Wednesday, March 20, 2013


It’s Cool to be Square!

I was recently invited to exhibit in a special show called “The Square Show”at an amazing gallery in Providence , RI… Gallery Z

The exciting part of this exhibit is that the gallery provided each artist with the canvas’ to paint. Each one of us received  a 12x12, 16x16, and 20x20 canvas. My shape preference is usually square, so I was feeling right at home with this invitation! YAY! The thought of all of us painting the same exact canvas shapes seems really exciting to me! What will all the artists do with the same exact canvas’?!

I actually started off painting 8 canvas’ at the same time. I know, crazy… right! Well, I had also signed up for a class on intuitive painting during the same time that I needed to be working on the three pieces for the show. I figured I am Super Woman… I can do it all! … Did I mention that the whole time I am doing this class along with the eight canvas’, I am also coordinating the Fine Arts area of the RIBA Home Show held at the Providence Convention Center!

Needless to say, I am not as super as I hoped to be! I didn’t quite finish the class because I realized I would need to finish at least the three canvas’ needed for the Square Show! So I focused on the three canvas’ and here’s what came to fruition.

                                          “Love In The Garden”

I painted these shapes from my memories of scuba diving. There were these beautiful pod type greens growing about 60feet below the water. I sketched them out right away and realized they looked an awful lot like roses. The first shape that came to me was the beautiful heart at the bottom of the canvas. For me, Everything grows out of love… It seemed to me to be the seed that planted this beautiful garden.

                                          “Walking Out of The Darkness”

This painting started with drips of paint. I immediately saw a forest. Recently, I have been studying the work of Gustov Klimt. I just love his use of color, and his mixture of patterns and shapes. The bird in this painting tells the story of coming out of the darkness of the woods, and walking into the light, seeing hope and beauty.

                                          “Klimt Tree”

I’m not sure which came first, the tree or the birds. This painting just took on a life of it’s own. Again, studying the work of Gustov Klimt, I was inspired by his color palette and shapes in the tree. In this painting, the birds seem to be stopped in their tracks by witnessing the beauty of the tree.

You’ll have to wait for the next blog to see what the other canvas’ ended up as!
Until next time!

It’s Cool to be Square!



Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Need Your Help with an Idea!

I Need Your Help with an Idea…

So I woke up at 5am thinking about painting… Not unusual for me as of late! 

I am just in the beginning stages of this painting. I saw the tree yesterday and outlined it in white, but the rest of the story has to evolve. This is how I paint, intuitively! Then I started to think how cool it would be to have a bunch of people’s input in the story!

My goal in painting is always to make the viewer feel Joy, Peace, Love,…. Basically great positive emotions! I personally love trees and birds ( no secret there!). Trees for me represent God and his love and provisions for us. Birds represent us, the viewers of the painting, God’s Children.

So here’s my idea!...

I thought how cool would it be to try to have an interactive painting in progress! I always paint my paintings so that the viewer has a huge desire to touch and feel the painting, and I encourage this! I want my paintings to be interactive! This is what brought me to this idea…. 

What if I had a bunch of people make suggestions about what brings them Love, Peace, Joy…, and then somehow incorporate the suggestions into the painting to make one big beautiful story!

So, if you want to help me out with my new challenge to myself, here’s what I need you to do:

Simply send me a message ( ) or email ( you’ll find my address on my website
and tell me what makes your heart sing? 
What would you like to see in this painting? 
I am SOOOO hoping to get a bunch of suggestions and have this painting be a community of Love and Happiness painting!

So how about it? Want to help a girl out?! PLEASE?!

Joyfully Waiting in Anticipation!