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Dragon of Temptation
Dragon of Temptation
Dragon of Temptation
12 1/8 " x 18"
Mixed medium

The theme of the works is based on the idea of what tempts people. All of the temptations are lined up in the background. There is fertility, sex, wealth, power, religion, good or evil. The two headed dragon plays the game of "Life ". It is the beginning of the game and the dragon moves a piece from the background to play against my symbol. To this day I wonder what tempts me.

$4,000.00 - framed

Kalie
Kaliedoscope of Animals
16 inch diameter

Mixed medium


I have done many circle pictures, but this is my favorite. I incorporated fourteen of my favorite animals in this piece, from wolves to worms. It a stunning painting, from a distance or up close.

$3,000.00 - framed

Barter
9" x 12 3/4"
Ballpoint pen and pencil crayon

I have read alot of science fiction and this inspired me to create my own creatures. They are a wonderful contrast of characters. One an android assassin and the other is a simian warrior. The warrior is promoting the selling points of his primitive looking, but highly effective weapon. With it, one has to simply focus ones intent into the crystal and aim at the intended target ... fun stuff!

$600.00 - framed

Drawing the Sword
Drawing the Sword
12 3/4" x 18"
Ink, watercolour and pencil crayon

I've had many dreams and visions of demons. I don't usually draw them but this vision was so clear I felt compelled to catch the detail, so instead of painting his very ugly mug, I just drew his hand drawing the sword. There is a poem to go with it:
" ... a strange light in the warning sky.
The beast that watches turns,
drawing The Sword ... "

$600.00 - framed

All Creature
All Creature
23" x 15 1/2"
Acrylic on cork
Someone gave me a beautiful hand carved frame and some paper made from cork. They are a nice compliment to the All Creature. This is an entity of protection. He is composed of bird, cat, bear and human powers. He's ferocious and serene at the same time. Cork is amazing to paint on!

$4,000.00 - framed

Die Back
Dieback
15 1/2" x 19 1/2"
Ink wash, water colour and pencil crayon
The painting was inspired by a vision of a mermaid lying dead on a beach. It struck me that over the centuries, every time there was a catastrophe, mankind has blamed demons, curses, the Devil, whatever. Today, as the last of the mythical creatures die off we have only ourselves to blame for the ills of the world. In this case, it is the dieback on the trees from acid rain. I used the medieval church in the background to tell the story. At the base of the facade are the people who are trying to help and above, the ones who create and prosper from the acid rain.

$4,000.00- framed

First Born
First Born
11" x 9"
Ballpoint pen, pencil crayon and marker
When I was pregnant with our first son all of my creativity went into baby making and I was only able to do two drawings. This one shows the state of my mind. It has a kind of zen like quality which is a nice way of saying that my brain was fried.

$300.00 - framed

Girls Night Out
Girls Night Out
12" x 12"
Mixed medium
This is a fun piece. I thought I had a chance to send some ideas to the band Hawkwind. Apparently they sometimes use fans' artwork as cover art. Then I found out that they don't accept work from females. I'd already started the piece so it became a satire on the girl/guy thing. These beauties love to take boys out to dinner .... literally!

$700.00 - framed

Inner Dreaming
Inner Dreaming
9" x 14" approx.
Pen and ink
I like doing drawings just for drawings sake, dreaming on paper. Here to the subconscious goes deeper again and in this dream within a dream we can see what my mind sees in it's wandering ... and boy do I have a busy little brain.

$500.00 - unframed

Life Study
Life Study
12 3/4"x 17 1/2"
Water colour and acrylic
This work is in honour of the great men in my life. A wonderful father, husband and three sons. It is a ode to male energy. The baby is attracted to the vibrant energy of this dimension. He is born and as a young man, dances with the exuberance of life. As an older man, this energy has grown into wisdom and calm acceptance of the cycle. In the lower left corner are the things I don't like about male energy. Behind a high wall is a building with the three symbols of the three main religions of world.

$2,000.00 - framed