playing with portraits...
I have been working on my friend Ciao's photograph of a gorgeous friend of his. Although it was getting close, I'm still wasn't happy with it. I decided to tear it into strips and re-evaluate with it, and I'm liking it much more....not sure how it will end up:)
This was the photo along with the oil painting about mid way through...
kitschy, fun pet sculptures!
Need a gift for someone who has it all? Want to immortalize a favorite pet? Look no further! Just commission one of these weird little custom paper mache' pet sculptures, and Bob's yer uncle;) $125/ea
New Series coming!
After years of "not really painting" I am painting again. Maybe it's the move to Austin, or Covid...but my studio had been beckoning me, and I'm really happy about it. I've had a few commssions that have helped nudge me into the right direction.
These paintings of the tigress and the dragonfly have been a lot of fun though. So much so, that I'm thinking of basing a children's bookon her. She was originally inspired by my love of Foo Dogs, Tibetan Folk Art Tattoos and my crazy little dog, Griselda.
Emergence @ TVMA
sometimes I do portraits...
Macreme Workshop August 27th, 2019
Visit idyllwilde.co to sign up for a beginner macreme workshop! Spend the day hanging out with like-minded peeps while learning a great craft that can be translated in so many ways! It's a beginner class, so no experience necessary! SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 at Idyllwilde Studio in Seven Points Florence...
Mostly Blues Invitational
A Casual Gathering of Artists
Tour de Loo
After reading Circe by Madelline Miller, I was obsessed with painting the goddess/sorceress/nymph, because I related so much to the character.
Echoes of Lulamae, TVMA
It was such an honor to be included in the 2017 Red Clay Survey. Initiated in 1988, The Red Clay Survey takes the pulse of contemporary Southern art through a selection of works in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. The works in The Red Clay Survey typically range in style from the traditional to the avant-garde and encompass painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fine craft, photography and mixed media works from artists throughout an 11-state region. These works reflect the multifaceted state of today’s art.
Miss Havisham was exhibited along with Mother for a show at the airport. Miss H is from a series that I did with wire and books. If you're familiar with the story, she is an old eccentric lady who mourns the loss of her love, who left her on the day of their nuptuals...she wanders around in her old mansion, still in her wedding gown, living in the past.
The wire piece is life size, and the train is made from pages from Great Expectaions...and it is approximately 12 feet long.
Mother is a mixed media piece incorporating an old dress from the late 1800's with canvas, paint and delicate graphite mark making.
Adjunct Show, UNA
abstracts on paper
this is a self portrait that i started last summer…oil on wood (poplar), 48'x48'… feeling rather fragmented at the time…
Le Petit Prince helment
le Cirque des Rives
This will be at Kennedy-Douglas Art Center this month…Inspired by the book The Night Circus [Erin Morgenstern], it combines 2D and 3D by using both charcoal and wire to create a drawing. I sketched the 'shadow drawing' by projecting light through my wire piece onto the canvas, just like the old silhouette portraits.