GALLERY

ORIGINALS ON CANVAS

Lola was created in my
Ruminations Rising Series.
Lola is here to fill your room with laughter, strength, courage, acceptance and love.
And if you like to dance, yes she will get you grooving too.
LOLA, we all could use you more of you in our lives!

LOLA

Size: 44"H x 60"W
Materials: acrylic on stretched canvas  (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $3,000

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Tangerine Bikini was created in my
Ruminations Rising Series.
There comes that moment when you know just who you. So you walk with confidence, take chances and live out loud with bold moves.
Tangerine Bikini was inspired by the moment I saw my 60 year old grandmother, Lola appear at the beach in a tangerine bikini.  And well if you knew Lola, it was totally out of character, but hmmm was it?!
Live bold, take chances, why not!

Tangerine Bikini

Size: 20"H x 30"W
Materials: acrylic on stretched canvas (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $600

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Jean Nate was created in my
Ruminations Rising Series.
Oh you know that scent, yep Lola's favorite.
Scents have that way of transforming us back to the first time we smelled it.  For me Jean Nate took took me to my Grand Mother's bathroom.  Bubble bath's as a child, in her purple bathroom.  Then it was that fluffy powder pouf, I felt like the world stopped every time.  Oh the layers of memories might have muted by the scent and powder, but they are still grand and vibrant.

Jean Nate

Size: Two 6"w x 6"h panels

Materials: acrylic on board   (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $300

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Ooh, and I'm Feeling Good was created in my
Ruminations Rising Series.
 
Yesss, this painting is exactly what the title says:  Ooh, and I'm Feeling Good!  The joy of putting paint on the canvas, no agenda just paint and see where the muse takes me.  Well as you can see it took me dancing with layers of joy, freedom and confidence!

Ooh, and I'm feeling good

Size: Four 10"H x 10"W panels
Materials: acrylic on stretched canvas   (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $1,000

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Rise up,
Yes, everyone the time is now.
 
Be it rising up from the pandemic..
Maybe you are rising up to a new career.
Or you could be finding your own path.
Rise up is a tribute to the feeling of freedom.
Freedom to be whatever brings you JOY!
Rise up was created as Part of my Ruminations Rising Collection.

Rise up...

Size: 44"H x 40"W
Materials: acrylic and pastels, pencil on canvas
Date: 2021
Price: $1,500

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Good Morning Sunshine!  Oh what a feeling when the sun wakes you up in the morning.
Something about glorious sunshine, it changes everything.  At that moment it feels like you can accomplish anything.  Shine, Shine: let it all in!
Shine was created in my Ruminations Rising Series.

Shine

Size: Four 5"H x 5"W panels
Materials: acrylic and gold leaf on board   (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $300

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There comes a time in your life when you say "F*#@K IT!
I'm just going to be who I am.
 
Just do you is the energy in being who you are, what makes you tick, what brings you joy, what do you do that works for you.
Maybe it's the 50 something mom in me, but heck what have I been waiting for.
So take it from me, just do you, I promise you will be so much happier!
Just do you was created for my Ruminations Rising Series.

Just Do You

Size: 12"H x 12"W
Materials: acrylic and pastels on stretched canvas   (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $450

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You know that feeling all too well.  I got to get out of this rut.

So you turn the volume on high, be sure your favorite song is playing and dance it out.

There is nothing better than a good old fashioned solo dance party to remind yourself it's time to move it on out and up!

Moving on out, moving on up

Size: 12"H x 12"W
Materials: acrylic, pastels, and gold leaf on stretched canvas   (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $450

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My youngest son was a competitive freestyle skier.  I will never forget his first ever event, honestly I had no idea what he was joining.  All I knew was it was an opportunity to spend more time on the mountains I loved.

Yikes, his first freestyle event, parents yelled with their cow bells ringing  "GO BIG OR GO HOME"  And there I saw it for the first time: bump, bump, and more bumps with incredible jumps and flips.  Alot of lessons could be learned from freestyle skiing.

Go BIG or Go Home is the thrill of giving it your all and knowing it's ok if you have a yardsale as long as you went big!

Go BIG or go home

Size: 48"H x 72"W
Materials: acrylic and pastels on stretched canvas   (please note: unframed)
Date: 2021
Price: $4,500

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Moss?
 
My painting studio is nestled in the woods. I love discovering nature and its inspiration. Moss, what?
 
I'm fascinated with little magical green patches that sneak between leaves, sticks and rocks. Moss brings life to all that looks dead. In this painting there is masking of layers and details of texture that bring you into the woods.

Moss

Size: 42"H x 50"W
Materials: Mixed Medium on canvas
Date: 2020
Price: $900 (note: streched canvas not framed)

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Have you ever danced with lemons?
Here's your opportunity, no juggling skills required.
 
This painting brings joy, laughter and warmth to your space.
I painted this in August 2020. I danced barefoot in my studio, windows open, music on high. The sun was hot, the sky was blue but our world had a buzz swirling. Layers built, texture is flip and the color lemon was always on my mind.

Dancing with lemons...

Size: 50"H x 60"W
Materials: acrylic, pastels, pencil and marker on canvas
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

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Obsessed with carbs? Me too!
 
Something about good Italian crusty bread. I'm Italian and I love bread. The pandemic had me baking bread. The feel of the dough, the texture it has is so satisfying.
 
