Inspired both by the nasturtiums and black-eyed susans that grow wild here in Northland, NZ and those of my father's annual labor of love in his garden in Fairbanks, Alaska. Short-lived, but the sweet fleeting flowers brought so much joy to the community every single summer.
The stunning Mahinepus Peninsula track in the Bay of Islands is intoxicatingly beautiful, especially on a sunny day when the turquoise water comes to life. 8X10 Acrylic on canvas sheet
20"X30" acrylic on canvas inspired by magical Northland
Sailing hearts anchor While ceaseless waves cycle on. Pause the world, and rest. Dropping anchor will not stop time, but it slows you long enough to savour the moment. 8X10 Acrylic on Canvas Panel
We may not all be in the same boat, but we are all in the same sea. This little acrylic painting was a fun project inspired by SBK, a humanistic psychologist who developed the sailboat metaphor, a flexible and functional adaptation of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs. "At the end of the day, we're all sailing the vast unknown of the sea. Together." 12"x12" Acrylic on canvas
Painted with thoughts not only of the invisible storms we all battle inside, but with a heart of hope and love for all the special places and people impacted by devastating hurricanes. My heart is with you.
I am always drawn to the magic in the forest, but that morning glow sometimes leaves me breathless.
Life is full of challenges which can forever change us. Unexpected or not, even little changes add character. "the twisted tree lives its life, while the straight tree ends up in planks." The crooked twists and turns are a sure sign of adaptation, of perserverance, and a life well lived. Wherever your roots are anchored, may you become a twisted and twirly tale of beautiful adaptation. 9"X12" Acrylic on canvas sheet
Inspired by Christmas camping at Tauranga Bay in Norhtland, NZ.