Since I was a child, I have always been immersed in the colors and art of life. The more vibrant the colors the happier I am in my art. At this time I have decided to share some of my artwork that I felt would be enjoyed by those who visit my website. I enjoy taking moments in my life to slow down and play with color. The medium I use is watercolor but I am not your typical user of this type of paint. I remember, once, an art teacher telling me that I was "not ready" to work with paint when I was about 9 or 10. Glad I was a defiant child in that sense and went home and started painting without the help of a teacher. My paintings below are faceless on purpose. I had never created art in this way before but feel it's impact is greater allowing you to imagine a face or your face in what you see. I hope it gives you some way of allowing your personal creativity to come forward through your imagination. If you feel moved to purchase the works here know that each are done from the very depths of who we are, in love of the expression and we hope that our spirit has touched yours in some way through our art. Enjoy!
A Healing in the Garden of Eden
I just created a new painting and am doing it for the Global Art Project for World Peace! You can click on the link for details of this project but basically I painted this as an exchange in peace with another randomly selected artist somewhere in the world. I wasn't sure, at first, what my concept would be. The artists involved in my area had planned to have a meeting on the 17th and I had nothing ready. For some reason this just came to me and I sketched it out within a half an hour, the morning of the meeting, so I was prepared to bring something with me about my idea and concept. I wasn't sure if this was "it" for me or not but the other artists liked the concept so I went with it. I really hope that the artist who receives this painting will appreciate it as well. My concept was to do a painting "re-writing" the creation story of The Garden of Eden. We've all heard it at some point and I feel like this story set us, male and female, gay, straight, one race against another, one culture against another, up for conflict, power plays, and failure in our relationships. Deep, deep damage struggles within ourselves as we fight against our male and female sides within and in the balance of our planet. It kind of saddens me a lot to see this not only in my life but going back generations. I guess at this point I am finding a way to heal this within myself to have access to my own internal peace. I feel peace begins here for some reason in healing this story. This is depicting first man, first woman and their child in a balance of life. Not separated. Not clothed, but naked in their vulnerabilities. Surrounded and immersed in the benefits of all forms of life on our planet. You will see some different animals here including the snake which was so demonized in our culture by this story that I see people purposely running over snakes as they try to cross a road only to get to a better food source which helps all of us in the long run. As I read all different kinds of mythology I see so much demonizing of creatures, of women, of men and of beings that somewhere within our psyche we need to heal all of this and look at where things went wrong. Why such harsh separation occurs is beyond me but it does. Based on this we continue to separate people, of different genders, race, sexual orientation, and beings into categories and into what is right and what is wrong. I know internally I do this and so do others. If we think for a moment none of us are not biased in some manner we are sorely mistaken. We are also only tempted by our fears....Please note too that this is not about man and woman only union but also about our internal male and female and inner child. Each of us has to find a way to accept our yin and yang balance and heal the wounded child within....which represents the union of the two energies.