Painting

Pollen Slides

I came across a good deal of microscope slides and spent a summer with a book called “Pollen from Canadian Honey Bees” while homesick for Ontario while living in Florida. The book was filled with detailed photographs taken with a microscope to help farmers understand what flowers their bees had been visiting. Art has been […]

Motor Oil

I paint with used motor oil that would normally be discarded. This material is toxic and has none of the archaival qualities of artists materials. A painting on paper fades and disappears in a short few months. There is a parallel between the disappearing painting and the fact that this resource is limited and unsustainable. […]

Solitary bee

There are a great many types of bees. The particular bee in this painting is called a solitary bee and has a green furry back. She and her kind place their young in hollow reeds. They create a wax next inside, fill it with honey and larvae, cap it off and place another on top. […]

Globetrotters

I was living in Florida and looking for an orange as a model for another painting. I couldn’t find a FL orange! This is a painting of 3 oranges, one from Peru, another Australia and the third from Argentina… None even from California. This painting is for the locavores out there.  

We Are The Storm

Oil on Canvas 3 x 4′ The inspiration for this work comes from industrial processes. Raw materials are dug out of the earth and smoke stacks send altered particles that have lived underground for millennia into the sky. This mixing-bowl approach to the elements, landscape and atmosphere drives our technological advancements. We have become so […]

CCD *the bees are dying

Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 40” x  30” Date: 2008 Researchers are not sure exactly what is causing the decline of the bumble bee and colony collapse disorder (CCD). Pesticide use on crops is the prime suspect. This painting features a crop duster spewing the poison onto the fruits and vegetables, nuts, berries, and seeds […]

Cuban Alley

I took a photo down a busy alley in Havana while visiting my parents, who live full-time on a sailboat, on one of their many trips there. I painted it once on unprimed acrylic and then again as a mixed media work with handmade paper, found objects, paint and collage.