Here’s to a year of black and white!!!!
#blackandwhite – these are fun…. it’s like learning a foreign language….
Inventory time….looks like this is the only remaining piece in this series. Several years ago a collector fell in love with my sketches …. never thought much about selling them and decided they were kind of fun in a collage set up…..I created approx 20 in this series and as of today this is the only one left of this style….contact me for pricing
Inventory time….finding a few little gems here and there….this is one of my favorites …framed size is 5×7….if interested contact me for price and shipping availability …..
I have an obsession with playing cards….I think it comes from my grandmother….and the queens are my favorite…..I did a playing card series years ago and this was re-inspired by a gift from a dear friend!!!!! This is #3 and it is sold…..will be showing the others next….8×8 mixed media
more coming in this series….
Christmas trees….I have always had a passion for Christmas trees…..I also love little art!!!!! For the past 25 years it has been “PAINT BIG”…..I have had more fun painting small this year and beyond just Christmas trees…this is the remaining inventory of the trees…..thankful to share the Christmas spirit with art!!!!!!
I am currently taking an online workshop with Ardith Goodwin….this is the project …..notes – Timed 4 min then the two minute …..very flowing…not my colors usually but what if? And I tend to be geometric and this is all curvilinear …. and I like the line….I decided that is one of my favorite things about winter is nature is more linear…to me anyway…..let’s go…..
The journey….I am a process painter….I love the process…the journey….in 2018 I studied with some amazing artists that have put sooooo much of the pizazz and excitement back in my heART……
This is from working with Ardith Goodwin – Distortion…….it was beyond just reshaping a figure….it was about expressing emotion with line shape etc….I have loved every minute and enjoying the journey …. these works in the “distortion group” will be at upcoming shows…..
“Art without limits!!!”
My first copperplate etching with a huge shout out to Eddie Grigsby for his sharing and teaching me about the print world…..I love line and have always wanted to do etching….here we go!!! And looking forward to adding color to some….
11 x 15
This has been a fun series to explore…..
Anxiety #6 – 22×15
Anxiety #7 – 22×15
Anxiety #8 – 7 1/2×11
All acrylic on paper
Among my favorite things are the saints….each saint is painted on handmade paper from Quebec Canada…..the image is approx 4 x 14 . . . A few that are currently available Immaculate Heart of MarySt Francis of AssisiSt Cecelia
Each of these were printed in a Ltd edition of 95 and I think 5 artist proofs…..I have the remaining inventory of 3 or less of each of these….they are approx 20×30 inches in size……email me for more information [email protected]
Switching gear from my normal bold color to just b&w…….this has been a great year in the studio with lots of freedom to explore “what if?”….. I have a definite love of coffee shops and coffee cups/mugs…..I am exploring ways to create art with different mediums and love pen work!!!!!!
Preparing work for studio tour 2018….the Snooty Women series….
The first image was originally painted in 2006….one of my favorite snooty attitude…and the ones that follow which there are several coming up and will be shown on Studio Tour….these are what if I tried it like this? In a different medium? On a different surface…..I am a painter first but it’s been so fun to just make art…..
It has been almost 15 years since my last participation in Lubbock Studio Tour….looking forward to it!!!! November 10-11…more info coming….This year I am focusing on smaller works and just exploring artistic freedom…..lots and lots of “what if’s!”…..I have focused on fun and freedom…photo shown…..1 5×7 / 2 6×6’s ready for framing!!!! I love coffee and coffee shops and…..coffee cups…..and I love line….
4×6 linocut image. . . my contribution to a well loved holiday……there are only a few and most likely will not be reprinted….I’m not a printmaker . . .this is what I refer to as my not so serious art………
And a few of the spirited holiday ladies….many more to come!!!!
I love the what if….I always work in multiples… the top pieces are various studies….final image was cocktails….I like to explore the processes!!!!!!!!
The bottom 2 images from the “necessities”…group…..again I love the image and it will be one I will forever explore…..
A few left from earlier works….always fun organizing and discovering art that has been
Introducing “Not So Serious Art” ….the fun things I have to do sometimes…..T-shirt for my granddaughter Brynlea and bags….I love bags!!!!! This is a design from my Day of the Dead linocuts I am working on….”the butterfly skull”…….stay tuned….all in celebration of one of my favorite holidays!!!!!
This is from an online workshop I am taking…..the inspired page – a book of inspiration and intention!!!! Kind of a visual journal……It’s taken me a bit to get started…but here we go….I decided that there are no rules and this most likely will become a work in progress…one thing I want to add is my fruit sticker page….I want to share with you that for the past 30? years all of my sketchbooks have a “fruit sticker” collection….why not??? I love this process and more with it now….
