Wildwoman
       
     
Jewels of Impermanence
       
     
Four Muses
       
     
Dance with the Wind
       
     
Vehement
       
     
Morning Sun
       
     
Guardian
       
     
Many Paths, Once Source
       
     
Poppies in the Sun
       
     
Tree of Inspiration
       
     
Chloe Wildwoman
       
     
Tree of Inspiration
       
     
Sacred Ash Paintings
       
     
Pearls of Wisdom
       
     
Surfing Pipeline, Oahu
       
     
Three Friends
       
     
Bridge in Fog
       
     
Fellowship in Red
       
     
Buddha Mind
       
     
Flower of Aloha
       
     
Autumn Suns
       
     
Buddha Mind
       
     
Edge of Innocense
       
     
Surfing Rivera
       
     
Big Joy Rising
       
     
The Karma of Krisis
       
     
Bass Player
       
     
Born Risky
       
     
Pele
       
     
Three Trees
       
     
Two Friends
       
     
The Light Shines in the Darkness
       
     
Many Paths up the Mountain
       
     
Blooming Flower with Butterfly
       
     
The Power of the Cross
       
     
And Baby Makes Three
       
     
Surfing Ocean Beach
       
     
Worship the Sun
       
     
Lady of the Mist
       
     
End of Summer
       
     
Son in the Sun
       
     
Blue Sky and Friendship
       
     
Mother Nature Rising
       
     
Group of Friends
       
     
Cosmic Dance
       
     
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Sunflower Series
       
     
Frustration
       
     
Genna waking up
       
     
Hope Rising
       
     
Earth, Sun, Sky and Sea
       
     
Rising Sun
       
     
Light Bearer
       
     
Three Friends
       
     
Evolution
       
     
Sun and Wind
       
     
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Sugar Skull
       
     
Wildwoman
       
     
Wildwoman

36x36 rubbed acrylic and yarn on canvas.

Dedicated to the depth, power, wisdom and spirit of the Divine Feminine.

Jewels of Impermanence
       
     
Jewels of Impermanence

Flowers are metaphors for life; fleeting beauty, vibrant color, lovely scent, seed, interaction. Flowers call us into the moment, to seize the now and surrender to the Life Force which calls us to the earth again. A joyful, sorrowful cycle of birth, growth, death and new life.

Four Muses
       
     
Four Muses

20x40. Acrylic and metal. $750

These are the spiritual stages of life, the archetypes that are available thru the Divine Feminine: Youth or Beginners Mind; Motherhood or Wisdom; Power or Becoming the Authentic Self and Death or the Gift of Endings.

Dance with the Wind
       
     
Dance with the Wind

18x36, Poured Acrylic. A self portrait based on a photograph taken by San Francisco photographer Brenda Lucero.

Vehement
       
     
Vehement

This piece was a donation to the "Nasty Women" art show in Oakland, CA, to benefit  Planned Parenthood, April 7, 2017.

http://nastywomenexhibition.org/about/

 

Morning Sun
       
     
Morning Sun

30x40, Rubbed Acrylic on Canvas with yarn. This piece reminds me of the sunrises I loved to watch come up over the ocean growing up on the East Coast. The colors elicit the warmth, power and energy of the element fire and the sun itself.

This a technique I have developed using yarn to contain the colors and to provide the 3 dimensional effect I love. It is a 4 step process of gluing the yarn outlines, priming the yarn and canvas. Painting and pouring basic colors and then rubbing colors into the yarn and canvas with my fingers.

 

Guardian
       
     
Guardian

18x18 acrylic with turquois.

Many Paths, Once Source
       
     
Many Paths, Once Source

30x40. Rubbed Acrylic on Canvas. A meditation on the many paths to the Divine and a tribute to the interconnection of the world's major traditions: Christian, Jewish, Islam and Buddism. Each has strengths and light to offer, but we must not forget that each is only a path up the Mountain and not the Mountain Itself.

Poppies in the Sun
       
     
Poppies in the Sun

12x36 poured acrylic on canvas with glass. I LOVE red, it's warmth, liveliness and connection with fire and the heart. I also love the blue of a California summer sky, and the mystery of flower seeds that live, patiently under the soil waiting for the elements to bring them to life. This is a 3 dimensional painting with large glass beads in the seed centers, waiting for the dissolution of the flower for their own time to come.

Tree of Inspiration
       
     
Tree of Inspiration

The Jewel Tree is inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist "Jewel Tree Meditation." The colored jewels represent every ancestor, wise being, teacher or hero who has inspired or wished you well. They radiate their love and light to you. 30x22x10". Copper with glass, metal and stone jewels. 

