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  Feminist Fairy Tale Egg Tempera Painting. A young girl contemplates an enchanted frog prince in this examination of the idea that every girl would love to kiss a toad, win a prince, and completely subsume her life in his.  Her face is serious, and the toad’s jewel like eye seems to lead into a…

Evening Stars

2016  Acrylic This portrait of a lovely mother and daughter was worked from a small photograph of two people I had never met.  Because of the mother’s star tattoo, I decided to make stars a quiet theme in the piece. I gave the little girl a silver star ring and invented a background sky of…

Lenten Rose

2015  Egg Tempera This is a portrait of a fifteen year old girl with a theme of rebirth and renewal.  The girl is in the early spring of her life, and the lenten roses in the wreath on her head symbolize life coming forth after the winter.

Small Print with a red haired woman in medieval gown sitting in the coils of her dragon friend. They read a red book.

Kate and The Dragon

2015  Watercolor I did this watercolor portrait of my daughter-in-law, Kate, as a present for my son.  Although I seldom paint actual fantasy creatures, I felt that the image of a woman calmly reading while cradled by the immense clawed limbs of a dragon suited the duality of Kate’s scholarly yet valiant personality.

Tiger Lily

2016 acrylic on canvas  23.5″ x 23.5″ The subject is a little girl in a Sunday dress from the 1950’s, but she is also obviously a fierce warrior in the field of childhood games.  My daughter was the model for this painting showing the wonderfully feral nature of childhood, but the image also channels my own childhood,…