. Here's a littl
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Purple Mountain Majesty and Mirada Fine Art

    Purple Mountain Majesty, 48"x60", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, available July 2024 through   Mirada Fine Art   in Denver, Colorado. Inquiries may always come   to me .   Since March I have painted nearly 48 square yards of canvas, used 2 gallons of gesso, a gallon of isolation coat medium, 1-1/2 gallons of acrylic gel medium, and countless tubes of paint. All for good reason - I am creating a fresh body of work for new gallery representation! I am delighted to announce I am joining forces with Mirada Fine Art, a contemporary and distinctive gallery in Denver, Colorado. I choose my representation carefully - gallery spaces are an extension of the experience I would provide collectors were they to visit my studio in person. The gallery and I become a team in bringing ideas to life, curating opportunities to view said art, and facilitating acquisitions. Mirada Fine Art will be an utterly fantastic partner and I am thrilled to be one of their artists. Here's a littl

New On Demand Workshop

    I have been hard at work behind the scenes, creating on demand lesson videos for students unable to commit to a workshop experience or my student membership. My goal is to provide affordable, easily digestable bites of thinking, painting process and specific technique in a streamable, self study format. These videos are takeaways from other teaching experiences, so they have already been student tested and approved. In them I share approaches to ideation, techniques, thought processes, and various tips on things like color mixing, palette management and intuitive work. I hope to release them monthly. If you have already painted with me in some capacity, check out the lesson descriptions to ascertain if the video is derivative from an experience you might already have had. The newest addition to this growing library is   The Making of Columbine , in which I outline the progression of a painting from the initial contour drawing all the way through to completion. There's lots of g

New Painting: Rolling Hills

    Rolling Hills, 30"x24" original painting, acrylic on flat panel (she will require framing), sold (thank you so very much!).  Link to purchase prints is   here .  Please reach out  with any questions. This is the final painting featured in my  Intuitive Painting  online workshop.** I created three pieces during the filming of this course, all originating from the same idea (a fusion of Bear with the California landscape), each one remarkably different and carrying her own distinctive personality. Also worth noting, this is a rare landscape oriented Momma Bear piece - they usually are portrait format. In addition to naked panels, I brought this one, containing a very loose color study of fall colors I did in October of last year, not knowing what I was going to paint overtop her. In the first day of drawing and planning designs, when I began layering my bear contour drawings together, suddently I knew what I was going to do. I flipped the painting on it's side and sketc

NEW PAINTING Winged

  Winged, 15"x30" original painting, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, image painted around the sides so no need to frame, $1300 plus s&h to the first asking nicely.  Link to purchase is below.  Please reach out  with any questions. I love to work in layers. I start my paintings with a giant brush, gradually working from large marks to tighter ones. Recently I've begun asking myself in what other ways can I embrace the idea of "layered". The painting Winged is one of the results. LAYER1:  A small fox kit sits on a nuanced, creamy ground, in profile. She is watching something rather attentively, but it is outside the picture frame, so the viewer has to guess at what has grabbed her attention. LAYER 2:  She is partially obscured by a layer of butterfly specimens, the smallest and most delicate seated at the top of the winged totem. LAYER 3:  The presence of the butterflies changes the fox's ground to billowy clouds, and, as if to accent that, they travel

Lumbering

    Lumbering, 24"x30" original painting, acrylic on flat panel, sold (thank you so much!).  Prints are available   here .  Please reach out  with any questions. Lumbering is another of the pieces created in February as part of my  Intuitive Painting  online workshop.** I created three pieces during the filming of this course, all originating from the same idea (a fusion of Bear with the California landscape), each one remarkably different and carrying her own distinctive personality.  Lumbering was the most challenging of the three, coming home with me unresolved. It took a few more weeks for me to find her landing spot. Sometimes a painting needs a bit more time to come to fruition. And let's be real - it's also quite likely me, listening to the wrong things and taking her in the opposite direction. One of the students in the course reached out and asked to purchase Lumbering, before I even had the chance to formally add her to my website. Of course I said yes - and

New Painting: Bougainvillea

  Bougainvillea, 24"x30" original painting, acrylic on flat panel (she will require framing), $1300 plus s&h to the first asking nicely.  Link to purchase is below.   Please reach out   with any questions. I didn't expect to be so impacted by this week's eclipse, but all week long I've been painting dramatic skies and various suns, moons and stars. Life has aligned with my art for sure. This lovely was created a few months ago as part of my   Intuitive Painting   online workshop.** I created three pieces during the filming of this course, all originating from the same idea (a fusion of Bear with the California landscape), each one remarkably different and carrying her own distinctive personality. Bougainvillea seemed apropos to offer this week, with so many eyes fixated on the heavens. She can be viewed up close, in a room setting, and even purchased  on my website .   This is your chance, as a member of the First Dibbers Club, to acquire your own full moon be

Eclipse

  Eclipse, 24"x36" original painting, acrylic on flat panel (she will require framing), private collection (thank you and welcome to my newest collector!).   Please reach out  with any questions. I pull my subject matter from the things that happen in my life, and unless you've been living in a cave, there is a solar eclipse happening today, April 8th. A few weeks back I thought about doing an eclipse themed painting, but nothing else came to me other than a literal addition of an eclipsed landscape. That didn't feel genuine enough, and sure, I could have chased that idea and seen what evolved from it, but I've learned to let painting seeds mature. It's challenging, to be sure, but ultimately it serves the idea in the most authentic way possible. I came to terms with not having an eclipse painting to share in a timely fashion, and went on with my other projects. And then, probably because I was ignoring her, the eclipse idea grew legs. This painting didn't