The following originals are currently available for purchase from the studio. I also enjoy creating commissioned works of art, contact me for more information! Click on each image to see the full size painting and the inspiration behind each piece.
Buddha Infinite Light
~Infinite light, interconnection, oneness~
A seated Buddha in meditation connects with all. This mixed media oil painting includes glass beads in Buddha’s hair and around the figure to emphasize light and spiritual awakening. Each bead is carefully stitched through the canvas and sealed in place.
Circle of Love and Light
~Surround yourself in light~
Whether you think of your circle as a spiritual guides, family, friends or your own internal light, know that positive forces are always with you.
Painted in acrylic on wood panel with glass bead embellishments and a ribbon edging.
Country Fall Tree
~Leaves flutter through the air like flecks of gold~
A country scene celebrating the spirit of fall- crow happily dances amongst the rainbow of leaves. This original oil and mixed media painting features handmade paper collage leaves in a variety of colors for added texture. It comes in a black metal frame, ready to hang.
Crow – Animal Spirit- framed
Honoring the crow- this is one the last originals available from my Animal Spirits series
I painted this series to promote love and reverence for all creatures. My love of textiles, animals, and interest in nature-based spiritual traditions led me to choose this vibrant combination.
Acrylic on wood panel.
~Dance free, dance under the sun!~
Celebrating free spirit- free to create, dance, dream…. This unique mixed media painting features a full sculpted, hand-dyed figure attached securely to the canvas with embroidered stitching. Orange symbolizes creativity and the figure’s face reflects the shining sun. The painting includes a silver frame, and it is ready to hang.
Japanese Garden Seasons – series of 4
This series of four Japanese garden paintings celebrate the constancy and beauty of nature amidst the changing cycles of the year. Each season has a purpose and a unique energy. The garden is a wise teacher of the circle of life. From seed to plant to harvest to compost and new seeds again, we rotate and evolve in a spiral through life.
Winter is a time of rest, nurturing and stillness. A time to admire what beautiful qualities still remain in our core. Seeds underground begin to gestate which will bring new life in the spring.
The Spring garden sprouts new life! The days are lighter and brighter. This is the season of re-emergence and beautiful new beginnings. Birds chirp happily and possibilities abound now.
In Summer, the garden is abundant, decadently filled with fruits and flowers. The lush, green grass is soft and warm under our feet.
The Fall garden withers gracefully with jewel tones in it’s final days. As the earth winds down to rest, the wind blows, and seeds scatter for the future.
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Koi Pond I
In Asian traditions, Koi are known to symbolize happiness, wealth, long life and good fortune. Like many of our animal friends, they especially enjoy feeding time! This piece is inspired by my own Koi pond and Japanese-style garden.
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Kuan Yin Spirit
~Compassion is our greatest gift~
Honoring the spirit of goddess Kuan Yin, this original oil and mixed media painting is embellished with beads and charms to represent the loving spirit of Kuan Yin that and symbolize the energy of compassion. Ribbon roses adorn her body and hand charms symbolize her many arms that help the world.
Old Beach Cottage
~Timelessness, nature’s beauty and joyful moments~
At the coast, you can feel the pure essence of nature and its vastness- the power of the ocean, the majesty of overhanging cliffs, the longevity of weather-beaten trees and rooftops which have been there for generations. Cozy cottages are nestled next to one another in the hills. Kites fly in the sky, and dogs run and play gleefully. :)
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Spirit Bird represents a moment of connecting with the divine. Birds are revered in many traditions as living close to spirit or as messengers of spirit. This piece doesn’t focus on any one tradition in particular, but rather celebrates the importance of spirituality in our lives. Whether it is a hopeful thought, prayer, meditation, reading, ceremony or song, it is like a moment of magic, possibility and upward flight. (Click thumbnail to see full image)
~Shine like the sun!~
The bright sun radiates warmth and nourishes our earth, bringing plants to life. This mixed media oil painting features a sculpted sun covered in shimmering, gold glass beads. Each bead is intricately woven in a peyote stitch pattern around the face.
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The Grand Dragon Race
In Eastern traditions, dragons are known to symbolize strength, long life and good fortune. This piece was created to celebrate Portland, Oregon’s annual dragon boat races. Roses in the water symbolize Portland, the City of Roses.
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The Light Within
We all have a bright, beautiful light within, regardless of our circumstances. In this piece, it was my goal to create a more universal-looking figure that is not gender or race-specific, because this piece is meant for everyone. Our magnificent internal light is all-encompassing, reflecting and refracting rainbow colors. It is our central beacon of hope and healing. Know that you always have this source within you.
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Wise Tree Painting
~Wisdom is found in nature~
This winter country scene highlights a majestic old tree. Ancient trees have lived for many generations- what stories they must hold. Trees show us simple truths about life and nature. This piece includes a silver metal frame, and it is ready to hang.