Portfolio > Viscus Paintings

"Seven Wishes and a Prayer"
Oil enamel and mixed media on panel
72" X 72"
2006
"Mandolin Wind"
Oil enamel and mixed media on panel
2006
"Ice Bubbles"
Oil enamel and mixed media on panel
24" X 24"
2006
"Sun Rays of August"
Oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 48"
2006
"Throes of Passion"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 60"
2009
"Nightrain and Moondrops"
Oil enamel and mixed media on panel
2006
"Between the Sand and the Sea"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
36" X 72"
2008
Black raindrops on a shimmery gold field with yellow red and green accents and flecks of eggshell sprinkled throughout.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
72" X 72"
2006
Dark brown lines, a wide variety of earth tones of tan, light brown and creamy white with dark amber glass and a multitude of seeds and twigs that bring up additional accents of shades in this painting that brings to mind a beautifully abstracted cross se
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
60" X 84"
2010
Black glass and black lines on a beautiful blue background with scattered eggshell "stars" across the whole field.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 48"
2010
"Casting of the Runes"
oil enamel and mixed on panel
72" X 72"
2009
Copper and brown lines with green glass on top of a creamy tan background.  The pistachio seed marking is especially good in this piece.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
24" X 24"
2009
Black raindrops on a dynamic background of reds and gold with green accents.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 48"
2007
This triptych has meandering brown lines atop a white, gray and black background with embedded bits of red bottle glass that have been sanded and polished to look like rubies.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
54" X 76"
2008
A fiesta of color!  Blue glass with green underpainting atop a vivid field of red and blue with secondary accents.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
24" X 24"
2009
A fiesta of color!  Blue glass with green underpainting atop a vivid field of red and blue with secondary accents.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
24" X 24"
2009
Amber, green and blue stained glass and intersecting brown lines on top of tan and cream background with embedded seeds, twigs and shells.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
54" X 66"
2009
Black wavy lines and turqoise glass scattered on top of an incredibly lush red and purple background.  This piece draws you in and carries your eye from corner to corner and back again.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 60"
2009
"Passions Fuel"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 60"
2006
Polished green stained glass and copper lines on top of a creamy tan background.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
60" X 60"
2008
Winding black lines, bright red spots under glass that is sanded and polished like agates atop and white and gray background.
mixed media on panel
42" X 54"
2009
Black lines against a background of varied shades of red with blue and yellow accents in the places where the seeds, twigs and shells had been, this piece looks very much like the a sheet of fine wood that has been stained red.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
66" X 54"
2009
Black, blue, white, oil enamel and glass on panel..
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 60"
2009
Black line and black stained glass on top of a rich red background with scattered turquoise and white and cream embedded twigs and shells.
mixed media on panel
32" X 80"
2009
Primary colored stained glass dancing across black lines on top of a gray and white background.  The lines are like the spikes of sound waves when someone steps into crunchy snow, and then dissipates when the snow falls off their foot in between steps.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
54" X 66"
2009
"Desert Delights 2"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
16" X 16"
2009
"Desert Delights 3"
oil enamel and mixed media
16" X 16"
2009
"Checkmate"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
40" X 66"
2011
Medium brown raindrop lines on top of a cream and beige background with brown and yellow ochre highlights.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
32" X 80"
2008
Black raindrop  lines on top of an incredibly vivid and alive red and yellow background.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
32" X 80"
2008
Tan lines on caffe au lait background with cream, white and bright orange highlights.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
32" X 80"
2008
Flowing copper lines in a current on top of a cream and ecru background with light blue and gray accents.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 60"
2006
Creamy white lines weaving back and forth on a rich multitlayered earth tone background with accents of orange, yellow, green and blue.  The movement in this piece is powerful and your eye doesn't stop in one place because there is so much to see.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
60" X 72"
2005
"Siren of Ocean Shores"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 48"
2005
"Ebb and Flow"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
60" X 84"
2010
Creamy white lines on beautiful deep yellow and ochre background with burgundy accents made from pistachio shells.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
36" X 36"
2007
Creamy tan "rain drop" rings on top of burnt umber and brown backround with terra cotta accents.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
36" X 36"
2008
"Astral Drive"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
60" X 48"
2006
Accents of bright reds and yellows on top of swirling purple lines in a "tornado" form and layers and layers of different tones of pink.  The perfect painting for a specific room and person.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
72" X 60"
2006
Golden leaf shapes and embedded twigs against a terra cotta and stone background.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
24" X 24"
2007
Organic brown lines rising up like growing vines and reeds against a deep yellow ochre/terra cotta background.  This is a very visually pleasing and meditative painting, as you can almost feel the plants playfully winding their way around and upward as th
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
42" X 42"
2008
"The Opposite Is True"
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
2007
Beautiful spiral floral in peach, lilac, tan and white.
oil enamel and mixed media on panel
48" X 48"
2006

Contemporary art focusing on mixed media paintings and sculpture in bronze, steel and wood ranging in size from pedestal to large outdoor commissions.

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I named this series "Viscus" because I wanted to the viewer to have a visceral reaction rather than having to think about what they saw or felt. These pieces have deep lines that are made with tape, string and twine and then twenty layers of paint are applied. Along the way, I embed seeds, twigs, shells and other natural elements that I find here in the California desert. I also use both stained glass and bottle glass that is later sanded along with all the layers of paint until the surface is deconstructed to a nearly smooth surface, that is rich in color and texture.