Watching the Sun Rise With You

Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas I painted this piece after I shared an experience of seeing the same beautiful sunrise, from different places, with my dear friend Andrea. Unbeknownst to each of us, we thought of one another as we watched the dawn break and then laughed in amazement as we learned of our unintentionally shared experience. An abstract landscape, with this painting, I used a...
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Refraction

Acrylic and raw metallic pigment on canvas Another abstract landscape. With this painting, I used thinned acrylic paint as a watermedia and rubbed in raw metallic pigment to create a sense of movement and a luminous ethereal quality. The colors bleed into one another revealing different intensities depending on light and perspective.
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Storm at Sea

Acrylic and raw metallic pigment on canvas Another abstract landscape. With this painting, I used thinned acrylic paint as a watermedia and rubbed in raw metallic pigment to create a sense of movement and a luminous ethereal quality. The colors bleed into one another revealing different intensities depending on light and perspective.
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Frozen Lake

Acrylic, paper, and gel medium on canvas Another abstract landscape. With this painting, I used acrylic paint, thinned to the consistency of a watermedia, brushed over a substrate of crunched rice paper and super heavy gel medium, to create the haunted look of a lakeside in winter surrounded by a frosted ring of trees.
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The Wine Dark Sea

Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas An abstract seascape. With this painting, I used a dragging technique and thinned acrylic paint as a watermedia to create an ethereal quality. The colors bleed into one another revealing different intensities depending on light and perspective. This painting, the first I completed after a 20 year hiatus from painting, ended up with my friend Jenny after she...
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High Desert

Acrylic on canvas This painting is part of a series called Basin and Range. The paintings in this series explore the colors, textures, and topography of the landscape between California and Nevada. For these pieces, I used a variety of materials to achieve the effects in texture and color that I was after.
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Watching the Storm Come In

Acrylic, paper, and recycled aluminum on canvas This painting is part of a series called Basin and Range. The paintings in this series explore the colors, textures, and topography of the landscape between California and Nevada. For these pieces, I used a variety of materials to achieve the effects in texture and color that I was after.
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Highway 58 East

Acrylic, paper, and recycled aluminum on canvas This painting is part of a series called Basin and Range. The paintings in this series explore the colors, textures, and topography of the landscape between California and Nevada. For these pieces, I used a variety of materials to achieve the effects in texture and color that I was after.
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Structure

(24 x 30) Acrylic on canvas In an exploration on the interaction of reality and what an individual’s perception can create from reality, American Poet Wallace Stevens said, “What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one’s meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.” With this painting, I wanted to create...
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Snow on the Sierras

 Acrylic, paper, and recycled aluminum on canvas This painting is part of a series called Basin and Range. The paintings in this series explore the colors, textures, and topography of the landscape between California and Nevada. For these pieces, I used a variety of materials to achieve the effects in texture and color that I was after.
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Resonance

(30 x 30) Acrylic, roofing tar, pulverized granite, and aluminum on canvas Songwriter, Kathy Mattea once said that “you can hear the resonance of an artist who goes into herself.” I think the same is true of any individual who creates. When we turn inward and take the artist’s journey within to connect with the eternal source of all creation, the work we bring forth hums and resonates in a...
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Gong

(30 x 30) Acrylic, roofing tar, pulverized granite, and aluminum on canvas This piece was painted in honor of my friend Marion Causey. Using gongs, Native American flutes, and Tibetan singing bowls, Marion helps to facilitate meditation, relaxation, and healing. Through the materials used and composition of this piece, I hoped to convey some sense of the energy, power, and awakening I experience...
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Lectio Divina

Mixed Media on canvas and board Meditation Series This series pays homage to the forms of meditation I have incorporated in my spiritual practice. Shakti Rising focuses on the divine feminine energy within us, and using meditative practices to bring that to the forefront of our awareness – a feminine spiritual awakening. The World Tree pays homage to the Celtic spiritual practice of the...
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View of the Mountain


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The World Tree

Mixed Media on canvas and board Meditation Series This series pays homage to the forms of meditation I have incorporated in my spiritual practice. Shakti Rising focuses on the divine feminine energy within us, and using meditative practices to bring that to the forefront of our awareness – a feminine spiritual awakening. The World Tree pays homage to the Celtic spiritual practice of the...
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View from the Dunes


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Thin Place


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Shakti Rising

Mixed Media on canvas and board Meditation Series This series pays homage to the forms of meditation I have incorporated in my spiritual practice. Shakti Rising focuses on the divine feminine energy within us, and using meditative practices to bring that to the forefront of our awareness – a feminine spiritual awakening. The World Tree pays homage to the Celtic spiritual practice of the...
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Exile

Acrylic, paper, and recycled aluminum on board Exile was painted as a gift for my husband, who has always encouraged me to freely express myself and enabled me to pursue my dreams and live to my highest potential. As my tongue in cheek way of honoring his partnership with me (one where I get to have a supportive mate and freedom to grow and breathe) I painted “Exile?” This piece looks at the...
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The Infant in the Small


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Sunset Sky


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Sky Blue Sky


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Shoreline


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Co-Creation

Acrylic and Collage on canvas This painting is part of a series called Women’s Wisdom. The pieces in this series are more representational than many others I paint and also deeply personal. “Co-Creation” is a painting co-created with another artist, Alyson Hatcher, to further reinforce the idea of the creative and collaborative relationship between ourselves and the divine.
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