Category Archives: Portfolio

Delft

                      Delft is inspired by my Dutch heritage and love of the traditional Dutch Delfy blue and white china.  “Delft” features cows enjoying a lazy ‘chat’ amidst a field of more »

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Roulettes

                Roulettes is my version of roses deconstructed into abstract shapes and fall colors.  This also marks my developing a new technique to create thick layers of colors.      “Roulettes” is an homage to more »

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Kisses

                Kisses is a romantic artwork where I created kisses in an almost leopard print type pattern, in rich reds and blacks, using a new art technique I’ve been developing.   I had so more »

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Balboa Bay

Balboa Bay  is my memory of where I grew up, in Newport Beach, with all the sun fun and sailing that goes with it. I wanted you to feel like you were flying into my memories of Balboa like a more »

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A Cardinal Christmas

In Cardinal Christmas  I wanted to create a bright, cheery nature-themed artwork for the Winter holidays, with bright reds against a wintery sky.  If you look closely you will also see delicate pine cones tucked in tufts of snow and more »

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Autumn Uninterrupted

Autumn Uninterrupted is my homage to M.C. Escher’s technique, because each outline of a leaf helps to form an outline of another leaf.  I also wanted to create the tumbling chaos and beautiful color of fall leaves, inspired by my more »

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Poinsettia Passion

Poinsettia Passion was inspired by the lush royal red abundance of overlapping poinsettias upon poinsettias during the holidays.  I used several different red pigments to create this work, to ensure that it didn’t look flat and too monotone.  I wanted each poinsettia more »

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Country Autumn

Country Autumn is my way of welcoming the fall season, rich with holidays, with a warm impressionist palette and colorful fall foliage. I wanted to create a scene that reminded me of the lovely autumns I spent back East, which more »

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Color Chorus

In Color Chorus  I wanted to play with Pointillism, which is the technique that lets your eye blend smallish dots of colors to see more colors.  This technique of Pointillism was invented by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886, more »

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Dance of the Fall Leaves

Dance of the Fall Leaves is one of those artworks that you can get totally lost in.  I intentionally created Dance of the Fall Leaves so that it has no true up or down or left or right – you more »

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Snowflake Sonata

Snowflake Sonata was almost entitled “We are all Snowflakes” – each snowflake in the artwork is unique as each of us are, and yet the snowflakes also share many common things and interact. Snowflake Sonata was a very interesting artwork more »

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Papillons de Paisley

Papillons de Paisley is a fun play on paisley patterns, blending lively colors with my love of butterflies and gardens. The longer you look, the more butterflies you will see. Available in Limited Edition prints and more, available at Create.bz. more »

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Raining Cats and Dogs and …

  Raining Cats and Dogs is a fun artwork filled with hidden smiles. The more you look, the more you’ll see – from various breeds of cats and dogs to bunnies, hamster, cockatoo, parakeet, rooster, piglet and so much more. more »

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Cote d’Azur

“Cote d’Azur” is an artwork across 5 canvases completed in 2015. I wanted to capture a playful, colorful beach scene, showing people from all walks of life and body types, each contributing to the beauty of the whole. I grew more »

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Named One of 5 Creatives You Should Know

I just received the most FUN email today – I’ve been chosen as one of 5 “Creatives You Should Know” by the Creative Network Blog (sponsored by StudioVox). It’s such an honor – the article is so well written and more »

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The Golden Gate

                        For “The Golden Gate” artwork, created in 2014, I wanted to capture the picturesque San Francisco city scape along with the watery excitement and beauty that surround the more »

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Muerta Lisa

 Muerta Lisa  is my smiling guess at what the “Mona Lisa” would have looked like had Da Vinci been a Goth style painter (or alternatively, Muerta Lisa a ghoulish nod to what Mona Lisa might look like today a few hundred more »

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Butterfly Fantasy

Butterfly Fantasy I have always been fascinated by butterflies, with all their colors and lovely shapes.  Butterfly Fantasy is my reaching beyond the bright colors to a more intoxicating palette, to create an exotically moody piece, full of movement.  In more »

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On the Set

This exciting new artwork, created in 2014, has a secret story within a story. When you look at “On the Set,” the first thing you note is that there is a lot of activity – this is an intentional nod more »

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Art Nouveau Lady

  Art Nouveau Lady Art Nouveau Lady, created in 2014, was inspired by the lovely works featuring women by Alfonse Mucha and Erte.  It is intended to be an elegant blend of the art nouveau and art deco styles, with more »

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