Creativity is wondrous in all its forms – find your own song to sing, and let your heart smile in harmony when others find theirs.
(M. Nicole van Dam)
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This lovely artwork includes a barn, apple orchard, humming birds and yes – even a row boat and hidden surprises! Limited Editions available upon request. “Hummingbird Memories” was originally created to be transformed into a commissioned silk scarf, in 2008. more »
From the majestic Redwoods to the vineyards, from gold mining history to the magnificent shorelines, California inspired this painting! Limited Editions available upon request.
Inspired by the inlets, bays and waterways and byways and the beautiful flora of New Zealand, “Beckoning Bay” is a mixed media piece.
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 »
Inspired by lovely waterside retreats, peaceful havens from a busy world. Limited Editions available upon request.
“A World of Stories” is a beautiful piece, inspired by the world’s romantic destinations, traditions, story telling and sharing inherent in our many, diverse cultures. As you look deeper into this artwork, you will see the Kokapelli, the Chinese dragon, more »
Water FountainThe Water Fountain The Water Fountain was inspired both by my love of gardens and water features, and by the magic memory of the story “The Secret Garden” where children find and revive a forgotten hidden garden. Perhaps that’s more »
The WaterFall The WaterFall was inspired by the water feature at the West Los Angeles Ghetty Museum gardens. I visited when the water garden had just been planted, and the underpinnings of how they built it had not yet more »
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