Space Oddity

I spent the 80’s madly in love with David Bowie. He was my reason for living. I gathered every book, magazine article and interview that I could get my hands on, this was before the internet mind you. I owned every album and played them over and over with my headphones, searching for hidden messages, and over-analyzing the lyrics.

It was during this time that my fashion sense was a bit, well, outrageous. My hair was every color in the rainbow, depending on the day, my clothes were all hand made or altered thrift store finds, the more bazaar the better!

Anyway, this painting started out as a really bright and beautiful pour, and then I screwed it up. I tried the wet paper towel swipe thing, but it didn’t turn out the way I was anticipating. It’s still pretty cool, it makes me think of space, and maybe, just maybe, this was the view for Major Tom while he was floating round in his tin can!

16″ x 20″ Acrylic pour on canvas $125.00

Blue Jay Way

When I was like 7, I heard and fell in love with I Am The Walrus by The Beatles. I remember listening to the radio with my old-school cassette recorder, when a song I liked came on, I quickly hit record and listened very quietly until the end of the song. Push stop, rewind and hope it turned out. It was usually a terrible recording, but that was the way it was.

Anyway, I recorded I Am The Walrus, and played it a thousand times before the tape eventually broke. Thing is, I had no idea who sang the song. I don’t know how long it was until I stumbled across the song while listening to my parents albums, I was shocked and delighted to learn it was the Beatles!

From there on out, I have always been drawn to the weird, the different, the obscure, the abstract. This is true of my taste in music, men, and my art.

If you are wondering what this story has to do with Blue Jay Way the painting, absolutely nothing. It just made me think about The Beatles and how they were perhaps, my first introduction to abstract art!?

24″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas

$325.00

Lost Generation

I’ve long been a fan of classic literature and I’ve fallen in love with many of the characters that I’ve met in my books. I suppose it’s the hopeless romantic in me, I love getting lost, lost in a book, or lost in my art.

I would like to think that someday my paintings will be considered “classic” and that people will love and admire them for years to come. I love getting lost in this painting!

12″ x 18″ Acrylic on wood panel

$125.00

Quadrophenia

Definitely one of my favorite paintings. A set of four 12″ x 12″ canvases, pushed together, spray painted, then I added multiple layers of acrylic paint and some pouring medium. Voilà!

In case you were wondering, yes, I was listening to the Who’s Quadophenia album during the making of this painting, also one of my favorite albums!

24″ x 24″ Acrylic and spray paint on canvases

$475.00

You Can’t Wash It Away

Painting is extremely personal to me. It is how I express myself and my feelings. Often as a form of therapy.

Not all of my thoughts and feelings are positive and happy, some are deeply rooted and painful. I suppose that is why I hesitate sharing some paintings and explaining what they mean to me. This is one of those.

As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I’ve always carried the pain with me silently. Therapy and time help, but it never goes away, you can’t wash it away.

However, it is possible to heal, maybe even love and trust again. Artistic expression or art therapy can be a wonderful outlet and means of healing. I encourage everyone to seek a source of artistic expression, for therapy or just for pleasure.

“Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected.” Elizabeth Broun

16″ x 20″ Acrylic on canvas

$175.00

Blue In Green

This is part of a small series I just completed. A little different than my “normal” in that the colors are simple, clean and defined. I like the way they stand out on the plain white background.

16″ x 20″ Abstract acrylic on canvas

$125.00