Posts Tagged ‘2014’

Garden Gate

Garden Gate

“Garden Gate” is the final piece in the Portals series. Based on “Garden Shrine” with hints of “Frosty Window”, it offers an arch in a cheerful, warm garden setting. As with some of the other pieces, I wanted an image that invite viewers to experience a portal, make the transition through it. Title: Garden Gate […]

Garden Path

Garden Path

“Garden Path” takes another view of an archway and the view from and through it. I wanted to indicate a sense of space and set up an inviting scene where you’d want to go from here to there. Title: Garden Path Size: 12 x 12 inches on canvas Medium: Collage with various papers and acrylic […]

Garden Shrine

Garden Shrine

“Garden Shrine” looks at portals as a gateway. An imaginary scene, some views are off in the distance, others are close up. Made of bits of paper, it forms a peaceful, contemplative scene. Photos of the piece in progress are below. Title: Garden Shrine Size: 12 x 12 inches on canvas Medium: Various papers on […]


Beyond

Beyond

“Beyond” explores the idea of Portals as a window or opening, but shows only the view. I was thinking more about transition – going from there to there, looking at one place from another – rather than the structure that you go through. It’s more about wanting to go than how you get there. The […]

Foggy Bridge 2

Foggy Bridge 2

I thoroughly enjoyed painting the first Foggy Bridge painting, and wanted to explore the subject further. This version is lighter and brighter. The collaged paper along the bottom edge has cheerful tulips. The bridge is less distinct than in the first painting, making this more about the colors than the structure. Yes, I know these […]

Foggy Bridge 1

Foggy Bridge 1

Continuing the Portals series is a small painting done about a bridge. I had vacationed in California several years ago with friends. We flew to San Francisco, spent a weekend, then drove to Napa. On the way home, we drove across the Golden Gate bridge. Beautiful, sunny day, typical of that area. As we approached […]


Frosty Window

Frosty Window

Frosty Window, part of my Portals series, was inspired by that crazy polar vortex weather we’ve had the past couple of winters. Awful cold, miserable stuff – but also beautiful. The frost patterns on my windows were really pretty. Tiny delicate crystals dancing across the panes. So this piece takes a more literal view of […]

Distant Memories 2

Distant Memories 2

“Distant Memories 2” continues exploring that moment of transition between being present and being lost in memories. It is part of my Portal series. The design is simpler than Distant Memories 1, yet it has more complexity as well. I designed it with only one figure, the large one on the left. Yet the more […]

Distant Memories 1

Distant Memories 1

Distant Memories 1 is a small piece from my Portals series. I was testing the idea of memories as a portal to the past, to our history. That moment of reminiscing, as one transitions from being in the present to lost in thought. It has a contemplative feel. The background is acrylic paint. The figure […]


Tropical Arch

Tropical Arch

“Tropical Arch” is another piece from my Portals series. It takes a more literal view of the portals concept by depicting an archway. The scene is made of pieces of magazine images, tissue paper, maps, and some acrylic paint. I attached all the pieces to watercolor paper, then ran the whole thing through the sewing machine. […]

Portal 2

Portal 2

Portal 2 was inspired by Portal 1, a small acrylic painting for my Portals series. Larger, of course, and similar in layout and colors, it has more detail in the circular form. Photos of the painting as I was working on it are below. Title: Portal 2 Size: 16 x 20 inches on canvas Medium: […]

New Orleans

New Orleans

“New Orleans” is a collage inspired by a vacation to that city in 2014. Walking through the French Quarter, I ran across a wonderful building with a colorful first level contrasted against rough upper levels contrasted against bright blue shutters. In the sunlight, the effect was stunning. Later, walking along the river, I was taken […]


In The Garden, a collage

In The Garden, a collage

In The Garden is a combination of painting and collage. Sunny and warm, I made it during the summer of 2014 when gardens were awash with flowers of all colors. As with so many of my artworks, this one started one way, then took a left turn in the middle. It began as an abstract […]

