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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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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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Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon Summer Afternoon was inspired by the warm, cheery sunny days of Summer.  In this artwork I wanted to give a nod to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers while at the same time working with a very sunny color palette.  Morning more »

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Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny This artwork honors the Impressionist master Monet and his lovely gardens at Giverny.  I wanted share my view not only of Monet’s gardens, but also of the vast waterway of creativity that Monet helped bring to life, more »

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Country Rose

Country Rose Country Rose is actually the first work in which I experimented with making my signature a more integral part of the design – in fact, this artwork was signed twice!  In creating Country Rose, I was expressing my 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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It’s Spring

  It’s Spring This artwork was inspired by the joy and passion of Spring.  My goal was to make It’s Spring feel abundantly bursting forth happiness and cheer.  It’s Spring was created in 1999 and is a part of my more »

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Lake of Dreams

  Lake of Dreams This artwork Lake of Dreams is also known as “Le Lac de Reves” and is one of my favorites.  Inspired by quiet water features and the magical havens they create, as well as the lovely Mediterranean 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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Shangri La

Shangri La Shangri La was inspired by the magic and abundance of Ojai, a magical small town in California nestled in a Valley embraced by the Twin Trees of Ventura, the Pacific Ocean, and the Santa Barbara hills (represented in 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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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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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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Winter

Winter Winter is a unique fusion of Asian artistic influences and colorful Autumn leaves and icy hydrangea. Winter was inspired by my long Ithaca winters while in school at Cornell University and the somewhat milder (but still snowy) winters in 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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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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Roses of Conquest

Roses of Conquest This artwork is emotionally a very important piece to me.  It is about conquering life’s inevitable challenges, heart breaks and disappointments, and moving on to successful new horizons.   Conquering life’s challenges, heartbreaks and disappointments is symbolized by more »

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Sailing

Sailing Sailing was inspired by my many happy hours sailing in sunny Newport Beach, California.   I tried to capture what it felt like to be in a sailing regatta, sailing a small sailboat around buoys.  I loved the colorful sails 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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