Snake Oil. Watercolor. 56" w x 65" h
Snake Oil + Tatoo You. Watercolor. 56" w x 65" h each
Tattoo You. Watercolor. 56" w x 65" h
April/May. Watercolor. 101" w x 52" h
Lara's. Watercolor. sold.
Poole. Watercolor. 42" w x 56" h. sold.
All Souls. Watercolor. 51" x 47"
Desert Flower. Watercolor. 52" x 56"
Reef. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, African lipstick, murex. 103" x 68"
Reef - Lapis. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, African lipstick, murex. 52" w x 68" h
Reef - Peachy. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, African lipstick, murex. 52" w x 68" h
Lily. Lily stamen, watercolor, cacao. 72" w x 52" h
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Snake Oil. Watercolor. 56" w x 65" h

Lovingly named in light of so much contemporary thought about how to feel good.  Vitamins. yoga. ionized water. Artwork - why not?  Snake Oil + Tattoo you are among the first paintings in the 'Paintings Bigger Than People' series, which I undertook inspired by modern dance, Ab Ex, and my big imagination. 

Snake Oil + Tatoo You. Watercolor. 56" w x 65" h each

Named for the Rolling Stones album, and because the movement in this piece looks, to me, like an abstraction. Snake Oil + Tattoo you are one of the first diptychs in the 'Paintings Bigger Than People' series. 

Tattoo You. Watercolor. 56" w x 65" h

Named for the Rolling Stones album, and because the movement in this piece looks, to me, like something that might be a great abstract tattoo.  Snake Oil + Tattoo you are among the first paintings in the 'Paintings Bigger Than People' series, which I undertook inspired by modern dance, Ab Ex, and my big imagination. 

April/May. Watercolor. 101" w x 52" h

April/May is the first piece in an ongoing series of ‘paintings bigger than people’.  It is named for that amazing feeling in spring when you first feel you can move your body. This series was inspired by a teacher who was clear, long ago, that I ought to dance, and to paint big.

Lara's. Watercolor. sold.

In the winter of 2009-10, after a very full and exciting year, I made a decision to dedicate more time to my art practice. This is the first piece I made. I worked on it slowly, and I named it for a dear friend who told me it was done.

Poole. Watercolor. 42" w x 56" h. sold.

A funny thing about being an artist: I cannot look at this piece without thinking of a pool's reflection at night. I love that drifty dreamy quality. LA. Miami, or even the soft movement of a freshwater lake. In the way that I paint 'puddling' is one way in which I arrive at images. Poole came about softly, as I linked the puddling and the stroking to complete this image.

All Souls. Watercolor. 51" x 47"

I heard a story about an artist I had met, who had been in Jacmal, Haiti, during the earthquake of 2010. This painting took a new direction as I listened to news story after news story about people trapped in collapsed buildings. Flo was a transgendered person who more naturally embodied male and female more than anyone I'd ever met. I kept thinking about Flo - and everyone trapped - and how the artwork we make is an extension of our breath. 

Desert Flower. Watercolor. 52" x 56"

This piece is another in the series that came from studious hours in the winter of 09-10. I started it with the memory of a flower my mother used to buy and keep in the winter, in our house in the desert, that would last all winter long.

Reef. Watercolor, lapis lazuli, African lipstick, murex. 103" x 68"

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, African lipstick, murex. 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, African lipstick, murex. 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.

Lily. Lily stamen, watercolor, cacao. 72" w x 52" h

This is the first big piece I made without the bright pigments from Morocco after I'd discovered them. A soft space emerges and opens itself. Of course you can't see a painting when you see a jpg of a painting online. In this piece in particular, you cannot see the soft beautiful brown-blue-gold of marks made by lily stamen.