Spring Garden and other works — Acrylic Abstract & Beads

Several years ago I started making beaded jewelry as a creative and relaxing way of expression. This expanded into symmetrical beaded designs I call bead blooms. I also started painting small abstracts using poured acrylic paints swishing the colors around using sticks, combs, forks, and other objects. After awhile I decided to combine the twoContinue reading “Spring Garden and other works — Acrylic Abstract & Beads”

Is it a Peacock … Agave … Wildflowers … Sea Monster … ?

This is a new piece incorporating my beadwork with my swishy abstract acrylics. Instead of positioning the bead bloom in a circle as usual, I decided to move the center to the bottom of the page and work up from there. I really like the organic look of the piece. Acrylic on Canvas Board withContinue reading “Is it a Peacock … Agave … Wildflowers … Sea Monster … ?”

Three Levels of Energy

I’m not sure who was more excited — me selling my painting, or having friend, Bijoy Goswami, buying it. I initially called it “Change of Seasons,” but it represented to him the three levels of energy — Mavens, Relaters, and Evangelists — that he discusses in his book, The Human Fabric! I like his interpretationContinue reading “Three Levels of Energy”

Roadside Park: Ouachita National Forest Remembering EAST 2018

In November 2018, I participated in my second EAST Austin Studio Tour at Art84 and was thrilled to sell several pieces including Roadside Park: Ouachita National Forest. This is my first attempt at using my “swishy” paint style to paint something representative. The inspiration was a roadside park we pulled into during our visit inContinue reading “Roadside Park: Ouachita National Forest Remembering EAST 2018”

Daisies and Chrysanthemums

Starting in late 2018, I started doing more some more painterly images using some of my vacation photos as inspiration. These two are flowers from Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. Look closely and you can see the bead details on some of the flowers. Daisies (2019) 8×10” Acrylic & beads  $125 Chrysanthemums (2018) 8×10” Acrylic &Continue reading “Daisies and Chrysanthemums”

Time for EAST 2018

I’m thrilled to be showing with an incredible group of artists at Art 84 for the EAST Austin Studio Tour. Art 84 is proud to host eleven wonderful visual artists as part of the 2018 EAST Studio Tour: Thierry Bignolet, Cornelius Carter, Valérie Chaussonnet, Linda Dumont, Melanie Hickerson, Emily Hoyt-Weber, Jose Lopez, Helen Mary Vanston Marek, Alicia Philley, Amy Scofield, and Gentleman Dancers (Ben Ruggiero, BenContinue reading “Time for EAST 2018”