Desert Wind

Desert Wind

Inspiration for this painting comes from a song sung by Jevetta Steele that has haunted me for years: “Calling You," from the movie “Bagdad Cafe” which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1988. One line from the song says, “A hot, dry wind blows right through me … " This leafless, win...

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Child of Wonder

Child of Wonder

A look of wonder on a child’s face on a sunny day of music and fun in the park came together with an oil slick from a rainy morning. Sometimes you just never know where you will find playmates.

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100Tumbling

100Tumbling

Tumbling into new worlds; tumbling out of old patterns. I saw a painting of spheres or bubbles and it made we want to play: at first with no thought, just adding one sphere on top of another, until something pulled me forward and a feeling began to develop.

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Bottle Memories

Bottle Memories

A bottle that caught the light and spoke to me of things remembered and things forgotten. Awards: "People's Choice," San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, California; Showcase Artist Winner, Heaven Art Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown

A beautiful young woman in her quinceanera dress walking along the malecón of Chapala, Mexico, captured my attention as I wondered what stretched before her. What joys and sorrows would come her way? What type of woman would she become?

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Talking to Buddha

Talking to Buddha

Inspiration for this painting came from a statue of Buddha in San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden and the hen and her chicks I met in Mexico. One can only imagine the conversation they might have had.

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Change Is Coming

Change Is Coming

We can find beauty everywhere. A collectible plate bought at a yard sale came in a box with a beautiful gold paper with Chinese writing on it. It was years later when a statue of a couple of leopards in Mexico caught my eye. More than three years after that, these images spoke up and wanted to play...

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Wisdom Moon

Wisdom Moon

When the moon shines through dark branches of winter trees, it feels like a dance of mystery and wisdom. Who says the “man in the moon” is a man? Perhaps it is a woman shining her wisdom on the world. All we have to do is receive it.

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Esperanza: Muse of Story

Esperanza: Muse of Story

A bronze statue of a partially nude woman found in San Miguel de Allende fascinated me because it was mostly about her head and a massive amount of hair, an unusual take on a nude figure. When I started thinking about digital art muses, I thought first about story, remembering Sue Monk Kidd’s qu...

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What was said to the rose ...

What was said to the rose ...

Inspiration for this painting comes from Rumi's poem: "What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest." What is it that makes us grow and flourish, to become our full, beautiful selves?

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María Féliz's Star

María Féliz's Star

María Féliz was a star in Mexican movies. It is said that she never accepted a role in Hollywood because she couldn’t speak English. In an imaginary moment, I thought about having her granddaughter commission a portrait from an artist named Julia who creates the painting below and then sticks a note...

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Profunda: Muse of Surprise and Mystery

Profunda: Muse of Surprise and Mystery

Deep in central Mexico, there is a sacred place where, if you stand in just the right spot, your voice echoes as if you’re in a deep valley. There is also a wooded glade known to be inhabited by elves and fairies. Visitors bring small toys and candies and hope for a glimpse of the wee folk. I was...

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