New Works. “Raw and Exposed: Faces of Beauty”

In a society in which judgement rules; we often acclimate to the collective pressures and attempt to be “cookie cutter perfect”. Surface easily eludes reality, yet the true power of expression often rests underneath or hides within emotional layers below the surface. I feel the authenticity of rawness deserves to be seen at minimum; acknowledged and embraced at optimum. Our full spectrum of human emotion is a beautiful gift of life.

This series evolved with my own permission to allow the spontaneity of the moment to create the brush strokes that represent authentic raw emotions .

This body of work has the clear intention of exploring my deepest and most personal feelings. In my desire to see myself truly, to see my own inner ‘beautiful.” The more I authorized the freedom in these strokes, the deeper I found authentic expressions including, yet not limited to, desires, struggles and joys, strengths, weakness, fears, rage, and contemplative reflection.

My hope for this series of paintings is not only to review my personal reflection, yet also to permit viewers to perhaps open to experience their own layers, and to see a beauty in our common humanness – to accept the gift of emotional expression.
I have heard it said, that art is by people for people.

Mais Qui
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48, 2015
Mais Qui
Untitled II
Oil on paper, 22 x 30, 2016
Untitled II
Paper Doll
Oil on canvas, 34 x 34, 2015
Paper Doll
Always
Oil on canvas, 30 x 36, 2015
Always
Yes Please Maybe
Oil on canvas, 30 x 36, 2015
Yes Please Maybe
Innocence
Oil on canvas, 30 x 36, 2015
Innocence
Untitled
Oil on canvas, 34 x 34, 2015
Untitled
X’s and O’s.
Oil on canvas, 35 x 35, 2015
Brussels 2016
Oil on canvas, 34 x 34, 2016
Brussels 2016
Waiting for Peggy
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48, 2015
Waiting for Peggy
To Be
Oil on canvas, 42 x 52, 2015
To Be
Tears for My Children
Oil on canvas, 30 x 36, 2015
Tears for My Children
I Know
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48, 2015
I Know
Untitled
Pastel on Paper, 30 x 40, 2015
Untitled
Rag Doll
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48, 2015
Rag Doll
Painting Away
Oil on canvas, 25 x 35, 2016
Painting Away
Untitled
Oil on canvas, 34 x 34, 2015
Untitled
One Moment
Oil on canvas, 34 x 34, 2015
One Moment
Liz
Oil on paper, 22 x 30, 2016
Liz
Untitled
Oil on paper, 22 x 30, 2016
Untitled
Big and Beautiful
Oil on canvas, 42 x 52, 2015
Big and Beautiful