Category Archives: Abstracts

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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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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Reading on the River Thales

Reading on the River Thales While this dreamy artwork may not look it, this artwork is a nod to Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus who was both the first to explain natural phenomenon  without reference to mythology, earning him the more »

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Dance of the Sunflowers

Dance of the Sunflowers Inspired both by Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers and by the Italian blend of yellow, blue and green, this artwork is a nod to both Impressionist sunflowers and classic Italian themes. If you are interested in purchasing more »

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Vegetable Medley

Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam’s own organic vegetable garden, this crop of veggies is ripe to perfection! To see images of Nicole’s vegetable garden, please visit our1earth.com. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, more »

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The Jester

The Jester was inspired by fun memories of trivia nights at a local hangout, as well as “The Jester” in our masquerades of life and my imaginings of Mardi Gras, masquerade balls and Brazilian Carnival.  I wanted The Jester to be more »

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Peace

Originally inspired during the war in Kosovo, this painting of cherry blossoms tinged in crimson against a bold background is equally applicable today, as we search for a path to “Peace.”

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Honey Bee Happy

Honey Bee Happy A trio of happy honey bees and dancing gerbera daisies adorn a colorful honey comb of fun.  Honey Bee Happy is my homage to the valuable honey bee in our ecosystem.  I tried to make Honey Bee more »

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Sun and Moon Montage

Sun and Moon Montage This work was actually intended to be several works painted on one canvas, but Sun and Moon Montage has also achieved popularity as a single work.  It is therefore a rather unintentionally unique montage of a more »

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Cello Fantasy

Cello Fantasy Cello Fantasy was inspired by a wonderful cello performance at the symphony, where the cello soloist embraced the cello lovingly as the cello sang its resonant notes almost magically.  I actually conceived the entire Cello Fantasy artwork during more »

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Cherry Blossom Trio

Cherry Blossom Trio was inspired by the increasingly rare Western Bluebird.  The California Central Coast has its share of these increasingly rare Western Bluebirds, and they are so beautiful!  To create this elegant design, I adopted a slightly Asian influence. To purchase more »

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Ballet des Fleurs

Ballet des Fleurs In Ballet des Fleurs, I had fun juxtaposing graceful ballerinas with morning glories, tulips, roses and other flowers, inspired by the movement and grace of ballet and nature. I especially like the ballerinas!  The colors are very more »

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A Healing Place

A Healing Place features a doctor tending to a patient while beautiful, heart warming sunflowers, roses and tulips cheer the path.  This artwork was inspired both by the hopes I saw working with cancer patients, young and old, and by more »

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Butterfly Beauties

Butterfly Beauties was inspired by the butterfly shape blossoms of hydrangea and the dancing butterflies of my garden. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, please visit http://letsgoshopping.bz. Available in Limited Edition prints and more, available more »

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Flower Celebration

Flower Celebration Flower Celebration provides an interesting interplay between soft florals and strong geometric patterns.  I was inspired by the intricate geometric planes and shapes in our everyday surroundings.  I had fun in this artwork combining warm colors and soft more »

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Bumble Bear

A happy honey bear and a few honey bees, along with gerbera daisies, charm in this delightful image. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, please visit http://letsgoshopping.bz.

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Fancy Fruits

Fancy Fruits was in part inspired by wishful thinking of harvests to come!  The central coastal areas of California offer bounties of fruit, and I’ve planted many fruit trees and berries and vines in my garden, inspiring this painting. To purchase fun items more »

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Hummingbirds & Missing Pieces

Hummingbirds and Missing Pieces was inspired by the beauty of life, while also acknowledging the inevitable choices and losses along our journey. The original concept blossomed from the beauty, dreams and choices that women make. The more you look at this more »

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Passion Flower

Passion Flower Passion Flower Passion Flower was inspired by some unique tulips that I purchased at the amazing Los Angeles flower mart, as well as by the flower mart itself, filled with its hustling customers buying their flowers.   The more »

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Reverie

Reverie was inspired by how I get lost in each painting I create, in my writing and reading, in my imaginings.  I wanted to create a woman lost in thought while the world continues to whirl around her.  There is the playful more »

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