Mixed Media Artist

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May 3 – May 4

May 3 at 12 PM to May 4 at 3 PM in EDT

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Crow And Magnolias (pink)ORIGINAL

Title: Crow And Magnolias (Pink)

Size: 16”x20”

Medium: mixed media/encaustic

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, side are red

Starting Bid: $300.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $25.00

Description:

This is from a mixed media painting series that I did that was inspired by Magnolias and crows, two things that I love and are very much a part of growing up in Victoria BC. We don’t have Magnolia trees in Edmonton and even though my mother always tells me they ‘make such a mess!’, I miss them. Magnolias, you can mess my driveway with your beautiful waxy petals any day of the week! If I get to look at your beautiful flowers and amazing angular branches, then mess away! Crows are a bird that we have here but not as many (or as large) as we had on the island. We have magpies in Edmonton, they are lovely but crows and ravens have always drawn me in. As child in school we learnt about Haidas and the trickster raven always played such a prominent role in their story telling. They are so smart and cunning. I truly admire them and even though some people think of them as a bad omen I have always thought of them as a wise and highly spiritual bird.

 

 

Crow-And-Magnolias-2ORIGINAL

Title: Crow And Magnolias

Size: 16”x20”

Medium: mixed media/encaustic

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, side are red

Starting Bid: $300.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $25.00

Description: See Above.

 

 

blossoming Dreams smORIGINAL

Title: Blossoming Dreams

Size: 10”x20”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: Paper covered canvas, 1.5”deep, sides are midnight blue

Starting Bid: $360.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $20.00

Description:

“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”

― Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel

 

 

Cloak Of PeoniesORIGINAL

Title: Cloak Of Poppies

Size: 9”x12”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood. 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $190.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description:

I love when the under painting can be seen peaking out from a painting. It is sometimes hard to know when to stop, to allow that push and pull to remain. To not over paint it. I feel this one accomplishes that really well.

 

 

IMG_1550ORIGINAL

Title: Golden Warrior

Size: 16”x20”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are midnight blue

Starting Bid: $ 450.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $20.00

Description:

Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle. Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone. Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not his. Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light. Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties. Every Warrior of the Light has said ‘yes’ when he wanted to say ‘no.’ Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved. That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

~ Paulo Coelho Quotes from Warrior of the Light

 

 

midnight DreamerORIGINAL

Title: Midnight Dreamer

Size: 10”x20”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are midnight blue

Starting Bid: $390.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $25.00

Description:

She is a warrior. She has strength in her dreams.  She is determined.  She will  move forward toward the light of her dreams, not without fear, but with unwavering strength in her beliefs.

 

“From the moment we are born, people tell us that the world is like this and like that, this way, that way. It is natural that – for a certain period of time – we end up believing what we are told. But we must soon push these ideas aside and discover our own way of living reality.”

― Paulo CoelhoWarrior of the Light

 

 

StripesORIGINAL

Title: Stripes

Medium: mixed media/encaustic

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: 140.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description:

I paint redheads a lot. Neither of my daughters are redheads and they remind me of this often. I can’t help it; I love painting redheads! It must be my Irish background, I don’t know, but I do know that I have definitely given my daughters a complex and I am sure in the not so distant future, I will have a least one daughter with red hair!

 

 

My Spirit CrowORIGINAL

Title: My Spirit Guide

Size: 3” x 24”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are midnight blue

Starting Bid: $135.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description:

Her faith was a little shaky.

It could so easily be knocked off its balance.

She needed grounding.

She dug her heels into the earth and her crow fixed himself at her feet.

“Give me strength” she whispered to him.

“You have more than you know” he whispered back.

 

 

 

The-Purple-Top-HatORIGINAL

Title: Purple Top Hat

Size: 10”x20”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $350.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $20.00

Description:

I have been through two operations and emerged victorious. I am on the road to recovery. My surgeon told me to have a nice life. It has been a year since I first found a lump.  I have had two mastectomies and for those I will place two feathers in my hat. One for each operation.  One for each breast. I am a warrior returning from my quest, I now have scars and raw emotions but I am stronger too. My feathers are a reminder of what I have been through because I am not quite ready to forget.  I am not sure I ever will be.

