"Boyblue" 10 x 16 inches 2016 Oil Sold   Inspired by Eugene Field’s poem, Little Boy Blue (1850-1895)  “The little toy dog is covered with dust, But sturdy and stanch he stands; And the little toy soldier is red with rust, And his musket moulds in his hands. Time was when the little toy dog was new, And the soldier was passing fair; And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue Kissed them and put them there.  "Now, don't you go till I come," he said, "And don't you make any noise!" So, toddling off to his trundle-bed, He dreamt of the pretty toys; And, as he was dreaming, an angel song Awakened our Little Boy Blue--- Oh! the years are many, the years are long, But the little toy friends are true!  Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand, Each in the same old place--- Awaiting the touch of a little hand, The smile of a little face; And they wonder, as waiting the long years through In the dust of that little chair, What has become of our Little Boy Blue, Since he kissed them and put them there.”

"Boyblue" 10 x 16 inches 2016 Oil Sold

Inspired by Eugene Field’s poem, Little Boy Blue (1850-1895)

“The little toy dog is covered with dust, But sturdy and stanch he stands; And the little toy soldier is red with rust, And his musket moulds in his hands. Time was when the little toy dog was new, And the soldier was passing fair; And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue Kissed them and put them there.

"Now, don't you go till I come," he said, "And don't you make any noise!" So, toddling off to his trundle-bed, He dreamt of the pretty toys; And, as he was dreaming, an angel song Awakened our Little Boy Blue--- Oh! the years are many, the years are long, But the little toy friends are true!

Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand, Each in the same old place--- Awaiting the touch of a little hand, The smile of a little face; And they wonder, as waiting the long years through In the dust of that little chair, What has become of our Little Boy Blue, Since he kissed them and put them there.”

"Inner Child" 23 x 47 inches 2016 Oil Sold   Penelope and Sapphire reached an agreement on their identities.  One a nobody, the other, a nonconformist. One exaggerated, the other ridiculed.  Chances are, hidden inside, is a longing for dirt.

"Inner Child" 23 x 47 inches 2016 Oil Sold

Penelope and Sapphire reached an agreement on their identities.

One a nobody, the other, a nonconformist. One exaggerated, the other ridiculed.

Chances are, hidden inside, is a longing for dirt.

"LLoyd and His Imaginary Friends" 28 x 45 inches 2015 Oil SOLD   I was inspired by the phenomena of Children and their imaginary friends. About one third of all children have an imaginary friend. I never did, and I have to tell you I fell a bit slighted. This phenomena is a testament to the power of the imagination. Most children will tell you their friend is not real, but will go to great lengths to accommodate them at the dinner table or even prevent them from getting run over by a car. This is not learned from other children, but happens all over the world no matter the race , religion or culture.  In the painting, centered is Lloyd. He is surrounded by his imaginary friends. Lloyd Attig was a real person. I found a photo of him in an antique store. He was born in my area in 1903 and died in Oregon in 1986. Thats all I know about him. I imagine that some children”s friends could actually be ghosts. So, I included the shrouded character complete with grass stains on his knees. The odd-looking woman is “The Hairdresser” she is the friend responsible for the unauthorized hair cuts. She has collected the hair and fashioned it into a nice collar for her coat. LuLu is the dog, she was my dog and has since passed.

"LLoyd and His Imaginary Friends" 28 x 45 inches 2015 Oil SOLD

I was inspired by the phenomena of Children and their imaginary friends. About one third of all children have an imaginary friend. I never did, and I have to tell you I fell a bit slighted. This phenomena is a testament to the power of the imagination. Most children will tell you their friend is not real, but will go to great lengths to accommodate them at the dinner table or even prevent them from getting run over by a car. This is not learned from other children, but happens all over the world no matter the race , religion or culture.

In the painting, centered is Lloyd. He is surrounded by his imaginary friends. Lloyd Attig was a real person. I found a photo of him in an antique store. He was born in my area in 1903 and died in Oregon in 1986. Thats all I know about him. I imagine that some children”s friends could actually be ghosts. So, I included the shrouded character complete with grass stains on his knees. The odd-looking woman is “The Hairdresser” she is the friend responsible for the unauthorized hair cuts. She has collected the hair and fashioned it into a nice collar for her coat. LuLu is the dog, she was my dog and has since passed.

