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One of a Kind

10×20 Heavily textured base with resin & pieces of The Great Gatsby

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New small pieces

Completed a few 5×5 and 6×6 this weekend. These are so much fun! And they look really cool arranged in a collage.

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Trimalchio

“These lights, this brightness, these clusters of human hope, of wild desire – I shall take these lights in my fingers. I shall make them bright and whether they shine or not, it is in these fingers that they shall succeed or fail.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Words Bridge

12×12 Heavily textured base, acrylic paint, resin, pieces of The Great Gatsby

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Stacked pieces

I love these 3 pieces stacked to make a new work. They are all available at Kathleen’s in Decatur! Each measures 12×36.

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Panoply 2022 & ME!

Come see me and my current collection of abstacts at Panoply in Huntsville April 29th – May 1st. I am excited to be welcomed into this show. As a teenager, I volunteered for Panoply through the art department of my high school; to be an artist on the other side of this feels like a […]

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Words

Words “All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.” – Ernest Hemingway

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the Journey

the Journey “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but its the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

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New Work: Moonlight #2

Moonlight #2 20×20 Modeling medium, acrylic paint, resin

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Pablo Picasso

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston had both a Pablo Picasso exhibit and an impressionist exhibit. Both were wonderful and inspiring. Picasso always fascinates me. I would love to go back in time and crawl inside his mind to see how he sees the world. He pulls things apart and rearranges them on canvas […]

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New Work: We have such fun

“Oh, let’s have fun.” she begged him. “It’s too hot to fuss.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Heavily textured base, acrylic, resin, coffee dyed pieces of book pages

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New Work: Converge

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” -Norman Maclean Heavily textured, acrylic, pen and ink, resin

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New Work: Searching Still

“You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It’s only that.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay Texture, resin, coffee dyed pieces of The Great Gatsby, acrylic, pen and ink I have two more I’m working on that will look lovely stacked with this one.

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New work: Tornado of Thought Forming

Tornado of Thought Forming 12×12 Mixed Media “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald I overthink. A lot. Ha. I suppose I am of a first-rare intelligence. Heavily textured, resin, pieces […]

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From the studio . . .

I am working on building my collection of abstracts and painting with a friend is always fun. I’m so thankful my career allows me the time to do this over Christmas break. Interested in one of my abstracts? Now is the time to talk to me about it!

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Lie to me by moonlight . . .

30×30 Acrylic on heavily textured background, pieces of The Great Gatsby, resin, pen and ink.

“Lie to me by moonlight. Do a fabulous story.” – F Scott Fitzgerald from Flappers & Philosophers

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From the studio

Lovely bit of moonlight developing in this one. Now for some torn pieces of The Great Gatsby, some resin, and a tiny bit of pen and ink to finish it off. Off to a beautiful start!

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Abstract: Cracked Messages

Acrylic on heavily textured background, resin, torn book pages, egg shells; 12×24 “You were my favorite word until the day I forgot how to spell you.”  – Michele G Stratford I am exploring more natural texture to add to my pieces. Egg shells were a cracking good time to work with.

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Abstract: Calm In the Storm

This was my very first abstract. The idea came to me when I was prepping a background for another painting. I have always textured the backgrounds with modeling medium in circular shape. My daughter was playing around with resin on some of her paintings and I thought it might be cool to add some small […]

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Abstract: Searching

“Searching” 36×36 mixed media, textured foundation, resin, acrylic paint. “If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it – keep going come what may.”  – Vincent Van Gogh. The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh This one was s departure from the ususal circular shape. It reminds […]

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Abstract: Tidepool

The Steinbeck quote is pulled from a passage describing the wonder of the world and the connection we sometimes feel as humans to all of it – the wonder of being a part of the whole of life. It is a very existential and Thoreau type view of the world. I, personally, think this pull […]

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Abstract: It’s Complicated

I love how this turned out! The texture is so much fun. I delight in finding ways to make texture the focus of a piece and this painting kept me mesmerized. You cannot see in a photo the juxtaposition of matte paint against the shiny resin in the stream – but it is beautiful.

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