This body of work is based on the area I now live it which is know as Tanglewood. My husband and I often go out on our kayaks and fishing boat very early in the morning or at sunset. I use both my camera and my phone to capture the beauty of light and nature at its best. I then use the photos as a source of inspiration. All of these pieces are on Acrylic on canvas and are hang ready.
Crack of Dawn
Acrylic on canvas 36x36
Road less traveled
Acrylic on canvas 48x60
Sea Grape (Dyptic)
each panel 16x39 inches
The pieces in this collection are a combination of many different mediums. Materials used range from 65 year old suede and silk to upholstery nails, jewlery and glass.. The base for most for many of these is hand made paper that I created myself.
27x33 paper, suede and silk Framed
My three kids
22x30 Seude and Abaca paper framed
27x 35 Gampi papyrus collage framed
60x55 Flax, Abaca on fish net
Private collection, Washington DC
Beads,bangels and thread in Abaca pulp
Private collection ,Michigan
6 x 8 Red beaded ball, upholstery nails,Mica and thread in paper pulp
11 x14 Glass tile, thread and glass beads in Abaca paper pulp
19 x 33Thread, Brass shavings,Mica pulp painting mounted and framed
This series of abstracts are made of Acrylic paint that is first painted on a surface other than canvas. Once the painting is finished it is then pealed off and then mounted on Archival paper. Often times I go back and paint on them again after they have been mounted.
Some of these are unmounted as they can be framed between two pieces of Plexiglas so that they can be viewed from either side. Thye look much like stained glass at that point.
15x22 Acrylic skin on Watercolor paper
22x30 Acrylic skin on Watercolor paper sold
27x35 Acrylic skin on watercolor paper framed
11x14 Acrylic skin unmounted sold
15x23 unmounted acrylic skin
For the Trees
20x24 Acrylic skin mounted on watercolor paper framed
10 x18 unmounted acrylic skin sold
These Mono prints are on BFK 100% Archival paper using Acrylic paint, India ink and watercolor. I have always had an affinity for Ancient Asian art, especially landscape scrolls. This series came along after a trip to China. There were about 16 in this sereis and there are just a few left.
Lone tree #2
22 x 30
Lone tree #3
22x30 mono print and acrylic skin
These pieces are made of pigmented unbeached Flax and Abaca paper pulp that I made from tree bark and other natural materials.
Across the Way
17x23 Paper pulp and brass shavings
This collection is based on my mentor whose name was Arthur Deshaies. I worked with him through out my four years in college. His sense of color and composition has stuck with me. This collection ranges in medium from Acrlic skins to pulp painting.