 

A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.

Suzy Kassem

 

 

Vintage-PoppiesORIGINAL

Title: Vintage Poppies

Size: 16”x16”

Medium: mixed media/encaustic

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are midnight blue

Starting Bid: $430.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $20.00

Description:

Sometimes a painting just happens. You have no preconceived ideas or game plan, you just paint. This is one of those paintings. She just emerged and it was like she has always been there, beyond the surface, waiting to be discovered.

 

 

Walk-With-MeORIGINAL

Title: Walk With Me

Size: 18”x14”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: paper covered canvas, 1.5” deep, sides are midnight blue

Starting Bid: $450.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $25.00

Description:

Here is my crow again … guiding me forward, always with me as I go onward. It has been a scary year for me. A year ago I found a lump and two (separate) mastectomies later I am still here and stronger and more centered than ever. This auction is kind of a celebration of that strength we find looking outward and within. My spirit guide and warrior are with me always.

 

 

Warrior DreamsORIGINAL

Title: Warrior Dreams

Size: 9”x12”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $150.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description:

I have fought for my dreams my whole life and now I fight for my girls to be allowed to dream of what they want to be. I try to be a dream cultivator and I am a serious warrior when I come across dream crushers, especially when the mess with my daughters. Watch out for the Mama warrior naye sayers !

 

Warrior In A Yellow HatORIGINAL

Title: Warrior In A Yellow Hat

Size: 8”x16”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $200

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description:

I started doing this hat series earlier this year. I am not sure how it started. I had a photo of Imogen wearing a straw top hat from a few years ago and I decided to paint it but I made the hat much taller than it really was. This made me think of the Mad Hatter and also a magician’s hat. I love magic, I love imaginary worlds and fairytales …girls on an adventure … out there exploring the world in their magical top hats. And, remember, for every adventure, you get to put another feather in your hat!

 

 

Warrior-BlessingORIGINAL

Title: A Warrior Blessing

Size: 12”x12”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $250.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $20.00

Description:

To me she represented that hope, that faith, that spring eventually would come,  and it did.  She, like spring, is magic. She is rebirth. She is hope.  Sometimes we have to wait a little longer for something but it’s always worth the wait.  She is  a warrior who was  able to withstand those cold months, knowing that she had something amazing ahead of her.  It is not always easy to find that strength. But we must. We must.

 

 

IMG_1734.PNGORIGINAL

Title: Warrior Guide

Size: 6”x12”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are midnight blue

Starting Bid: $140.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description: When I start a painting, I often have no idea where it will go. I will ask the painting to talk to me. I ask it to tell me their story. Amazingly enough, they always do! Everyone wants to be heard.

 

 

Warrior-PrincessORIGINAL

Title: Warrior Princess

Size: 11”x14”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $210.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description:

You can be strong and you can be a warrior but you can still be a princess. I want to be it all and I want my girls to be it all too.

 

 

Blue-Morming-GloryORIGINAL

Title: Blue Morning Glory

Size: 10”x20”

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $300.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $20.00

Description:

I love mark making and patterns. I often refer to myself as a ‘drainter’ because I really draw with paint more than paint with it.

 

 

Her-Dreams-Are-Rising-UpORIGINAL

Title: Her Dreams Are Rising Up

Size:

Medium: mixed media

Substrate: rag paper, .25” border (needs to be matted and framed by buyer)

Starting Bid: $110.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $15.00

Description:

It is amazing when we dream and then we see those dreams become a reality. It takes a lot of hard work and motivation but it is so worth it in the end.

 

 

 

 

IMG_1117ORIGINAL

Title: Thinking Hat

Size: 10”x20”

Medium: mixed media/encaustic

Substrate: wood cradle, 1.5” deep, sides are red

Starting Bid: $300.00

Shipping in USA and Canada: $20.00

Description:

This is another one from my Top Hat series. Her dress is inspired by the British fabric designer, Celia Birtwell. I love looking through fashion magazines for inspiration. All the patterns and textures send me over the moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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