ABSTRACT

OBSTACLE OR OPPORTUNITY? / 2019 / 10" x 20" / $225.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/683097140/blue-purple-green-red-abstract-yellow?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. This abstract work is all about the texture. In the centre is a mound of color and texture about an inch high… it cuts the piece in two. When something unexpected shows up on my canvas I can see it as an obstacle and try to get rid of it, or I can see it as an opportunity and embrace and incorporate it into the artwork. Very much like life, yes?

OBSTACLE OR OPPORTUNITY? / 10" x 20"

A SOUL DEPARTS / 2017 / 24'' x 36" / $700.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/516804041/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_79&frs=1
The beauty of abstract works is that everyone is free to see whatever their imaginations can conjure..
I see a journey from one dimension to another…

A SOUL DEPARTS / 24" x 36"

RHYTHM & BLUES / 2015 / 24" x 30" / $600.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/479574166/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_21
Texture, movement and blending of colors is what excites me most when I paint. There are so many things to touch and feel here. The chosen colors have come together to create unexpected visuals.

RHYTHM & BLUES / 30" x 24"

TRADING SECRETS / 2018 / 16” x 20”/ $275.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/658633004/blue-green-yellow-abstract-acrylic?ref=shop_home_active_13&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work has a light texture. I enjoy abstract works because everyone sees something different. The first time I looked at this piece I saw 2 ladies with old-fashioned bustles whispering to each other in a field – trading secrets. And that’s where the name came from. I look forward to hearing what other people see when they look…

TRADING SECRETS / 16" x 20"

TRACKS OF MY TEARS / 2018 / 16” x 20” / $250.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/666517795/blue-black-grey-tears-abstract-original?ref=shop_home_feat_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and heavy textures. I enjoy creating abstract works and the beauty of them is that they can be rotated in 4 directions for 4 different views. The name came to me while listening to a song with the same name. I liked it and so named it…

TRACKS OF MY TEARS / 16" x 20"

MELTING RAINBOW / 2019 / 11” x 14” / $125.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/684756231/blue-yellow-white-pink-green-orange?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and heavy textures. There is so much joy and positivity to be found in colors. Rainbows make us smile – to see all of those unexpected colors in a blue sky is a delight. MELTING RAINBOW is a small piece but packs a visual punch because the colors are so striking and at the bottom of the canvas is a thick strip of melted color – fun to touch!

MELTING RAINBOW / 11" x 14"

DRAGON’S BREATH / 2018 / 20” x 28”/ $425.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/672753681/yellow-gold-purple-green-bronze-red?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work has a light to medium texture. Choosing a color palette and then bringing multiple colors together in one piece is something I do instinctively. I never know what the end result is going to be, but I do know that jostling all of those chosen colors together and allowing them to blend randomly makes my brain explode with pleasure. The name always comes later… I like to say the best way to enjoy my art is to pour yourself a glass of wine, sit down with the painting in your lap, and then explore it inch by inch and discover all of the wonders just waiting for you to discover them. While doing this exploration (without the wine) the name instantly popped into my head: DRAGON’S BREATH. An added bonus is that this abstract work can be hung in 4 different directions for 4 different visuals.

DRAGON’S BREATH / 20" x 28"

REEL TO REEL / 2019 / 12" x 36" / $450.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/708943501/black-yellow-abstract-film-reel-art?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work has a mix of light to medium textures. Many people see different things when they look at an abstract art work. It is up to their imaginations to give the work more life and meaning…

REEL TO REEL / 12" x 36"

THE UNVEILING OF SPRING / 2019 / 10" x 20" / $125.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/706800289/green-blue-spring-nature-season-abstract?ref=shop_home_feat_2&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and heavy textures. I called this painting THE UNVEILING OF SPRING because the colors combined with the texturing technique present a visual that looks like Spring has been unrolled with a thick roll of color laying at the bottom of the painting. It’s small and charming and I quite like it. An added bonus is that this abstract work can be hung in 4 different directions creating multiple visuals.

