Category Archives: The Human Element

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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Gondolier of Venice

Gondolier of Venice was inspired by the romance of the waterways of Venice, Italy.   The water effects in this artwork were very important to me to get right and difficult to execute.  I wanted Gondolier of Venice to have an more »

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Bon Jour

Bon Jour was inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower and cafes of Paris, France.   I wanted this artwork to have a soft, happy effect,and I also wanted it to be the sort of artwork that draws you in.  As you 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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I Love You Mom

I Love You Mom This work “I Love You Mom” is also known as “Mere et Filles” and was inspired by my Mother, who mentioned to me she had seen an interesting artwork featuring floating bubbles.  I decided to surprise more »

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Chef at the Farmer’s Market

Chef at the Farmer’s Market This lively artwork was inspired by my trips to the many weekly  colorful, bountiful Farmer’s Markets along the California Central Coast region.  Such beautiful produce!  Wonderful flowers!  Arts & crafts!  I enjoyed painting the sunflowers more »

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Voting Booth

Voting Booth Voting Booth Voting Booth was inspired by the election process all United States citizens share.  I wanted to show the diversity of the United States coming together at the poll booth.  The feet showing below each voting booth 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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Spa Day

Spa Day I painted Spa Day because I was wishing for a day of pampering relaxation and didn’t have time!  I wanted Spa Day to bring the viewer to a retreat of luxurious relaxation, the ultimate “Spa Day.”  What I more »

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Contemplating Eve

Contemplating Eve This is actually an artwork I painted of my grandmother – the only grandparent I ever knew.  I wanted to underscore the beauty in all things – at all ages, symbolized by the fresh apples growing in the 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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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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California Gold

From the majestic Redwoods to the vineyards, from gold mining history to the magnificent shorelines, California inspired this painting! Limited Editions available upon request.

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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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Journeys

Journeys was inspired by, and created in honor of, my father and his amazing journey from The Netherlands to the United States.  The more you look at this artwork, the more you will see – from a Dutch windmill and more »

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Waiter at the Champs Elysees

Waiter at the Champs ElyseesThis lovely artwork was inspired by the famous people-watching, café-lovers paradise along the Champs Elysees in Paris, France.  I wanted to achieve the effect of  dappled light on the walkways as the café patrons enjoy watching 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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Jaaazzzz

Jaaazzzz Jaaazzzz is my tribute to smokey jazz and blues clubs, where jazz emerged to influence modern music.  I wanted to use smokey colors and big swirls, not just to mimic smoke, but also to show the music was flowing.  more »

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