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“Lunar New Year 2”

19 x 24

Acrylics, gouache, inks, collage (joss paper), pastels, graphite, and gel pen on watercolor paper.

March 2021

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“Lunar New Year 1”

12 x 12

Acrylics, gouache, inks, collage (joss paper), pastels, graphite and gel pen on watercolor paper.

March 2021

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“7×7 #1”

see “7×7 #3” below for more information

“7×7 #2”

see “7×7 #3” below for more information

“7×7 #3”

One in a series of small multi-layered intuitive cityscapes that are graphic, bright, and hopeful scenes of San Francisco, with elements reminding me of hills, fog, sunsets, bridges, secret staircases, twisty roads, downtown, and the bay.

8 x 8

Acrylics, gouache, graphite, oil pastel, and gel pen on watercolor paper

March 2021

Beginning May 1, 2021, “7×7 #2” & “7×7 #3” are available for sale on the Silicon Valley Open Studies website. A portion of sales during Open Studios will benefit DrawBridge, an arts program for local homeless and disadvantaged children. Visit www.svos.org for more information.

For all other paintings and prints in the “7×7” series, visit my Etsy shop

“Muladhara, I Am”

Part of the Chakra series, this painting represents the Root chakra, center of trust, security, grounding, and survival. Collage elements include pages of the bible written in Arabic and money from Pakistan.

12 x 16

Acrylics, inks, collage and pencil on Gessoboard.

January 2021

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“Zalika Marrakech 7”

12 x 12

Acrylics, gouache, pastels, gel pen, and graphite on watercolor paper

March 2021

see “Zalika Marrakech 1” below for more information

“Zalika Marrakech 6”

8 x 10

see “Zalika Marrakech 1” below for more information

“Zalika Marrakech 5”

8 x 10

see “Zalika Marrakech 1” below for more information

“Zalika Marrakech 4”

8 x 8

see “Zalika Marrakech 1” below for more information

“Zalika Marrakech 3”

8 x 8

see “Zalika Marrakech 1” below for more information

“Zalika Marrakech 2”

8 x 8

see “Zalika Marrakech 1” below for more information

“Zalika Marrakech 1”

One in a series of multi-layered intuitive small cityscape paintings based on the colors and patterns of Morocco, reminding me of carpets, textiles, domes, mosques, archways, blue doors, tiles, architectural details, riads, the medina, and warding against the evil eye. “Zalika Marrakech” is Arabic for “Wonderously Beautiful Marrakech”

Inspired by the work of Faith Evans-Sills.

8 x 8

Acrylics, gouache, collage, gel pen, pastels, and charcoal on 1″deep cradled wood board.

February 2021

Beginning May 1, 2021, “Zalika Marrakech 1” & “Zalika Marrakech 3” are available for sale on the Silicon Valley Open Studies website. A portion of sales during Open Studios will benefit DrawBridge, an arts program for local homeless and disadvantaged children. Visit www.svos.org for more information.

For all other paintings and prints in the “Zalika Marrakech” series, visit my Etsy shop

“for Etel Adnan”

I’ve been inspired so much lately by the amazing Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist Etel Adnan who spent much of her life inspired by Mount Tamalpais. This painting’s style diverges from my usual work because of the influence of her abstracted landscapes using bold color applied with palette knives. While at work, I thought a lot about the Middle East, political conflict, the desert, barbed wire, and polarizing borders and parallels to our current American divides.

24 x 36

Acrylics, plaster, collage, pastels, and graphite on 1.5″ deep gallery wrapped canvas.

January 2021

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“Deeper Honesty”

24 x 36

Acrylics, spray paint, plaster, collage, pastels, and inks on 1.5″ deep gallery wrapped canvas.

January 2021

Available for sale beginning May 1, 2021 on the Silicon Valley Open Studies website. A portion of sales during Open Studios will benefit DrawBridge, an arts program for local homeless and disadvantaged children. Visit www.svos.org for more information.

“Implicit Unity”

based on the Alan Watts quote, “Every explicit duality is an implicit unity.”

20 x 24

Acrylics, inks, watercolors, pastels and oils on 1.5″ deep gallery-wrapped canvas.

January 2021

Available for sale beginning May 1, 2021 on the Silicon Valley Open Studies website. A portion of sales during Open Studios will benefit DrawBridge, an arts program for local homeless and disadvantaged children. Visit www.svos.org for more information.

“Hamsa Study 1”

8 x 8

Acrylics and inks on watercolor paper

February 2021

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“Hamsa Study 2”

8 x 8

Acrylics, inks, pastels on watercolor paper

February 2021

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“Studies in Pink 4”

8 x 8

Acrylics, inks, collage, pastels, and gel pen on watercolor paper.

February 2021

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“Studies in Pink 3”

8 x 8

Acrylics inks, pastels and graphite on watercolor paper.

February 2021

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“Triangles Study 1”

8 x 8

Acrylics, inks, temporary tattoos on watercolor paper

February 2021

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“Studies in Pink 2”

8 x 8

Acrylics and inks on watercolor paper

February 2021

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“Series 2, Study 9”

8 x 8

Acrylics, inks, pastels, graphite on watercolor paper

January 2021

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“Svadhisthana, I Feel”

A part of the Chakra series, this painting represents the Sacral Chakra, center of sexuality and creativity.

