FIGURATIVE

I love to draw faces and figures from my imagination.   I draw them regularly in my journals using pen and ink. These stimulate and inspire me to create paintings.  I exaggerate proportions, and vary sizes to create moods and unrealistic spaces. I have been greatly influenced by the Surrealists and Symbolists artists of the past.  I play with color, line, and form and use patterns and repetition.

 

As I paint I think about women’s obsession with body image, make-up, hairstyles, and clothing. My intent is to draw attention to these obsessions, and I do so playfully with my figures.

 

Encaustic is the medium I choose for its beautiful translucency and transparency. Painting with encaustic, I can reveal and conceal images and text. It is a continual process of painting and drawing over forms. I have a large collection of papers, including,  calligraphy, Japanese and sewing pattern papers, maps, old books, scientific drawings, correspondence, and journal entries. These find their way into the levels of my paintings. As the layers build, mysteries arise from the previous layers. It is the hidden layers, or perhaps, the subconscious that intrigue me.

Looking Beyond
Looking Beyond
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Evening
Evening
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Sunny Side of the Street
Sunny Side of the Street
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Never Done
Never Done
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Radiance
Radiance
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Playing Your Cards
Playing Your Cards
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Do Re Me
Do Re Me
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I Mix Media
I Mix Media
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Hear Me
Hear Me
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Money Matters
Money Matters

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In The Kitchen
In The Kitchen
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Hat Love
Hat Love
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Directly
Directly
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Dwell On It
Dwell On It
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Rise Above
Rise Above

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Need A Night Out
Need A Night Out

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Eyes Have It
Eyes Have It

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Wanting
Wanting

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Come Hither
Come Hither
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Compatible
Compatible
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Sweet and Nice
Sweet and Nice

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The Way You Look Tonight
The Way You Look Tonight
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Accessorize
Accessorize
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Focused
Focused
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Regal
Regal
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Support Group
Support Group

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Vantage
Vantage

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A Spin On It
A Spin On It
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Forth Coming
Forth Coming

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Topsy Turvy
Topsy Turvy

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Pageant
Pageant

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Bits and Pieces
Bits and Pieces
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Outing
Outing
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Holding It In
Holding It In
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Blue Rain
Blue Rain
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Rooms
Rooms
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Formal-Informal
Formal-Informal

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Start of the Day
Start of the Day
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Chef De Village
Chef De Village

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Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror
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Siblings
Siblings
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When Life Is Good
When Life Is Good

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Competition
Competition
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Intrigue
Intrigue
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It's A Gamble
It's A Gamble
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Sisters
Sisters
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In the Past
In the Past

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Lean
Lean
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Magic
Magic

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Reticule
Reticule
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