Here is where you will find my original drawings and paintings. The commissions and personal projects are grouped together, with the newest works at the bottom.
These are a series of self portrait I drew by observing my reflection in a mirror. The media is pencil crayon on paper, and I only used the three primary colours. If you look carefully you can tell. The first one is entitled "Autumn" and the second is "Winter," based on the season I drew them in.
This painting series was inspired by the landscape of Mars, which I read about in a Carl Sagan book, and by a song by Yoko Kanno called "The Man in the Desert." These paintings are really hard to photograph because I used shiny gel medium to glaze the colours on top.
Another painting of Mars, this time in watercolours. I sold this piece. I hope the man who bought it is enjoying it.
Another acrylic painting, this time in shades of green. Is that another girl in the water or her own reflection? Is she drowning or reaching out?
On the left is a small watercolour based upon the novel Demian by Hermann Hesse, which is one of my favourite books. On the right is a painting I did just for fun.
This is an acrylic painting I did from a nude model while at University. I think it's my most successful work yet.
It's a new school semester and time for more art! This is an acrylic based on a still-life of some old dolls and toys, for my painting class. It's got kind of an uncanny mood to it, I think. That doll is seriously creepy.
This painting is probably my most successful piece this year. It's an extreme close-up of my chunky glass bracelet, lying on a silk handkerchief. I really wanted to paint something in loud, happy, boisterous colours after finishing that scary doll painting.
Uuuurgh, this painting reminds me of the extreme pressure I was under to get it done. I only had one week to completely finish it, so I was going to paint in some of the white stripes at the upper left and have them fade into pale yellow in the bottom right. But I got all involved and ended up covering the entire canvas in stripes! This still-life exercise definitely worked out in the end, but it sure was a struggle to get there.
my final project this year was an abstract, which is usually not my forte, but I really pushed myself to come up with this image. I'm trying to adopt a freer, more emotional style in my painting, and I think this one piece is the key.
This drawing is for the program cover of a large-scale concert performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah that was taking place in my town. I used to be in one of the choirs involved, so I was asked to do the cover. The picture depicts the prophet Elijah being led up to heaven by a chariot and fiery horses. Not a topic I'd have chosen on my own!
I painted these as a commission for a teacher at my school, so I don't have the originals anymore. That's kind of sad, so I'm glad I scanned them so that I have a copy. Watercolour, gouache, and ink on paper.
This is a pencil crayon drawing of my friend's sweet little dog, Treasure. I drew her just for fun, but it ended up looking so nice that they bought it! Treasure is quite a social dog, with really soft fur and a cute face. I love dogs. . .
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