The above are just a selection of my professionally framed and matted paintings of various sizes in watercolour .All come ready to hang with hanging wire.
DREAMING IN COLOUR SERIES: slideshow .
WATERCOLOUR 22x30” or 22x15” or square.
KIMONO DREAMS SERIES measures 22x30”. or 22x22” on arches watercolour paper
The Peony is considered the best of flowers and is known as the King of flowers. In short it means elegance and wealth. With it’s large and spreading petals, which are delicately curled at the edges, the peony has been called “the rose without thorns”. Although often depicted in tattoo imagery in deep red, it is today also cultivated in many other colours. Truly, it is regarded as a symbol of wealth, good fortune and prosperity. In addition though, it also suggests a sort of gambling, daring and even a masculine devil-may-care attitude, quite unlike its character in the west.
Lotus flowers are amazing and have strong symbolic ties to many Asian religions, especially throughout India and the lotus has become a symbol for awakening to the meaning of life. The meaning varies slightly between myth to myth of course but essentially religious traditions place importance on the lotus flower. . As the lotus flower grows up from the mud into a object of great beauty people also grow and change into something more beautiful (hopefully!). So the symbol represent the struggle of life at its most basic form.
Feedback from Dreaming in Colour show:
"the Alchemical Wedding, and The Sacred Dance, moved me to tears. The perfect union within between the Sacred Feminine and the Divine Masculine, is the focal point of my contemplations, our rituals within our small spiritual group, and just basically in everything I see. The earth around me, being moved with that everflowing source of energy, the outer and the inner... :) how beautifully your work manifested those thoughts that lie within me."
-- Birch, from British Columbia
"love the way you work. It is so romantic!"
-- Doug, from Bristol, UK
"your pictures blow me away. You have an amazing use of color and there is so much joy that comes through."
-- Darren, from Santa Fe, USA
"Your work is beautiful.I wish you all the best of success."
-- David Astrof, David Astrof Fine Arts, Montreal
I love the emotion and freedom you show in your paintings. It is clear that you allow your spirit and emotions to guide your expression!
-- Robbie Laird, artist, from California
I especially like the hummingbird. It reminds me of Redon's pastel work. There is a mystical sense to the use of color. --Robert Place, author of Alchemical Tarot
Her art work has a depth of beauty to awaken one's spirit." Astrid
ACTS OF GRACE REVIEWS:
Your show is stunning. Very powerful. --Jerry
Kimono Dreams is a new series of paintings inspired by the art of Kimono, the Japanese Peony, and other ancient forms of Japanese art like woodblock printing, painting on silk, tattoo and embroidery. Bringing that beauty forward into the twenty first century has been my privilege and delight. I work primarily in watercolor with acrylic accents in bold color and size. The rich symbology of the peony, the koi fish, the lotus, and various birds transforms our environment into meaningful and sacred space. Above all, Beauty is the goal.
DREAMING IN COLOR Working primarily in watercolor with accents of ink and pastel , I have been exploring the beauty of the natural world as expressed through color and light. Staying at the edge of abstraction, I like the colors to tell the whole story. Through florals, landscapes and figures I hope to evoke the mythical, the mysterious and to invite the viewer to dream.
I invite visits to my home studio & gallery . Available are framed and unframed work.