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ARTIST STATEMENT:

My mother is an artist. She may have taught me now to draw my shoes before teaching me how to tell tie them, and I believe she introduced me to expressionist painter Clifford Styll before Clifford the Big Red Dog. I grew up making art and loving art, but in my teens chose to pursue theatre over visual art as my main creative pursuit. My path in acting was deep and moderately successful, but not fully satisfying, and I returned to art-making in my thirties.

Still, I continue to see the world through an actor’s perspective, and I carry that sense of performance into the canvases I paint. I am interested in the intersection between character and setting, and the hidden meanings behind faces and quotations. I want to create scenes or portraits that can reveal stories or relationships for the viewer to discover and create. In this work, I have sometimes used borrowed images-- often from children’s culture-- as a tool to question what may be our expected perceptions of things. In my process, I often enjoy collaborating with other artists (another element I take from theatre), and find that ideas sometimes flow better within the structure of shared creation.

As for my preoccupation with Wonder Woman as a central character --- I guess that she speaks to my interest in representing the American Every Woman. So many of us want to be that female super power who can be and do everything, but the truth of the matter is it's not always an easy or comfortable identity to inhabit.

For the past few years I have developed an interest in radial symmetry through mandalas, and I look forward to exploring new relationships and stories on canvas in the coming year.... Stay tuned...

I'll Be Your Mirror
acrylic on hardboard
20" x 20"
2007
$650
Who Is This America?
acrylic on hardboard
20" x 20"
2007
$650
It's The Faux Foe
acrylic on hardboard
30" x 34"
2008
$700
This Bird Has Flown
acrylic on hardboard
20" x 20"
2007
$650
I Am I Be
acrylic on hardboard
20" x 20"
2007
$650
Morseland Mist
acrylic and graphite
20" x 42"
2007
Diana
acrylic on hardboard
24" x 18"
2008
$700
Sugar and Spice
acrylic on hardboard
2008
$800
The Lynda Carter One
acrylic on hardboard
2008
I Can't Help It
acrylic on hardboard
18" x 32"
2008
$500
Another Close One
acrylic and spray on canvas
12" 18"
2008
As Above, So Below
acrylic on hardboard
18"x 32"
2008
$500
Show Em Whatcha Got
latex and acrylic on canvas
40" x 30"
2005
Love Shack Baby
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
2007
$175
Dirty Mind
latex and acrylic on canvas
20" x 30"
2005
$450
Animal Crackers
latex, spray, paper, and acrylic on canvas
14" x 50"
2007
What Is Love?
latex and acrylic on canvas
30" x 40"
2007
Pictures of You
latex and acrylic on canvas
30" x 20"
2007
Sweet Dreams
latex and acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"
2006
Money Changes Everything
latex and acrylic on canvas
11" x 14"
2006
Damn Right I Am Somebody
acrylic, latex, and spray on canvas
20" x 20"
2007
Music Has the Right to Children
acrylic and spray on canvas
14" x 20"
2006
Me Myself and I (one)
acrylic and spray on canvas
14" x 11"
2007
Me Myself and I (two)
acrylic and spray on canvas
14" x 11"
2007
I Know It's Only Roknrol
acrylic, paper, and spray on canvas
18" x 14"
2007
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
acrylic and spray on canvas
22" x 10"
2007
Every Breath you Take
acrylic and spray on canvas
24" x 18"
2006
This Must Be The Place
acrylic and spray on canvas
18" x 14"
2007