Saturday, October 07, 2017

Recent Work on Yupo


These pieces, from 2011-2014, are oil on Yupo, some with monoprinted elements.

Touring, 13 3/8 x 26"

 Stupendous and Colossal in the Meadow, 13 x 20"

Stick Shift, 13 x 20"

The Horse Rejoices, 13 x 20"

Scraps Torn from Memory, 13 3/8 x 26"

Friday, September 29, 2017

Botanical Sketches in Pastel


These 9x12" pastels, based on botanical sketches created at ArtRadius Saksala, were made in 2010.








Botanical Sketches made at Saksala in Finland



These botanical sketches were made in September, 2006 at ArtRadius Saksala, an international artist-in-residence program in Finland.

They were produced with Ink and pencils on 9 x 9" paper. 






Friday, February 24, 2017

Black and Green, 5 works in oil on Yupo


In this body of work I was looking for more simplicity, unexpected shapes, hard edges, limited palette, shapes carried forward to the next frame, with variations. My idea was to work quickly and abstractly, determined to think as little as possible, without regard for outcome! I have to conclude that paint wants to find figures, landscapes and meaning everywhere.

Yupo, the surface these are painted on, is an opaque synthetic film.


One: I Fall in Love, oil on Yupo, 13x15", 2017


Two: Experimental Adventure, oil on Yupo, 13x15", 2017


Three: A Slow Appreciation


Four: Between Two Worlds, oil on Yupo, 13x15", 2017


Five: Like Minded Friends, oil on Yupo, 13x15", 2017

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Off Road


OFF ROAD: A Traveler's Tale, Part I

The first states of these pieces were created in the late summer of 2011, by a combination of mono-print and painting. The following summer, 2012, saw them take shape as a series of stories set in the curious rugged landscapes supplied by the mono-prints. I think of these narrative pieces as "alternative fiction". My free expressionistic flow of thought uses popular culture and sculptural ideas to form snapshot views of events or states. And these various figures, who all star in their own stories, suggest to me themes and variations, like glimpses along a journey.

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Water's Edge, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo

 Detail, Water's Edge, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo


Windy Day, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo

 Detail, Windy Day, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo


Tourists, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo

 Detail, Tourists, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo


Mysterious Sky Displays, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo

 Detail, Mysterious Sky Displays, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo


 
Heading Home, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo

 Detail, Heading Home, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo


The Artist, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo

Detail, The Artist, 8" x 20" oil and drawing on Yupo

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Small Songs


 These small works are oil on wood panel, with the exception of the final two images, which are mixed media on black paper.



The Wine Dark Sea, 6x9", 2003
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Green Wave, 6x9", 2003
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Squall, 6x9", 2003

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Dolphin Cloud, 6x9", 2003
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Arch, 6x9", 2003
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About Tuscany, 6x9". 2003
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Spring Grass Fires, 6x9", 2003
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Night Sea, 6x11", 2003
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Moolit Cloud Bank, 6x11", 2003
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Pale Moon on the Levee, 6x11", 2003
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Dust Storm, 6x11", 2003
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On the Dunes, 6x9", 2003
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High Butte, 6x9", 2003
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Wing in Water, 8x11", 2003
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Water Bears, 8x11", 2003
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Sweet Northern Songs

This is a collection of pieces that I feel show the cultural influences of growing up in the American Midwest in a first generation Irish and Norwegian family. Several of the paintings were begun in the late sixties when I lived in Toronto. I kept a small studio in Markham Village, and was represented by Gallery Moos on Yorkville Avenue. When my husband and I left for UCLA, I took a roll of unfinished canvases with me, knowing that I'd complete them when life got back to normal. My husband's PhD, three children, and a long, interesting working life in environmental assessment allowed only sporadic attempts at painting, and I didn't really get my chance until the hot Texas summer of 2000. This collection includes those completed canvases, some contemporary work, and a few from the years between.
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The Bear and the Girls, x , oil on canvas, 1986
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Picnic at White Egret Falls, 40x54", oil on canvas, 2000
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Night Racing, 24 x 34", oil on canvas, 2002

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Elk at the Garden Gate, 36x39", oil on canvas, 2001

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Coming to Town, 40x26", oil and mixed media on Yupo, 2002

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Mourning the Kursk, 46x61", oil on canvas, 2000

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Fjord Wedding, 34x62", oil on canvas, 2002

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The Journey, 55x32", oil on canvas, 2001
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A House God, 68x45", oil on canvas, 2002
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Walking the Highlands, 26x20", oil on Yupo, 2003


Bluebird, 40x26", oil on Yupo, 2002
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Jungle Ruins, 20x26", oil on Yupo, 2003
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Detail, The Bear and the Girls, oil on canvas, 1986
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Love at the Top of the World, 62x34", oil on canvas, 1996
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Cleo and the Cosmos, 41x57", oil on canvas,  2001
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