Bathing Beauties
Bathing Beauties

24 x 36 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Commission based on a photograph that I took of women walking along the shore in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dee Dee
Dee Dee

48 x 32 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Commission based on a photo that I took of a bathing beauty along the Jersey Shore.

Fritza
Fritza

40 x 30 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Commission for a hair salon in Boulder, Colorado.

Carmen
Carmen

Central City Opera in Colorado commissioned me to create mixed-media illustrations for the five operas of their 2017 summer season. 

www.centralcityopera.org

 

 

Cosi fan Tutte
Cosi fan Tutte

Central City Opera in Colorado commissioned me to create mixed-media illustrations for the five operas of their 2017 summer season.

www.centralcityopera.org

Beatrice
Beatrice

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Betty
Betty

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Favourite
Favourite

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Napona
Napona

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Peninah
Peninah

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Amy's Albatross
Amy's Albatross

48 x 24 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Layers of papers and what my client refers to as her "albatross" were culled from her stash of ephemera from her travels around the world. She handed me a bag filled with all sorts of wonderful souvenirs, and asked me to take it off of her hands and make something out of it. Her "burden" includes maps, travel ticket stubs from transportation and museum visits and other attractions, photographs, postcards, travel books and pressed orchids, among other items. 

A photo transfer of a traveler wearing a black scarf around her neck is reminiscent of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" inspired by a book he was reading, "A Voyage Round the World by Way of the Great South Sea." In the book, a melancholy sailor shoots a black albatross. The albatross is then literally hung around the mariner's neck by the crew to symbolize his guilt in killing the bird. Thus, the albatross can be a metaphor for a burden to be carried.

Based on Amy's suggestions, I chose a color palette and used tissue paper, photo transfers of Lotus flowers, images of the Thank tree native to Myanmar, Indian textile wood block designs and countless other travel mementos. And now, it all can see the light of day on a wall in her home instead of living in a box tucked away in a dark closet.

Mod Maude
Mod Maude

Work-in-progress ~ Maven Hotel ~ LoDo Dairy Block, Denver, CO ~ 2017

Commissioned by NINE dot ARTS, this mural for the Innovator Suite's bedroom wall, is one of 400 original art pieces by myself and other emerging and established Colorado artists in The Maven, a stylish new boutique hotel in Denver.

Maeve
Maeve

Work-in-progress ~ Maven Hotel ~ LoDo Dairy Block, Denver, CO ~ 2017

Commissioned by NINE dot ARTS, this mural for the Innovator Suite's bedroom wall, is one of 400 original art pieces by myself and other emerging and established Colorado artists in The Maven, a stylish new boutique hotel in Denver.

Bacchus
Bacchus

48 x 72 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

Photo transfer of Bacchus (God of wine) reclining in a garden made up of wine labels from my clients vast collection, found fabric leaves, hand-painted leaves and flowers.

Still Life with Shore Bird
Still Life with Shore Bird

30 x 60 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2015

My client, an assistant professor of surgery, wanted a large piece for her family's dining room. I suggested a still life with objects that represented aspects of their family life. The table is made up of sewing patterns, Illinois tour book pages featuring Chicago, their favorite city, pages from an anatomical book featuring the foot since she is an avid runner. and hidden within all of those papers are the names of her four children. The tulips are representative of the Indiana state tree. I chose a delft ware design for the vase to add a personal touch since I had just returned from London and found many shards of china along the Thames river at low tide. The shore bird represents their yearly family beach vacations and it faces west to represent their recent move from Ohio to Indiana. Her husband did mission work in Guatemala, so I chose a design pattern for the table cloth from that culture.

Bathing Beauties
Dee Dee
Fritza
Carmen
Cosi fan Tutte
Beatrice
Betty
Favourite
Napona
Peninah
Amy's Albatross
Mod Maude
Maeve
Bacchus
Still Life with Shore Bird
Bathing Beauties

24 x 36 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Commission based on a photograph that I took of women walking along the shore in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dee Dee

48 x 32 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Commission based on a photo that I took of a bathing beauty along the Jersey Shore.

Fritza

40 x 30 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Commission for a hair salon in Boulder, Colorado.

Carmen

Central City Opera in Colorado commissioned me to create mixed-media illustrations for the five operas of their 2017 summer season. 

www.centralcityopera.org

 

 

Cosi fan Tutte

Central City Opera in Colorado commissioned me to create mixed-media illustrations for the five operas of their 2017 summer season.

www.centralcityopera.org

Beatrice

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Betty

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Favourite

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Napona

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Peninah

24 x 18 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

My mixed-media portraits of the five teenage girls featured in Nee Nee Productions’ documentary film, Sauti, can be viewed at the Boulder International Film Festival March 1-5, 2017 and will be available to purchase on their website: www.sautifilm.org during a year-long silent auction. The portraits from the film are up for auction and the sales benefit the girls directly. The film is about five teenage girls living in a Ugandan refugee settlement and how they approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness and imagination. 

Amy's Albatross

48 x 24 inches ~ mixed-media on wood panel ~ 2017

Layers of papers and what my client refers to as her "albatross" were culled from her stash of ephemera from her travels around the world. She handed me a bag filled with all sorts of wonderful souvenirs, and asked me to take it off of her hands and make something out of it. Her "burden" includes maps, travel ticket stubs from transportation and museum visits and other attractions, photographs, postcards, travel books and pressed orchids, among other items. 

A photo transfer of a traveler wearing a black scarf around her neck is reminiscent of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" inspired by a book he was reading, "A Voyage Round the World by Way of the Great South Sea." In the book, a melancholy sailor shoots a black albatross. The albatross is then literally hung around the mariner's neck by the crew to symbolize his guilt in killing the bird. Thus, the albatross can be a metaphor for a burden to be carried.

Based on Amy's suggestions, I chose a color palette and used tissue paper, photo transfers of Lotus flowers, images of the Thank tree native to Myanmar, Indian textile wood block designs and countless other travel mementos. And now, it all can see the light of day on a wall in her home instead of living in a box tucked away in a dark closet.

Mod Maude

Work-in-progress ~ Maven Hotel ~ LoDo Dairy Block, Denver, CO ~ 2017

Commissioned by NINE dot ARTS, this mural for the Innovator Suite's bedroom wall, is one of 400 original art pieces by myself and other emerging and established Colorado artists in The Maven, a stylish new boutique hotel in Denver.

Maeve

Work-in-progress ~ Maven Hotel ~ LoDo Dairy Block, Denver, CO ~ 2017

Commissioned by NINE dot ARTS, this mural for the Innovator Suite's bedroom wall, is one of 400 original art pieces by myself and other emerging and established Colorado artists in The Maven, a stylish new boutique hotel in Denver.

Bacchus

48 x 72 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2016

Photo transfer of Bacchus (God of wine) reclining in a garden made up of wine labels from my clients vast collection, found fabric leaves, hand-painted leaves and flowers.

Still Life with Shore Bird

30 x 60 inches ~ wood panel ~ 2015

My client, an assistant professor of surgery, wanted a large piece for her family's dining room. I suggested a still life with objects that represented aspects of their family life. The table is made up of sewing patterns, Illinois tour book pages featuring Chicago, their favorite city, pages from an anatomical book featuring the foot since she is an avid runner. and hidden within all of those papers are the names of her four children. The tulips are representative of the Indiana state tree. I chose a delft ware design for the vase to add a personal touch since I had just returned from London and found many shards of china along the Thames river at low tide. The shore bird represents their yearly family beach vacations and it faces west to represent their recent move from Ohio to Indiana. Her husband did mission work in Guatemala, so I chose a design pattern for the table cloth from that culture.

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