Monday

Finding Inspiration

Spark of Madness VI
Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas.


Sometimes one has to look no further than your own work for inspiration. The above painting was loosely inspired by the cropped closeup below from another painting. Another wonderful use of the Photoshop tools. Inspired and re-inspired!

Saturday

Travelling Light


Mixed media on cradled hardboard.

'always travel lighter
than the heart.'
--Lorna Crozier--

Travelling Light is an ongoing series of intuitive work exploring the movement and interplay of light.

Tuesday

aDrift III

Mixed Watermedia on stretched canvas.
'Not all who wander are lost."
--J.R.R. Tolkien--

unCharted Territory VII

Mixed Media on stretched canvas.

"The poetry of the earth is never dead."

-John Keats--

"One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie."-- Mark Stevens

Series: Uncharted Territory

"Terra Incognita:
Latin term for 'unknown land', used in cartography for regions that have not been mapped or documented."

Friday

Tide Pool 15

Mixed Media on stretched canvas.

Series: Sea Views


"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),


It's always our self we find in the sea."


~e.e. cummings

The Sea View series is an ongoing series of intuitive impressions of bodies of water. The semi abstract images are suggestive of water, waves, surf, tidepools, water lines and foam.



Tuesday

Spring Dreaming

Watermedia collage on paper.

"Chaos is a friend of mine."
--Bob Dylan--

Divining
"1: to discover by intuition or insight : infer
2: to discover or locate (as water or minerals underground) usually by means of a divining rod."
--Merriam Webster Dictionary--
The Divining series focuses on experiments with watermedia collages incorporating washi rice paper, tissue paper and fibred papers. These intuitive works focus on the introduction of fluid watermedia [ink, acrylic, watercolor] onto the surface of wet and dry papers to find a path and pattern of their own.

Sunday

Spark of Madness iv

Mixed watermedia on stretched canvas.

'You are only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
--Robin Williams--



"...ring the bells that
still can ring,
forget your
perfect offering,
there is a crack in
everything;
that's how the light gets in."
-Leonard Cohen-

Wednesday

Thursday

aDrift 140

Mixed water media on stretched canvas.

'Not all who wander are lost"
--J.R.Tolkien--

Wednesday

Divining 108

Mixed watermedia collage on stretched canvas.

"Chaos is a friend of mine."
--Bob Dylan--

Series: Divining

"1: to discover by intuition or insight : infer
2: to discover or locate (as water or minerals underground) usually by means of a divining rod."
--Merriam Webster Dictionary--

The Divining series focuses on experiments with watermedia collages incorporating washi rice paper, tissue paper and fibred papers. These intuitive works focus on the introduction of fluid watermedia [ink, acrylic, watercolor] onto the surface of wet and dry papers to find a path and pattern of their own.

Monday

inVision 108

Water media Monotype on 8x10 paper.
in 11x14 mat.

Most of my recent work has been very process driven. I keep coming back to the processes that fascinate me. And I am coming to realize they are all unpredictable-- I have no idea for sure of what the result will be-- and I like that element of chance involved-- the responding to the materials and elements-- moment to moment. This series of work involves creating masks and resists from various materials- rice papers, tissue, strings and then applying paint in layers, printing over printing until I have an image that is mysterious and ethereal-- an image that takes me places.

Wednesday

Blossoming 109

Mixed watemedia on stretched canvas.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
--Anais Nin--

The Blossoming group is focused on studies exploring the action "to blossom."

Tuesday

Hanging Gardens



Mixed media on 3 stretched canvases.

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own." Alice Walker

Cocooning

Mixed media on stretched canvas.

"You can fly, but that cocoon has got to go"
--Polish proverb--

Mantra

Mantra 102
Mixed Media on Paper




Mantra 101
Mixed Media on Paper

"A mantra is a sound, syllable, word or group of words [or image] that is considered capable of 'creating transformation.' " [often used as a focusing tool for a meditative state of being]
--Wikipedia--

The Mantra series is an ongoing series of exploratory abstracts focused on painting as meditation practice.

Wednesday

Divining107

Mixed watermedia collage.

"Chaos is a friend of mine."
--Bob Dylan--
The Divining series focuses on experiments with collages incorporating washi rice paper, tissue paper and fibred papers. These intuitive works focus on the introduction of fluid watermedia [ink, acrylic, watercolor] onto the surface of wet and dry papers to find a path and pattern of their own.

Thursday

Spark of Madness I

Mixed Media on 16x20 on stretched canvas.

You are only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t loose it.
--Robin Williams--

Falling into Blue

Mixed Media on 12x12 stretched canvas.


return of hope now
from grey to endless cobalt
falling into blue

Monday

Meltdown

Acrylic and Ink on 24x24 cradled hardboard.

boundaries breached
overflowing the edges
racing the meltdown

Sunday

Blooming



Acrylic on stretched canvas.


Longing for spring still
undercover of white chill
green will bloom again.