accepting commissions for 2022
accepting commissions for 2022
Paintings with pieces of their subject in them
so you can experience more than the image.
Example... a painting of the Dead Sea has it's real salt in it.
Paintings made with your special artifacts to
forever preserve & remember them.
Example... a painting of a house is made from
a treasured old robe of the owner.
Those below have real artifacts from their location embedded in the paintings. This makes the painting "experiential" as it has a piece of the subject, not just its image. They're textured so you can better see and feel their beauty.
Popular: Collecting pieces while traveling and having a painting created upon return
One day a customer asked... can you create a painting with my 25-year old Winnie-the-Pooh robe? My husband gave it to me when we were dating. It is tattered but it means so much to me. I want to preserve it in some creative way. And we did! I created a painting of their home using embroideries and fibers from the robe.
Can you see the Winnie and Piglet embroideries? The textured large tree, evergreens, and other foliage are made from fibers from the robe.
Debbie and her husband are on the porch enjoying a glass of their favorite wine as they often do.
Details such as their landscaping including the swan make this so unique to them.
Acrylic on wrapped canvas. 2 ft x 3 ft.
The bottom has an embroidered bow from the robe. It's important that every view of the painting has something interesting about it.
The blue colors in the sky are made from the same paint colors in Debbie's home
Textured objects wrap around the painting for visual expansiveness.
There is such a challenge in putting a childish character into a painting for adults to be placed in an adult space! :)
A close-up of Winnie. He has been integrated into the painting by blending his edge color and placing him in the tree made of fibers of the robe. Also, lining up the hive with his eyes makes him look purposeful.
How objects are integrated is critical to their appearing as part of the painting as opposed to "things just stuck on."
I also created a small booklet to commemorate the painting, preserve the story, and some of the robe.
I wrote a story of the gifting of the robe in the style of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.
The cover includes embroideries from the robe.
What would you like preserved and enjoyed for years to come? Perhaps...something regarding
- Special Experience
- Piece of clothing
- Passing of a loved one
- Celebrating a friendship
- Celebrating a military career
- Your thoughts?
Sometimes I am asked to create a painting on... a skateboard, a paper pad cover, a purse, a rock, a "hippy" trash bin. And sometimes I am asked to come up with an idea of what to paint for a special gift. A piece of art can be created on anything.
To frame or not to frame? Wrapped canvases don't need a frame or you can also mount them in a floating frame. Sometimes you just want something that carries the theme of the painting but isn't a traditional concept of a frame.
Handmade wood blocks, canvases strung together, carved wood edges, inlaid stones, and more
Some of my paintings also include a microchip in them that when scanned with an NFC-enabled phone, the phone's browser will redirect to a webpage that describes the painting, its background, and more.