Welcome Beth and Lee, and thank you for taking the time to consider my work.
This page gives an overview of the artwork I have available. Let me know what interests you, and I will send more images and details.
Fire Stone Necklaces
We had a major wildfire here in Ventura last December, with many homes destroyed and hundreds of thousands of acres burned. It wasn't a happy experience, but one of the things that came out of it was my Fire Stone Necklaces. These necklaces are created using rocks that burned in the fire and were turned jet black by the flames. I call them "power rocks" because they were tempered by fire. They have silver bails and are on 20" braided black cords. Each necklace is packaged in a small gift box.
Beach Rock Necklaces
Created using rocks found on the Ventura beach. Each rock is carefully selected for its beautiful subtle colors and exquisite design. They have silver bails and are on 16" 4-strand natural linen cords. Each necklace is packaged in a small gift box.
Botanical Leaf Prints
Colorful one-of-a-kind original leaf prints. The leaves are pressed and steamed against the finest quality 100% cotton rag watercolor paper, and the colors and patterns of the leaves transfer to the paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used -- just the colors from the leaves themselves. Available in the original 8" x 10" size as well as some new larger prints that are 11" x 14". The new leaf prints were boiled in an onion skin dye, which gives them a sepia tone.
8" x 10" unframed retail $75
11" x 14" unframed retail $125
Leaf print greeting cards retail $6
Leaf Print Silk Scarves
Beautiful one-of-a-kind silk scarves printed with leaves gathered on neighborhood walks. The colors and patterns of the leaves are transferred to the silk using a steaming process. Available in in two sizes, 8" x 50" and 13" x 70", and several different types of silk.
8" x 50" scarf retail $45
13" x 70" scarf retail $85
Small Inspirational Paintings
Small framed paintings with a Zen-like aesthetic and inspirational sayings. Created using repurposed acrylic latex paint and graphite on canvas. Nice gift items.
6" x 8" framed painting retail $65
These are a few highlights of my recent expansive paintings created using repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas. Bold statement pieces with vibrant colors and compelling designs. The spontaneous energy of this work feels light, optimistic, happy, peaceful, hopeful and alive.
"Abundance," 30 x 48 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas, retail $1,875
"Smoke and Mirrors," 36 x 48 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas, retail $2,600
"Blowin' in the Wind," 24 x 18 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas, retail $550
The beautiful patina of these paintings begins with rusty pieces of metal placed on wet canvas to create interesting marks. The rich iron oxide patterns are masked and covered with layers of paint to form a brilliant tapestry of contrasting hues. The alchemical designs radiate an aura of ancient magic and mystery that transcends the two-dimensional surface. These paintings keep us connected to the Earth plane, have a grounding influence, and evoke a sense of safety, security, stability and well-being.
"Biosphere," 30 x 40 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint, iron oxide and graphite on canvas, retail $1,525
"Magnetic North," 30 x 30 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint and iron oxide on canvas, retail $1,175
"Upcycle," 20 x 60 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint and iron oxide on canvas, retail $1,525
I look forward to hearing from you!