Iron Weed

The final painting for Iron Weed. 11″ x 14″ oil on panel. Cat, the visionary and model for Iron Weed wrote: “Iron weed is about ancient strength. the strength that passes on through all time. The iron in our ancestors’ blood went into the earth where it became, and remains to be, the nourishment that…

Thanks for coming!

The opening at Raven and Crone for the beginning of my Plant Spirit Portraits was a wonderful night!! As usual, I didn’t take a lot of pictures because I was too busy enjoying talking to all of you WONDERFUL folks who came out.  Dang, I know some amazing folks! Here are some pictures from the…

Plant Spirit Portraits

For the past few years, I have been nurturing an artistic and spiritual project that is very dear to my heart.  On November 22nd, the very first few paintings from that project will be publicly shown at Raven & Crone in Asheville. A few summers ago, I was sitting in meditation at one of my favorite…

The Asheville Airport Art Show Comes Down

  I know, I should have made this post when the show went UP so all you fine folks would be sure to spread the word to any travelers that they should swing by the gallery on their way through the airport. Well, better late than never, right? My good friend and muse, Jessica (my…

Dyeing with Jewelweed

Man, dyeing stuff with plant material is just so much fun. Since I wasn’t crazy about the yellow color the marigolds dyed my yarn (it’s for a sweater for myself, and I am just not going to wear big bird yellow, no matter how sunny and lovely a color it is), I wanted to try…

Passion Flower Essence

Passiflora Incarnata For the last year or so, I have been deep in the planing of a very exciting and spiritually based art project that is very dear to my heart.  I have asked a dozen or so women I know to help collaborate and be my models for a huge series of paintings I…

26/52 A Portrait A Week

Another portrait for Ian Wilkinson’s San Luis Valley mural.     This is a portrait of Tom Tobin.  He was a tracker, adventurer, bounty hunter, and killer of Felipe Espinosa– America’s first serial killer (officially 32 murders have been attributed to him, but it’s suspected he and his brother may have killed up to 60)….

25/52 A Portrait a Week

The other week,  I helped Ian Wilkinson with two portraits for his awesome San Luis Valley mural. This portrait is of Epi Archuleyta, an artist from the area.  In the background is the unfinished painting of one of her pieces.

Triangle Park Celebration

Last Saturday, we went to the grand opening celebration of the Triangle Park Mural headed up and mainly painted by Molly Must with the help of members of the community and local muralists.   There was a dance performance, live music, speeches, and poetry readings.  But mostly it was about community, art, celebration, and history.

19/52 A Portrait a Week

I started this lady last fall as part of the Triangle Park Mural for Molly Must.  Just finished her hands today.  The grand opening is this Saturday- hope all you Ashevillians can come!