Horse Portrait

Horse Portrait

When a friend asked me to paint her horses, I was a touch unsure as I've only ever painted one horse before and that was a study of Lucy Kemp-Welch's painting of  'In the Sunset'. As my favourite artist is Franz Marc, and I love all forms of Expressionism, I decided to continue to work with the bright colours I enjoy using, and hopefully I've expressed the flow and freedom of the two horses who obviously share a great friendship. My version of a painting by Lucy Kemp-Welch, 'In the Sunset A Birth…continue reading →
Buddha-Healing Energy

Buddha-Healing Energy

Buddha-Healing Energy My obsession with painting the Buddha's and to try to portray and capture the Energy continues. The original idea for this painting began with the concept of the Chakra's and metamorphosed into a painting that expresses the power of healing energy through the symbolism of a Loving Buddha. I would like to say that I painted it whilst listening to meditative, relaxing music, but in reality, I painted it whilst listening to an audio book of The Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, in which I enjoyed the words of another wise…continue reading →
Twitter Art Exhibition

Twitter Art Exhibition

Very happy to be participating in the latest Twitter Art Exhibition. I really enjoy taking part in this type of project. The artwork submitted by so many artists around the world is enjoyable to view, with a multitude of styles and subject matter portrayed. This piece is loosely based upon Madhubani Art and inspired by the Cosmic Dance of Shiva. If you're interested in participating and submitting your own art, please see links below. Call For Artists TWITTER ART EXHIBIT: ORLANDO OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR ARTISTS WORLDWIDE WORKING IN 2D MEDIUMS…continue reading →
Madhubani Art

Madhubani Art

Madhubani Paintings are a beautiful form of traditional Indian art originating from Mithila. Madhubani literally translates into “forests of honey.” They often depict scenes from Hindu mythology,  creating colourful interpretations of Gods and Goddesses, animals, birds, flowers and a love of Nature. The paintings were used for every occasion, celebrations, festivals, weddings, birth, death, all depicting a visual story-telling of Life. The paintings were traditionally applied on the freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts. This art has extended throughout the decades to become an art form to be found on canvas,…continue reading →
Spring Buddha

Spring Buddha

This painting started off as a black and white painting, with the intention of repeating a project I have been enjoying, Zendoodles. I had drawn a Buddha as a Zendoodle and I wanted to carry out the same idea on canvas with acrylic paint, it lasted for a day, and then I sneaked in a bit of colour, and then another and another, and the painting took over, and became an expression of the coming Spring. I noticed that the colours coming through were expressing themselves to match the yellows and greens of…continue reading →

Wall Hangings

Collection of Wall Hangings A selection of some of my wall hangings painted on primed canvas roll. Once the painting is complete I cover the raw edges with binding decorated with attractive ribbon, I choose the ribbon to compliment the painting. I use bamboo rods through the top sleeve to hang them and through the bottom sleeve to give the wall hanging weight.  There is no backing on the canvas. The painting can also be adhered to a backboard and framed, however I personally prefer to keep them as wall hangings.  I like…continue reading →

Mother Gothel & Rapunzel

Mother Gothel & Rapunzel re-written by Teresa Maria Mother Gothel was my mother, my mentor, my friend…she was not of this world and didn’t always understand the ways of the human. She came from the Underworld, the abode of those who weave the web of Fate. A powerful enchantress; and once the persecutions began, accused of being an evil witch by those who didn’t understand the mystical forces of death and rebirth. I should start this tale at the beginning, with my birth parents. They had remained childless for many years, before finally…continue reading →
Girl with Cat

Girl with Cat

This art quilt is based on a painting by Franz Marc. The painting was done a few years back, and I had decorated the borders with fabric intending to insert it into a frame. It was left lying in storage and recently finding it again, I decided to give it a revamp and turn it into an art quilt, breathing new life into it. This is the third time I have painted 'Girl with Cat,' there's something in it that attracts me back to it time and again, I'm sure I will paint…continue reading →
More Art Quilts

More Art Quilts

This quilt uses pieces of embroidery I did years ago, which then lay idle in a folder I hadn't opened for years. Its fun to look out for colourful scraps of fabric from charity shops and carboot sales. The central motif for this quilt was found in a charity shop. I was also lucky in picking up a book of fabric 'sample' squares from a fabric shop. I don't have the skills or patience to do traditional or complicated quilts, so these small art quilts are fun to do and for now have…continue reading →
Dalai Lama Portrait

Dalai Lama Portrait

Portraiture I enjoy the challenge of portraits even though I find them difficult to do. Extra tension is added to the painting process in trying to capture a likeness, and I feel more constrained than with my usual form of painting. I work from photographs of the person. Native Americans believed that the photograph steals a part of the soul, I can see what they meant. For me, it is a moment captured in time, and within that moment an essence is present. When I study the face for each portrait, I am…continue reading →