In addition to my landscape abstractions, I also produce my "other works". These organically patterned pieces are inspired by my love of fabrics, Asian art and Arabesque patterning. They are spontaneous and somewhat whimsical, although each piece is a planned and constructed arrangement of design elements.

     I use charcoal, pencil and oil pastels to draw onto my canvases.  I have allowed much of this understructure to show through the top layers, giving a certain linear quality to the pieces.  Surface texture is also important, with raised edges left by the palette knife becoming part of the imagery.   Some of the pieces have gold leafed areas, adding a bit of opulence.

     

blue and gold morning glory pattern
blue and gold morning glory pattern

30 x 40 inches oil on canvas SOLD

night blooms
night blooms

36 x 36 inches oil and gold leaf on canvas SOLD

in moonlight
in moonlight

36 x 36 inches oil and gold leaf on canvas

ancient vines
ancient vines

36 x 36 inches oil on canvas

utopia
utopia

36 x 36 inches oil on canvas

understory
understory

30 x 30 inches oil on canvas

magic garden 1
magic garden 1

40 x 38 in. oil on birch panel

magic garden 2
magic garden 2

40 x 38 in. oil on birch panel

pond, 1
pond, 1

30 x 30 in. oil on canvas SOLD

pond, 2
pond, 2

30 x 30 in. oil on canvas SOLD

morning light
morning light

24 x 24 inches oil on canvas

persian blues, 1
persian blues, 1

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

persian blues, 2
persian blues, 2

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

persian blues 3
persian blues 3

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

night music
night music

40 x 40 in. oil on canvas SOLD

damask
damask

40 x 40 in. oil on canvas SOLD

ultra vivid, 1
ultra vivid, 1

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

ultra vivid, 2
ultra vivid, 2

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

wind, 1
wind, 1

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

wind, 3
wind, 3

40 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

two blues, 2
two blues, 2

30 x 30 in. oil on canvas SOLD

two blues, 1
two blues, 1

30 x 30 in. oil on canvas SOLD

released in the light
released in the light

48 x 36 in. oil on canvas N/A

hydra, 2
hydra, 2

48 x 36 in. oil on canvas N/A

canopy
canopy

48 x 36 in. oil on canvas N/A

saplings
saplings

48 x 36 in. oil on canvas N/A

soft rain
soft rain

30 x 30 in. oil on canvas SOLD

blue vine pattern
blue vine pattern

30 x 30 in. oil on canvas N/A

leaves in the wind, 1
leaves in the wind, 1

30 x 24 in. oil on canvas N/A

leaves in the wind, 2
leaves in the wind, 2

30 x 24 in. oil on canvas N/A

interlace
interlace

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

ivy
ivy

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas SOLD

dutch iris
dutch iris

24 x 24 in. oil on canvas SOLD

foxglove
foxglove

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas N/A

flower fragments, 2
flower fragments, 2

24 x 24 in. oil on canvas SOLD

flower fragments, 1
flower fragments, 1

24 x 24 in. oil on canvas SOLD

collection of appalachian objects
collection of appalachian objects

36 x 36 in. oil on canvas N/A

circadian rhythm,1
circadian rhythm,1

48 x 48 in. oil on canvas N/A

circadian rhythm, 2
circadian rhythm, 2

48 x 48 in. oil on canvas N/A

vines
vines

48 x 53 in. oil on linen N/A