THE UNVEILING OF SPRING / 10" x 20"

CHASING THE SUN / 2017 / 24'' x 36" / $700.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/516800731/red-yellow-orange-sun-acrylic-original?ref=shop_home_active_63&frs=1
The beauty of abstract works is that everyone is free to see whatever their imaginations can conjure..
I see a blazing hot sun being circled by even hotter elements..

CHASING THE SUN / 24" x 36"

THE INVISIBLE MAN / 2019 / 16” x 20” / $300.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/670401774/copper-green-yellow-blue-abstract-the?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is lightly textured. Naming abstract works can be quite interesting because it’s purely based on what my eye sees in the piece. I see the vague outline of a man in the foreground with a house in the background. Will others see what I see? I don’t know but I hope the title tickles their imaginations.

THE INVISIBLE MAN / 16" x 20"

LADY OF THE FALLS / 2019 / 12” x 24” / $400.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/683508001/purple-green-blue-white-pastel-abstract?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. An imagination stimulation piece for your consideration. I love abstract pieces because everyone sees something different. When I find my vision, I name it accordingly and then see if others can see what I see, or, have them reveal to me what I wasn’t able to see. I love it! An added bonus is that this abstract work can be hung in 4 different directions for 4 different visuals.

LADY OF THE FALLS / 12" x 24'

APPARITIONS #3 / 2019 / 10” x 20” / $125.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/668883270/silver-black-blue-grey-ocean-ghosts?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. An imagination piece where the name gets you started and you fill in the rest…

APPARITIONS #3 / 10" x 20"

RAINING FIRE / 2018 / 18” x 24” / $325.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/661674639/red-orange-yellow-burning-fire-trees?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. Autumn colors naturally show up this time of year in my paintings. The yellows, reds and orange colors instantly make me think of fires raging… or raining in this case…

RAINING FIRE / 18" x 24"

DAYDREAMING / 2016 / 16" x 20" / $357.50
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/505902709/small-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_16&frs=1
This is #1 in a trio of self-portraits… head in the clouds, eyes to the sky, fire rising up from within…

DAYDREAMING / 16" x 20"

THE BIRTH OF A FOREST / 2018 / 30” x 40” / $1,400.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/643789926/copper-gold-green-forest-birth-trees?ref=shop_home_feat_4
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is lightly textured. Sometimes the most challenging part of creating is finding a name that speaks to an abstract work so that others may see what I see. As every work is created in one sitting and I never plan each piece, moments of spontaneity can produce unexpected works. The reason I called this one BIRTH OF A FOREST is because the teardrop shapes reminded me of babies in utero. My imagination did the rest…

THE BIRTH OF A FOREST / 30" x 40"

CTHULHU / 2018 / 22” x 28” / $450.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/638676065/blue-white-green-cthulhu-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_34&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. My daughter came up with the name for this painting and it’s brilliant!

‘Cthulhu is a character in Lovecraft’s tale “The Call of Cthulhu / 1928”. Cthulhu is a monstrous entity who lies “dead but dreaming” in the city of R’lyeh, a place of non-Euclidean madness presently (and mercifully) sunken below the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Cthulhu appears in various monstrous and demonic forms in early myths of the human race. Racial memory preserves Him as humanity’s most basic nightmare. Cthulhu is the high priest of the Great Old Ones, unnatural alien beings who ruled the Earth before humanity formed, worshipped as gods by some misguided people. It is said that They will return, causing worldwide insanity and mindless violence before finally displacing humanity forever.’

‘He who lies dead but dreaming. He who lies waiting under the waters, ever seeking entrance into the world of the living, so The Ancient Ones may rule the Earth once more.’

CTHLUHU / 22" x 28"

SKY BRIDGE / 2018 / 16” x 20” / $250.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/633458989/blue-sky-bridge-abstract-original?ref=shop_home_active_1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. I enjoy coming up with new ways to texture my paint and new visuals for those textures. As soon as this one was finished, in my mind’s eye I saw a section of a bridge… The Golden Gate Bridge against the sky came to mind and so it was named… SKY BRIDGE. An added bonus is that this abstract work can be hung in 4 different directions for 4 different visuals.

