2015 : Home & Cloudscapes

Dealing with Matters of the Home

The image of home has a solid standing and reoccurs in my artwork. I view and paint Home as an emotion rather than an architectural structure of form and design.

2015 was the apex of stressful experiences and transitions directly connected to my home life. So naturally I turned to Home as subject and as a means to process the conflicting emotions; because each transition had benefits and as well as trauma.

One major event, as a means to end an ongoing court battle regarding my father's estate, was the auctioning off of everything he had accomplished in his lifetime. Growing up, my father's home represented stability and although I was relieved to finally end a painful long dispute, it hardened me to loose our heritage.

Once again I find solace while creating this body of work, I aimed to share my viewpoint on Home: I did not want to document the conflict and permanent loss; instead I intended to embrace my special knowing that the feeling of home is something that cannot be taken from me. Home 2.15.1 and Home 2.15.2 pay homage to the memory of my father's home and through art I was able to memorialize it. Allowing forgiveness and a letting go.

Happening simutaniously was a completely different portrayal of Home 4.15.1 - one that exposes the new lust and possibilities. This painting documents the manifestation a new loving man, one that provides stability much like that which my father had.

In a wave of optimism, we plan our new lives - blending our families, as the narrative of Merging Homes 9.15.1 expresses. We had bonded and were open with all the hope new love brings.

The Cloudscape series documented the emotions of an optimistic dreamer with her head in the clouds arriving to her new home. Only to be struck by chaos and identity loss.

Color Systems of Green and Pink painting

Home 2.15.2

acrylic on birch panel 18 x 24 in. • Private Collection - Cleveland, OH •

Heritage Home

Home 2.15.1

acrylic on birch panel 18 x 24 in. • Private Collection - Cleveland, OH •

A Home in Heaven for sale.

Home 10.15.1

acylic on birch 16 x 20 in.

Romance in the Modern Household painting

Home 4.15.1

acrylic on birch panel 36 x 48 in.

Houses of the Holy painting

Merging Homes 8.15.1

acrylic on birch panel 24 x 60 in.

Long Horizontal Surreal Landscape Painting

Merging Homes 9.15.1

acrylic on birch panel 24 x 60 in.

What Dreams Are Made Of

Cloudscape 10.15.7

acrylic on birch 16 x 20 in. • Private Collection - Los Angeles •

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds painting

Cloudscape 9.15.1

acrylic on birch 12 x 12 in. • Private Collection - Beverly Hills •

Oval, Line, rectangle and triangle art

Cloudscape 10.15.1

acrylic on birch 12 x 12 in. • Private Collection - Beverly Hills •

Cumulous Clouds, Blue House

Cloudscape 10.15.3

acrylic on birch 12 x 12 in. • Private Collection - Beverly Hills •