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Forward

"Forward," 2019 

mixed-media on stretched canvas

24 x 36 in. | 50.8 x 60.96 cm
$375 + Shipping

Forward is a piece that represents the mindset of moving forward, forging your new path, and finding your light. 

Untamed

"Untamed," 2019 

mixed-media on stretched canvas

24 x 36 in. | 50.8 x 60.96 cm
$405 + Shipping

Beautiful
Wildflower...

Be free and reach
For the sun,

Live in all your colors

and grow so

Untamed
- Butterflies Rising

Ebb and Flow

"Ebb and Flow," 2019 

acrylic on stretched canvas

20 x 24 in. | 76.2 x 91.44 cm
$355 + Shipping

In both creativity and life, there are so many ebbs and flows. The hardest and most rewarding lesson to learn is to embrace these seasons of our lives. This piece was the result of waiting for that creativity to come back to me, and has become one of my favorite pieces.

Saturdays

"Saturdays," 2019 

acrylic on stretched canvas

20 x 24 in. | 76.2 x 91.44 cm
$355 + Shipping

This piece was inspired by a Sam Francis painting I recently saw at the Des Moines Art Center titled " Summer No.2." I was so drawn to his use of white space and bright colors to create a feeling of summer and lightness. I find myself relating to this feeling lately on these hot summer Saturdays. 

Change

"Change," 2019 

acrylic on stretched canvas

36 x 24 in. | 91.44  x 76.2 cm
$405 + Shipping

SOLD

"All things must change to something new, something strange." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This poem by H.W. Longfellow resonates with me lately. I've begun taking elements of the many pieces I've made in the past and combining them in a concise and interesting way. I am working with negative space and form in ways I have only touched on before.

Mirage

"Mirage," 2018

Mixed - Media on stretched canvas

36 x 48 in. | 91.44  x 121.92 cm
$505 + Shipping

One of the biggest pieces I've ever done, Mirage is a combination of all my favorite colors, textural elements, and was an overall fun piece to create. After a drive through the desert of Utah and Nevada, I combined the feeling of heat in the pinks, the sky above me in the blues, and the expansive desert in the pop of gold. 

Clarity

Series.

Some paintings remain in a state of flux for months at a time as I add layers on layers to create a conversation between colors and textures. I wanted to do something different with this series. Each painting is a moment in time; one thought, one second, one feeling.

 

Using one color helps convey this by allowing a more specific exploration of form and space. It has allowed me to showcase each choice I make; you can see the impact of each tool I use and how the paint responds. 

 

At the same time, the medium itself has so much say in how each piece turns out. This series is unique in that it is only one or two layers and encompasses a large degree of uncertainty. I let the paint dry how it will, and sometimes that is entirely different than how I imagined. These pieces became a way for me to embrace this unpredictability and to cleanse my mind, my soul, and my palette.

 

I have found clarity in my work while creating this collection and what resulted is a representation of the sort of wild peace I found within myself. 

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Surrender

"Surrender," 2019

Acrylic on stretched canvas

30 x 40 in. | 76.2 x 101.6 cm 
$435 + Shipping
SOLD

Building the Universe

"Building the Universe," 2019

Acrylic on stretched canvas

24 x 30 in. | 60.96 x 76.2 cm

$375 + shipping

Storms & Tides

"Storms and Tides," 2019

Acrylic on stretched canvas

24 x 30 in. | 60.96 x 76.2 cm

$375 + shipping

Atom

"Atom," 2019

Acrylic on stretched canvas

24 x 30 in. | 60.96 x 76.2 cm

$375 + shipping

Where Does the Dance Begin

"Where Does the Dance Begin" 2019

Acrylic on stretched canvas

24 x 30 in. | 60.96 x 76.2 cm

$375 + shipping

Improbable & Beautiful

"Improbable and Beautiful," 2019

Acrylic on stretched canvas

24 x 30 in. | 60.96 x 76.2 cm

$375 + shipping