My work this summer focused mainly on the human emotions of the events going on in our world today. I found my artistic voice exploring themes of skin color, racial identity and inequality, individuality, awareness, protests, the political landscape, and the pandemic. I was feeling a lot of energy around social relationships, children and going back to school as well. My inspirations have been ignited deeply this year. This moment in our history connects fully with my visions, heart and artistic voice; bringing them into complete alignment. 
As we move in to the winter months and the end of the year, I find myself wanting to create more abstract people who depict mental states, feelings, and emotions in a different, more generalized way. I find my work wanting to depict colors, shapes, and patterns more while still retaining the emotional feelings that inspired me initially.
Silent Suffering, 2020
Acrylic on wood panel, 16" x 20"
The pain of invisible illness afflicts many of us. Most suffer in silence daily as we go about our lives. many never notice we are ill and can't acknowledge our pain because we show up, look good, put on happy masks. Silent suffering is real.
A Petal For Your Thoughts, 2020
Acrylic, soft pastel on wood panel, 16" x 20", available
I'm currently working on a series of these people in chairs. They keep coming to me. I like their shapes and feelings. Giving new colors, patterns, and angles to their lives.
Supreme Injustice, 2020
Acrylic, wood panels, photographs, paper collage, plastic cups, dried paint, wire coat hanger, wood screws, and adhesive, 32" x 42"
My inspiration for this piece happened when Mitch McConnell decided to hear and seat a new Supreme Court justice 8 days ahead of the Presidential election; in direct conflict with his stand on doing this during Obama's presidency with 8 months to go. I am not typically inspired by people like Amy Coney Barrett and in this case, my inspiration is in the form of my revulsion for the entire process that allows this to happen. My piece reflects my feelings on this particular appointment; a complete affront to the seat Ruth Bader Ginsberg honorably held.
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Each of these wood panels is 8" x 10" x 2"
Supreme Injustice is 32" x 42" not including the coat hanger.
Supreme Injustice is 32" x 42" not including the coat hanger.
Chain Reaction, 2020

Acrylic, charcoal, silk and metal chain on canvas, 24" x 36", available

Fenced Out, 2020

Acrylic, charcoal, galvanized wire on Masterpiece Gallery wrapped canvas, 24" x 36" x 3", available

Condolences, 2020

Acrylic, charcoal, pastel on archival toned paper, 26" x 34", framed, available

#Your Name Here, 2020

Acrylic, ink, paper photo collage on wood panel, 30" x 40", available 

#Your Name Here has been juried in to the Marin Society of Artists Fresh Art 2020 show. The exhibit will be online this year with the virtual show opening on November 7, 2020 and closing January 16, 2021. I am honored to have this piece included in the show.
Black Girl Magic, 2020
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24" x 30", available
What About The Children?, 2020, Oil Pastel  11"x14", framed, available
What About The Children?, 2020, Oil Pastel 11"x14", framed, available
What About The Children?, 2020, Oil Pastel  11"x14", framed, available
What About The Children?, 2020, Oil Pastel 11"x14", framed, available
Lately I am finding children coming up as a subject for me. With the current national focus on going back to school during a pandemic I'm not too surprised it's become more than a passing thought. These two pieces are oil pastels on archival black mixed media paper and already framed under glass, available.
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