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“Meet You Halfway” at Kaleid Gallery

I had extra “found” landscapes on hand, and continuing that theme was partly out of necessity as my art sources and studio access got disrupted to varying degrees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moment of Zen

This is a watercolor of an excellent image Alan captured of a rare moment of peace between the cats — aware of each other but sufficiently distant.

Crafts of 2020

So much was happening, and worrisome, and strange that I just lost track of a lot of it. This post is about the weird craft stuff I focused on as an escape.

1st Doctors Triptych

“All three were the first woman from their respective countries to obtain a degree in Western medicine from a Western university.”

Changes of Perspective

In the strangest year in my lifetime, I figured it was fitting to wrap it up with a few oddities that are changes in perspective.

Treasure Skull

I painted this ceramic skull for the 31 Skulls fundraiser for Local Color. Fun project!

An Animation Cel Portrait at Disneyworld

A fresh new type of commission: an animation cel portrait!

Signal

Symbols in our public space are gaining extra scrutiny for the worldview they present.

Books & Books

These are nursery paintings for the #quarantwins Aubrey & Oliver. I got the idea to create a pair of paintings so that each one can have one when they’re older.

ArtBox: Jellyfish Float

This is a commission I recently finished in front of the Casa Verde apartment complex – they requested art that would be vibrant and fun.

Sushi Cats

A commission with a more cartoony and colorful style that didn’t need detailed photo references.

Pet portraits: Horse edition

These portraits are more accurately “animal friends” rather than pets – this time, horses! The first portrait in the middle was a commission, and the two on the sides are horses at The Right Step, Inc.

Live Laugh Love

This is for being Black, and simply asking to live.
This is for Black women, silenced, “too loud” to laugh.
This is for Black trans women, who risk so much to love.

We Were Seeds mural for Élyse Restaurant

This mural is part of the early response, organized by Local Color, to support local businesses with art of hope & solidarity after the first weekend of protests following the murder of George Floyd.

Portrait of TJ

Like Tobey (from Tobey’s Gaze), TJ has a bunch of fluffy white fur and a piercing gaze.

Pet portrait: Mia

This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.

Wave Daydream I & II

When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.

Feline Family Portrait

This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.

Fortune Teller

I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.

Haberdasher Early Evening

While figuring out what to paint for this year for the Works/SJ benefit, I realized I’ve done a few paintings that have aligned into a new series of their own.