Mixed Media Artist

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Tangerine Poppy Garden Slice


3″x18″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available HERE


A Garden Slice

This is a 3″x17.5″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ and are a continuum of the painting.

This painting is available HERE.

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Take thy plastic spade,
It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
They are thy colours.
~William Mason, The English Garden, 1782

Past, Present, Future

This is a 24″x 36″ mixed media painting on wood.

The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is SOLD

The  past behind.

The  future ahead.

Presently,  lost in both,

Absent of the present.

Staying present is one of the hardest things  to do, and  is truly the secret to living a happy life.  I know this because I have been able to live like this in snippets. Short sweet snippets.  Times when I was really  there. Fully THERE. Not worrying about the future or feeling guilty about the past. Those times are nirvana, they really are. Maybe it is because it is such  a challenge to live presently that when we manage to do so,   it makes it all the more special.

I loose touch with my ART when I loose touch with the present. My ART demands my full attention, it does not want me thinking about whether it is going to be good enough or what is going to happen to it in the future. It does not want me to compare it to other ART. It NEEDS me to believe in it  and when spending time with it, it wants me to be fully engaged. My ART does not want me fretting about doing the laundry, making dinner or cleaning the bathroom. It just really wants me to give my whole self to it and have fun doing so.

Now take the word ART in the last paragraph and replace it with Children… or even spouse, friend, mother, pet or,  here is a good one… SELF.

Be present as often as you can.  I know it is really, really hard,  but as my Mother always says  ” nothing good comes easy”.

Growing Up

10″x10″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 3″ deep and are a continuum of the painting.

This painting is available HERE

After Imogen’s  first day of rehearsals last week for A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  I looked down the hall to welcome her home and ask her  how her day was when I stopped short.

She literally looked older, maybe  wiser, than when she left in the morning…

growing up right in front of my eyes.


At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Salvador Dali

The Summer Garden (The Poppy Walk Lrg.)

This is a 18″x18″ mixed media painting on canvas. The sides are painted red and are 3″deep.

More poppies…’tis the season.

This painting is available HERE.