The Feeling of Home
The Feeling of Home that Lives in the Heart, 30 ' x 30", acrylic. Commission for Beth who asked for jewel tones, a connection to her parents, to hang in her new Minneapolis condo. The process is intuitive... creating how emotions feel. And Beth's painting feels like pure energy an love.
Live the Live You've Dreamed
Trypic: "Life the Life You Dream: Go"; “Live the Life You Dream: Do”; “Live the Life You Dream: Be.” Installed at the University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Personal and social transformations go hand in hand. The art inspires viewers to become all that they can be, and to ignite passion into action.
through energetic colors (purple, red, yellow) and bold composition. 48” x 60” x 3 ½” (60” height
Mom makes the best cookies... Warm, cinnamon-fragrant, filled with love. And so is this piece. Created for my mom; it now hangs over the fireplace in her newly decorated living room. Of course, baked with love. 24" x 36" acrylic/mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas. Private collection, Union, NE.
Oysters on the Rocks Picnic
"Oysters on the Rock Picnic", 30" x 40", abstract landscape, acrylic and oil pastels on canvas.
For their Sept. 2014 wedding, Annie and Nolan requested contributions for their art fund. They asked for vibrant art inspired by the landscapes of New Zealand where they honeymooned. Annie shared, "We were on the Kenepuru Sound in Marlborough region. It was the ultimate NZ experience, eating oysters straight off the rocks and visiting a green mussel farm." Private collection, Minneapolis, MN.
I Look Out to the Sea...
"I Look out to the Sea..." (left)
"And the Waves Kiss me" (right)
I've sat on the beach with good friends Paula and Jimmy... toes in the sand and cooler with champagne beside. There is no better way to share the ocean. This art was commissioned by Jim's brother as a holiday gift to the couple, and of course the ocean spoke to me in every touch of color. Each panel is 10" x 10", acrylic/oil pastels on birch box canvas. Private Collection, Tampa Bay, FL.
Fat Hippie and Dirty Martini
"Fat Hippie and Dirty Martini," also know as an amazing lunch at Tampa's Hula Bay Club. It was an afternoon of friends and laughter that I've cherishes for several years, and now re-create in hand-painted paper collage. Each piece of paper is torn by hand and added to the canvas like individual brush strokes. 16" x 20". Awarded 2nd Place, Mixed Media, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Jan. 2015. Private Collection, Scottsdale, AZ.