Southwest Abstractions: Social/Political Mixed Media Works

Following Meryl Streep's advice, quoting fellow actor Carrie Fisher, I've "taken my broken heart and made art." Post 2016 election, I've been pouring my heart out in creating this mixed media series, "Preserving Democracy." The series celebrates what I hold dear and what I believe keeps our democracy strong: women and women's rights, civil rights, and, among other things, cultural diversity. Each of the mandala paintings are done in water-based mediums with collage elements --

photographic and/or design images -- mounted on canvas.

 

 

Winner of 2011 Common Ground Exhibit, Santa Fe Arts Commission

Winner of 2011 Common Ground Show
Autumn Storm, watercolor, 2011

Cloud Dance, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20, 2016

Featured in upcoming "Wish You Were Here" exhibit, Nov 1- Dec. 15,

Santa Fe

 

Balloon Festival, mixed media/collage, 12 x 12, 2016

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01/05/17 Politically-inspired "Preserving Democracy" series (see full series on Social/Political Mixed Media page)

05/27/16 Old World Abstractions -- new works in collage.

01/13/16 Richard Diebenkorn-Inspired Art

03/29/15 Art Accepted in 2015 Juried Show of Santa Fe Historical Society

10/04/14 Pure Poetry: How Poetry Can Inspire Art

9/05/14 Experimenting with Acrylic Mediums

6/7/14 Der Blaue Reiter Collection, Munich

4/14/14 Light-Inspired Art: Small Jewels

1/23 Prismatic Effects of Water-Based Media

1/05/14  Using Oil Sticks to Create Dramatic Effects

10/31/13 On Studying Other Artists

10/19 Unintended Consequences Using Water-based media

10/12 Painting the Seasons of New Mexico

8/31 Composition: The Arrangement of Contrasting Forms

7/31 New Mexico: A Painter's Paradise

7/17 Intensifying Watercolor Effects

6/02 Creating Atmosphere with Glazes

6/01 The Photography/Painting Debate

5/25 Capturing Fleeting Light on a Garden Wall

And more.....