"Cookie" Oil 2016 Sold

"Cookie" Oil 2016 Sold

"Gloria" 10 x 16 inches 2016 Oil Sold

"Gloria" 10 x 16 inches 2016 Oil Sold

"Princess Cotton" 15 x 24 inches 1016 Oil Sold   Her Royal Highness, The Princess, Princess of Cotton, Duchess of Glitter and Fluff, Duchess of all things Sparkly, Queen of the House of Monkey Business, Companion of all Fairs, Carnivals, and Food Trucks, member of Her Majesty’s Most Honorable Order of Clowns, Aid to the Camp of Walt Disney, Royal Knight Companion to the Most Noble Order of Candy.

"Princess Cotton" 15 x 24 inches 1016 Oil Sold

Her Royal Highness, The Princess, Princess of Cotton, Duchess of Glitter and Fluff, Duchess of all things Sparkly, Queen of the House of Monkey Business, Companion of all Fairs, Carnivals, and Food Trucks, member of Her Majesty’s Most Honorable Order of Clowns, Aid to the Camp of Walt Disney, Royal Knight Companion to the Most Noble Order of Candy.

"Voices of Reason" 15 x 24 inches 2016 Oil Sold   This painting was probably 5 other paintings before it became what you see now. I really love the background. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. The childlike scribbles seem chaotic however, it is very calculated in value and tone. The moral…In some situations you have to listen to the voice in your head even if it seems to be gibberish.

"Voices of Reason" 15 x 24 inches 2016 Oil Sold

This painting was probably 5 other paintings before it became what you see now. I really love the background. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. The childlike scribbles seem chaotic however, it is very calculated in value and tone. The moral…In some situations you have to listen to the voice in your head even if it seems to be gibberish.

"Fancy" 20 x 20 inches 2016 Oil Sold

"Fancy" 20 x 20 inches 2016 Oil Sold

"Piphany" 10 x 15 inches 2016 Oil Sold

"Piphany" 10 x 15 inches 2016 Oil Sold

"Pin the Tale" 13 x 19 inches 2015 Oil   I found this braid at a flea market. It was one dollar. Of all the things you can buy for one dollar, this is by far my greatest find. I can’t imagine giving up great grandma’s braid. I think this is one of my favorite paintings. I named it “Pin the Tale” and not pin the” tail” in order to leave room for interpretation from the viewer. What do you bring to the painting? What is your story? Did you go through chemotherapy and loose your hair? Maybe once a hippy? Did you shave you head in support of another? Did you cut your hair or your siblings? Do you feel you are identified by your hair? Hair in my paintings almost always represents thought. Hmmm.

"Pin the Tale" 13 x 19 inches 2015 Oil

I found this braid at a flea market. It was one dollar. Of all the things you can buy for one dollar, this is by far my greatest find. I can’t imagine giving up great grandma’s braid. I think this is one of my favorite paintings. I named it “Pin the Tale” and not pin the” tail” in order to leave room for interpretation from the viewer. What do you bring to the painting? What is your story? Did you go through chemotherapy and loose your hair? Maybe once a hippy? Did you shave you head in support of another? Did you cut your hair or your siblings? Do you feel you are identified by your hair? Hair in my paintings almost always represents thought. Hmmm.

"Sugar by Any Other Name Would Be as Sweet" 10 x 16 inches 2015 Oil Sold

"Sugar by Any Other Name Would Be as Sweet" 10 x 16 inches 2015 Oil Sold

"Who in Hell Let Jack Out?" 20 x 32 2015 Oil SOLD   I find inspiration in old toys. I wanted to know more about the Jack in the box, so I did some research. Fascinating! The story dates back to the 14th century. According to folklore, Sir John Schorne, pictured on the box, is known for saving his village by casting the devil in a boot. In French, a jack-in-the-box is called a “diable en boîte”, meaning boxed devil. The name Jack has for centuries been the name of the devil. The story goes on… There is a whole “Hidden Shoe” thing that spanned the globe. People would put shoes in walls when they were building a house, church, etc. They believed the shoes would capture evil spirits. The interesting thing is how did this spread. Many Americans at the time were Quakers, this would have been considered witchcraft. For which, you would have been surly hung!

"Who in Hell Let Jack Out?" 20 x 32 2015 Oil SOLD

I find inspiration in old toys. I wanted to know more about the Jack in the box, so I did some research. Fascinating! The story dates back to the 14th century. According to folklore, Sir John Schorne, pictured on the box, is known for saving his village by casting the devil in a boot. In French, a jack-in-the-box is called a “diable en boîte”, meaning boxed devil. The name Jack has for centuries been the name of the devil. The story goes on… There is a whole “Hidden Shoe” thing that spanned the globe. People would put shoes in walls when they were building a house, church, etc. They believed the shoes would capture evil spirits. The interesting thing is how did this spread. Many Americans at the time were Quakers, this would have been considered witchcraft. For which, you would have been surly hung!