No Fear 2017

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Into being 20×16 Encaustic
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Forever 12×12 Encaustic
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Surrender 20x16x2.5 Encaustic
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Fay 16×16 Acrylic collage
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A Little Love 12×12 Encaustic

 

Many goals were set at the start of the year and in reaching for the stars my practice has attained new heights of which I had yet only dreamed. With no fear of failure (yet experiencing it very often!) I put my work out into the world and have seen the return with acceptance into 2 juried encaustic shows (Thank you Conrad Wilde Gallery & IEA!), inclusion in 3 group shows, sales and commissions all the way from Dubai, London and France to locally here in Los Angeles.  These small wins make the countless losses all worth while. For any who have a dream, cast your net wide and high and you WILL catch something good. Let’s see what the rest of 2017 has to offer!

Santa Monica Group Show

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Happy to announce my ladies are part of a fun filled holiday show at Beyond the Lines Gallery at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica. It’s my second show at this new, amazing, inspiring gallery and I am beyond thrilled to share it with all of you!  Show is up until Dec 29th  so if you are local and need some unique holiday gifts please stop on by!!

And In Between ~ Figures

 

 

 

Among the Poppies ~ Private Collection France
Among the Poppies ~
Private Collection France

 

 

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Then Again ~ Acrylic on Canvas 12×24

 

Lean On Me ~Acrylic Private Collection Iowa
Lean On Me ~Acrylic Private Collection Iowa

 

…and in between all the fun with wax is the fun with my old stand by, acrylic …where it all began… It still teaches me so much which I can then transfer to wax. Happy painting!

Busy Busy Bee

Again Encaustic on Cradled wood 16x16
Again
Encaustic on Cradled wood
16×16
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Quiet Harmony
Encaustic Mixed media on Cradled wood
18x18x2
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Timeless (UK)
12x16x1.5
Acrylic
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Let’s Dance (Canada)
24×30
Acrylic
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Always Dreaming (UK)
12x16x1.5
Acrylic
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So Much (private collection)
12x16x1.5
Acrylic
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Gymnopedie (private collection)
Encaustic
18×24
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Acrylic
12x16x1.5
Private Collection Australia
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Still (NY)
Oil on Canvas 12×12
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She Loved
Oil 8×10
Private collection Singapore
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Far and Away (Private collection TX)
Encaustic on board 12×12

Been a busy busy bee in the studio during the little one’s nap time….wax, oil, acrylic … figures, landscapes and abstracts… all inspiring me in 2014!

Some New Figuratives

Acrylic Mixed media 20x24
The Light
Acrylic Mixed media
20×24
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This Moment
Acrylic Mixed media
12x16x1.5
So Many Dreams Acrylic Mixed Media 20x24
So Many Dreams
Acrylic Mixed Media
20×24 Private Collection Austin, TX

 

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By Your Side
Acrylic Mixed media
18×18

So great to be back with brush in hand!

Getting Warmed Up

"Remind Me" 24x36  Acrylic Mixed media Inquire
“Remind Me” 24×36
Acrylic Mixed media   Private Collection NYC

 

 

 

After quite a hiatus from the studio as I settled into the most amazing endeavor of all …being a mommy… I am back in the studio working out the kinks,  getting warmed up and having a blast.

"An Open Heart" 16x20 acrylic mixed media  Etsy Shop
“An Open Heart” 16×20 acrylic mixed media
Private Collection WI

An Open Heart Etsy Shop

HAPPY 2013

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“Ready”   Acrylic mixed media 10×30
private collection CA

 I am so thankful for the wonder and blessings 2012 brought …

and Ready for greatest wonder and blessing of all headed our way in 2013… a Little One of our very own to fill and warm our hearts…

"Little One"  Acrylic on canvas 12x12 provate collection Australia
“Little One” Acrylic on canvas 12×12 provate collection Australia

Happy New Year and best wishes to all for 2013 !!