Illumination Night, December 12

Illumination Night, December 12

Ah, the final 2nd Friday Art Hop of this year! And what a year it’s been. Seems hard to believe that a casual conversation over coffee has turned into a city-wide…thing. And, yet, here we are. Going on our 7th Art Hop, upwards of 15 participating locations each month, and more visitors each month. Events like this […]

2015 Wall Calendars

2015 Wall Calendars

Just in time for holiday gift-giving: wall calendars! Each month features one of my artworks on the top half and the calendar grid below. The artwork has all been done this year, and probably two of the pieces are so new that this may be the first time you are seeing them. The calendars are printed in […]


Looking For A Creative Gift?

Looking For A Creative Gift?

As we head into the holiday season, I would be honored if you would consider giving my artwork as gifts to your friends and family. The trend in gift giving is for unique, handmade items, which are perfect those hard-to-shop-for folks who seem to have everything. Stop by the studio and let’s see what we […]

Black and White Exhibit

Black and White Exhibit

I’m pleased to announce that my collage, “Tredecim”, has been accepted into the “Black and White” exhibit! The exhibit runs November 29 – December 31 at the BOX Gallery at Summit ArtSpace in Akron. Opening reception is Saturday, November 29, 5-9pm. The reception coincides with the book launch party for “Present Tense“, which includes my […]

Art Classes for November and December 2014

Art Classes for November and December 2014

The year is winding down and I know we are all getting busy, but taking the time for a colorful and creative art class will make all the difference! My classes are “drop-ins”, meaning you can one time or every week. It’s up to you! We’ll do something different every time. Whether you’re a beginner […]


Present Tense: Contemporary Art in Ohio

Present Tense: Contemporary Art in Ohio

I am pleased to announce that my collage, “Ghost Ranch”, has been selected to be part of a new book titled, “Present Tense: Contemporary Art in Ohio”! The book, published by Artists of Rubber City, includes photos of 80 artworks from Ohio artists. The official book release party is November 29, 2014, from 5-8pm at Summit […]

Studio Newsletter

Studio Newsletter

Hello there! I’d love to have you sign up for my studio newsletter. It is sent infrequently – once or twice a month – to keep you up to date on the latest goings-on in the studio, new artwork, art class schedules, and events. The usual disclaimers apply: I promise not to spam you or do anything nefarious with your […]

Heartfelt Holiday Boutique, Nov. 8-9

Heartfelt Holiday Boutique, Nov. 8-9

To kick off the holiday season, I’ll be showing at the Heartfelt Holiday Boutique in Brecksville. Come start your shopping early and pick up hand-crafted gifts and art by local artists. Saturday, Nov. 8: 10am – 4pm Early bird for members only: 8am-10am Sunday, Nov. 9: 10am – 2pm Brecksville Center for the Arts 8997 Highland Drive […]


1st Anniversary Party, Nov. 14-15, 2014

1st Anniversary Party, Nov. 14-15, 2014

A full year as a full-time artist! Goodness, time has flown! It’s been truly the experience of a lifetime, and I have been grateful for every minute of it. I’m excited to see what the next year holds, too. A first anniversary calls for a celebration. Dana and I would love to have you come […]

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Regional Juried Art Show

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Regional Juried Art Show

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center’s 30th Annual Regional Juried Art Show runs October 7 – November 7, 2014. It features a wide variety of artwork by artists from around Northeast Ohio. My collages, “New Orleans” and “Early Spring”, are included in the exhibit. Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is at 2131 Front St. in Cuyahoga Falls. […]

Women's Art League of Akron Fall Show, October 2014

Women’s Art League of Akron Fall Show, October 2014

Women’s Art League of Akron is holding their annual Fall members show during October. The theme is “The Beauty Of Fall”. The show is being held at the Brecksville Center for the Arts, 8997 Highland Ave. Breckville, OH 44141, The show runs October 1-October 31,2014. My entries, two collages titled “Garden Path” and “Garden Shrine”, are in […]



 
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