Painting Group Show at the OCCCA

Dear Friends, I am so happy to share that my painting “Monika, the Rabbit & the Holy Ghost” will be included in the wonderful Fashionistas Fight Back group show, curated by Shana Nys Dambrot and held at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art from October 3 to November 14, 2015. If you are in…

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Lustre

Sometimes when I get overwhelmed, I wish art—all of it—would go away for 500 years. Let things settle and land where they will, let’s see what we see in the clearing. But this feeling of course passes, and I awake with fresh eyes, eager to play anew, eager to win and love and lose in…

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New Work, New Hat

Dear Friends ~ I spent the better part of this afternoon listening to an interview with screenwriter Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco, Quiz Show) and soaking in John Cassavetes’ The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (both versions). I have been working on, or I should say listening to, a new book that came through a while…

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Missing My Mother

First, I would like to borrow a line from dear Christine, who wrote, when her mother Kay passed away this summer: Please forgive anything I ever said or did that was less than the love of Great Spirit. Everything beautiful reminds me of her ~ every sunny, beautiful moment and how I can still see…

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The Dream Painting

This is the first painting I am creating inspired directly by a dream. A dream directive. And it might be the first piece I have ever started with a sketch in hand. I have been working on it with glee, in a trance for several hours each week for the past month. Gessoing it took…

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Your Masterpiece of a Life

When I start to paint, what makes me happy or is troubling to me, I paint to resolve or shed clarity and light on: relationships with rare and incomparably sweet people, including family, friends, wonderful strangers, animal spirits, angelic guides. More and more these days, I am guided by the latter, these light beings, these…

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