Surreal Symbolic Intuitive Images

Moon

Moon

Moon – 39" x 26", acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, painted on edges, Limited Edition Prints Available. This painting is an interpretation of Tarot card #18, The Moon. I designed it as an entry for the 2018 publication of WeMoon, calendar and datebook. The triple moon is an ancient Goddess symbol of transformation. Crows are messengers, guides, and symbols of wisdom, possessing their own enigmatic and secret purposes. A jagged path, a rough road, leads into the sharp, purple, red rimmed mountains. It is the daunting journey which must be undertaken.

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Big Box of Bears

Big Box of Bears Removed Before the House Exploded

Big Box of Bears Removed Before the House Exploded – 18" x 24", Acrylic on Ampersand board, 3/4 inch wood bracing on back, Limited Edition Prints Available. Based on a dream, the title sets the stage for the Griselda and Poundcake themed painting. It is done in layers of glazing, using heavy body acrylics, thinned with Gloss Glazing Liquid. This is the fourth in a series of Griselda images. More to come.

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Halo

Halo

Halo – 20" x 20", Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas – SOLD, Limited Edition Prints Available. This painting is based on sketches that I made in my notebooks, over and over so I wouldn’t forget; and took about 3 years to complete from the first time I drew it as a potential idea. I had in mind pictures of the Virgin Mary; and also, older paintings in which halos were depicted as large ornate flat disks framing the whole head. I purposely chose to use only fish and birds in an Escher-esque fashion in the area which would normally be…

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My Heart Has Broken Open

My Heart Has Broken Open

My Heart Has Broken Open, 16" x 20", Acrylic on Ampersand/hardboard with 3/4 inch wooden cradle, Limited Edition Prints Available. I read somewhere in ‘The Power of Intention’ by Dr Wayne Dyer, an excerpt in which a woman was describing her emotional experience and how she was ‘heartbroken’ – but she also felt that her heart had ‘broken open’. I wrote that phrase down, and it stuck with me – at some point, the phrase became an image for me. This painting is my 3rd depiction of the character Griselda, and here I have added Poundcake, the dog. The bird…

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Bees

Bees

Bees – 30" x 30", Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, limited edition prints available. The Bees in this painting symbolize life, regeneration and the seasons and cycles of the earth. As pollinators, bees perform an essential service to both plants and animals; we are indebted to them. Their activity contributes significantly to our own existence. The premise of this painting is similar to my ‘Fish’ series, in which I have chosen to focus thematically on one species while incorporating other complementary symbolic elements. I am influenced by the work of Camille Rose Garcia, specifically her book ‘The Saddest Place on…

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Red Deer

Red Deer

Red Deer, image size 20" x 30", mixed media on colored pastel paper, framed – SOLD – Limited Edition Prints Available. This is my first completed piece based on a deer theme, an idea I plan to expand upon, varying the level of abstraction in color and form. This picture was influenced by the work of Laurel Burch; her imagery inspired me as I experimented with my own colorful animal forms. It is done in colored pencil and oil pastel. I focused on using the brightest reds I had, putting them right next to vibrant greens, as well as the…

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