Allegorical and Narrative Paintings
In my new studio, I am surrounded by nature. It makes its way through the windows into my studio as I work.
In this narrative body of paintings I've personalized the character of the Blue Fairy to reflect my own thoughts and actions. In this work I explore her daily life, girlhood and travels.
These unsentimental paintings explore the freedom and physicality of girlhood.
These images were inspired by travels near and far.
Through allegorical images I have reimagined Pinocchio as a boy who experiments with drugs, becomes addicted to heroin, and the devastation it causes on his life.
These paintings represent a transitional time that encompasses many feelings including sadness, anguish, discovery and hope.
The process of creating mono prints is freeing and spontaneous allowing me to focus on the beauty of the gesture, color and emotion of my images.
These brief, evocative images are fluid expressionist commentaries on loneliness and the complexity of human relationships.
Black & White oil paintings on paper and sumi ink & graphite work provides an interesting counterpoint to the Expressionist Portraits.
In the spirit of traditional Chinese art I have incorporated a written personality trait as well as the numeric place of each animal in the zodiac cycle.
I began these large scale oil paintings following a trip to Beijing in November 2009. The work attempts to capture the culture and spirit of the people as China transforms.
"Zero Gravity," figures floating in water or space, express ideas about the power of the human form.
These figures show vigor, courage and strength.