A free download of the Jewel Tree Meditation narrated by Renee McKenna is available on Google Play.

Chloe Wildwoman
       
     
Chloe Wildwoman

18x18 acrylic with yarn. Commissioned piece. 

A family friend wanted a wildwoman portrait of her daughter in her favorite tones of indigo and hot pink.

Tree of Inspiration
       
     
Tree of Inspiration

Seeking inspiration in nature or meditation. Escaping the boxes of modern life to be quiet, renewed and restored.

24x48. Acrylic with over 100 semi-prescious stones, glass and metal jewels.

Sacred Ash Paintings
       
     
Sacred Ash Paintings

A set of three Sacred Ash Paintings created for the family of a man who honored his Hawaiian heritage, Island music and the blue flannel shirts that kept him warm in the San Francisco summer.  After meeting with the family to clarify their wishes, these sacred art works are created in a space of meditation and prayer, where cremation ash and is this case, Hawaiian sand, are mixed with the paint to create a testimony to the soul of the departed and a loving symbol that can be cherished by those who remain.

Pearls of Wisdom
       
     
Pearls of Wisdom

Poured acrylic collage with pearl, glass, metal, turquoise and feathers. 18x18. 

Surfing Pipeline, Oahu
       
     
Surfing Pipeline, Oahu

30x30. Poured acrylic. 

Three Friends
       
     
Three Friends

12x36. Acrylic with beaded centers.

Bridge in Fog
       
     
Bridge in Fog

Paint poured vision of the Golden Gate Bridge at its most interesting.

18x24, acrylic

Fellowship in Red
       
     
Fellowship in Red

24x36. Poured acrylic on canvas with yarn and glass. Friendship and fellowship makes room for everyone and brings forth our inner colors. When supported we are more able to face and follow the sun, receive the nourishment of rain and enjoy the mystery of seeming emptiness and the contrast of the sky.

Buddha Mind
       
     
Buddha Mind

Poured acrylic collage on canvas with stone and glass. 16x20.

Flower of Aloha
       
     
Flower of Aloha

I a dear friend who longed to dance the hula. She is a lovely dancer and a gorgeous, dark skinned woman, but lost her ability to dance due to a congenital illness, This painting is dedicated to the dream in her heart. 18.x36, poured acrylic

Autumn Suns
       
     
Autumn Suns

Each fall I do a Van Gogh sunflower project with my first grade art students. I bring the left over flowers home and they always inspire me. The backgroup blue is the California sky, my favorite color, a color of hope, warmth, possibility and peace.

The center of each flower has seed beads sprinkled in them, reminding me of  sunflower seeds.

Buddha Mind
       
     
Buddha Mind

24x36 acrylic and yarn. $525

Edge of Innocense
       
     
Edge of Innocense

16x20. Poured acrylic on canvas. From photo by David Sifry of Melody Sifry. 2014. We took these great shots on the cliffs in San Francisco at sunset; then the fog came in and made everything fabulous.

Surfing Rivera
       
     
Surfing Rivera

I love how the paint, when poured, has it's own voice in my work. The paint is like the element water. I have come to like water after years living near Ocean Beach. i can hear the waves from my back deck at night. Though we live in the city, the Pacific is still wild and powerful. It takes skill and courage to surf at the end of Rivera St. This painting honors the waves and those who ride them.

30x40, paint poured acrylic

Big Joy Rising
       
     
Big Joy Rising

I am  inspired by sunflowers. They feel like archetypes of hope and light to me. Their likeness to the sky sun, their many seeds that feed us, their color and contrast. The petals remind me of flames. The blue sky recalls the water. I love the power of elements, fire, water, earth, sky. All are present here.

The Karma of Krisis
       
     
The Karma of Krisis

After a friend attempted suicide with her young son at home, I expressed my concern for his future and the mystery of how we come to be in the life circumstances we each have to navigate. What is it like to have a mother who attempts suicide? To have a grandmother who is a heroine addict?  What legacy will this child bring forth to his own children? How is a soul drawn to the birth family? The work is my struggle with these Karmic Questions.

The cross to me is a metaphor for how Spirit meets the material plane. 

Bass Player
       
     
Bass Player

I painted this for a young family friend, a musician headed off the college and his own life.

Born Risky
       
     
Born Risky

I am inspired by sunflowers and the many metaphors they offer. This piece was inspired by a pop artist named Viktoria Modesta, who is an amputee. She has decided to put her disability right up front and use it as a calling card for her uniqueness rather than as a source of shame. We all have some defect that has an asset in it, if we are wise enough or bold enough to bring it forth. 36x.48. Poured Acrylic

Pele
       
     
Pele

I painted this after watching the lava flow into the sea on the Big Island of Hawaii on a full moon night. Pele is so powerful. Creator and Destroyer.