I painted this in late fall 2020. I was quarantined, baking bread, raking leaves and drinking wine. Crust seemed to fit!

crust

Size: 12"H x 12"W (six pieces in the series)
Materials: acrylic, pastels, and watercolor on canvas
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

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This painting was created in the fall of 2020. My emotions were on a short string. Coffee was flowing daily in my studio. Americans were losing faith in government. Most Americans were preoccupied by fall leaves and pumpkin spice. Yet social injustice was escalating.
Less pumpkin spice and more social justice has flashes of everyday joy with reminders of what work needs to be done.

more social justice, less pumpkin spice

Size: 30"H x 44"W
Materials: mixed medium on canvas
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

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Quarantine, Covid Pandemic and questionable government decisions: TENSION WAS HIGH!
 
This painting was created in the height of the first spike of the pandemic March 2020. I was struggling with worry, fear, anxiety and flat out anger. Quilts are a symbol of comfort. I wanted this quilt to bring some hope to our struggle.

Pandemic Quilt

Size: 46"H x 46"W
Materials: mixed medium on canvas
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

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Relive the joys of spring.
Look at that POP!
 
I painted this in the spring of 2020. Wild flowers were starting to bloom and new grass sprouting. Energy was high and tensions were insurmountable. Yet, I wanted to keep this painting upbeat while feeling puzzled by the pandemic.
 
Puzzled with a pop and some emotion to spare.

PUZZLED

Size: 40"H x 44"W
Materials: acrylic and pastels on canvas
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

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Satin, the shine of the fabric.  The texture with slight flaws.
That is just what the snow felt like the winter of 2019.
I painted Satin in the deep of winter 2019. The snow was deep and it was cold. So cold you felt your every breath deep into your belly. The light on the fresh snowfall had me captivated. Satin of winter 2019 had my heart full of imagination.

satin

Size: 40"H x 40"W
Materials: mixed medium on canvas
Date: 2019
Price: SOLD

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The heat of red in the fall air.
It's hard to explain.
We all love it yet change is hard.
 
Something about fall: the leaves, the cold air moving in and a new academic year. It's always a mix of emotions and many times I feel like I'm falling just like the leaves.  Falling has warmth, struggle, light and movement. 

falling

Size: 40"H x 48"W
Materials: mixed medium on canvas
Date: 2019
Price: SOLD

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After the death of George Floyd I knew I had to find my voice.  In a video to my followers on social media I asked them to support Black Lives Matter, those standing up and to help make change. Next I asked them to send me words that followed my lead.
My canvas started with only eight words. The next day my social media blew up with followers sending me words, phases, articles, emotions and incredible conversation.  This artwork had over 100 people contributing to this conversation, one voice together.

ONE VOICE TOGETHER

Size: 42"H x 30"W
Materials: Mixed Medium on canvas
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD all proceeds donated to Buffalo NY NAACP

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ORIGINALS ON PAPER AND BOARDS

The heat goes on...
 
I love music and it moves my soul daily. The beat of the drum, barefoot and paint everywhere. Labor day weekend I had a heavy heart for American workers. So I did what I do best, turned up the tunes, poured a tequila and painted. The heat goes on...

The heat goes on...

Size: 22"H x 30" W
Materials: Framed Mixed Medium on watercolor paper
Date: 2020
Price: $600 (note:frame and mat have slight variation)

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Pause II
 
The week before Thanksgiving 2020 our nightmare continues.
It is happening, It is unnerving: this is our reality and responsibility.
The pandemic has now ravaged our country.  Everyone is on edge.
The world is on pause.

Pause II

Size: 10 H x 10 W (4 panels of 5"x5")

Materials: Mixed Medium on 4 canvase boards
Date: 2020
Price: $500 (note: not framed)

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Morning Mediation.....
 
Nothing clears the soul more than morning meditation. This painting is my tribute to Fall 2020 morning meditations. It reflects new growth, struggle and hope.
 
This painting is small but has layers upon deep layers.

morning meditation

Size: 4.5"H x 6.5" W
Materials: Mixed Medium on watercolor board
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

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Harvest....
 
Harvest brings abundance of color, crops and change. My painting studio is surrounded by corn fields. I am amazed by the farmer's dedication to their crops and its simple beauty.
 
This little painting is packed with all. Adding a little abundance to your small space will bring you the same joy of a good harvest.

harvest

Size: 6.25"H x 9" W
Materials: Mixed Medium on watercolor paper
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

 

Spring fragments?
 
Yes, I was confused too. Spring usually brings florals, frosted cupcakes, sunshine and warm air. Spring 2020 brought many of those, but they were disrupted by the pandemic.
 
Pieces of springtime covid style 2020.

spring fragments

Size: 22"H x 30" W
Materials: Mixed Medium on watercolor paper
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD

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100
 
Celebration of 100 years of the 19th Amendment, women's right to vote. I spent much of this year researching the women's right to vote. Women from across the country gave incredible heart and tears to make this happen.
The layers of paint represent the women's suffrage. And to all the women in the 2020 elections YOU ARE MY HEROS!

100

Size: 22"H x 30" W
Materials: Mixed Medium on watercolor paper
Date: 2020
Price: SOLD (note: not framed)

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