Scenes and Illustrations

Requiem is about remorse, reflection and redemption. It will be part of “The Revival” group show opening September 8 at Cactus Gallery L.A. SOLDThe Poacher - this little fellow has been caught red handed in the cacao patch. Can’t say I blame him. AvailableGreen Magic SOLD My spirit animal, a Celtic stag, painted for La Bodega Gallery in San Diego’s “Spirit Animal” group show.Secrets SOLD some things are better kept to oneself. Prints are available.Practicing Magic - available Any resemblance to the witch in the painting is purely out of necessity.Vainglory-This is the second in a series of Seven Deadly Sins availableGreed-This is the sixth in a series of Seven Deadly Sins availableGluttony SOLD This is the first in a series of Seven Deadly SinsWrath SOLD This is the fifth in a series of Seven Deadly SinsLust-This is the seventh in a series of Seven Deadly sins availableSloth-This is the fourth in a series of Seven Deadly Sins availableEnvy-This is the third in a series of Seven Deadly Sins availableThe Umbrella ( El Paraguas)- card #5 in the Loteria. AvailableWishing On a Star -I painted this for Cactus Gallery’s “Sticks and Stones” show. availablePicnic SOLD What else could a squirrel want? Prints are availableFlight of Fancy Fish SOLD This is how inspiration works. Really. Prints are availableThe Hummingbird's Heart I started looking up orchids that look like other things...and found Chinese Lantern Orchids. They are beautiful plants, but to me, they look more like hearts enclosed in cages than they look like lanterns, and that got me to thinking about all those old stories where some evil wizard or witch would steal the heart of some innocent creature and hide it away. Well, that's exactly what has happened to the little hummingbird in this painting. But he and the frog have been fast friends for years, and who better to help one find their heart again than an old friend? availableThe Monkey's Orchids SOLD I recently saw (and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw) flowers called Monkey Orchids. These flowers are so whimsically wonderful, that I started to wonder about their origins. As near as I can figure it, there was once - in a place that existed a very long time ago-a wise and all-knowing Monkey guru-so wise, in fact , that he just became known as "The Monkey", and he guarded the entrance into monkey paradise. Monkeys would flock to him, hoping to enter into the mythical land that the Monkey guarded- which was full of barrels and banana trees . Some would actually get to enter, if they had led a life of charity and kindness. Sadly though, as we know, most monkeys don't lead such lives...they quarrel amongst themselves and fling poop at each other and just engage in the most outrageous monkey behaviors. And those monkeys-right on the spot-were changed into the orchids that we can still see today, doomed to gaze into the entrance to the wonderful world of bananas and barrels, but unable to enter. So sad. Prints are availableAnnie meets the Gatekeeper a tribute to Bosch availableAnnie Enters the Village A tribute to Bosch available

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