Imagine a place where, when you close your eyes, you sense an unparalleled freshness, full of the colors and scents that only nature can create, free of any artificial clutter of humanity. Your eyes open and it is real, an intense array of colors, organically moving in a breeze that filters a bouquet through nostrils that welcome the experience. The botanical beds that had been sleeping all winter under a coverlet designed by mother earth to protect and shield her children from the harshness of the season, are beckoned to awake by Zephyr winds and pure showers. Spring is a special time when we are reminded that regardless of the repulsiveness of today’s world, beauty prevails, bringing a renaissance in our hope for kinship. Welcome to Botanical Renaissance.
Schedule of Exhibitions:
*Riverside/Avondale Preservation Society Garden Tour - May, 2022
*Adele Grage - August, 2022
*FemArt Gallery - May, 2023
Poster Design for the Riverside/Avondale Preservation Society Garden Tour. Original sold - giclee available.
This body of work reflects a world that exists deeply in my cognitive awareness. Observation of nature provides me with organic interaction of color, shape and form. It is the momentary effects of light, air and water movement that I use to develop my compositions. Without a preconceived notion of color or design I allow natural rhythms to take over. Strokes and hues become defined as deconstruction turns into form. Contemplation gives birth to concrete images and unification of chaos is the matter of course. Formalist attitudes give way to images of our ever-changing environment through visions reflecting its ebbs and flows.
Schedule of Exhibitions
*Jacksonville International Airport - Haskell Gallery - October - November, 2021
*Florida State College - South Gallery - January - February, 2022
*Beaches Fine Arts Series - April 1, 2022, Magenta Flare Chosen as the Featured Work for the 50th
Anniversary, 2022/2023 Season
Magenta Flare - oil and mixed media on canvas - 60" x 84" - 9500.
Aqua Tide - oil and mixed media on canvas - 48" x 77" - 8500.
Art is public spaces encourages the public at large to become involved in the process of "art". They are educated and enriched by the process.
Durkeeville Entry mural - 40' x 12'
Jekyll, Home of the Guale
Just off the coast of Georgia, Jekyll is a barrier Island and a part of the state’s Golden Isles. Measuring only seven miles long and a mile and a half wide, indigenous people called the Guale, originally inhabited the island, but began to be aggressively replaced by private land owners. Development came in the late 19th and early 20thcenturies, but was brought to a halt during WWII due to a government ordered evacuation. The state purchased Jekyll in 1947 for both preservation and security, and since, the island has become a popular tourist destination. The historic portions of the island boast the 1742 tabby ruins of the Horton House, the Island Club Hotel, and several “cottages” built by wealthy. On the ocean side, Driftwood Beach is an amazing example of erosional effects, salt air, and a bleaching sun, leaving fallen ancient live oaks and pines to litter the shore. Jekyll Island’s history, rich heritage, and shorescapes inspired this series called, Jekyll, Home of the Guale.
Schedule of Exhibitions:
*Jekyll Island Resort - Goodyear Gallery - July, 2021
Sticks, no Stones - graphite on paper - 12" x 9" - 600. SOLD
Bismarck II - graphite on paper - 22" x 30" - 12,500. original, 17" x 22" Giclee in limited addition of 50 - 350.
Sapphire Spark came as a vision while on a trip to the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin. The colors of the ocean waters were unbelievable; azure, cerulean, teal, and sapphire waters contrasted with the powdery pearl white sand where lizards ran freely. The sun penetrated the shallow water and reflected off the sea bottom, making the blue bright and abundant. An additional contributing factor was the lack of algae, and therefore, no greens, only perfect blues. The visions rolled around in my mind until Sapphire Spark appeared; it was as clear as the Caribbean waters that I had seen.
204" x 96"
mixed media on 8 gallery wrapped canvases
Un nouveau soleil printanier éclaire les champs de fleurs provençaux où il ne fait ni trop chaud ni trop froid, une terre parfaite. Les Champs de fleurs a l’air d’être un tableau ressuscité qui nous rappelle Van Gogh ou Monet ou un endroit où les images n’ont pas changé depuis 150 ans. Profusions de lavande, de coquelicots et de tournesols remplissent les sens et les vallées luxueuses poussent bien sous le ciel bleu vif. J’aime bien m’asseoir à un café, buvant des apéritifs en plein air en envisageant Les Champs de Fleurs de la Campagne Française.
A new spring sun pours light over the flower fields of Provence where is not too hot or too cold, but beautifully right. The flower fields, or Champs de Fleurs, appear as a painting resurrected, reminiscent of the works of Van Gogh or Monet, where images have not changed in those 150 years past. Profusions of lavender, poppies, and sunflowers fill the senses and the lush valleys thrive under the contrast of the vivid blue sky. I love to sit in the café enjoying al fresco aperitifs while envisioning Les Champs de Fleurs de la Campagne Française.
Schedule of Exhibitions:
*JCA - October - November, 2020
*Reddi Arts Gallery - March, 2021
Plateau de Valensole (Plateau of Valensole), Provence, France - oil on canvas - 8" x 10" - 300. original. 62. Giclee.
My work reflects a world that exists deep in cognitive awareness. As I look at nature, I see the organic interaction of color, shape and form. The momentary effects of light, air and water movement are considered when I develop my compositions. I begin without a preconceived notion of color or design, and allow natural rhythms to take over. The strokes and hues become defined as deconstruction turns into form. Contemplation gives birth to concrete images and unification of chaos is the matter of course.
Emerald Currents - oil on canvas in seven panels 120" x 84"
Angela - oil on canvas - 36" x 60" - $7500.