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I am an artist living in San Francisco. I am currently making large watercolors and soft sewn sculptures.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I sent these guys off early this month, I had been carrying them around for a while and miss them. I used different types and weights of cotton muslin and hand felted the wool shapes. The flowers were made out of a mix of animal skins. If you are in NY they are on view on the the second floor of  Claire Oliver. The main gallery is featuring a show of Canadian artists and it looks really interesting and I am sorry to have missed it.

Six Degrees of Separation: A New Generation of Canadian Artists
Oct 14th, 2010 to Nov 13th, 2010

Six Degrees of Separation Press Release
Guest Curator Noah Becker
Featuring works by: Graham Gillmore, James Nye, Alex McLeod, Frank Torng, Angela Grossmann, Ben van Netten, Trevor Guthrie, Noah Becker, Attila Richard Lukacs, and Catherine Heard

some finished paintings and drawings

I dropped these off last month to the gallery when I was in NY. I took some quick pictures before packing them up and as usual my camera skills prove to be dismal. It is hard to tell in these pictures but I was experimenting more with papercutting and layering. 
                                              untitled   graphite, ricepaper, silk on paper
                                             pretty please    watercolor, silk ribbon, on paper
                                             soft grey spot    watercolor, on cut paper
                                             dreamers     watercolor on cut paper 
                                                           between me and you     watercolor on cut paper

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

flowers and dolls

I have been busy sewing and more sewing. My new obsession with textiles has expanded to felting. It is a very satisfying procedure that involves constantly stabbing chunks of wool with needles. These felted pieces have been added to my growing doll collection. They are still in the beginning stages but are evolving in a pleasing way.
I recently added some of these cut flowers I made out of parchment. The parchment is such an interesting material and so beautiful, some of the pieces have tiny hairs in really delicate patterns.  

These are some new paintings I am working on. 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

This is the very begining of a new piece. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Almost there

I just shipped off the last of the paintings last week for my show next month. I am very glad to have them out of my studio and mind. 
These last couple of weeks before the shipper comes to pick up the figure and other pieces will be dedicated to finishing the sewing. I have a couple of more organs to complete and am 98% done with the figure.

I started piece and am liking its progress so far, I have torn, cut and resewn this one at least three times .
This one is done, the veins were tiny and a bit fussy to make.

Here is a close up of my figure, its just of the face and I cannot wait to be done with this one, the canvas is very heavy and rough and as much as I enjoyed the doing the linework my hands need a rest from thick needles and  bleeding fingertips,

These are pictures of the finished paintings.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

finishing up

I am attempting to finish up the last few paintings for my show, after this week I will finally have time to wrap up the sewing. The wall of organs are filling out nicely and I am hoping to add a few more. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

more finished

Here are some of the pieces I was working on done. 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I got two of my ceramic pieces back from the framers, she did a beautiful job with the stray colored pieces. I only made two but after seeing them framed I wish I had made more. I am making much progress on my full figure sculpture. I made the final amature and am molding the parts little by little. Here is a painting I finished up a couple of weeks ago.