Artwork: Paintings

Artist Statement on Painterly Mixed Media
I capture people, places, and things that inspire some sort of emotion in me. Whether it is the fun Uncle with an Uncle Sam hat or a peaceful church, the emotions are conveyed in my mixed media paintings. With a variety of subjects from buildings to fruit to rock stars and lots in between, the paintings are full of vibrant colors on a textured background.

HEARTS

Heart on Gold- 8×8
“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a heart that listens.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Oh my heart 🙂

I have loved painting these – I am sure there will be more. So fun.

Heart with Roses #1:The Heart is Slow to Learn 8×8
“Pity me that the heart is slow to learn what the swift mind beholds at every turn.” Edna St. Vincent Millay

Heart with Roses #2: Waiting 8×8
“Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?” Audrey Neffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Hearts on Grey – 8×16
“Her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no matter what he had done. Which was not to say that she would ever let him know, but only that he moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald “A New Leaf”
Heart with Roses #3: My Heart Does Not Break 8×8
“I love you, even if there isn’t any me, isnt any love, or even any life. I love you” – Zelda Fitzgerald
Invisible Strings 8×8
“I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world wth me.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

PROHIBITION SERIES

*Unfinished*

Flappers – Prohibition Series

March 25, 2019

I spent part of this weekend planning the rest of my Prohibition series. There will be 14 paintings in all (including one set of 9 6×6 (two of which are already done and posted here), one triptych of the vague flappers featured here dancing the night away, and various other musicians, scenes, and 1920’s fun.

I thoroughly enjoyed researching some 1920’s era photographs for these pieces. After planning, I did get the canvases prepped and the flappers basic placement blocked in. Sooo fun!!! Stay tuned!

Maker’s Mark – Prohibition Series 5×5

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway

Sassy – Prohibition Series 36×36

Dewar’s – Prohibition Series 5×5

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Cocktails – Prohibition Series

BIRDS OF A FEATHER SERIES

INTERESTING HUMANS

Sunbathing 12×24
“Breathing dreams like air . . .” F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES

Church 18×18

“It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the4 devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.” – Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

STILL LIFE

Cotton 5×5

Cotton #3 5×5 *SOLD*

ANIMALS

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