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An Ode to Nature, the Tapestry of Life

I’ve always been fascinated by the forces of nature which surround  and sometimes circumscribe our journey through life and history.   Nature communicates daily.  We hear rustling breezes, howling winds, and see the changing of the seasons.

Standing on the shores of the Mississippi or the shores of Lake Superior, you may be struck by soothing glistening ripples, or you may feel the raw force of the waves.  Once a year, we spend a week at the ocean, north of Fort Lauderdale.  I gaze at the waves and contemplate them endlessly. The mysteries of nature awe and inspire.

We, like all living things, are interconnected, part of nature’s rich tapestry, her seasonal cycles and her interdependent plan.  We are blossoms wending our way through the brambles of her garden as we journey through life.   All who live in our nation inhabit that garden forming a rich mosaic of entwined blossoms; the ethnicities, the races, the people who built our country.  My paintings are abstract metaphors for aspects of nature and for the life we carve within her reaches.

I feel the gestural stroke and the handwritten word are natural means of human expression..  In my work I celebrate nature’s lush garden, her waters, her secrets and her ever-changing seasons.  My works  express that rich tapestry in gestural, sometimes intertwining, strokes which, to me, represent the rhythms and forces of the natural world of which we are an integral part.

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Flower Power the Series, #1 - #5. link to this group

We are part of nature’s continuous cycle, blossoms in her garden making our way through her garden on our life journey.

My blossoms reference nature, but they are abstracted and a bit more fanciful.

Acrylic and Acrylic Ink on Clayboard,  8” x 8” x 1.5”.  2019.  $125. each.

The Immigration Series. link to this group

 I consider all in this country, whether citizens or those wishing to make this their home, are blossoms intertwined, wending their way through nature’s garden.

 Acrylic and Acrylic Ink on Dura-Lar polyester film Image 14” x 11”, Framed 21 ¼” x 18”, 2018. $600. each

Wending our Way through the Garden of Life link to this group

Acrylic and Acrylic Ink on Dura-Lar polyester film Image 14” x 11”, Framed 21 ¼” x 18”, 2018. $600.

Flower Power, Female Power, #1 - #4 link to this group

Women are powerful.  My strokes and colors are strong like the women they represent.

Acrylic and acrylic ink on Dura-Lar polyester film.  Image 10″ x 10″;   matted and in a silver metal frame 16″ x 16″,  2020.  $500. each.

Tapestry of Life #1, #2, and #3, link to this group

Acrylic and Acrylic Ink on wood panel, 8” x 8” x 1.5”,  2019.  $125. each

The Wave, the Sky, the Expressive Stroke #1-#4, link to this group

I often reference the ocean in my work as it embodies all aspects of nature.  One day it is soothing, the next intimidating, always mysterious, and to me fascinating.  Its health is central to the health of the planet and therefore, to ours as well.  We must take care of it, Resolution

Acrylic and Acrylic Ink on canvas, 18” x 18”.   2016.   $500 each



Sheltered Journey link to this group

Mind Waves link to this group

I’ve always been influenced by the ocean as it is embodies so many aspects of nature.  It is referenced in many of my paintings.  During the pandemic I became more introspective.  Instead of ocean waves, these are the waves of my mind.

The Wheels of the Mind go Round and Round link to this group

This series is acrylic paint and acrylic ink on 10″ x 10″ clayboard.  $150. each

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