Murex I. Watercolor, murex, African lipstick, lapis lazuli. sold
Murex II. Watercolor, murex, African lipstick, lapis lazuli. sold
Eat This Painting. Watercolor, murex, lapis lazuli, African lipstick. 52" w x 69" h. sold
My Peacock. Lapis Lazuli, watercolor, African lipstick, murex. 52" w x 60" h
Marrakech Blues. Murex I. Watercolor, murex, African lipstick, lapis lazuli. sold
Clara Noor. Watercolor, Belgian cacao, lapis lazuli, African lipstick & murex. 9" w x 6" h. sold
Open Hearted. Watercolor, Belgian cacao, lapis lazuli, African lipstick. 68" w x 51" h. sold
Reef. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, murex, African lipstick. 104" w x 68" h
Reef - Lapis. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, murex, African lipstick. 52" w x 68" h
Reef - Peachy. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, murex, African lipstick. 52" w x 68" h
Winds. Watercolor, murex, lapis lazuli, African lipstick. 103" w x 52" h
Murex I. Watercolor, murex, African lipstick, lapis lazuli. sold
On view at the Raby Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 450, Chicago, IL
Murex II. Watercolor, murex, African lipstick, lapis lazuli. sold

Among the first pieces I painted with these strange and bold pigments.

Eat This Painting. Watercolor, murex, lapis lazuli, African lipstick. 52" w x 69" h. sold

Among the first pieces I painted with these strange and bold pigments. On view at the Raby Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 450, Chicago, IL

My Peacock. Lapis Lazuli, watercolor, African lipstick, murex. 52" w x 60" h
Marrakech Blues. Murex I. Watercolor, murex, African lipstick, lapis lazuli. sold

On view at the Raby Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 450, Chicago, IL

Clara Noor. Watercolor, Belgian cacao, lapis lazuli, African lipstick & murex. 9" w x 6" h. sold

Painted for the daughter of the friends at whose wedding I picked up these pigments, with the addition of Belgian cacao from a chocolatier friend.  

Open Hearted. Watercolor, Belgian cacao, lapis lazuli, African lipstick. 68" w x 51" h. sold

Painted in the depth of winter, a few weeks before departing for Ojai. How can I answer when asked what's my favorite color? If I had one it would be an orange-pink glow of the sky, which I'd never achieved before coming home from Morocco and mixing together male murex, African lipstick, and some of my favorite pinks and reds.  I spent days painting the 'heart' of this picture.

Reef. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, murex, African lipstick. 104" w x 68" h
Reef was with me all winter in the studio. I built it in layers, and there was definitely a moment when I thought I'd overdone it, however I now love the intensity and the brightness of this piece!  It needs a certain spot to be hung. It is a diptych, with two 52" x 68" pieces that fit together in a number of ways.
Reef - Lapis. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, murex, African lipstick. 52" w x 68" h
Reef was with me all winter in the studio. I built it in layers, and there was definitely a moment when I thought I'd overdone it, however I now love the intensity and the brightness of this piece!  It needs a certain spot to be hung. It is a diptych, with two 52" x 68" pieces that fit together in a number of ways.
Reef - Peachy. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, murex, African lipstick. 52" w x 68" h

Reef was with me all winter in the studio. I built it in layers, and there was definitely a moment when I thought I'd overdone it, however I now love the intensity and the brightness of this piece!  It needs a certain spot to be hung. It is a diptych, with two 52" x 68" pieces that fit together in a number of ways.

Winds. Watercolor, murex, lapis lazuli, African lipstick. 103" w x 52" h

This is the piece I painted on residency in Wyoming with the strange inspiration of 'the feeling that no one is there'.  Its amazing to approach the painting process with 100% focus. Working in a vast landscape seems to do the trick for me. I can't wait to see it in a wide open space.