More anxiety energy flowing …..my visual interpretation of blood pressure under a panic attack…..Leave a comment
My point of view regarding anxiety….thank you Ardith Goodwin and Shauna Meiri for opening doors to such freedom!!!!!! Many more to come as I continue to explore the inside of the journey…..1 Comment
Salute!!! From the Snooty Women Series….watercolor on paper…this piece is available….Leave a comment
Preparing packets for the Travel Journal workshop this Saturday in Slaton USA…..cannot wait…such a great enthusiastic group to work with and we are going to have so much fun!!!! Stay tuned for more!!!!Leave a comment
Over the past few years I have been spending more time in the kitchen….it is actually where I began painting almost 30 years ago….so….here is to nonsense and creativity in the kitchen. These were posted on line an image a week or close to…..every Friday night….my friends janalou.bob.judith made their contributions…..this is book #1 of the art of arranging oranges…..#2 has sold….message me if you are interested….each book will be accordion style and may or may not be the same pages….depends on the paper accordions that appear…..Leave a comment
As inspired by Kelly Reyna / friend and fellow fabulous artist I started the daily sketching in a small little handmade journal….i was intimidated at first as I don’t “sketch like the group” but here I go…will post these on the group page…..it has been sooooo much fun…..thanks Kelly!!!!Leave a comment
Hi-lites of paintings between 2008-20121 Comment
A taste of other works I do….I am a process painter “my feelings”….I love painting and can’t seem to do just one thing…..or paint just “One” series…..or use just one medium….4 Comments
A few of the snooty women…fragmented mind and one from the impromptu series1 Comment
On display thru the end of February……
19th and Buddy Holly AveLeave a comment
Another wonderful collaboration between David Brooks and myself…..powerful message of the heart!!!!!Leave a comment
Transfers of photography of the Saints in quiet places…..these are from photographs I’ve taken at various cemeteries in Texas and New Mexico…..I take it to another level by creating transfers….some on paper and some on canvas….1 Comment
They will be on display and for sale tonight at Tornado Gallery…this has been an awesome journey to work together and create the Saints in precious metals!!!! Come by 19th & Buddy Holly….tonight 6-9Leave a comment
Soooooo excited at what is coming up….check out the latest collaboration between artist David Brooks and I….art to wear!!!!!! Love love love the horses in precious metals!!!! One on the left in silver…right is copper and brass!!!da brooks1 Comment
Always curious and wanted to see what we could do with this method and the horses….the smaller piece is sold…the other piece will be available at Tornado Gallery at First Friday Art Trail ….feb 2 2018…..and we have taken it a step further after the response and……..currently David is working on a horse necklace!!!! Wear art!!!!!!2 Comments
Preparing work for delivery to Tornado Gallery….a retrospective of 20 years of love…well….it is so much more than “a body of work!!!”……show opens 2-2-2018 and will be on display thru the month of FebruaryLeave a comment
black and white…acrylic on paper…currently on display at Tornado Gallery – 19th and Buddy Holly – Lubbock Tx……inspired from working with artists Julie Schumer and James Koskinas…..highly encouraging artists for a free spirit like me!!!! A huge turning point in my painting journey….probably the only b&w i will paint as I am more of a colorist but the self expression has been unleashed!!!!!!!! These were just magical to paint!!!!!Leave a comment
Another piece in The Fragmented Mind series….acrylic on canvas…..will be at Tornado Gallery show “transitions and translations”…..opening reception 6-8 Thursday November 30….& First Friday Art Trail December 1st 6-9…..hope to see you thereLeave a comment
more from the fragmented mind series….which will be a part of the show transitions and translations – tornado gallery – december 1……..more to comeLeave a comment
Hmmmmmm…..to all the requests for painting something to match the “sofa”…..paint your furniture to match the art!!!!! I’m painting everything!!!!!!!!Leave a comment
tribute to one of my favorite celebrations….these are 2×3 mostly…ink and watercolor/acrylic …… Leave a comment
It is the Blessed Feast of St. Francis of Assisi! Go do something special to celebrate!!!Leave a comment
Another artist collaboration…sacred heart….David Brooks/From the Ashes for Renee Steger Simpson….art to wear!!!! We are really enjoying the process and looking forward to more to come….this piece has sold2 Comments
mixed media.collage background.love tea bag papers!!!!….love to experiment!!! What if?Leave a comment
Two birds…..another sketchbook image….happy hour on the patio…these are my “still” birds that I see oftenLeave a comment
Third painting in what is obviously becoming a series revealing thoughts of my observation of the aging…Alzheimer’s / Dementia mind……. ebbs.flows.blockages.passages.all intertwined in the thought process…all in one thought?????Leave a comment
because sometimes it’s the little things that matter…..1 Comment
David Brooks / From the Ashes for Renee Steger Simpson….St Francis in Silver….SOLD and on its way to its new owner…..love these pieces sooooooo much!!!!! One of a kind custom pieces….when artists collaborate and love what they do!!!!!! Leave a comment
Spirit Warrior Challenge with a friend…good afternoon play….now…you know who you are let’s see yours….gosh it’s good to just have fun!!!! Never coming back to reality!!!!!Leave a comment
The Fragmented Mind….second piece in obviously a series relating to the mind as I see it for those in the world of Alzheimer’s /Dementia….there seem to be bold statements with intertwined places of rest…absence maybe? A friend suggested there is a flow of musical energy to this….Leave a comment
The fragmented mind….recent experiences with those who live elsewhere in their minds….Alzheimer’s!….this is how I see it from what I think their perspective is….fragmented mind!!! God bless them wherever they are!!!Leave a comment
- Some of my favorite things are in my sketchbooks that generally are never seen….I always love artists drawings and the pieces behind the scenes…..
just the paint – the surface – the process – and me of course!!!!!!
realizing may passion currently lies in the process I am experimenting with acrylic . . . and trying really hard to not think and just paint!!!!!! no more rules!!! no restrictions!!! in this piece I did think – oops!!!!! on to the next oneLeave a comment