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Traveling is a marvelous way to gain inspiration. A traveler is anonymous. A traveler can reinvent herself; become an indigenous Mayan, an 18th century architect awed by the strength of a ribbed vault, or a pot-smoking Dutch cheese maker. If anything, Europeans know how to appreciate leisure and they encourage spontaneity for visitors.

I love all my paintings that were inspired by journeys. Upon return I found new subject matter, fresh color palette and a refreshing energetic freedom of expression.

The paintings I make after foreign adventures are a study in artistic license. Rarely do they reflect accurate geography or scale. They are more apt to be composites of an overarching feeling that came from the place or a narrative of time traveling through the history of the people, their cities, and their culture with their environment gently folded in.

Swans Belgium
28x20
$900


Amsterdam I
30x16
$1000
($1200 for the set)

Amsterdam II
30x16
$1000
($1200 for the set)


Holland
12x20
$200



Ponte Vecchio
30x24
$900
(33x27 Framed $1200)

This sweeping view of Florence, Italy illustrates a history lesson I find amusing.

In the upper right of the painting you can see the catholic cathedral. Just adjacent is the Uffizi Museum, which currently houses the magnificent art collection of Florence. Historically the Uffizi was the center of commerce for the powerful Medici family, who were also leaders in the church. The ultra Ponte Vecchio is the oldest surviving bridge in Florence. Hidden in the rafters is a secrete passage leading across the river Arno onto the sprawling Ducal Estate owned in 1300 by the Medici.

The painting is symbolic of the flow of money, left to right. One must never forget history.

Mayan Sol
24 x 34
$1400

This painting is inspired by an ancient Mayan ritual with the father sol (sun) setting into the pacific ocean between two giant boulders jutting from the sea.

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