Cosmic Charlie

Here’s a fun little painting, well, I call anything 12″ x 12″ or smaller little, and this is exactly that. I really love how the blue shows up, almost cobalt, and I don’t know what exactly makes it cosmic, but there is something perhaps extraterrestrial there to me.

Many of those who know me know that I spent a good chunk of my life following the Grateful Dead, and if you don’t know me, now you know that about me! I don’t listen to them nearly as much as I used to, but I always find inspiration in their songs. “Cosmic Charlie” is one of their songs, it’s possibly about an old hippy named Charlie that took too much LSD, I just really like the tune!

12″ x 12″ Acrylic on canvas

$85.00

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

Auld Lang Syne

This is my last post of 2018. Since there’s still a few hours left, it’s probably not my last painting of the year. I’m going to take advantage of some time in the studio and reflect, renew and make some plans for the new year!

I’m excited to take my art business to the next level and really put myself out there, improve my website and get more connected with my art community!

I want to wish you all a happy healthy and inspired new year! ❤️

12″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas

$150.00

Essence

24 x 36 on recycled canvas
$475.00

I painted Essence after a self discovery exercise I did with life coach Denise Yamada. It was an amazing experience and it left me feeling very empowered and inspired! It was determined that my Essence is: Creativity, Heart, Joy, Commitment and Serenity. I think this painting summarizes all of my Essence words!

Psycho

Lots of stuff going on here. It’s all personal shit, deep dark and it seems to be coming out in my paintings lately. There’s a lot there to express, and it is all part of the process. I hope that it means something special to you, on your own level.

30 x 40 stretched canvas with spray paint and acrylic, knife and pour.
$400.00