Happy Towne is one of my earliest collages made from painted and found papers, tissue, ribbon and sand paper. It looks like a happy place to visit or live. There is no anger, hate, prejudice or war there. SOLD
Into the Trees
This collage was a lot of fun to make and viewers said it was fun to look at. Can't get better than that. SOLD
Stop n' Go
Mixed media collage on painted tissue. Stop n' Go is just another "cityified" collage on painted tissue. My subject matter is often a city, town and oh yes...trees. 19.5 x 16.5 Framed. 400.
Stop n' Go is just another "cityified" collage on painted tissue. My subject matter is often a city, town and oh yes...trees. 19.5 x 16.5 Framed. 400.
Here's a happy little place I'd like to visit one day. Mixed media collage with acrylic, hand painted papers, found paper, sand paper. SOLD
Bauhaus is a mixed media collage I created in a print making class with the talented Marlene Adler at the Wayne Art Center. This little vendor carrying balloons is hobbling down the street on his long legs. Sold.
Ode to Klimt
If you think this looks familiar, it's because the assignment was to mimic a famous painting and make it our own. This is made of hand cut, hand painted paste paper. SOLD
That Damn Elaine
That Damn, Elaine
My fave framer is named Elaine, who works at my local Michaels. One day, I threatened to name my next collage after her, so here it is. This piece was made with vintage advertisements and images from old magazines and it was a joy to make. 13.75 x 38 Framed. 600
As I Was Saying, Dear Man
This was the first draft of a mixed media collage that was rejected by the juror for a recent exhibition, so my favorite critic and mentor (my husband) told me to change the wide swathe of blue at the bottom. 20 x 20. Pending Completion
A Face in the Crowd
This is an acrylic painting inspired by a visit with two sweet peas to Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum. I haven't been back since then, so I don't know if the high flying colored flags are still there. I thought they needed faces. 16 x 24 framed. 400.
There really is a Tom. He's married to my beloved friend, Ginny. This is really his garden -- a masterpiece he created over decades. I made this from a photo of Tom using acrylic and collage. SOLD
Ida Mae Quick Town Fair
One June, I took a week long workshop with the fabulous painter, Karen Rosasco in New York's Hudson Valley. During lunch break, my friend Ginny and I stumbled upon an old cemetery where we found Ida Mae Quick's crumbling tombstone. This mixed media collage was made in Karen's class and I named it after Ida Mae. May she rest in peace. 17.5 x 17.5 - 400
Made in the USA
One summer we flew to the west coast to visit our son Dane in Vancouver, Washington. Squatting in the field of a picturesque farmer's stand rested this still handsome, old hunk. This piece was done with pastels ranging from white to black and more than 50 shades of gray. 16 x 20 framed. $400.
Made in the USA
While visiting our son in Vancouver, Washington, we stopped by a local farmer's stand. Out in the field, stood this old beauty. This pastel painting is made from the photo I took of that vintage car. 16 x 24 Framed. 500
Mixed media using acrylic, vintage woven papers, found paper and a single "girlie" match stick. 16 x 20. $350
Miss Judy was titled in honor of my sister (and best friend) who died of breast cancer much much too young. To me, those big bug eyes look innocent and bewildered, just like Judy. After nearly a decade, I still miss Judy. 16 x 20. $400
I once found a few pieces of 1940's hand-painted wallpaper at an estate sale and they made their way into this collage. 18 x 18. SOLD.
Upset Stomach is another collage using vintage images from magazines. My husband (also an artist) has been staying up late at night snipping out pictures of people, creatures, cars and what have you and we've had laugh out loud fun making pictures from them. This is a 12 x 12 cradled canvas in a floater frame. $300.
The design of this collage, according to the experts, is a study in what not to do. The rule broken here was the division of the picture in the middle -- in this case almost right across the middle. It's a shade off. The top half of Potsy is a mono print. 16 x 20. $350.