• Michelle

    Michelle

    Oil Paintings

    After a trip to Vienna and Prague, I was inspired to paint my model, an artist and yoga instructor. Her...

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  • Memories of Florence

    Memories of Florence

    Oil Paintings

    Florence’s mystery and beauty were personified in one of my favorite models, Michelle. Details: Size: 27″ X 21″ Medium: Oil...

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  • Virtue and Beauty

    Virtue and Beauty

    Oil Paintings

    In the Renaissance, young Florentine women would have portraits done when they were engaged. This portrait of Colleen is after...

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  • Pilgrimage at High Tide

    Pilgrimage at High Tide

    Pastels

    The pilgrims making their way across the tidal flats to Mont-Saint Michel, France is still inspiring and uplifting. This pilgrimage...

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  • Ryann in Pink Leather

    Ryann in Pink Leather

    Oil Paintings

    Ryann’s mother had just died before she traveled with me to Florence. I wanted to commemorate her beauty, her bravery...

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  • Self Portrait as St. Praxidis

    Self Portrait as St. Praxidis

    Oil Paintings

    Vermeer painted “St. Praxidis” in the 17th Century, after an Italian painter, Felice Ficherelli. St. Praxidis was a Roman saint...

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  • Susan Secoy Jensen

    Susan Secoy Jensen

    Oil Paintings

    This is a portrait of the elegant, talented and beautiful architect Susan Secoy Jensen. She is sitting in her favorite...

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  • Mother’s Lunch

    Mother’s Lunch

    Oil Paintings

    Mother’s Lunch is the first in a series of still-life works reflecting 17th Century Dutch genre paintings. Instead of bread...

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  • Milk

    Milk

    Oil Paintings

    A Dutch tapestry and music set the stage for a glass of milk. Details: Size: 10″ X 10″ Medium: Oil...

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  • Music

    Music

    Oil Paintings

    The Dutch composers were known for their beautiful music manuscripts. Details: Size: 10″ X 10″ Medium: Oil on Linen

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  • The Light

    The Light

    Oil Paintings

    The Zippo lighter is a remembrance of my father. I used ground glass in the reflected light to emphasize the...

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  • Persephone’s Pomegranate

    Persephone’s Pomegranate

    Oil Paintings

    This painting is reflective of the myth of Persephone. The four pomegranate seeds represent the fatal fruit that she ate,...

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  • Provence 1

    Provence 1

    Oil Paintings

    The early morning market provided me with these luscious models. The cuisine of southern France is a vivid memory of...

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  • Provence 2

    Provence 2

    Oil Paintings

    These culinary ingredients are so reminiscent of my journeys to France and my love of cooking. Details: Size: 11″ X...

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  • Portait of Love

    Portait of Love

    Oil Paintings

    After reading “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson I was compelled to paint this portrait of a friend’s child. She symbolizes...

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  • Brú na Bóinne, Ireland

    Brú na Bóinne, Ireland

    Oil Paintings

    I finally traveled to the ancient Neolithic site of Brú na Bóinne, Ireland. More ancient than Stonehenge and the Egyptian...

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  • Candace

    Candace

    Oil Paintings

    A portrait inspired by Vermeer and the talents and virtues of my young model. The cross represents her faith and...

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  • The Veil of Myrtles

    The Veil of Myrtles

    Oil Paintings

    The mystery and the beauty of this patio in Spain moved me to paint The Court of Myrtles (Patio de...

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  • The View from Sorrento

    The View from Sorrento

    Oil Paintings

    Looking down from my hotel terrace, I could see this hidden cave that had once held the local citrus in...

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  • Survivor Suite I

    Survivor Suite I

    Oil Paintings

    The early morning light and the red leather coach were perfect settings for this metaphorical painting. It was one of...

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  • Oh Comfort Me 1

    Oh Comfort Me 1

    Oil Paintings

    Ruben’s depiction of Samson and Delilah at the National Gallery in London was my inspiration for this painting of love,...

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  • The Problem with Transcendence

    The Problem with Transcendence

    Oil Paintings

    The manikin is a recurring theme in my artwork. In this painting, my mother is symbolized by the torn and...

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  • Before the Storm

    Before the Storm

    Oil Paintings

    This painting reflects on the dilemma of being a woman. The woman huddles in fetal withdrawal, finding comfort in holding...

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  • The Cup of Nestor

    The Cup of Nestor

    Oil Paintings

    Based on the Homeric legend of the Cup of Nestor: after a trip to Greece and Rome. Whoever drinks from...

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  • Waiting in Naples

    Waiting in Naples

    Oil Paintings

    When I saw the ancient “Chain Dance” tomb painting at the National Museum in Naples, I was inspired to juxtapose...

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  • Waiting in Greece

    Waiting in Greece

    Oil Paintings

    This symbolizes the merging of beauty, history and hope at Delphi. I’ve used lead White paint with glass to get...

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  • Oracle in Delphi

    Oracle in Delphi

    Oil Paintings

    I’ve traveled to every major site in Greece, but none were as “magical” as the sanctuary at Delphi. Having read...

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  • Waiting for Picasso

    Waiting for Picasso

    Oil Paintings

    I was inspired by the expansive spaces in the Picasso Museum at Antibes, France, and a favorite red-haired model. Details:...

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  • Waiting in Cassis

    Waiting in Cassis

    Oil Paintings

    The manikin continues to play a critical role in many of my paintings. The distance of the manikin is critical...

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  • Oh Comfort Me 2

    Oh Comfort Me 2

    Oil Paintings

    A friend’s sickness, a trip to Belgium, and Ruben’s magnificent Pieta paintings were my inspirations for this artwork. Details: Size:...

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  • Waiting in Paris

    Waiting in Paris

    Watercolor

    This is a memory of what my first visit to Paris was like. I was excited, but also apprehensive about...

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  • Pool at the Boboli Gardens

    Pool at the Boboli Gardens

    Watercolor

    A long walk in Florence, in the late afternoon, led me to the Boboli Gardens. This beautiful setting seemed to...

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  • Tiepolo in Germany

    Tiepolo in Germany

    Pastels

    Tiepolo was “brought to life” by my artistic mentor, Don Lagerberg. After researching Tiepolo, and seeing the Wurtzburg Palace in...

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