SKY BRIDGE / 16" x 20"

BLUE LAGOON / 2018 / 16” x 20” / $225.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/619601984/turquoise-blue-white-green-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_36&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. The beauty of abstract art is that everyone is free to see something different. You can also rotate and hang it in 4 different directions for 4 different looks. I call this one BLUE LAGOON because I see water and reflections…

BLUE LAGOON / 16" x 20"

THE GREAT ESCAPE / 2018 / 24" x 30" / $650.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/624289037/purple-black-white-abstract-painting?ref=shop_home_active_66&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is lightly textured.
Painting abstract works is fun for me – I never know what I’m going to get. I can play with colors – watching to see how they interact with each other – and I can experiment with different ways to create touchable textures. There is speed and movement in this work and it makes me feel as though I’m watching an escape in action – what the shapes are fleeing from I have no idea but the race is on… An added bonus is that this abstract work can be hung in 4 different directions for 4 different visuals.

THE GREAT ESCAPE / 24" x 30"

CAPTURED / 2018 / 16" x 20" / $200.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/612850312/yellow-pink-blue-abstract-painting?ref=shop_home_active_1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and heavy textures. Where I begin and where I finish when I create a new work is always a surprise to me and I like being surprised by my own imagination!
I started with a selection of bright, bold colors that would accent the gentleness of the pale yellow. In the end, the yellow commands all attention and the bold accents are muted whispers in the background.
An added bonus is that this abstract work can be hung in 4 different directions for 4 different visuals.

CAPTURED / 16" x 20"

LICORICE & CREAM TRIPTYCH / 2018 / 10" x 20" x 3 / $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/624291081/black-white-licorice-cream-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio. My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is a mix of light and heavy textures.
Painting abstract works is fun for me – I never know what I’m going to get. I very much enjoy creating with just black and white. They look so simple and yet when they play together, when they are gently blended some very beautiful results emerge. It can be so stark and yet there is warmth and energy… This work consists of 3 – 10” x 20” paintings that fit together to create one set of visuals when hung on the wall. But then, you also have 3 separate paintings you can arrange in any combination that makes you happy…

LICORICE & CREAM / 10" x 30"

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS / 2017 / 18" x 24" / $400.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/551104095/green-gold-black-water-bridge-acrylic?ref=shop_home_active_65&frs=1
This work was created by me in my TOUCH THE ART TODAY! studio and is very heavily textured. Everyone sees something different when they look at abstract art. I see a bridge over turbulent waters, fast rushing waters
moving beneath… And the textures feel amazing!

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS / 18" x 24"

MARDI GRAS / 2017 / 18" x 24" / $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/533434878/copper-gold-red-green-mardi-gras?ref=shop_home_active_47&frs=1
The bold and vibrant colors feel like joy and life to me and make me think of Mardi Gras in full force.

MARDI GRAS / 18" x 24"

OCTOPUSES GARDEN / 2017 / 16" x 20" / $275.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/541089649/blue-greens-white-abstract-painting?ref=shop_home_active_54&frs=1
Sometimes fanciful names pop into my head when a new painting appears… this was from an old Beatle’s tune
and it makes me smile…

OCTOPUSES GARDEN / 16" x 20"

HIDE AND SEEK / 2017 / 24" x 30" / $780.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/525125769/green-yellow-blue-white-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_35&frs=1
There are so many wonderful textures, nooks and crannies, areas of movement to touch and explore with this piece. The selection of colors and the combinations created when I blended them makes this a stunning, visual treat. An added bonus is that you can hang this artwork 4 different ways to enjoy 4 different visuals.

HIDE AND SEEK / 24" x 30"

EMERGING / 2015 / 18" x 24" /$520.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/479826384/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_93&frs=1
So many women struggle to be seen even as society is determined to keep them hidden. Emerging is for every woman who makes it into the light – to our own selves be true.

