My current portfolio. Some of this work has been sold, however, please contact me for a quote if you are interested in this or other pieces that can be commissioned.
Listen to your Inner voice
I had fun with this particular piece…..I used an encaustic background, image transfer of the hummingbird, PanPastel and Ceracolors to create the background…then I scratched away at the top coat and doodled little flowers on the border
Starry Night Series - Lake Promenade I
24" x 24" mixed media encaustic on wood panel. This is photography, pan pastel, ceracolors, ink and encaustic. The atmospheric skyline and lake was painted with panpastels and Ceracolors under and on top of the encaustic medium.
Starry Night Series - Lake Promenade II
24" x 24" mixed media encaustic on wood panel.
SOLD This is photography, pan pastel, ceracolors, ink and encaustic. The atmospheric skyline and lake was painted with panpastels and Ceracolors under and on top of the encaustic medium.
Pink Raining Petals
Flowers are a symbol of abundance, beauty, the bounty of nature....imagine a world where we are showered with petals.
Byron Bay Beach
24"x 36" Mixedmedia encaustic on wood panel. Photography, PanPastels, ceracolors, encaustic, ink. Byron Bay is a beautiful beach town in Australia's Gold Coast where my family and I went on vacation in March 2017.
10" x 40" SOLD Photoencaustic, ceracolors on wood panel
6"x36" SOLD Mixed media (ceracolors, encaustic, collage, photography).
The Beach Stop
6"x36" - SOLD Mixed media with photography. Photograph was taken during my family trip to California while driving through the Pacific Coast on the way to Monterrey. We saw this beautiful beach. In the distance you can see my son and husband.
30"x 30" SOLD The medium used in this painting is ceracolors, water soluble encaustic paint....what an adventure to paint with this wax paint without heat! Love where this adventure is taking me.
SOLD As I watch the snow fall, I am grateful to live in a place where the seasons change....where you can count big snowflakes and get lost in the sight
24" x 48"
digital art mounted printed with archival epson inks mounted on wood panel, pan pastels, encaustic paint
A symbol of eternal lightness of being, these are magical and beautiful being....and their wings flutter in the shape of an eternity symbol.
Available for commission.
Trees in the Mist
SOLD Encaustic, PanPastel, Oil Paint
SOLD 36" x 6" Mixed Media encaustic on wood panel.
California Dreaming 1
SOLD Encaustic and photography with image transfer and oil paint Inspired by photographs taken on my trip to Southern California.
24"x48" Encaustic, image transfer, PanPastels
California Dreaming II
6" x 36" Mixed media encaustic, photograpy, oil paint, image transfer
California Dreaming III
SOLD Encaustic and photography with image transfer and oil paint.
California Dreaming IV
6" x 36" Encaustic and photography
Oil paint and encaustic on wood panel 20" x 40" SOLD
The Beauty of a Momennt
30" x 30" SOLD (Commission) collage, pan pastel and encaustic on wood panel
This was a commission for an album cover for the band "Avaatar" album "Petal". The music is haunting and the lyrics are soulful and deep. We wanted to express the feeling of petals falling from the skies....to be showered with petals..imagine how blissful that would be....click here for Avaatar's website
Mixed media encaustic on wood panel 20" x 40" SOLD
I love the colours and brightness of this painting. This is part photograph embedded in wax, stencilling, painting with pan pastel and encaustic paint. It's actually a combination of two photographs - one taken in Point Pelee in southern Ontario and the other in Caledon during the fall....the former photo was taken 3 years ago and the trees were taken in the fall of 2015. This painting depicts the time frame of my journey to Here....I am finally more present in life...not just waiting for the next moment.
Baby's Breath Buddha
Oil paint, pan pastels and encaustic on wood panel
Did you know the word inspiration comes from the latin word In Spirata which means In Spirit.....watch my tube video here
I am often asked how long a painting takes to make....the answer is that it truly varies. This one was done over a span of 14 months. It was originally a painted bird on a branch and it was later scraped away (you can do that with wax) and I decided to paint a tree...the lone tree is rich in symbolism and I have always been drawn to its mystical qualities. Click here to discover its meaning
On the Edge
30" x 30" SOLD Encaustic and Pan Pastel
This piece was inspired by an image I saw of a sharp cliff with trees and I imagined skiing and how that would feel to be living life on the edge...
A Long Walk Home
12" x 36" SOLD Photo encaustic mixed media on wood panel
I took a photo of this path on my hike with my family one morning in the fall of 2014. This is Caledon during October...it was a crisp, cool Autumn morning. The colours were other wordly....the gold from the trees seemed to shimmer in effervescent harmony that day. This piece conveys the beauty I felt in that moment.
Yes, I felt beauty....it wasn't just a visual experience that day...it was uplifting for my soul to connect with nature and with my loved ones.
18" x 18" SOLD Mixed Media Encaustic
After a more muted tone, this was fun to create....I used pan pastels, collage, image transfer of a deer.
18" x 24" oil paint, pan pastel and encaustic
To purchase this painting, click here for my studio sale!
SOLD One of my favourite of my own collection. The painting is 30" x 24" pan pastel and oil paint with encaustic on wood panel.
This series was based on my trip to India in 2010 when I adopted my son and met him for the first time. These are photoencaustic - a blend of photography and encaustic paint. All of these pieces are significant to me and bring back memories of my time in India, realizing my dream of motherhood to my boy.
A New Delhi Morning
Gates of the Past
7 is my lucky number
A day to remember
Fruit of Kurja
a promise made to my son written in secret
You captured my heart in India
Mixed media art 12"x12" or smaller
Set Your Soul Free
Available at Second Door Studio
Mixed Media EncausticSOLD
SOLD Alcohol inks and stamping
SOLD Encaustic, mixed media
SOLD Encaustic, inks, oil paint
SOLD Mixed media encaustic
Flowers have long been a muse for many an artist. I am no exception.....they bloom, delight and leave this world and return again to grace us with their beauty
Landscape imagery evokes feelings of nostalgia. I enjoy creating layered landscapes with hidden messages. I sometimes may use image transfers in my work with overlays of painting in pan pastel or oil. Sometimes the entire painting is made only of wax....it depends on what comes to me that moment. What intrigues me is is the mystery of a mountainside cliff or a row of colourful trees on a crisp autumn day.....there is a dream here, a feeling that you can be transported to another place and time Landscapes are like looking through a window to the soul of the earth....and endless inspiration for creating art. Here are my older pieces which have since been sold and adorn the walls of my collectors. Contact me for a quote if there is something here you see that you may want to commission. These are one of a kind but I can modify a piece to tailor it to your preferred colors.
The lotus flower is rich with symbolism. Click here to find out what it means to me.
Feathered Friends Collection
30" x 24" SOLD encaustic and oil on wood panel
The Owl is symbolic of wisdom. I enjoy painting birds, but owls hold a special place in my heart. It started with my niece, Olivia....she loves owls and was always captivated by their large eyes. Truly remarkable birds and yes, there is something quite wise about an owl. They are content to just sit and observe...you almost feel like they will give you some pearls of wisdom instead of a hoot.
SOLD 10" x 10" encaustic mixed media on wood panel