Southwest


Mixed Media/Fiber   39“ W x 30" L  Out of my third story window of my condo in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver, I could see mountain peaks in the distance. The shapes of these beautiful mountain peaks could also be seen in the peaked roof tops in between the green trees. Far-away trees just fade into the distant view of the mountains.  The design develops with the shapes of buildings, windows, and roof tops in front of the surrounding mountain peaks. Since the buildings house many people, figures are subtly added in windows.  The beautiful summer sky becomes an integral part of both mountains and buildings.    $1,200  
Southwest
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Separate not Equal


Mixed Media/Fiber     67“ x 36" L "Separate not Equal" was inspired by my wonderful trip to Cape Town, South Africa. The city is incredibly beautiful in many spots, but like many cities, it is a place of haves and have-nots. In the wealthy, white area of town there were beautiful homes, but they were often protected by numerous layers of fencing.  In the Muslim area of town this group of citizens created their own enclave of small, but colorful homes.  On the edge of the city, usually not seen by tourists, are the slums. People create electricity by running wires that are  not connected legally;  homes are made of discarded trash.  Everyone living here is black skinned. My hope is that Cape Town can evolve into a place where all faiths, people of color and cultures live together in harmony and have equal opportunities.  $2,700  
Separate not Equal
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Denver’s Painted Ladies


Mixed Media/Fiber      32 “W x 38" L
Most of us have seen the iconic photograph of the row of Victorian houses found in San Francisco. Along Delaware Street in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver there is also a row of old Victorian style houses. Across the street is the court house and the county jail is around the corner. These once stately homes now house an array of bail bondsman. I can image their former glory, long before the modern temples of justice were built. I played with shape and color to honor their former glory before they became a place for the 24 hour a day bail bonding business took them over.   $1,300
   
Denver’s Painted Ladies
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Construction Zone I & II


Mixed Media Fiber  18" W x 20" L
Mixed Media Fiber  20" W x 24"
Under construction is my interpretation of Denver’s new construction boom. For a while everywhere I looked out my 3rd story window, I saw high cranes. As the new art museum administration building developed, I loved the designs created by the yellow insulation panels. The design developed as pieces of rectangles and windows while in the forefront workers scurried around.      $400 each  
Construction Zone I & II
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View from the Bridge


   Mixed Media/Fiber      22" W x 34" L
One of the most beautiful cities in Portugal is Porta. Porta is divided in half by the Douro River. One side of the river is ancient walls and buildings. The other side is made up of commerce and river-based businesses. This bridge over the river is of ancient stone and is extremely high above the river. There is another bridge that crosses the river nearby. It is steel girders with cars rushing on it. The place and the view kept me there for a long time. I took numerous photographs but when I returned home these ancient building with worn steps up the rock cliffs were what drew me to creating my piece. It helped me remember a wonderful trip.    $900
 
View from the Bridge
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Blue Mosque


  Mixed Media/Fiber        42” x 54" L
I visited Istanbul and was pulled into the fascinating merger of East and West. The Mosque is incredibly ornate and beautiful. It became my background for a group of Muslim young women These young women that I met while touring exemplified their individuality by wearing colorful scarfs while still honoring tradition. I was fascinated by each face. The women moved as a group and wore identical raincoats; they reminded me of the dance of the penguins.  Sold
   
Blue Mosque
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East


  Mixed Media/ Fiber     40" W x 32" L 
My inspiration for “East” came from looking out my city loft window unto the Denver Art Museum. I am inspired by the shapes and shadows created by the city buildings surrounding me. The design develops using these geometric shapes and the wonderful angles of the museum. I believe including people makes the piece reflect my personal love of the city. Our city is places where people can meet and interact, sometimes spontaneously, think “meet up”.         $1,300
East
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Everythings Crooked


  Mixed Media/Fiber      40" W x 31" L I live in a modern city; Denver is only 150 years old.  Looking out my condo window I see the straight lines of the very tall buildings. Transfer me to an ancient street in Bruges, Belgium. Every building I see has been there for at least 450 years. The charm engaged me as I sketched with watercolors in my small pad. I quickly realized any struggles I have had with perspective in the past it made no difference here.  Every building was crooked, each one leaning in, or out or towards its neighbor. Bright colors on the houses added to the charm of this engaging street. I could not wait to get home and transfer the image to fabric and stitch.    Sold  
Everythings Crooked
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Light and Shadow


Mixed Media/Fiber        39"W x 24" L
Since time immortal, artists have watched how familiar scenes change with the time of day. I am certainly not comparing myself to Monet, but I have always been struck by his persistence in painting all the various changes of light, color and shadow on the cathedral in Rouen in northern France. I have done similar studies in my sketch pad of the parking garage and bus stop that I can view out of my west window. 14 stories below me. Of course there isn’t any beauty of architecture but there is certainly a beauty in the shapes created by the sunlight and the shadows that can changes quickly. Unlike Monet I am not fascinated enough to create an entire series but I was intrigued enough to create this mixed media piece.    $1,000
Light and Shadow
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Ancient Roofs


 Mixed Media/Fiber     39" W x 31" L The small ship I was on was cruising slowly town a canal in Germany. All along the canal and the Rhine River there were small towns built into the hillside. I became fascinated by this ancient castle on built on a hill. The sunlight made everything appear in stark contrast, the white walls, the red roofs, and the shadows. It was a study in shapes and line. I sketched it quickly using pen and ink and watercolor. In addition, I took several photographs as the angles changed as we moved slowly. Upon returning home I could not wait to attack the challenges of creating the image on fabric.    $1.200    
Ancient Roofs
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