EMERGING / 18" x 24"

DREAM #2 / 2014 / 36" x 24" / $800.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/493311767/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_64
In my dreams, somewhere, this place exists…

DREAM #2 / 36" x 24"

RIPTIDE / 2016 / 20" x 24" / $650.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/505921557/medium-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_91&frs=1
A stretch of turbulent water in the sea is represented by the red flowing from top to bottom…

RIPTIDE / 20" x 24"

BLENDED FAMILY / 2013 / 36" x 24" / $1,500.00 / *Available For Pick Up Only
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/479794406/white-blue-turquoise-acrylic-painting?ref=shop_home_active_70
I live in a neighbourhood where acceptance of every imaginable way of being is a given. This piece celebrates the bringing together of distinct beings and creating a new reality that encompasses all the best that each has to bring.

BLENDED FAMILY / 36" x 24"

TENTACLES #2 / 2016 / 30" x 40" / $750.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480062558/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_25
I love to play with paint and color. I paint fiercely and quickly and try not to think about what I’m doing, but simply to let it flow. This piece is big and beautiful and reminiscent of some spectacular sea creature… hiding somewhere in the depths of our oceans…

TENTACLES #2 / 30" x 40"

GREECE / 2017 / 10" x 20" x 2/ $275.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/511318070/greece-blue-white-abstract-painting-art?ref=shop_home_active_44&frs=1
My art is textured and made for touching which brings an element of surprise and fun to the creation. This work is heavily textured. An added bonus is that you can hang this 2 piece artwork in a number of different combinations to get different visuals. The crisp blue and white reminds me of GREECE… cool and beautiful.

GREECE / 10" x 20" x 2

GREECE / 10" x 20" x 2 ( 1 of 2)

GREECE / 10" x 20" x 2 ( 2 of 2)

MOONRISE IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST / 2016 / 24" x 36" / $750.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480045352/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_26&frs=1
I enjoy the trees in my ‘Enchanted Forest’ series. They are feminine, strong, sensual and often dancing… this time beneath the rising moon.

MOONRISE IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST / 24" x 36"

THE RED DEATH / 2016 / 16" x 20" / $175.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/492460198/red-green-blue-white-abstract-painting?ref=shop_home_active_7&frs=1
I call this the Red Death as the red swath is a poison encroaching on the blue and green of the river which will eventually destroy it…

THE RED DEATH / 16" x 20"

YEAR OF THE SNAKE / 2013 / 30" x 24" / $600.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480383900/black-gold-red-abstract-painting?ref=related-0
The blending of black and gold and red was delicious. Amazingly, whenever men look at this painting, they see motorcycles and women see dragons.

YEAR OF THE SNAKE / 30" x 24"

REMEMBER ME / 2014 / 36" x 48" / $3,000.00 / *Pick Up Only – Please note that this price has already been discounted.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/481255996/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_82
This is a big, bold piece that I painted to mark a personal event in my life…

REMEMBER ME / 36" x 48"

LAND OF LOST MEMORIES / 2016 / 16" x 20" / $200.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/486831892/small-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_3
I imagine that with age or a health condition that takes our memories away, trying to recapture them would be like trying to peel away layers that you can’t touch and push through veils that feel like cobwebs in order to see what is hiding behind…

LAND OF LOST MEMORIES / 16" x 20"

SUNRISE IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST / 2016 / 24" x 30" / $675.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/482451520/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_16
I enjoy the trees in my ‘Enchanted Forest’ series. They are feminine, strong, sensual and often dancing… this time beneath the sun as it rides up into the sky…

SUNRISE IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST / 24" x 30"

SENTINELS #5 / 2016 / 24" x 30" / $900.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/494851793/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_86
The ‘Sentinels’ series offers a wonderful combination of textures and blending of colors that make you want to sit with the painting in your lap while you slowly explore every inch. My ‘Sentinels’, my guards stand watch as a mystery unfolds behind them…

SENTINELS #5 / 24" x 30"

MIND LIBRARY / 2015 / 20" x 24" / $350.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480945604/large-painting-painting-on-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_37
Inside our minds, are endless volumes of memories, information, moments, dreams, hopes, desires.. all catalogued and shelved in our own mind libraries.

MIND LIBRARY / 20" x 24"

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