Artwork

“A work of art is completed by the viewer”
-Marcel Duchamp

The Artist

I never expected to become a painter.

But as I finished graduate school and was faced with limited resources and lingering injuries, I saw the proverbial writing on the wall. The chapter of dance in my life was ending. At the suggestion of a friend, I started an art journal as a personal practice. That journal opened the door for the work on this page to emerge.

A longtime practitioner of yoga, the concepts of mindfulness, intention, and creativity had already influenced my choreography and my teaching of social dance. Now I became more and more interested in how the cultivation of one’s inner state influences artistic craft, and vice versa. Painting gave me a way to explore this idea in another medium.

Focusing on color and texture, and allowing the mind to rest on the sensation of marking the paper, these abstract compositions are inspired both by the witnessing state of sitting meditation and by the active listening and responding found in improvised dance. In that sense, they are based on a process of discovery and intuitive choice-making.

Purchasing Artwork Online

All artwork is available for purchase unless marked sold. Please send me a note to arrange purchase and delivery.

2020 – LOTUS SERIES

“Without the mud, there can be no lotus” -Thich Nhat Hanh

The Lotus Series is a mixed media project that was originally inspired by a trip to southern India in February 2020. However, the international crisis that spread so quickly into this year has made the lotus-like themes of transformation and transcendence even more resonant for me. The lotus rises slowly from the darkness at the bottom of the pond, breaking the surface to bloom in the light. These small 9×9 inch paintings are an exploration of acrylic, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper. They are mailed flat and unframed in cardboard-lined envelopes. $60 each includes shipping.

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Garden
Focus
Healing (SOLD)
Witness
Star Twins
Journey
Falling Petals
Blue Queen
Diamonds
Two Suns
Triple Gem
Ice
Sunrise
Heart
Fullness
Metamorphosis
Ornament
Violet
Trio
Mystique
Slumber (SOLD)
Illumination
Gold
Eternal (SOLD)
Seeds (SOLD)
Beneath (SOLD)
Mandala
Truth
Stillness
Vines
Glow
Possibilities
Play
Drama
Wish
Insight

2019 – MINI ABSTRACTS

These small 8 x 8 paintings come ready to hang in sleek, narrow, black “floating” frames that surround the canvas like a fitted box. Perfect to bring color and energy into hallways, living areas, home offices, cubicles, and work spaces. Pair two or more together for a dynamic visual “conversation.” $50 each includes shipping

One of Knives
Two of Knives
Three of Knives
(SOLD)
Five of Knives
(SOLD)
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(SOLD)
Four of Shapes
Five of Shapes
Six of Shapes

2018-2019 – VARIOUS SIZES

Please send me a note for pricing of the paintings below.

Go Deep 1
(20x 30 in)
Go Deep 2
(20x 30 in)
Winter Solstice
(11 x 16 in)
Three Trees
(30 x 40 in)
Reflection
(36 x 48 in)
Discovery (SOLD)
(36 x 48 in)
Joy
(36 x 48 in)
Delight (SOLD)
(36 x 48 in)
Emergence 1
(16 x 20 in)
Emergence 2
(16 x 20 in)
For Durga Ma
(20 x 30 in)
For a Friend
(16 x 20 in)