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Exuberance…….what makes you feel it ?

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Exuberance…….what makes you feel it ?

  What brings feelings of exuberance to you ? For me, it is the arrival of Spring, with the anticipation of the bold colours of the garden, the warmth from the longer days, and just the joy of being alive   In my new series, Exuberance, I express these feelings in bold colours, shapes and lines, textures and marks   Each contemporary, abstract piece is framed in an elegant floating frame that supports the  mood that I have created. These paintings will be available soon in our shop.  Here is a closeup of one of them  In the meantime, click...

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MAKING MY MARKS

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MAKING MY MARKS

Mark making is one thing that I love experimenting with and exploring.  What type of marks are you attracted to ? curvy straight thick thin smeary crisp   Here are some of the marks I used in my mixed media pieces on paper . Click here to see what they look like in their frames .

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FLEETING MOMENTS

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FLEETING MOMENTS

Next year, I will be 75. Between my age and what has been going on in the world this last year and a half, I have become more aware of the moments in my daily life.  I love to walk and appreciate and am curious about what I experience with my senses.  The smell of the creek, new flowers blooming, the touch of the wind and the warm sun are all stored away in my being. Since these sensations happen in the present, they tend to be fleeting . Our backyard garden is another  place I like to wander to...

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Seeking Balance

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Seeking Balance

I spend a lot of time looking at my paintings that hang on our home gallery walls. I am always noticing new things about them. Some I like, others I want to change. Yesterday,  I had a huge revelation. I realized that all of my paintings over the past year,  have an overriding theme of seeking balance. Life since Covid has continued on , but different in so many ways; more so for some people than others.  It has definitely not been equal.  It is hard to stay balanced as things continually change. Through my painting, I have been almost...

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Where to get inspiration

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Where to get inspiration

Over the last few years, we got to spend part of the winter on the central California coast. There is something about seeing and experiencing the ocean, with all its different moods, on almost a daily basis that speaks to my soul and emotions.  I know it affects how and what I paint.  I am just about to release 3, 11x14 abstract paintings that can be displayed together or separately, that expresses the motion and rhythm of the ocean.    They are shown here together, but can also be purchased individually. If you want to add a sense of peace...

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