The Heroine Series commemorates and celebrates women, idolizing her as a symbol of strength in a moment in time. The use of paint quality demonstrated the serenity, the mood or the power that exudes from these Heroines. The play of light against shadow is symbolic of the duality of elements at play
The series continues in 2017 with a new body of work currently in progress.
The elegant Limoges bottle comes from the collection of a friend and patron who knew I would want to paint it. The piece had been privately displayed in the collection of her Aunt, a well celebrated NY journalist. Needless to say, the story, as well as the beauty of the piece, inspired me.
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Chracoal on paper
Guan Yin is known in many parts of the world as the Goddess of mercy and compassion. Her history and the myths surrounding her are very old.
This painting was inspired when a friend and patron invited me to see her art collection and specifically this beautifully aged figurine of Guan Yin. Upon arrival, there she stood, at the entrance as an avatar of welcome. I was so pleased to accept my friend's invitation to bring her back to the studio for awhile. There I composed the oil painting shown here - Quan Yin, a Prayer for Compassion.
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Guan Yin - A Prayer for Compassion
28 x 22 in, Oil on Linen
Deal With the Devil
A unique piece within my narrative figures and among the most personal, as well. Inspiration came to me from many directions. I hope you enjoy the playfulness and gravitas woven into the composition.
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Metal is a consistent player in my work. As an element, it has been part of human civilization for a long time and we use, adorn ourselves, and treasure it's worth accordingly. Its richness is inherent and bestows a touch of elegance and drama. So, I am always ready to paint it once again.
Here in "Red Rose" the golden metal full of color and texture is part of a balancing act with the smooth colors of elegant white ceramic bearing a crown of gold and an emblem of red.