“Beware of Honoring Women Artists”

18″ x 24″    Acrylics    2015



This painting is inspired by a poem by Ursula LeGuin titled “Read at the Award Dinner, May 1996”  “Above all beware of honoring women artists.  For the housewife will fill the house with lions, and in with the grandmother come bears, wild horses, great horned owls, coyotes.”

“Dennise’s Celestial Library”

16″ X 24″   Acrylics     2015


This is a painting of the library a friend believed was awaiting her upon her death.  She described books that contained the “answers to every question” and shelves containing the pottery discovered by Marija Gimbutas.  She also expected yellow, white, red and pink roses and tea with hot scones, jam, and Devonshire cream as well as cucumber sandwiches.  She was a wonderful woman and I am honoring her by painting her in the Celestial Library.

“San Andres Xecul Church and Gukumatz”

16″ x 20″    Acrylics      2015



This is a painting of a church in Guatemala.  Gukumatz is a god in Mayan mythology who was the god of creation.  He was a feathered serpent. I think this church is incredibly beautiful.

“Our Lady of the Holy Rosary”

16″ x 20″ Mixed Media    2015


This is a painting I did of my version of the Virgin Mary in Guatemala. In that country they make beautiful fabrics and gorgeous sand paintings in the streets for religious processionals to walk upon. Also the Moon was associated with the female goddess in Pagan times.

“A Dream about Ella”

16″ x 20″  Acrylics   2015

I dreamed I gave my granddaughter an egg.  She opened it and many tiny butterflies made of sugar flew up and landed on her lips.  She just had to lick them  from her lips to enjoy their sweetness.IMG_0721

“A Bouquet of Snakes”

11″ x 14″  Acrylics   2015

I dreamed I saw a green bouquet growing in a terra cotta pot.  As I got closer, I could see the “flowers’ were garden snakes and I loved them!



“Shrine to the Virgin – Pinto Lake Park”

24″ x 24″   Acrylics   2014

 Quite near to where I live, an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe was discovered in the bark of a tree. People have created a shrine at the foot of this tree.  There is an altar for prayer and people come, bringing flowers and candles, as well as photos of loved ones, and icons of the Virgin, etc.

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