Every now and again I like to mix things up, and making jewelry is a great way for me to explore the themes in my work. I love looking at my art from new angles, and seeing my favorite images come to life in different forms. Much like my encaustic series, my jewelry takes details from […]
Finished artworks both past and present.
This is my love of bones meeting my love of birds. When I first posted a picture of the hummingbird in process, a friend of mine pointed out that they stand for “joy”. And that’s exactly what I felt as I was rendering him. I love how the ribcage almost becomes a part of the […]
This started as a simple doodle; I was just playing around, really. Then something magical happened. I love the abstract organic nature of the circles juxtaposed with the fiery tower rising up from the depths. There will be plenty more like these as I move forward. Watercolor, oil paint, charcoal, graphite, and soft pastel.
In my recent direction, I am greatly influenced by the words of painter Abbott Handerson Thayer in his explanation of his paintings of winged figures: “Doubtless my lifelong passion for birds has helped to incline me to work wings into my pictures; but primarily I have put on wings probably more to symbolize an exalted […]
The second in the Specimens Series. Corvus Corax being none other than our old friend, the raven.
The Specimens series was conceived after visiting two aquariums in the same year. At the Seattle Aquarium, I discovered a living example of Gorgonocephalus Stimpsoni, or more commonly known as a “Sea Basket”. It is a brilliant orange creature related to starfish that lives in the deep ocean. Tendrils and curlicues spread out from its […]
Who gets your vote? Why? The birds in question are the famous finches from the Galapagos Islands, collected by Darwin himself. All but the pretty one; was that your vote? The blue one isn’t real, just some figment of an over-active artist’s imagination. I have long been fascinated by scientific collections and the reasons for […]