Maysoon's Dream
Maysoon's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 17.5 x 23.5 in.

Maysoon moves through the world with pride and confidence. She knows her own strength.

Finding Strength
Finding Strength

Mixed Media on Paper, 8 x 10.5 in.

Humans are beautiful and complex. Love your uniqueness and share it with the world. We need you.

 

Fairuz Awakening
Fairuz Awakening

Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12 in.

Life can be rough, rocky and turbulent. With a little imagination, we can turn it into a beautiful sea of colorful possibilities. Be brave and mix it up.

Wildfire
Wildfire

Acrylic on Canvas, 9.5 x 12 in.

With the spirit of a wild horse, courageously charge ahead through the unknown to unleash your creativity.

Run
Run

Mixed Media on Paper, 8 x 8 in.

Life moves so fast, it all seems like a blur. Enjoy the ever changing colors along the way.

Zena's Dream
Zena's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 17.5 x 23.5 in.

Part of the Dream Girls series inspired by Bedouin jewelry, this piece celebrates the music, dance, and colorful clothing of the Bedouin woman during festival season.

Widad's Dream
Widad's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 19.5 x 24 in.

Another piece from the Dream Girls series, this piece was inspired by a woman I photographed singing and dancing at a wedding celebration.

Swan Dance
Swan Dance

Acrylic on Canvas, 23.5 x 28.5 in.

A playful celebration of color and movement. Have fun and let the feathers fly!

Heartland
Heartland

Acrylic on Canvas, 28.5 x 23.5 in.

Memories of home in the Midwest, the heartland of the United States. A swirl of changing seasons, abundant lakes, farms and grasslands.

Full Life
Full Life

Charcoal on Paper, 12 x 16 in.

Following the lines can reveal secrets of a life well lived. Attitude is everything.

Omani Gentleman
Omani Gentleman

Charcoal on Paper, 12 x 16 in.

This portrait was inspired by a Muscat Festival performer whose smile embodies the warmth and hospitality I have always felt from the people of Oman. I love this beautiful, peaceful country. 

Anwar's Influence
Anwar's Influence

Acrylic on Canvas, 23.5 x 29 in.

This portrait of Omani artist Anwar Sonya, honors the colorful life which he expresses through his paintbrushes and canvas. Widely regarded as the Godfather of Omani art, he continues to mentor and influence the emerging artists of the region.

Remembering Pearl
Remembering Pearl

Acrylic on Paper, 11.5 x 15 in.

This portrait is from an art workshop where a fellow artist's beloved Pearl modeled for us. We all instantly fell in love with her. Sadly, she passed not long after that workshop. RIP, Pearl.

Flashback to the Happy Future
Flashback to the Happy Future

Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 25.5 in.

While playing with color and listening to one of my favorite bands, Lissie, I began daydreaming about great classics being rediscovered and how this influences new dreams of possibility.

Fly Away Blue
Fly Away Blue

Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 25.5 in.

I had so much fun painting "Flashback to the Happy Future", that I had to continue playing. Playing reminds me of bright colors, toys, and not worrying about staying in the lines. Let your imagination fly away.

Happy Sails
Happy Sails

Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 25.5 in.

Dreams of sun-filled, happy days on the high seas of creative exploration. Be the captain of your own ship and discover a new world or a new you.

Sketching Matisse
Sketching Matisse

Acrylic on Canvas, 31 x 27.5 in.

Inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs of Henri Matisse at his home in Vence, France, this composition celebrates Matisse' style and his love for sketching his prized pigeons.

Changing Dunes
Changing Dunes

Acrylic on Canvas 29 x 23.5 in.

Embedded in the layers of time are the marks we make on the earth. Fossils burn, glaciers melt, our "progress" lights up the night. Look at the scars we leave behind. 

Against the Tide
Against the Tide

Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 16 in.

As I look out my window, I see the fishermen pull ashore their heavy laden nets teeming with all sorts of fish. The most valiant of fish continue to struggle for their freedom against all odds - some of them make it.

Into the Woods
Into the Woods

Mixed Media on Paper, 15 x 11.5 in.

