The arts are a vital language that heals division among people. I paint daily, and periodically host concerts and other performances for small gatherings in my art studio. I also mentor students, curate a gallery, and offer art retreats. I’ve created hundreds of paintings in concert with other artists from around the world. Dr. Suess, Georgia O’Keefe, and Gertrude Stein live on as muses for me, inspiring me to play, to paint what I see, to share my story and those of others.
I am currently painting solo. Nature, poetry, and music are recurring themes in my surrealistic, magical landscapes, and ancient goddesses are envisioned in my paintings of female figures. Many layers of purpose and meaning appear as I apply paint, iridescence, rainwater, ground minerals, and glow in the dark pigments on various surfaces with paintbrushes, palette knives, and depending on size, airbrush or spray paint.
The Feminine Almighty, my Goddess series, debuted in Italy, in September, 2018. At the same time my MUSIC! series debuted in America, as stage projections for the New Mexico Platinum Music Awards. I wish I could have been in both places at once, but I chose Italy, where I also visited the fishing village where my grandparents were born. They would have been proud to know that Italian television featured my exhibit in 3 different interviews. See my blog for links and photos.
My largest exhibition took place in 2015 when I curated and exhibited 100 collaborative paintings I created with a Cuban artist, at a solo exhibition at New Century Artists in NYC of which Arte Fuse wrote a tribute review.
My husband and partner DJ Gary Storm co-hosts events and salons with me, and performs his songs on acoustic guitar at my art openings. He also interviews the artists, musicians and other performers who share their passions in my studio on his radio show, Oil of Dog. See Events.