My Latest Babies

My Lasso the Moon was such a joy to create. It was a piece that didn’t fight me at all, it just felt like it manifested in front of me. I stared at it for hours before taking it to the gallery, which was good because it sold pretty quickly before I could see her displayed. Another special thing happened because of this piece, a singer/songwriter wrote a beautiful song inspired by this painting that is an absolute treasure to me. I’ll just hint at that here until I can post the song in all its glory. I’m pretty excited about it..

 


Another Buffalo piece!  I just can’t seem to paint enough of these stormy skyscapes with the constellation maps and the bison. This is The Sound of Thunder No 3 

 

Detail shot of this little lady roping the moon to guide her home

 


I’m in love with this commission piece that I created for some clients in San Fransisco its called Thunder Lullaby

Thunder Lullaby *detail // Look at this sweet guy. It was hard to say goodbye to him.

The Cotton Candy Machine at FICE

Look who I got to see in Salt Lake City! The beautiful, talented and world famous Tara McPherson. I fell in love with these two prints and had to add them to my collection. The Crystal Waterfall print on the left was on the cover of High Fructose Magazine in January (w-o-w). The piece on the right is entitled A Tiny Universe Created in Every Tear Drop – gah I really gravitated to that and had to have it. Tara and my buddy Sean have the most beautiful little family. It was fun to catch up with such cool people and see their darling little boys.

 

 

Also can we take a second to appreciate one of the gems of Salt Lake City.. FICE is a pretty rad boutique and art gallery down town where I’ve been to several gallery strolls and has this gorgeous mural by El Mac. This is Lilah and I a few weeks ago appreciating the awesomeness.

When Something Cuts to the Core

The Sound of Thunder

 

Some pieces are just extra special. This piece felt like opening a new door to a new place. A place exciting and ominous, like when there is a storm coming and you can feel the energy in the air right before the thunder roars. This was also my first time painting a buffalo. They seem very mysterious and spiritual to me. Like little hints of an old legend that has been forgotten. I can’t seem to stop drawing and painting them now.

Paper Moon Happenings

Eye of the Storm // This little lady and her fawns are catching stars. Mixed Media, handmade & painted papers and vintage constellation maps

 

Ursa Major III // Inspired by the Ursa Major constellation. Mixed Media using hand painted papers and vintage constellation maps

Beautiful Historic Main Street in Park City, I love driving out here to drop work off at the Gallery.

Off to the Gallery

I have been painting up a storm in my studio and am ready to take some new work out to Silver Queen Gallery in Park City. Its always hard to say goodbye.

Its funny how the subjects and energy in my pieces can change but always still feel like part of the same family. The colors, animals and energy is very affected by the things I’m experiencing at the time. The books I read and music I listen to can impact my work immensely. For example, I just finished the (Pulitzer Prize -winning) epic novel Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. It’s the only novel I’ve read in the Western genre but I really connected to it, its beautiful and terrible. It’s just under 900 pages so it took me a few months to get through, but wow it haunted me for ages afterwards. Images of buffalo, and the shadows of the people that came before me, the harshness, grit, simplicity, and resilience of the human spirit… all that energy has found it’s way into my work. As seen through my strange eyes and and heart of course.

 

Now Showing in The Silver Queen Fine Art Gallery




 

Between the beautiful mountains and ski resorts, the world renowned Sundance Film Festival, and historic Main Street with its array of Art Galleries, Park City is easily one of my favorite cities on the planet. I was lucky enough to grow up snowboarding in those mountains and was able to enjoy all that the city has to offer as I live an hour away. I have always dreamed of having my artwork in one of the distinguished galleries. I am so excited to say that I will now be showing my artwork at the Silver Queen Gallery! The gallery in on historic Main street and run by lovely people. I can’t wait to get started.

 


 

Head in the Clouds Series


Well it’s time to say goodbye to 2 more of my “Head in the Clouds” series. There are on their way to the Artspace Warehouse in Los Angeles. Dream Chaser & Waning Moon – Goodbye babies!

Dream Chaser // Acrylic and Mixed Media on Wood

Dream Chaser Dig

Detail Dream Chaser thumbnail

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Waning Moon // Acrylic and Mixed Media on Wood

Waning Moon Dig

 

Eye of the Storm // Acrylic, Mixed Media and Vellum on Wood

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Eye detail 2


Eye detail

 

Candy Sky // Acrylic and Mixed Media on Wood

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Head in the Clouds Process

I have been working on a new body of work called “Head in the Clouds”.  Now.. weird thing.. I have heard it is common for other women to paint differently when they are pregnant. I definitely have experienced that. I am in such a different headspace during that time! There doesn’t seem to be much of a rhymn or reason to it except that maybe the tiny little energy that exists inside is coming out into the work. I like to think that everything I’ve done while pregnant has been with help from my little ones. These latest piece are very bright, I’m using colors here that I don’t normally use, they are much warmer. Everything seems more explosive and celestial. I will always remember these as the first paintings Lilah and I did together.

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Ink and paint drawings on vellum to be collaged into the piece

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