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Ode to Green, my Love Story

Ever since I can remember, green has been my favorite color. Ask my mom. Every dress, skirt, outfit she ever made for me had to be green. I was just made that way. A few years ago, my business was becoming focused on color and design consulting, and hosting and producing for television and video were taking off too. All fantastic things, but I missed the thing that got me to all these cool milestones in the first place; painting. So, I started painting 'small', that is to say, painting on canvas rather than the designs I painted on walls, ceilings, floors, etc, for my early clients. Instinctively, I went to the verdant hues I know and trust. I painted...

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Flower Power; floral paintings inspired by cement and steel

Most of you know how much I like taking photos on my morning walks.   I love morning light... and the way architectural angles naturally seem to layer themselves with nature... It's that same beautiful symmetry between man-made patterns and natural order that inspire my floral paintings...

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Saying Goodbye to Calistoga

People say that letting go of a piece of art is like letting go of a child. I'm not totally sure that's true because while I do enjoy creating these paintings- especially those that tell such a personal story- I'm always thrilled when someone else is touched by my work and looks forward to having it in their home. So, I'm very happy to say good-bye to this painting I call 'Calistoga Arch' and hope that the new owner enjoys it as much- even more- than I have. The original is gone, but the image may well turn up in other products coming soon. Here are a few more pieces I've sold recently:

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Florals and stripes; the classics re-interpreted

[caption id="attachment_9049" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I painted the background of this piece at a couple of years ago. I always envision the background of my paintings first having no idea what I'll paint on top until I'm satisfied with the backdrop. The unfinished painting sat in my studio for a long time before I picture these dahlias exploding on the classic motif I created in blue and green."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9055" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="As soon as I finished the painting, I knew it would become another of my re-invention pieces. But it was several month before I saw this little nightstand, already painted blue, at a flea market."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9052" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I repainted the dresser a deeper blue with a more...

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Paisley Floral Painting re-visited

[caption id="attachment_9022" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I painted this floral about three years ago- it was the first in what has become a series of floral paintings"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9020" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="I had the painting printed on linen and create this pillow in the same dimensions, 20x16", with a custom organic kapok insert. This piece is printed and made in San Francisco, the insert is made in North Carolina"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9021" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="It fits beautifully with other paintings I've recreated as pillows"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9019" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Recently I found a vintage artist's palette and decoupaged a linen print of my painting onto the back side. The back still shows the wear marks of the thumb hole and scraped paints from the...

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