Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, the wind, water and waves come right off the canvas.
Branches, acrylic (sold)
Vincent's Trees, acrylic
Pomegranate Gatherers, acrylic
I was inspired and motivated by my trip to Spain (2017). The Pomegranate is grown throughout Spain and the gatheres collect them in the early fall.
A Dozen Roses, acrylic
Acrylic media with various threads achieve a dimension and depth.
Cathedral Gates (sold)
The Pond, acrylic (sold)
Sunlit Stream, acrylic (sold)
Enterweave, Mixed Meda, 18"x18"
Lunch with Einstein, acrylic/mixed media
Castle for Stella
Recycled boards, papers, wood and resin make up this white on white castle, if you look closely you can see Stella perched within a tower.
Mixed media, 70”x36”
Using a discarded poly-resin mannequin form i wanted to achieve “Eve” in the flower garden. The flowers are bunched together with a blue satin ribbon.
Spring Is Busting Out
A female torso is hiding within the trees. Her bust line is breaking away from her garment to announce the arrival of spring.
These pieces use various papers, boards and recycled materials to convey a three -dimensional effect.
For the Birds
Multiple layers of various papers and boards give depth and interest to the flowing leaves.
Splashing in the water and feel the coolness of the waves.
Multiple layers of various shapes give added depth and dimension.
Corrugated Card board and various papers and boards make up this large floral image.
Floral motifs moving in the wind.
Hissing of Summer Lawns II
Multiple layers convey added dept …is it the grasses or something else?
I call this series of work QuillageTM. I recycle pages from print publications and roll them into thin, hollow quills, which I then apply to recycled armatures—old canvases or picture frames—to create evocative images.
As digital media replace traditional print, I see my “re-purposing” of printed pages an affirmation of the enduring power of color, imagery, and words physically applied to paper. Quills extract new meaning from the printed page, and the sustainable nature of transforming what would otherwise end up as landfill into art adds meaning and emotion.
Like most tactile art, the visual impact, emotion, and meaning that Quills communicate materialize most effectively in person. You can:
• See detail and patterns, sometimes a word or syllable or a photographic fragment
• Feel texture and dimension, ripples, ridges, crisp edges in rows and layers (some works approach eight feet in width.)
• Step back and sense the collective visual impact of symbols, images, and abstractions.
Zool of Micanopy
How to turn a Chicken Egg into an Icon
The everyday egg is a vital source of our food. it is used in every culture in many ways. here I wanted to show the egg as an icon taking center-stage in a somewhat “Gothic” format.
The Warrior shield is executed in colorful recycled magazine pages accented with sequins and glitter. Certainly not a vicious Warrior but a more fashionable one.
Another Friday with Stella
This piece utilizes many discarded and recycled items. i wanted to capture a setting with my dog in a fun and whimsical way.
Love and forlorn the Raven awaits his prey.
The forbidden fruit and the serpent in a colorful setting of various recycled materials.
The Evil Witch and the Good Princess
A colorful leather shroud details the beauty of the “Good Princess” while the” Evil Witch” is always on her conscience..
Horse Fever Second Generation
The second phase of “Horse Fever” generated a lot of interest with artists far and wide in Marion County. The challenge was to design a horse with whatever motif the artist chose. The outcome was over 300 entries for the selection committee to chose from. “Forest King” was one of the selections and was sponsored by Angie Lewis State Farm Insurance. “Forest King” stood on the grounds of Angie Lewis’s company in all his splendor and glory for all to see.. This event gave the Ocala community a sense of pride and great interest….after all Ocala is Horse Country.
Horse Fever 10th Anniversary Celebration
Sponsored by Angie Lewis, State Farm Insurance, Ocala