A tangle of branches, leaves, and dappled sunlight. I love a walk in the woods.

Spring of Hope
Spring of Hope

Acrylic on Canvas, 28.5 x 23.5 in.

This piece, for the 2014 Art 100x100 Cancer Charity Fundraiser, is in honor of Jill Conley of Las Vegas, NV.  It illustrates the vitality and beauty of life in each of us that springs up when we open our hearts, which can carry us during difficult times and give us hope for the future.

With Love
With Love

Acrylic on Canvas, 27.5 x 20 in.

This piece, done for the 2013 Art 100x100 Cancer Charity Fundraiser, is a fond look back at happy memories of sharing the simple pleasures of life with loved ones. In times of need we all can draw strength from our friends and family and the good memories we share.

Edgar's Dream
Edgar's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 9.5 x 12 in.

Reimagining Edgar Degas' Little Dancer as she waits in the wings, lost in the lights and music. She becomes the dance.

Rolling Through Time
Rolling Through Time

Acrylic on Canvas, 28.5 x 23.5 in.

The patina and texture of this piece come from my build/deconstruct process of painting many layers in a variety of colors. The final image emerged after I was inspired while exploring ruins. Two Indian Rollers kept flying overhead telling me, "Get on with it! The clock is ticking."

The Meadow
The Meadow

Pastel on Paper, 7.5 x 5.5 in.

Nature can heal the soul. Take care to protect the gifts Earth gives us all.

The Park
The Park

Pastel on Paper, 10 x 6.5 in.

A beautiful day at the park - the simple pleasures of life.

 

Nature's Garden
Nature's Garden

Pastel and Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12 in.

Stroll through the garden and embrace the subtle healing powers of nature. It leaves a beautiful impression on your soul.

Ancient Dreams
Ancient Dreams

Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 12 in.

The geology of Oman and the cave paintings of the Dhofar region inspired this piece. The cool, dark blue-gray tones are an amalgamation of the rock colors and the shadowy caves. Depicted are the oryx, ibex, and man riding a camel and horse.

Qalhat Ruins
Qalhat Ruins

Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 14 in.

A depiction of the textures and fragmented structures remaining near the old port city of Qalhat, Oman.

Bibi Maryam's Tomb
Bibi Maryam's Tomb

Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 14 in.

This structure, made of coral and stone, stands on a hill near the old port city of Qalhat, Oman. Built around 1311 A.D., it is one of the more significant remaining archeological sites along the coast. This piece reflects how the natural elements and the passage of time affect the textures and mood of the scene.

Sanctuary
Sanctuary

Acrylic on Canvas, 13 x 16 in.

This work was inspired by one of the many historical houses in Morocco that were open to weary travelers seeking sanctuary.

Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse

Acrylic on Canvas, 27.5 x 31 in.

I am a fan of Matisse' work. He continuously experimented with color, line, and composition to capture the essential character of his subject, always favoring emotional connection over the rules of art.

I See You
I See You

Mixed Media on Paper, 5.5 x 7 in.

We look at each other, but what do we really see? I see you, you see me. Answers or more questions? Keep looking.

Showing Her True Colors
Showing Her True Colors

Mixed Media - Digital Art.

 

 

 

I Wonder
I Wonder

Pastel on Paper, 8 x 11 in.

Lost in thought, color possibilities. Dream on.

Look Beyond the Surface
Look Beyond the Surface

Pastel on Paper, 4 x 6 in.

I may seem fragile, my colors bleed. I'm stronger than you think.

The Look
The Look

Pastel on Paper, 6.5 x 4.5 in.

Laser focus pierces the night. Take cover.

Life Leaves Marks
Life Leaves Marks

Pastel on Paper, 8 x 6 in.

The character develops with time and experiences. Wiser? More compassionate? I hope so.

Haunted
Haunted

Mixed Media on Paper, 10 x 13 in.

Too much suffering. Empath forever changed. Key to survival? Compassion. The only way.

Memory
Memory

Pastel on Paper, 6 x 6 in.

Elusive memories reborn like seeds in a desert rain.

