Stand Tall. 24" x 48", acrylics on panel, $1499 plus s&h. I think she's done...... at least after spending 8 hours working on her today, I am not seeing any necessary changes. Inquiries may always come tome.
The Aftermath. 12" x 18", acrylics on gallery stretched canvas, $479. This one came straight from my heart - I had no preconceived plan, just laid marks down and responded, one by one. I do see a story revealed itstef, at least to me - but I'm curious what YOU see.
I cannot believe that it's been 16 years since the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in rural Pennsylvania. My kids have grown up in an America on edge and divided; certainly not what we wanted for them. For any of our children.
And as Irma continues to carve a path through the southeast while Texans recover from Harvey and those in the west fight fires, just like after 9/11, we'll see populations pull together and love harder.
I just wish we could keep all this love around and visible all the time.
Knitting Rainbows. 12" x 16", acrylics on museum quality panel, featuring a celestial hamster busy with her handwork, $469 plus s&h. Inquiries may always come tome.
This is the latest incarnation of a mouse painting who couldn't figure out what she was at first. We went through various ribboned crowns, then there were crystals and jewelry, and finally she settled on the heavens.
It was The Princess's suggestion that I have her creating a rainbow, and that was the crowning touch.
I dedicate this painting to all needing a bit of glory in their lives - whether they are struggling with a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, world affairs, or an empty chocolate stash.
"All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."- Lord Frith
Lord Frith. 12" x 14", acrylics on museum quality panel, inspired by the rabbits' god in Watership Down, $449. Inquiries may always come tome.
She Cracks Herself Up. 8" x 10", acrylics on museum quality panel, commissioned portrait of a goofy yellow lab, sold (TY very much). Inquiries may always come tome.
There's no gift quite as wonderful as a custom pet portrait. I paint from your photos, resulting in a surprise to unwrap that's like no other. Now is the time to start discussing and planning any holiday gifts you would like to commission.
Museum quality portraits start around $400, and are priced according to size and complexity. If you have a smaller budget,reach out to meso we can discuss other options.
Apollo. 12" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, $529 to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may always come tome.
I am finishing up a workshop with Ardith Goodwin focused on framework. Understanding the things that thrill us, and using that knowledge to paint with intention and infuse our work with a passionate connection from the very get go.
It's no surprise that unexpected details delight me (pun intended). And I spent the last 8 weeks defining and exploring my realms of delight.
So it should follow that my work will carry the same sorts of elements - like a pink equine posing as Apollo, drawing the sun across the sky.
These pieces also give me a place to ostrich (bury my head in the sand) and pretend for just a moment that our world isn't quite so ugly.
Do not go gentle into that good night (title courtesy of Dylan Thomas). 14" x 18", acrylics on museum quality panel, $599 to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may always come tome.
My recent work is resonating with so many - thank you for your notes and encouragement. Baring my soul in paint makes me feel vulnerable and terrified. It is so much safer (emotionally) to stick with pet portraiture.
And yet I have much to share from my very core. I'm steadily working my way there.
Growing Gray (a self portrait), 18" x 24" x 1.5", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas with image painted around the sides. I am uncertain that this one is truly finished, just as I am unclear whether she will be available. This is an intensely personal painting, meant for loved ones denied the simple privilege of growing gray. Or gray-er.
Life is a miracle, every minute. My gray hairs remind me of that.
The Moon Goddess (Fireflies 14)24" x 36" x 1.5", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas with image painted around the sides. This one gives me chills, and I hope that the photo, which appears a little dark, conveys that. She is ushering in the night, complete with all it's magic. This painting is $1299 to the first asking nicely -email@example.com- thank you SO much!!