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The Maiden and the Unicorn

In the middle ages the theme of the Maiden and Unicorn was popular and repeated in many tapestries of the time. The Maiden is a symbol of innocence and virtue, representing the best parts of humanity grounded in reality. The Unicorn, a symbol of wildness and passion,...

Raven, the Trickster

Raven, 24″ x 30″ oil on canvas. Obviously inspired by Northwest Native American art, I took a trip to Vancouver a few years ago and was very inspired by the fluid geometry of the artworks I saw. The Raven is a popular figure in many cultures. Ravens are seers,...

Dance of Life

In spring, jade green beetles dance around my yard. In winter their larvae huddle in the soil waiting to emerge so they too can join the dance. Many of my paintings incorporate metaphors for life energy, transition and growth. The emergence of the small, subterranean...

Flowers for Elysium

Flowers for Elysium was inspired by a flower vendor I saw in Havana. He was carrying a bucket of sunflowers, surrounded by the bright Caribbean colors of Havana buildings. The color and light of the Caribbean are lively and cheerful, but Cuba's culture is also deeply...

Terms of Venery

Terms of Venery was created for a show titled “The Faces Within” at South Bay Contemporary in San Pedro, CA. The theme for the show is “describe your emotional and physical state during the 2016 elections” using half of a face for your interpretation. These half faces...

Group Show, South Bay Contemporary

The Faces Within Location: South Bay Contemporary 401 South Mesa Street, 3rd Floor San Pedro, CA 90731 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Time: 4pm to 7pm ARTist Talk on February 19 at 3pm FACES WITHIN: We all experience the pull of emotions and the recent...

Now Be Here

After participating in an historic gathering of female and female identifying artists in LA, (NowbeHere#1 @hauserwirthschimmel) I had an interesting conversation over lunch with my friend Isabel (under orange umbrella in above photo, I am right behind her) about the...

Animal Evacuation – Sand Fire

If I ever write memoirs, yesterday's activities will be in them. #SandFire [Click here for more pix and video of the animals at Wildlife Waystation and the rescue.] Friday night was hot. Plumes of smoke were rising from the east, visible  for 14 miles over the Santa...