Monday, July 27, 2009



Continuing trophy sculpture series, this time featuring a monk. 

Friday, July 17, 2009


Valentina 4

Another sculpture series I had been working on.  At first it started with the Trophy Wife series but I am thinking to expand it. 

Thursday, July 16, 2009




With summer at its peak, the cherry trees in our yard have ripened and are ready for the picking.  I thought these encaustic mixed media paintings I made would go well with the season.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Raggedy Ann


The second of the birdcage dress series, based roughly off of one of my favorite dolls, Raggedy Ann.   I wish I still had the handmade doll my mother made for me when I was a child.   It was interesting trying to figure out how to add on the patches on her dress.  Eventually I used liquid sculpy and pliable sculpy and photo transferred fabric patterns on to them.  More images beneath the link.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009



I've decided to start a couple of small sculpture series.  I'm interested in birds, nests and eggs within a cage framework. It was reaffirming when I emailed this first sculpture image to my collector list and it sold within 10 minutes. More images beneath the link.

Friday, July 3, 2009



In one of my earlier posts I mentioned becoming interested in sculpture.  I am interested in figurative work, this particular piece was quite an engineering feat and I got out of hand with the size. Luckily my mom has a giant oven I was able to bake it in on a bed of polyester fiberfill.  More images beneath the link.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What is it with nests, eggs & birds?

• Gentle, oil 12x12x12 triangle (Kyles collection)

• Gentle, oil 12x12x12 triangle (Kyles collection)"

I started painting this subject matter because it was comforting to me at the time. My teenage son was starting to gain more independence and pull away from his over-nurturing mother, which I found rather painful and sudden. I know that things were moving along as nature intended and he was ready, but I wasn't. Once again, painting got me through a difficult period. A lot of love went into these nests and I hope it shows. Some galleries have asked me to do more birds, nests and eggs, so I am thinking about it, but I am pretty hung up on sculpture right now.