12 x 16

Acrylics, inks, pencil and collage on Gessoboard.

December 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Svadhisthana, I Feel” (Study in Pink)

Part of the Chakra series… a study for the Sacral Chakra, center of sexuality and creativity.

14 x 20

Acrylics, inks, pastels, pencil on watercolor paper.

December 2020

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“Studies in Spheres 2”

14 x 20

Acrylics, inks, pastels, pencil on watercolor paper.

December 2020

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“Studies in Spheres 1”

14 x 20

Acrylics, inks, pastels, pencil on watercolor paper

December 2020

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“I Intend To End Up There”

(Original SOLD)

Based on the Rumi quote, “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of it, and I intend to end up there.”

36 x 36

Acrylics, inks, pastels, pencil on canvas.

January 2020

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Holding On and Letting Go II”

(Original SOLD)

24 x 30

Acrylics, inks, pastels, and oils on canvas

November 2020

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Holding On and Letting Go”

(Original SOLD)

30 x 48

Acrylics, inks, pastels, and oils on canvas

November 2020

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Sex. Love. Magic.”

(Original SOLD)

for more information on this painting and it’s step-by-step evolution, see my blog post from 11/13/2020

24 x 36

Acrylics, pastels, graphite and chalk on canvas

November 2020

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Dreaming of Rajasthan I”

Based on the gorgeous colors, patterns and textures of India.

10 x 10

Acrylics, inks, pastels, oils, and collage on 1.5″ deep cradled wood board.

October 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Dreaming of Rajasthan II”

Based on the gorgeous colors, patterns, and textures of India.

10 x 10

Acrylics, inks, pastels, oils and collage on 1.5″ deep cradled wood board.

October 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Dreaming of Rajasthan III”

Based on the gorgeous colors, patterns, and textures of India.

10 x 10

Acrylics, inks, pastels, oils, and collage on 1.5″ cradled wood board.

October 2020

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“Dreaming of Rajasthan IV”

Based on the gorgeous colors, patterns, and textures of India.

10 x 10

Acrylics, inks, pastels, oils, and collage on 1.5″ cradled wood board.

October 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“The Universe in Ecstatic Motion”

Based on the Rumi quote, “You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”

16 x 20

Acrylics, inks, pastels, graphite, and oils on Aquabord panel

November 2020

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“The Voice That Doesn’t Use Words”

Based on the Rumi quote, “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

16 x 20

Acrylics, inks, pastels, graphite and oils on Aquabord panel

November 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Surfacing I”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

9 x 12

Acrylics, pencil, and collage on paper

February 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Surfacing II”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

9 x 12

Acrylics, pencil, and collage on paper

February 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Not Darkess, After All I”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements. Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The collage in this piece is from a Mary Oliver poem, “White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field”.

9 x 12

Acrylics, inks, pencil, and collage on paper

February 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Not Darkness, After All II”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The collage in this piece is from a Mary Oliver poem, “White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field”.

9 x 12

Acrylics, inks, pencil and collage on paper

February 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Goldmining the Shadows”

(Original SOLD)

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The title of this piece references the title of a Pixie Lighthorse book about shadow work and grief.

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Where Cindy’s At”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The collage in this piece is from a Mary Oliver poem, “White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field”.

24 x 24

Acrylics, inks, collage, graphite and watercolor on gallery wrapped canvas

March 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Not Darkness, After All III”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series.

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The collage in this piece is from a Mary Oliver poem, “White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field”.

12 x 12

Acrylics, inks, fiber paste, collage, pencil and pastel on cradled wood

March 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Transmutation Study I”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series.

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The title and collage in this piece references a quote from Eckhart Tolle, maps, international postage stamps, and book pages from many languages. The painting represents my early Shelter-In-Place feeling of being (and striving to be) globally and invisibly connected to everyone affected by the pandemic.

9 x 12

Acrylics, inks, pastel, pencil, and collage on paper

April 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Transmutation Study II”

Part of the Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The title and collage in this piece references a quote from Eckhart Tolle, maps, international postage stamps, and book pages from many languages. The painting represents my early Shelter-In-Place feeling of being (and striving to be) globally and invisibly connected to everyone affected by the pandemic.

9 x 12

Acrylics, inks, pastels, pencil and collage on paper

April 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Transmutation”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The title and collage in this piece references a quote from Eckhart Tolle, maps, international postage stamps, and book pages from many languages. The painting represents my early Shelter-In-Place feeling of being (and striving to be) globally and invisibly connected to everyone affected by the pandemic.

24 x 30

Acrylics, inks, pastel, and collage on gallery wrapped canvas

May 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“A Beautiful Chaos”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

16 x 20

Acrylics, inks, pastel and pencil on Aquaboard panel

June 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“A Beautiful Fervor”

(Original SOLD)

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

36 x 36

Acrylics, inks, pastel and pencil in gallery wrapped canvas

June 2020

inspired by the work of Anahata Katkin

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Ajna, I See”

16 x 20

Acrylics, inks, and pastel on Aquaboard panel

June 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

(better photo coming soon, but you get the idea!)

