Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Decision


"The Decision"
acrylic on birch panel
4.5 x 6.5 inches oval framed to 8.5 x 12 inches approximately
$350.00
2014
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Here's my painting for Gristle Gallery's "Secret World" show.
"The Decision" is a rather personal painting for me; the symbolism of the fox ghost beast having two heads deals with feeling two ways about something or someone; the feeling of being pulled in two directions at once and having to make a decision.  
And sometimes no decision is possible.

I'm honored to have my painting included alongside an incredible lineup of artists' work in this show which also marks the gallery's three year anniversary. 





Monday, July 14, 2014

From Within Us






"From Within Us"
acrylic painted wooden birdhouse
7.5 x 7.25 x 5.5
2014
available HERE


Here's my contribution to Modern Eden's "Home" show; entitled "From Within Us".  The imagery is very personal to me; barn owls depicting aspects of life/death/birth, amongst human skulls and other bones.  One side has a juvenile barn owl, another a baby, and the front is the adult (parents).  

In this world, animals such as these magical owls have outlasted "The Uprights" (humans) who have destroyed each other with their savage wars and the creatures are left to a peaceful existence.

It was a fun challenge painting these wrap-around scenes on a three dimensional object; it was my first time doing so besides a nesting doll set several years ago.  I hope to do more three dimensional objects in the future, and hopefully take it even further to making my creatures three dimensional.....



Monday, May 26, 2014

Tiny Trifecta



"Amber Ghost"
acrylic on birch panel
3.75 x 3.25 inches framed to 5 x 6.5 inches
2014
$100.00
SOLD




"Little Lost One"
acrylic on birch panel
3.75 x 3.25 inches framed to 5 x 6.5 inches
2014
$100.00
SOLD





"The Watchfuls"
acrylic on birch panel
3.75 x 3.25 inches framed to 5 x 6.5 inches
2014
$100.00
SOLD


Here's my mini paintings for the Cotton Candy Machine's annual Tiny Trifecta show!
These will be available at a special price, as this show aims to help collectors purchase art from their favorite artists that they may not usually be able to afford.
The show opens Saturday, June 14th in Brooklyn and I'm honored to be included in such a stellar lineup of talent.

Purchase inquiries can be made to the gallery by calling 718.387.3844




Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Rebirth


"A Rebirth"
acrylic on birch panel
4.5 x 6.5 inches oval framed to 8.5 x 12 inches approximately
2014
(SOLD)


Here's one of my newest paintings, "A Rebirth".  
A tribute to spring where a white fox sits over the altar of one of the fallen "Uprights" or humans.  Flowers spring forth from the skull, the life cycle beginning again.  Blood drips from the Upright's eye socket and a butterfly perches upon the pink blossoms.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Astral Ones

"The Astral Ones"
acrylic on cradled birch panel
12 x 12 inches
2014
$900.00
available HERE

Here's my painting for Modern Eden's "Universe: The Art of Existence" curated by Warholian's Michael Cuffe.

For this piece I wanted to step a little bit outside my comfort zone and paint my ghostly animals as constellations among the stars in the sky.  There is also a reference to Hecate, in the triple moon symbol at the top; the triple face goddess.


The show opens this Saturday, April 12th in San Francisco and boasts an impressive lineup of artists' interpretations of the universe and cosmos.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bejeweled Beauties


"Bejeweled Beauties"
acrylic on birch panel
8 x 10 inches framed to 12.5 x 15 inches
2014
$575.00
SOLD



Here's my painting for "Indelible", opening April 5th at Aunia Kahn and Russell Moon's gallery, Alexi Era.
The show features a collection of art that reflects upon the idea of permanency.  For my piece, I chose to portray some white foxes, one of them winged, which have gemstones in their foreheads.

This is my first time showing at this gallery, and I'm honored both to be included and to have my image as one of those on the postcard and promotional materials.








Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Formula 86

"Formula 86"
acrylic on birch panel
4.5 x 6.5 inch oval framed to 8.5 x 12 inches
2014
$350.00
inspired by "The Witches"
available HERE


Here's my painting for "The Subtle Art of Pop Culture" at Gallery 1988, opening April 11th, which also marks the 10 year anniversary of the gallery.

We were asked to choose whatever movie we wanted to be inspired to create our piece from, and I chose one of my absolute childhood favorites, "The Witches", starring the gorgeous Anjelica Huston.

Pictured is Liebschen, the Grand High Witch's black cat, and Luke in his mouse form with the bottle of Formula 86, which the witches used to turn children into mice.  Formula 86 was named thusly because it "eighty-sixes" children.