Mixed Media Artist


Winter Magpie 

6″x12″ mixed media on wood. The sides are  1.5″ deep.

This painting is SOLD

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.

Chinese Proverb

I know this is true.

Now I just have to figure out how I can accomplish that.



5″x16″ mixed media painting on rag paper.


We watched Alice Through The Looking Glass last night, and I definitely think that Alice was on my mind today.

I was also feeling kind of sad and stressed today.

I took Rosie for a  walk, hoping to walk it off but I couldn’t shake it.  I’m not sure what the feeling was or even where it came from  but I felt so irritated by it. It was almost physical.

I decided to paint it away.

That feeling of



something  more dark

and  more sinister.

I decided to paint it away.


You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

Paulo Coelho




Can-Can, Can You Do The Can-Can?

10″x20″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting will be available in the upcoming online auction “Music & Dance”  Feb 1-2 with The Heartful Soul Artist Collective on Facebook.

If you would like to join the fun please go HERE and Like page and the event to stay tuned.


Winter Garden Slice


3″x30 mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

Winter Walk

9″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted either red or turquoise (your choice).

This painting is available HERE

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand. ~Frederick L. Knowles

Positive Energy

This is a 6″x8″ mixed media painting on wood.

The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE


The other day I saw your positivity slip

I am so used to looking up to you

I barely recognized you from this angle

They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease

You have always remained so silent

I’m sorry that your little heart was hurt

It hurt mine too

I am sending you positive energy

It’s much better than grease

For healing broken hearts




6″x8″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep.


I am trying to finish a couple of commissions but in between, I thought I’d do this little piece, definitely inspired by my 13 year old muse’s new hair cut/colour.

I feel like I’ve been away from my studio for a million years.  I was so happy to see those girls, even though they are my muses, head to school this morning.   But then, they were gone and I was in my studio and boy did I feel rusty. Everything I drew seemed contrived and uninteresting. I reminded myself to keep going and push through it.

“Make it work”, as Tim Gunn would say.

They don’t all start out beautiful, and they most certainly all have their ugly duckling moments but it feels really good when in the end, you can be proud that you didn’t give up on them  and pulled something good out of the mess.

(I’m referring to the painting but I guess this could be about raising kids too!)



Paintings In Transition Auction

Sara Burch put together this compilation of paintings that will be in the upcoming auction on Jan4-5. Please go HERE for more info.

Count Your Blessings

This painting was one of my first of 2016. The starting of a new year is always a time for me to take stock and be grateful for my life, past and present. The beginning of this year  was scary for me, I had an operation that I did not look forward to coming up in the beginning of 2016 but instead of focusing on this I decided to be grateful for all of the greatness in my life.  I often look at the new year as a chance to start a new, to TRANSFORM the parts of my life I am not happy with but this year I really did just count my blessings and was truly grateful for my life just as it was. Sometimes what can seem very scary or negative can change our perspective on what is truly important in our life.

Here’s to transforming gracefully from one year to the next.

I am truly  looking forward to 2017.


This 12″x 12″(1.5″ deep sides,painted red or turquoise) mounted reproduction will be available in the upcoming ‘transformation’ auction on Jan 4-5, 2017. To get involved with bidding on this  piece and the below original painting GO HERE


Auction Give Away

To get involved in the give away for the upcoming auction ‘Transitions’ go HERE and read the way you can win a set of 10 postcards and a brooch of the painting ‘My Protector”


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