“Moon. Fire. Haze.”

(Original SOLD)

30 x 30

Acrylics, inks, graphite, pastels and collage on gallery wrapped canvas

August 2020

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“To Keep Your Balance, You Must Keep Moving” (for Matt)

(Original SOLD)

18 x 24

Acrylics on Wood

September 2020

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Forget Your Perfect Offering”

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

This piece was influenced by the Leonard Cohen song “Anthem”:
Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.

24 x 30

Acrylics, inks, pastels, graphite, fiber paste, and collage on gallery wrapped canvas

September 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Connections in Isolation I”

12 x 12

Acrylics, inks, pastels, graphite, collage and gold leaf on wood

September 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Connections in Isolation II”

12 x 12

Acrylics, inks, pastel, graphite, and oil on wood panel

October 2020

inspired by the work of Betty Krause

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“Connections in Isolation III”

20 x 24

Acrylics, inks, pastel, graphite and collage on gallery wrapped canvas

“The Ocean in Every Drop Study”

October 2020

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

The title of this piece is part of a Rumi quote, “You are not a drop in the ocean, but the ocean in every drop”

9 x 12

Acrylics and pastels on paper

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

“The Ocean in Every Drop”

(Original SOLD)

The title of this piece is part of a Rumi quote, “You are not a drop in the ocean, but the ocean in every drop”

20 x 24

Acrylics and pastels on gallery wrapped canvas

October 2020

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“I Have Inly Wept”

(Original SOLD)

Part of my Sacred Dreamscapes series

My Sacred Dreamscapes series depicts intimate spiritual and emotional landscapes that explore the deep connections between all people and to the infinite while wandering lost in mysterious layers of rich color, energetic line, complex layers, and allusions to poetry, music, spiritual traditions, and natural elements.  Each painting in the series is created intuitively without a predetermined plan or formula, using many layers of paint, inks, drawing media, and collage.

The collage in this piece are pages from The Tempest and the bible in Arabic.

24 x 24

Acrylics, inks, pastels, papers, silver powder and gold leaf on gallery wrapper canvas.

inspired by the work of Alena Hennessy

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Cascades”

(Original SOLD)

Acrylics, inks, and collage on cradled wood

September 2018

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Hydra”

11 x 14

Acrylics, inks, pastel, pencil, gold leaf, and lokta paper on canvas board

April 2018

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“Swamp”

24 x 24

Acrylics, inks, and collage on canvas

November 2016

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“Ruby”

(Original SOLD)

24 x 24

The title of this piece references my youngest daughter, her joyful “help” in the first layers of the painting, and a character from Katherine Applergate’s “The One and Only Ivan”

Acrylics, inks, collage, mica, and glitter on canvas

October 2016

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

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“bôdkinn”

8 1/2 x 12

Acrylics, pencil, pen, texture medium, and collage on paper

June 2016

inspired by the work of Karen O’Brien

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“Enter”

(Original SOLD)

8 1/2 x 12

Acrylics, oils, pen on paper

June 2016

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

“Ohlone Creation Story”

Series of 4 – 8 1/2 x 11 panels (quadriptych) to form a 38 x 11 panel

Concept art for a Utility Box Mural in San Carlos, CA

Acrylics on paper

June 2016

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

or visit the utility box at the corner of Industrial and Brittan! 

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“Magnificence”

30 x 30

(Original SOLD)

Acrylics, inks, and collage on canvas

April 2016

inspired by the work of Tracy Verdugo

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

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“Deepest Woods”

16 x 20

Acrylics and talc on canvas

March 2016

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“Waterfall”

16 x 20

Acrylics and talc on canvas

March 2016

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

...In The Jungle

“… in the Jungle”

(Original SOLD)

18 x 24

Acrylics, inks, and collage on paper

April 2016

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

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“Disorderly Conduct”

8 x 12

Pencil, acrylic, and book page on paper

April 2016

inspired by the work of Mindy Lacefield

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“Mystery”

(Original SOLD)

12 x 12

Acrylics, ink, oils, collage on paper

April 2016

inspired by the work of Mindy Lacefield

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

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“Deer Girl 1”

(Original SOLD)

9 x 12

Pencil, ink, acrylic, and collage on paper

April 2016

inspired by the work of Mindy Lacefield

Original sold but to take home a print, visit my Etsy shop

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“Curiosity”

7 x 10

Acrylics, inks, pencil and collage on paper

May 2016

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“Castles”

12 x 16

Acrylics, inks, textile collage, and texture mediums on canvas panel

March 2016

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“do not conform”

8 1/2 x 12

Acrylics, inks, and pen on paper

May 2015

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“Fairy Forest”

9 x 12

Acrylics, inks, gold leaf, pen, and collage on paper

March 2015

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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“The Other Little Mermaid”

11 x 14

Acrylics, pencil, and collage on wood panel

October 2014

for prints or to take home the original, visit my Etsy shop

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