Channeling Emotions

 

as cliche as it sounds, artists draw from life to inspire their work… In my case I draw from the joyful energy that has filled our home this Summer. With an ever happy and playful 4 year old and a hubby with big projects happening at work I can’t help but draw from all this movement, energy, fun and positivity and put it onto the canvas. I am so thankful for all these blessings, which I hope to give back to the world through this work…

Secret Kisses 28×22

The Warmth of You 30×24

To Dream a Dream 30×24

All In Good Time 30×24

The Other Side 28×22

 

 

Summer

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Through the heat of Summer these blues have kept me cool in the studio. Working larger and experimenting with ways to simply get paint onto the surface, moving it from here to there, this series grows. If you are local to Southern California you can see the first two pieces at OC Contemporary Gallery in San Clemente 🙂

With Me 30×40

Along the Way 24×18

Journey 24×18

Inspired in 2017

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2017 has me brimming with new ideas and happy to be creating. My goal for the year is to be more disciplined in working in a series and to participate in more shows… engaging my work in more events off the internet and out in the real world. I Hope all of you are enjoying the beginnings of a new year 🙂

 

Hitting a Groove

Halcyon Days 16.5x21blushing ways 10x10Always beleive 10x10Untitled 18x24x1_MG_5664

I have found a happy groove working with the wax …Some pieces are on wax coated with shiny metallic pigments that add the sense of magic and otherworld-ness I look for in my work 🙂 Happy to be painting!

Halycyon Days 16.5 x 21.5 (metallic gold pigment, oil and encaustic

Blushing Ways 10x1ox1.5 (pigmented wax)

Always Believe 10x10x1.5 (pigmented wax)

Rhapsody 18x24x2 (pigmented wax)

Songbird 12x12x1.5 (metallic silver pigment, oil and encaustic)