Finished Work

New Watercolors

Two new watercolor paintings:

memory“Memory 1”
Watercolor on paper.
(She may be the start of a series…)

narcissus“Narcissus”
Watercolor on paper.

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Self Portrait

Something I wrote recently on facebook:

I framed my self-portrait. Feels weird to have framed art that is of ME. There truly is a part of me in all of my art. Sometimes in vague ways, sometimes in obvious ones. But to look at my own face hanging on the wall is…strange. Maybe I am worried that it is pretentious or narcissistic? Maybe it is a measure of my comfort level with myself? But truly, I create art that says something about my life experience always. My call to create is a call to express. And to do that, it helps to embrace the idea of myself as a creator. My self-portrait is a portrait of me, the creator. Me, the symbolist. Me, with flaws. Me, the work in progress. Framing this piece is also a way of embracing myself.

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Hoops and Thread


Another form of art I have been exploring as of late is embroidery. Something I have always wanted to learn and so I am teaching myself. I am trying to play with it more and learning as I go. I find embroidery helpful for those times when I want to make art but I am dealing with stress or exhaustion and thus also want to lie on the couch.

Paper Houses

This is a recent series of work that I completed. Very different than my usual work, in that there is no human present. These pieces happened very quickly, and I created them intuitively, without thinking too much. I started by painting freely with watercolor and then went over the pieces with chalk pastel. The spheres, houses, and leaves were recurring motifs and the emotions expressed surrounded my thoughts of what it means to be at home, both figuratively and literally.

These 10 works are currently hanging up at The Hive Artisan Co-op in Lewiston, ME, where they will remain until the end of May.