 

24x36. Poured acrylic. not for sale.

Three Trees
       
     
Three Trees

24x36. Acrylic with pearl and beads.

Two Friends
       
     
Two Friends

12x24 Rubbed Acrylic.

The Light Shines in the Darkness
       
     
The Light Shines in the Darkness

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5

 

11x14. Poured acrylic on canvas.

Many Paths up the Mountain
       
     
Many Paths up the Mountain

48x72

The cross is superimposed on the Yin/Yan symbol with the Sufi moon and star and the Hebrew L'chaim. There are many ways know God. All are valid. I painted this in subtle greens and yellows, peaceful colors for the peace I believe is possible through any true path.

Blooming Flower with Butterfly
       
     
Blooming Flower with Butterfly

12x12, paint poured acrylic with real butterfly.

The Power of the Cross
       
     
The Power of the Cross

The cross is a theme in much of my work. It is a recurrent image or archetype that I work with and learn from. Here I consider how the cross has been used and abused historically, for good, for evil, as a path to true power, as a symbol that has been corrupted and used to create suffering, but underneath it still speaks of the relationship between man and God and the mystery of the Spiritual meeting the material plane in human life.

And Baby Makes Three
       
     
And Baby Makes Three

Alcohol Ink on canvas. 12 x 36.

Surfing Ocean Beach
       
     
Surfing Ocean Beach

Poured acrylic on canvas. 24x36. 

Worship the Sun
       
     
Worship the Sun

36x36. Poured Acrylic on Canvas with glass.

 

Lady of the Mist
       
     
Lady of the Mist

18x24, acrylic on canvas. 

End of Summer
       
     
End of Summer

24 x 36. Poured acrylic on canvas. Love sunflowers.They are a metaphor for so many things.

Son in the Sun
       
     
Son in the Sun

11 x 14. Alcohol ink on canvas. 

Blue Sky and Friendship
       
     
Blue Sky and Friendship

12 x 30. Alcohol ink on board. 

Mother Nature Rising
       
     
Mother Nature Rising

14 x 20. Poured acrylic. 

Group of Friends
       
     
Group of Friends

14x20. Poured acrylic on canvas. 

Cosmic Dance
       
     
Cosmic Dance

This reminds me of the transpersonal realm, the place where thoughts manifest into form.

24x48. Poured acrylic on canvas with semi prescious stone and glass collage. 

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Sunflower Series
       
     
Sunflower Series

Sunflowers are metaphor. They mimic the sun, offer nourishment, color and joy. Sunflowers grow quickly, some to great heights, bloom, seed and fall to earth within a season. They are hearty to extremes of drought, wind and heat. Some live alone, others in groups. Some are giants in the flower world, others humble yet lovely. Many colors, many sizes, but all offer hope, brightness and food for the body and soul.

Frustration
       
     
Frustration

30x40. Pastel chalk on canvas.

I created this in response to a series of interactions I had with someone who was "cray-cray" in my opinion, a total control freak who was overstepping the bounds of propriety and good business. I stayed in integrity in the moment but let me real feelings out on canvas. I wanted to strangle this guy! Can you tell?

Don't we all feel like this sometimes?

Genna waking up
       
     
Genna waking up

I paid my 9 year old daughter $3 to let me take a photo of her with her fabulous, Dr. Seuss hair and gorgeous pink robe.

30x40. Pastel on canvas.

Hope Rising
       
     
Hope Rising

36x36 acrylic with yarn. $525

Earth, Sun, Sky and Sea
       
     
Earth, Sun, Sky and Sea

Acrylic, glass and ceramic on canvas. 30x40. $400

Rising Sun
       
     
Rising Sun

10x10 acrylic and yarn on canvas with beads.

Light Bearer
       
     
Light Bearer

20x30 acrylic on canvas. $400

Light beings are available always if we open ourselves to their help.

Three Friends
       
     
Three Friends

12x36. Acrylic and glass. $375

Evolution
       
     
Evolution

Acrylic on canvas with glass and ceramic. 10x10. $225.

Inspired by the many extinct and endangered butterflies world wide.

Sun and Wind
       
     
Sun and Wind

8x16 acrylic and yarn on canvas. $300

Two powerful elements in a style inspired by Mexican art.

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Sugar Skull
       
     
Sugar Skull

I love the honoring of death and the dead in Dia de los Muertos celebrations and art. The bright colors and festive yet reverent tone seems so much healthier than the creepy, gory effects of Halloween. Death is held as a reality to be marked and a mystery to manage rather than something terrifying to avoid or deny.