“Out and About” is a collection of contemporary goddesses as they might be in the world today. The “Ladies,” as I call them, are my whimsical take on the goddesses I once painted more seriously in a classically or abstracted style. During the 1990’s I painted representations of angels, Egyptian, Greek and Eastern goddesses. I’ve dropped the halos, head dresses, wings and have added eye glasses, heels, and hand bags. My Ladies are ready to shop on the Streets of Paris, London or New York; or walk through a city park feeling complete.
The series "Raw & Exposed: Faces of Beauty" (2016 - ongoing) evolved allowing my own raw emotions to surface through uncensored brush strokes. The more I authorized freedom in these strokes, the deeper I found authentic rage, desires, struggles, fears weakness, joys, and strengths. In my quest to see myself truly, to see my own inner ‘beautiful” and to accept my own journey, I share this process through my painting. I hope viewers can open to experience their own layers, and moreover to see a beauty in our common humanness – to accept the breadth of emotional expression, as a gift.
My art has always had a connection to what I refer to as the divine feminine and I have attempted to convey a sense of the spiritual, mystical as well as the power and beauty I see in women. “Contemporary Goddesses- Out and About” is a joyful acceptance of self... a coming out.
Older works. A small sampling from hundreds of oil paintings