Maysoon's Dream
Finding Strength
Fairuz Awakening
Wildfire
Run
Zena's Dream
Widad's Dream
Swan Dance
Heartland
Full Life
Omani Gentleman
Anwar's Influence
Remembering Pearl
Flashback to the Happy Future
Fly Away Blue
Happy Sails
Sketching Matisse
Changing Dunes
Against the Tide
Into the Woods
Spring of Hope
With Love
Edgar's Dream
Rolling Through Time
The Meadow
The Park
Nature's Garden
Ancient Dreams
Qalhat Ruins
Bibi Maryam's Tomb
Sanctuary
Henri Matisse
I See You
Showing Her True Colors
I Wonder
Look Beyond the Surface
The Look
Life Leaves Marks
Haunted
Memory
Maysoon's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 17.5 x 23.5 in.

Maysoon moves through the world with pride and confidence. She knows her own strength.

Finding Strength

Mixed Media on Paper, 8 x 10.5 in.

Humans are beautiful and complex. Love your uniqueness and share it with the world. We need you.

 

Fairuz Awakening

Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12 in.

Life can be rough, rocky and turbulent. With a little imagination, we can turn it into a beautiful sea of colorful possibilities. Be brave and mix it up.

Wildfire

Acrylic on Canvas, 9.5 x 12 in.

With the spirit of a wild horse, courageously charge ahead through the unknown to unleash your creativity.

Run

Mixed Media on Paper, 8 x 8 in.

Life moves so fast, it all seems like a blur. Enjoy the ever changing colors along the way.

Zena's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 17.5 x 23.5 in.

Part of the Dream Girls series inspired by Bedouin jewelry, this piece celebrates the music, dance, and colorful clothing of the Bedouin woman during festival season.

Widad's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 19.5 x 24 in.

Another piece from the Dream Girls series, this piece was inspired by a woman I photographed singing and dancing at a wedding celebration.

Swan Dance

Acrylic on Canvas, 23.5 x 28.5 in.

A playful celebration of color and movement. Have fun and let the feathers fly!

Heartland

Acrylic on Canvas, 28.5 x 23.5 in.

Memories of home in the Midwest, the heartland of the United States. A swirl of changing seasons, abundant lakes, farms and grasslands.

Full Life

Charcoal on Paper, 12 x 16 in.

Following the lines can reveal secrets of a life well lived. Attitude is everything.

Omani Gentleman

Charcoal on Paper, 12 x 16 in.

This portrait was inspired by a Muscat Festival performer whose smile embodies the warmth and hospitality I have always felt from the people of Oman. I love this beautiful, peaceful country. 

Anwar's Influence

Acrylic on Canvas, 23.5 x 29 in.

This portrait of Omani artist Anwar Sonya, honors the colorful life which he expresses through his paintbrushes and canvas. Widely regarded as the Godfather of Omani art, he continues to mentor and influence the emerging artists of the region.

Remembering Pearl

Acrylic on Paper, 11.5 x 15 in.

This portrait is from an art workshop where a fellow artist's beloved Pearl modeled for us. We all instantly fell in love with her. Sadly, she passed not long after that workshop. RIP, Pearl.

Flashback to the Happy Future

Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 25.5 in.

While playing with color and listening to one of my favorite bands, Lissie, I began daydreaming about great classics being rediscovered and how this influences new dreams of possibility.

Fly Away Blue

Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 25.5 in.

I had so much fun painting "Flashback to the Happy Future", that I had to continue playing. Playing reminds me of bright colors, toys, and not worrying about staying in the lines. Let your imagination fly away.

Happy Sails

Acrylic on Canvas, 32 x 25.5 in.

Dreams of sun-filled, happy days on the high seas of creative exploration. Be the captain of your own ship and discover a new world or a new you.

Sketching Matisse

Acrylic on Canvas, 31 x 27.5 in.

Inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs of Henri Matisse at his home in Vence, France, this composition celebrates Matisse' style and his love for sketching his prized pigeons.

Changing Dunes

Acrylic on Canvas 29 x 23.5 in.

Embedded in the layers of time are the marks we make on the earth. Fossils burn, glaciers melt, our "progress" lights up the night. Look at the scars we leave behind. 

