sheltering in place in 2020

while sheltering-in-place I have been painting more than I have since I was in college. I have all day without distractions, in between nature explorations, to fulfill my creative whims. I am so grateful for this abundant gift of time, &I have filled over 30 canvases in the past month. while I wait for the paint to dry in the evenings I have been beadweaving. it’s a very meditative process of stringing & weaving together very tiny beads, with my endless collection of live grateful dead shows playing in the background. I get carried away for hours on end & have made too many for myself so I decided to post some of the woven fringe seed bead earrings I made to my online store. visit my store & support me in my craft! all purchases from my online store help me buy more supplies to continue my art practice

winter project // portrait commission

yes I do portraits! who knew?! this was a really fun commission piece and I love nothing more than creating lovely things for lovely people.
happy holidays to all & may your dreams come true in the new year

spring update // wild times

Springtime transition this year was all about slowing down to integrate past, present and future before taking steps on a new path. After spending some sweet time with family, I went on a nostalgic road trip through hundreds of miles of california to wild places both very familiar and unknown.

 

Winter

Winter is the slowest time of year out in the fields and the busiest time for me in the studio. Throughout my life, winter has been the time when my daily life and art practice feel most reverently intertwined. I work quietly indoors as the storms are raging outside. Every New Year brings the task of building and stretching new canvases to prime and paint as inspiration rises. Currently a series of tiny planets is underway and simultaneously I am finishing up several larger pieces from last year. As I varnish finished pieces and begin new ones, I am noticing the common themes and hues that permeate my work as a whole, giving them more intention and building towards a cohesive body of work. Meanwhile one painting of mine will be in the Annual Juried Exhibition at our local Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, CA opening Feb 8 2019.

planets // celestial series

winter commission

painting my summer garden scene in the dark days of winter – thank you for the support! – may summer live on your walls forever

Autumn

Autumn is a time to reap and cull, to collect and to discern. Today I choose to radiate abundance, reaping the late harvests of the gardens and sharing the goodness before the stillness of winter. I am currently updating my online store to include my ongoing series of tiny paintings. My portfolio has shifted to include smaller and smaller pieces for the past decade, but I still enjoy working on a larger scale simultaneously for contrast. Living in a simple tiny house in the forest, it brings me joy to bring little pieces of nature that inspire me into my home and live with them. It is a labor of love to hand stretch my linen or canvas supports and to search for the most high quality paints and oils to make this humble series. Many pieces will be listed in my online store to make them accessible to collect, but also feel free to inquire directly about any pieces here in my online portfolio, or to commission a work specifically for your home. Thank you for your interest in my individual art process and for supporting creative growth universally.

tahoe rim trail

backpacking the tahoe rim trail, the whole loop around the lake this time!, with my good friend & best backpacking buddy Brittany..together “we are brittany” 🙂

salvation mountain

cute little art show in bo

two small paintings in this fun art show in Bolinas!