Use right/left arrow to navigate to all images or wait for slideshow to begin. In November of 2019 11,000 climate scientists called for urgent action and the need to do everything we can to stop the climate crisis with action and policies to move us toward the use of only renewable fuels plus the adoption [...]
These images are new works created using cold wax, oil, and mixed media. Image on left will display a slideshow of the 3 paintings. Use arrows on right/left to navigate from one painting to the next. Size: 5 x 7 originals framed to 13 x 13, $75 each. Titles: Momentum, Mapping the Day and Coastal [...]
Engaging with the concept of BLEACHED, this installation explores our bleached ocean environment and the bleaching of our cultural diversity. It was created for the Invitational, Art as Activism Exhibition at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon. The exhibition runs through April 1, 2018. ON BLEACHED ENVIRONMENTS…. My paintings document the changes of our coral reefs in a short 36-year period, and the ensuing dismay at such a great loss. The Great Barrier Reef, experienced a significant coral bleaching event, affecting 1/3 of the reef in 2015, and more bleaching occurred in 2017, one of the warmest years on record for our planet. What causes the bleaching of coral? Scientists agree the invisible CO2 pollution we send into our air when we fly, drive, eat beef, heat our homes by burning fossil fuels, effectively wraps a blanket around our planet, making the oceans too warm for coral to thrive. The coral expels the algae on which it feeds, which compromises its survival.
UBUNTU – “ I am because of You.” Ubuntu is the expression of compassion toward others and the belief of interconnectedness between humanity & all species on the planet. The Red Chair Project is designed to introduce you to the concept of “UBUNTU”. Pronounced, “Uu-Boon-too,” this is a traditional African philosophy that offers us an understanding of [...]
MOTHER AND ARTIST...the search for balance This series of images evolved out of my insistence on creating art within my domestic responsibilities as a mother. The images document the residue of my practice of incorporating an artistic gesture, using olive oil on a cast iron fry pan, as I cook my morning egg. A [...]
Gather your friends who are passionate about making a difference in your world. Together we will design an art-based experience for the community that calls attention to the need for social, or environmental action. Together we learn how to get permission to use public spaces, to express ideas and opinions, and use art for inspiring needed actions to [...]
PICTURE-POWER CLASS – PUBLISHING PICTURE BOOKS Create your own picture book – tell a story about an animal, a place or experience you know best! Using oil pastels and watercolor and collage, we create images that tell your story. From the characters, places and sequence of events they’ve created, student’s narrate and expand upon their images creating imaginatively illustrated [...]
Students are introduced to working with fused glass. Using frit and precut shapes students practice implementing elements of design – focusing on color, texture, repetition and pattern to create small functional glass pieces for adornment or functional use.
Develop skill and technique using graphite, charcoal, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paints and mediums. Students are given specific exercises to develop skills in use of materials and to understand formal elements of design as they draw and paint from their imaginations and from life. We also investigate specific themes and ideas of interest to students.