Against the Tide

Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 16 in.

As I look out my window, I see the fishermen pull ashore their heavy laden nets teeming with all sorts of fish. The most valiant of fish continue to struggle for their freedom against all odds - some of them make it.

Into the Woods

Mixed Media on Paper, 15 x 11.5 in.

A tangle of branches, leaves, and dappled sunlight. I love a walk in the woods.

Spring of Hope

Acrylic on Canvas, 28.5 x 23.5 in.

This piece, for the 2014 Art 100x100 Cancer Charity Fundraiser, is in honor of Jill Conley of Las Vegas, NV.  It illustrates the vitality and beauty of life in each of us that springs up when we open our hearts, which can carry us during difficult times and give us hope for the future.

With Love

Acrylic on Canvas, 27.5 x 20 in.

This piece, done for the 2013 Art 100x100 Cancer Charity Fundraiser, is a fond look back at happy memories of sharing the simple pleasures of life with loved ones. In times of need we all can draw strength from our friends and family and the good memories we share.

Edgar's Dream

Acrylic on Canvas, 9.5 x 12 in.

Reimagining Edgar Degas' Little Dancer as she waits in the wings, lost in the lights and music. She becomes the dance.

Rolling Through Time

Acrylic on Canvas, 28.5 x 23.5 in.

The patina and texture of this piece come from my build/deconstruct process of painting many layers in a variety of colors. The final image emerged after I was inspired while exploring ruins. Two Indian Rollers kept flying overhead telling me, "Get on with it! The clock is ticking."

The Meadow

Pastel on Paper, 7.5 x 5.5 in.

Nature can heal the soul. Take care to protect the gifts Earth gives us all.

The Park

Pastel on Paper, 10 x 6.5 in.

A beautiful day at the park - the simple pleasures of life.

 

Nature's Garden

Pastel and Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12 in.

Stroll through the garden and embrace the subtle healing powers of nature. It leaves a beautiful impression on your soul.

Ancient Dreams

Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 12 in.

The geology of Oman and the cave paintings of the Dhofar region inspired this piece. The cool, dark blue-gray tones are an amalgamation of the rock colors and the shadowy caves. Depicted are the oryx, ibex, and man riding a camel and horse.

Qalhat Ruins

Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 14 in.

A depiction of the textures and fragmented structures remaining near the old port city of Qalhat, Oman.

Bibi Maryam's Tomb

Acrylic on Canvas, 10.5 x 14 in.

This structure, made of coral and stone, stands on a hill near the old port city of Qalhat, Oman. Built around 1311 A.D., it is one of the more significant remaining archeological sites along the coast. This piece reflects how the natural elements and the passage of time affect the textures and mood of the scene.

Sanctuary

Acrylic on Canvas, 13 x 16 in.

This work was inspired by one of the many historical houses in Morocco that were open to weary travelers seeking sanctuary.

Henri Matisse

Acrylic on Canvas, 27.5 x 31 in.

I am a fan of Matisse' work. He continuously experimented with color, line, and composition to capture the essential character of his subject, always favoring emotional connection over the rules of art.

I See You

Mixed Media on Paper, 5.5 x 7 in.

We look at each other, but what do we really see? I see you, you see me. Answers or more questions? Keep looking.

Showing Her True Colors

Mixed Media - Digital Art.

 

 

 

I Wonder

Pastel on Paper, 8 x 11 in.

Lost in thought, color possibilities. Dream on.

Look Beyond the Surface

Pastel on Paper, 4 x 6 in.

I may seem fragile, my colors bleed. I'm stronger than you think.

The Look

Pastel on Paper, 6.5 x 4.5 in.

Laser focus pierces the night. Take cover.

Life Leaves Marks

Pastel on Paper, 8 x 6 in.

The character develops with time and experiences. Wiser? More compassionate? I hope so.

Haunted

Mixed Media on Paper, 10 x 13 in.

Too much suffering. Empath forever changed. Key to survival? Compassion. The only way.

Memory

Pastel on Paper, 6 x 6 in.

Elusive memories reborn like seeds in a desert rain.

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