Before

Before

These paintings and prints were created as a body just before lockdown in my state. I was looking forward to a lush spring with lots of activities planned. When the stay-at-home directives came, and we were all trying to get used to a new and frightening reality,...
Hidden Lives

Hidden Lives

A series built on the transfer of imagery to and from each piece. A painted canvas might be used as a monotype plate. The monotype drawing leaves behind a negative drawing, pulling paint from the canvas. The canvas may get an additional painted layer, or a transfer of...
Indigo and Ice

Indigo and Ice

Indigo and Ice Drawn or impressed patterns of foliage and contours in oil, wax/encaustic, graphite, exploring the color indigo and its interplay with white and light. Select for larger images and information. Indigo Ice, #4, oil and wax trace monotype, oil, encaustic,...
The Singing Tree

The Singing Tree

The Singing Tree These works are both painting and drawing. They begin with oil monotypes made from a collagraph plate that includes canvas strips that delineate the musical staff arrangements, and other patterns such as leaves and metal mesh. The Rives BFK paper is...
Beneath and Behind: Selloum

Beneath and Behind: Selloum

Beneath and Behind: Selloum Philodendron bipinnatifidum has several common names: lacy tree philodendron, selloum, horsehead philodendron. It lives in my studio during the winter and outdoors in the summer. It is a wonderful image to draw for its complex contours and...
Cut Crystal

Cut Crystal

Cut Crystal Cut Crystal refers to a coffee urn whose crystal sides make a grid that has become a recurrent images in many paintings. I use man-made objects–the urn, chairs, vases, or –pitchers to reference human activity–our busy-ness. oil, pigment...
Staghorn

Staghorn

Staghorn Staghorn is the common name for a fern, Platycerium, with the most beautiful leaf shapes and contours. The fertile fronds resemble antlers and carry the spores, while the basal fronds are kidney-shaped and protect the roots. Staghorn is epiphytic, meaning it...
Three Leaf

Three Leaf

Three Leaf Geranium, Peony, Blue Star Fern I, monotype collage, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches Garden Marks I (With Jeanne Borofsky), monotype collage, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches Ocher Peony, monotype collage, encaustic, oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches Cool...