Dragonfly

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 8 x 8

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Nymph

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

When I was a teenager, I played the violin at school.  I used to
dream of running barefoot in the woods playing favorite tunes, the way
daydreaming kids do.  Of course, in the end I never did, but it would have
been nice, so I just tried to imagine it in this collage.

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Spirit of the Stones


Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

Once I went on a hunt for ancestors, traveling from the US to Scotland, across to Kyle of Lochalsh, across on the ferry and over the island of Skye, and out on a 3 ½ hour ferry to the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the outer Hebrides. Up in the extreme north-west of Lewis I found a ring of standing stones called Callanish. The place was magical to me, eerie, lonely, sea pounding nearby, desolate treeless hills, and then these wonderful tall, slender stones weathered and gaunt.  This is the effect I have tried to portray in my collage, the wavy lines depicting water and swirling list in and out of the stones.
Lavender Fields – Provence


Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

We lived for three years in the south of France, in Provence.  The lavender fields stretch away as far as the eye can see in some areas – mostly the more isolated places, nearer the Provencal alps.  If you stand near the edge of the fields, you can hear the busy hum of bees in the summer sun. The local people sell lavender honey which is a real treat.


Spring Dreams

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

When Spring time comes around again I feel the magic of plants, trees and flowers pushing up, stretching and reaching for the sun. I tried to imagine being a young girl again, sitting on a rock in the sun and being a part of the wonderful energy and rebirth of Spring, hearing the splash
of a stream, the call of a bird and experiencing the soft feel of petals under my fingers.

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Dragonfly

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 8 x 10

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Cocktail

Media: Oil Painting
Size:  26 x 16

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Provencal Afternoon
Media: Oil Painting
Size: 9 x 6
Moonscape





Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20
Lady in Blue

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20
Mermaid


Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

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Fire Dancer


Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

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Two's Company

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20

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Fishing Shack
Media: Oil Painting
Size: 14 x 18
Wood Skeleton


Media: Oil Painting
Size: 11 x 14
Wolf


Media: Oil Painting
Size: 10 x12
Sunday Afternoon


Media: Oil Painting
Size: 10 x12
Leap for Joy


Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20
Welsh Cottage


Media: Oil Painting
Size: 14 x18

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Tulip Girl

Media: Mixed Media
Size: 14 x 18

When I was working on this collage I remembered my younger daughter, who is now an artist and a dreamer, dancing and singing to herself as I worked in my tulip bed. She has red hair and so I tried to capture the red of her hair and the red and orange of the tulips too.

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Rock and Roll



Media: Mixed Media
Size: 16 x 20
Dragonflies


Media: Oil/Acrylic Painting

Size: 14 x 18 

I find it so sad that Dragonflies have such a short life.  Because of that, it is important to me to capture their beauty while I can. Here in the Pacific North West the dragonflies are big and the garden is full of them swooping and souring out of the woods and across the lawns in bright flashes of color all summer long. They are attracted by the water in the nearby lake.  There is a poem by Ashton Mill and a verse from it describes what I try to paint:

“The sun and wind combine to make
A million diamonds on my lake,
Ripple-flash echoes on my mill
My dragonflies are brighter still.”
Gullabaloo



Media: Collage
Size: 16 x 20

Wind Dancer

Media: Collage
Size: l6 x 20

How do you capture an image of the wind?  Here I have used the pale, cool colors, the easy spring of the uncomplicated figure, and the blowing  of the light textured cloths to show the teasing power of the wind passing through the picture.  I was attempting to portray the carefree, light feeling I remembered as a young girl whenever the wind blew.
  • About Me

    As an artist in oils and mixed media, I draw my inspiration from books I have read, from music and legends, and from my experiences living and traveling in many different countries such as Europe, Scandinavia, the Far East and here in America. Most of my work is from my imagination and also sometimes from memories of people and landscapes which touched me in some way. I try to experiment with different media to reflect the excitement of movement and color in my pieces. Ideas often come to me in the middle of the night, or while sitting quietly in my studio, or reading. The pieces that seem to interest the viewer are almost always the ones I feel most passionate about myself. Making art is a wonderful way of sharing.