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In my acrylic paintings, the bold colors and sharply defined edges suggest self-assertion and willfulness. Shadows and overlapping shapes create depth in these invented landscapes where playful characters loom front and center. The organic shapes in my paintings exude a sensuality and playfulness, especially in their relationship with each other. With an abundance of color and contrast, the unfolding stories refer to creatures navigating their worlds as best they can with humor and perseverance.

My work ranges from small drawings/collages on paper to large scale paintings on canvas and aluminum. Color choice is important to me, and is derived from unexpected combinations that I’ve seen, maybe in travels or daily life, and those remembered from childhood - maroon rotary dial phones, lavender and teal Formica cabinets, black and white checkerboard floors.

I am always on the lookout for surprising shapes and colors, and prefer to begin with a spontaneous action. For example, many of my pieces start off with a poured pooling of acrylic paint that dries in a shape I could never predict.

Photography by Will Howcroft

Entangled Pinks
acrylic on canvas
50"x 30"
2017
Unsprung
acrylic on canvas
72" x 60"
2017
A Likely Story
Acrylic and collage on canvas
48" x 48"
2017
The Way She Moves
Acrylic and collage on canvas
40" x 40"
2017
Pale Rider
Acrylic and collage on canvas and paper
50"x 30"
2017
Minnie Was My First
acrylic on canvas
60" x 40"
2017
For the Trees
acrylic on canvas
50"x 30"
2017
Lickety 1
aAcrylic and collage on canvas
50"x 30"
2017
Lickety 2
Acrylic and collage on canvas
50"x 30"
2017
Self-Portrait
acrylic on canvas
24" x 20"
2017
Beached
acrylic on canvas
72" x 50"
2017
Not Always Everywhere
acrylic on canvas
70" x 50"
2017
Smart Girl 2
acrylic on aluminum panel
48" x 36"
2015
Spangled
acrylic on canvas
30" x 40"
2016
Spin Cycle
acrylic on canvas
72" x 60"
2016
Smart Girl
acrylic on aluminum panel
48" x 48
2015
Next Nest
acrylic on aluminum panel
48" x 48"
2015
Swept Away
acrylic on canvas
72" x 60"
2016
Debut
acrylic on aluminum panel
48" x 48"
2015
Stretch
acrylic on canvas
48" x 48"
2015
Plunk
acrylic on canvas
72" x 60"
2015
Rosy Ocean
acrylic on canvas
72" x 60"
2015
Night Boardwalk
acrylic on canvas
72" x 60"
2015
Black Whorl
acrylic on aluminum panel
48" x 48"
2015