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I enjoy painting on slate tiles. I start with plain water and watch how the tile absorbs the water in patterns. From these water patterns and keeping in mind any irregularities in the tiles, intuitively the images form. I truly enjoy creating this way, it’s very freeing and playful.
Peacock – 4″x4″ Peacocks are symbols of love and a wonderful challenge to paint.
Orchid 1 and Orchid 2 – 4″x4″ – I love love flowers and growing orchids are always found in my home. The thought behind painting these together and have them flow into each other came from the ” idea of connection.” Connecting to nature, nurturing and caring for something or someone. Diptychs were commonly painted in mid century art. I wanted to connect the idea of nature, love and growth. The larger blooms looking onto the buds to encourage them to develop and bloom.
Orchid 2 -4″x4″- See description on Orchid 1
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle 4″x4″ – (Or the Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle)- On my first adventure trip to Goa, India my cousin and I were in search of the “turtle man.” Following many paths we eventually came to a small tent on the beach where indeed one man was on a quest to save the turtles. I was facinated to learn how he was trying to educate the tourist, local people and business that human development was limiting the turtles nesting areas. In some cases, the nests were destroyed. I paintend this piece in a small tight close cropped angle, to capture the idea of the turtles natural habitat is being restricted and limited.
Moose (North America or Elk Eurasia) – 4″x4″
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