Friday, August 28, 2015

Fall Arts in Taos

I have shared this painting with you before, but wanted to let you in on my good news I received today, this painting has been selected for the Fall Arts Selects show. This will be the fourth year for me. It all happens the end of September. This painting is 40"x 40" mixed media. Happy weekend to you all. XOXO

Monday, August 24, 2015


                                                         Leonardo Drew

I was recently encouraged by Patience Brewster, an artist new to me who does darling Christmas ornaments, of Artist Appreciation Month. So to honor the artists I love most I want to talk about the two artists who have inspired my work for the last three years. I first found Leonardo Drew and Lawrence Carroll on the Internet, I fell in love with both of these artists work instantly. Leonardo has inspired me more than any other artist and I think if you look at my work of the last few years you can see his influence. I am working with very different media and a much smaller scale, but his willingness to use anything in his art and his willingness to go where the piece takes him is what I find most inspiring and his dedication to his work, working up to 18-20 hours a day. I love his work so much, I could look at it for hours.
Then there is Lawrence, I found him online about a year ago and I love the simplicity of his work and his subdued color palette has inspired me most, he too has a willingness to use all sorts of mediums and to follow the work where ever it takes him.
I am daily inspired by many artists, but these men are currently firing me up and spurring me on to do my best work ever. Thank you Leonardo and thank you Lawrence for being the true artists you are, the real deal.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leonardo Drew

A few posts back I told you how I had been to a show at Site Santa Fe and how I had missed meeting
Leonardo Drew (my current favorite artist in the world). My friend V saw my post and alerted Drew's assistant, who read my post and alerted Drew. He felt badly and sent me this gorgeous book of his work.
I have been drooling over it all afternoon :-). Thank you Leonardo. XOXO

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New Tea Bag Collage

I actually completed this collage a few months ago, but never got around to showing you.
Small 12"x 9" tea bags sewn together and burned rice paper along with drawings and oil and graphite and cold wax.
I have been busy with life and also working on a huge project that may take up to a year to complete, will show you some sneak peeks when I get further along. I will also be working on paintings  while I go along, but it will be slower and I will likely have less to show for a while.
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Site Santa Fe and the Case of the Disappearing Artist

I went to Site Santa Fe Friday night to see Unsuspected Possibilities, a wonderful show. One of the artists was Leonardo Drew, I love his art so much and it was a thrill to see some of it in person. Leonardo was to be there and I looked forward to meeting him. He came in very late and I waited while he talked to a few of the patrons, I looked away for just a minute and when I turned back he was gone, vanished into thin air, I looked everywhere, but he had left. So while I did not get to meet him his work was awesome and I share photos I took of  it here. Also in the show is another wonderful artist, Marie Watt, due to the way her art was hung I was not able to get photos, but go here to see her beautiful work:,
also not part of the show, but in Site was a beautiful piece by Ann Hamilton, go here to see her work:
 Enjoy these works by Drew. XOXO

Friday, July 3, 2015

Another New Collage/ Burn Series

 This is one of the 3 new paintings/collage, 12"x 12". I included many detail shots because I love the yummy texture. Venetian plaster, rice paper, ink, thread, graphite, cheese cloth, oil paint, tea, and cold wax on cradle board. This is another in my burn series.
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Happy 4Th of July. XOXO

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Collage/Burn Painting

This is my new collage,14 1/2" x 11" mixed media collage. I believe it is finished, but I need to live with it for a few weeks to be sure. This one is in my burn series. Venetian plaster, rice paper, graphite, cheese cloth, oil paint on cradle board.
I hope you are all well and having a wonderful Summer.
I have to say Summer is not my favorite, too hot and too many bugs, but I try to find something to love about all seasons and I do like the long days of Summer. Also so far it is a much cooler Summer than usual, taking lots of long hikes with Bella and reading a lot. I feel a bit lazy and I am not pushing myself  to do anything I don't feel to do. I completed 3 paintings at once and will share the other two soon.
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