“All force strives forward... Yet we are checked and thwarted on each side by the world's flux and swept along like sand: In this internal storm and outward tide we hear a promise, hard to understand: from the compulsion that all creatures binds, who overcomes himself, his freedom finds.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Oil on Canvas, 18"x 20", April 2020
This painting came about because of a small photograph I took over 45 years ago in Mexico, of the young boy crossing the street, with the paper bag containing some sweet pastries. Upon finding the small black and white print as I was going through junk and stuff during quarantine, I realized the scene’s charm just begged to be painted. With the large Corona Extra beer sign, I was going to call it “Corona,” but the painting wasn’t about the sign or the virus, but the boy!
Watercolor, 9"x 12", May 2020
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I was inspired by a difficult time in my life. My father passed away. I started it a while back, but it wasn't until recently I finished it. I feel like this piece symbolizes a change and growth from that experience and loss. My life had changed forever and I'll never be quiet the same. I'll always miss him, but I have my memories of him. I cherish the time I have with the people I love and the impact he had and continues to have in my life.
Pyrography on Pine, 10"x 12", January 2020
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We live in a rural area, with a very hometown feel and tight knit community. "The New Bar" was a commissioned piece I did for my neighbor, depicting her brother and his dog. I commonly do custom portraits of people and pets, but this one struck me as having a feel to it of family, relaxation after a hard day's work, and the resilience of our friends and neighbors to adapt to the changing times and still have a positive outlook on life.
Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x 40", May 2020
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My painting "Electrifying Elegance" was made during Covid. I felt down from not getting out of the house so I told myself to brighten up and smile. This painting represents the beauty, brightness, and characteristics of an electrifying soul that we all should be even during tough times.
Acrylic on Black Velvet, 12" dia. March 2020
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Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20", May 2020
I was looking back on the hope and aspirations of the youth during the 70's. There was a great spirit of hope among them with a highly structured world built up behind them.
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Oil on Canavs, 18"x 24", March 2020
Re-enactors participating in Gettysburg’s annual Battle re-enactment. The young child was just too special to not be painted. I started it just prior to being quarantined and finished it well into quarantine.
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Mixed Media, 10"x 17" May 2020
With all the crazy going on who better to focus on than Christ. We all need a little more light in our lives and the quarantine was the perfect time to start this series. This is the second in many more to come.
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Pyrography on Basswood, 9"x 8", February 2020
A highly detailed piece using a reference photo (with permission) from Moose Henderson, a wildlife photographer. It is inspired by the concept of working together within our community and sharing limited resources.
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Watercolor 9"x 12",May 2020
During these times my creativity seemed to be unleashed. Despite what is going on, flowers still bloom. I have learned over the years, nature is my escape. I pray for everyone’s health and peace. I hope that my art can contribute by being uplifting.
Acrylic on Canvas, 5"x 7", May 2020
With so much negativity in the word I choose to look for the positive, even if they are just silly little memories like this. My husband I I had just gotten into the military and decided to head to Disney.
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Acrylic on Canvas, 16"x 20", March 2020
This was an experiment in light and shadow. It was also a reflection back on childhood. We used to go camping and I can remember seeing scenes like this.
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Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x 40", April 2020
I created this piece to embody our planet in human form. Forest fires such the Amazon, impacted my thinking on how we can better take care of our planet. Because of these events, I made a female representation of Earth as Mother Nature.
Oil on Canvas, 18"x 24", April 2020
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The Red Cane is of an old Gentleman I met 20 years ago. I took a black and white photo and forgot about it until I was going through stuff while quarantined. I realized he needed to be painted. The painting took very little time, as he just came to life.
“Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
“It is by fighting the limitations, temptations, and failures of the world that we reach our highest possibilities.”
― Helen Keller