Series Listing
On the EaselThis gallery is of works in progress.
Trees of Life (Recent) Paintings that re-interpret the traditional folk art form, the 3-dimensional Tree of Life, into 2-dimensions, adding a contemporary edge. The paintings depict modern women integrated with Trees of Life. Influenced by 18th and 19th century Spanish and Mexican portraiture, iconic religious images and masks they are elaborate with ornamentation.Inspired by folk art, the intended effect is quirky and unpretentious. Each tree of life incorporates a set of tematic figures that represents what the woman is thinking, or obsessing about at the imagined moment.
Making Faces (Recent) Oil on canvas, most are 8x10 and presented in gilded frames. I aim here to capture a personality, a gesture and a mood in a very small space with as bold a palette as possible.
Huipiles Images from the Smithsonian Latino Center's presentation of the exhibition "Huipiles: A Celebration". These paintings celebrate the intricately woven and embroidered meso-American textiles, created in the centuries-old Mayan tradition and the contemporary American women who admire collect, and wear them.
Women @ Play Celebrates the beautiful things that women are, make and do. From playing musical instruments, to playing with pets, or playing sports or games...I aim to capture the joy of both womanhood and play!
Women I Have Known Some literally. Some figuratively. A twist on the traditional portrait form, generally oil portrait collaged with fabric and/or wallpaper or photographs.
Portraits Commissioned works. Some of these reside in some very prized collections!
Found Objects Who knew that digital manipulation of vintage and novelty textiles could be an art form? Once they are produced on archival rag watercolor paper, many of these images are then enhanced again with oil paint, glaze or gilt. Think of this as a framed textile, but for the fact that the textile doesn't exist in this form. The image ONLY exists in this way on my digital file. Most people argue that this is actual fabric, as you can count the threads. Shadowbox framing completes the illusion. Available in custom sizes.
 
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