New Beginnings
Acrylic
8"x10" on stretched canvas
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I love getting lost in a pool of color and seeing what comes as they bleed, run, and love together. This painting is the first of many that let out the vibrancy locked inside my heart. I love getting lost in the moments of color here. For me this painting represents the start of something exciting, scary, new and long hoped for.


Fiery Temptress
Acrylic
12"x12" on stretched canvas
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For this piece I was in search of some fire. I was feeling like a woman confident in her self. A woman unafraid of anything she faced. A woman completely at ease with her sexuality. I kept thinking about the strength we can have and the beauty that a woman's body has. I kept envisioning a strong, spirited woman with an irresistible sensuality about her. My inner goddess.


Blue Calm
Acrylic
12"x12" on stretched canvas
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Sometimes we just need to let go of all the stress, the agony, and the crap that life can fling at us. We face so much sometimes that we just need a place to escape and free the weight that is put upon our shoulders.

Sometimes we feel that we have no choice but to deal with our "stuff" all alone. I am here to share with you that reaching out to someone and asking for help to carry the load can be the difference between feeling like you are walking in the dark, waiting to crash and walking with your two feet firmly planted, walking with a safety net all around you. 


Anger

Acrylic

12"x12" on stretched canvas

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I have been wanting to explore anger for a while. This is the beginning of a long exploration and torrid passion.

I went through a time during my healing where I held so much anger inside of me. I had no clue how to release it in a healthy and constructive way so it just sat there in the pit of my being. 

Anger is, generally, taught to be a negative emotion. As children we tend to be shamed and suppressed from releasing anger.

 


Wave of Emotion

Acrylic

8"x10" on stretched on canvas

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I never realized the raw power the ocean has until I stepped onto an oceanfront for the first time.

It was Chesterman Beach in Tofino, BC. I found myself standing at the edge of my country facing the overwhelm of deep serenity and raw emotion. The tears welled up in my eyes and rolled down my cheeks and I was lost to the ocean for life.

When a person begins any healing journey feeling safe is vital. For me that connection to the ocean became my safe place.


Bittersweet  

Oil Pastel

12"x12" on stretched canvas

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I got to thinking about my paternal grandfather. I have not mourned his death since he died several years ago and I knew at some point the grieving process would progress.

Normally when I get to thinking of him,since his death, I push it away and stop the emotion. Usually its because I am somewhere public and it just isn't the "place" to breakdown and do an ugly cry, you know the kind where the snot is dribbling from your nose and you have bits of tissue stuck to your face.

Today I was at home. I was watching my sweet daughter playing with a toy hammer and nail set and the way she held the nails and swung the hammer sent me back to being with my six foot tall grandpa working on projects together swinging hammers. Watching with awe how easy his big hands worked with the lumber and tools...For the rest of the story behind this piece: blog post

 


Fioni the Tree

Acrylic

8"x10" on stretched canvas

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When I began my healing journey I often looked for examples that could help me feel whole and normal. At some point the tree became a strong visual for me. Trees are able to endure the most extreme situations and still thrive. A tree may even lose parts of itself yet it can come back growing over the damage. This resiliency leaves the tree with the most unique characteristics setting it apart from other trees in the forest.

That visual helped me remember that no matter what damage we sustain in life we can succeed and we all have a voice and a unique story to share.

This piece holds a special place in my heart for this reason and the name my daughter gave the tree, "Fioni".