Originals

My usual medium is watercolors -yet often explore with other mediums. Much of my inspiration comes from nature and my own internal response. I notice lines, and love the contrast between light and dark that it creates. I am drawn to the use of more muted, earthy, colors. I admire their combination of subtly and power.

Silence ~ Owl
Silence ~ Owl

Rooted ~ Harpys
Rooted ~ Harpys

Cleaning
Cleaning

Silence ~ Owl
Silence ~ Owl

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These are just some of my pieces. Please contact me if interested in seeing more. 

Prints

My belief that art should be available for all income levels led me to make prints available without limiting them. Many of the pieces above are available for prints, just let me know what you are interested in.

available from my studio

Lampshades

These handmade lampshades were inspired by the way the sun shines through trees, particularly in the fall. I began to explore ways of combining wax and watercolors. I enjoyed the wax's luminosity and warm tones. Yet, the effect was not at its best unless the light was shining from behind the painting. Then, I had the idea of lampshades. Lots of experimenting then took place. From assembling the lampshades to the frame - to painting with wax as a resistant. Recently, I developed a technique of using a hairdryer to warm the paper so to soften the edges of the wax application. As a result, it feels like I am painting with light.

Late Autumn ~ light off
Late Autumn ~ light off
Late Autumn ~ light on
Late Autumn ~ light on
Early Autumn ~ light off
Early Autumn ~ light off
Early Autumn ~ light on
Early Autumn ~ light on
Horses in Snow ~ light off
Horses in Snow ~ light off
Horses in Snow ~light on
Horses in Snow ~light on
Reach ~ light off
Reach ~ light off
Reach ~ light on
Reach ~ light on
Softtail ~ light off
Softtail ~ light off
Softtail ~ light on
Softtail ~ light on
Late Autumn
Early Autumn
Horses in Snow
Reach
Softtail