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Interests: rabbits, children's book illustration, sea monsters, old dresses, luna moths, apples, cats, painting, sewing, birds, buttons, pineapples, strawberries, polka dots, stripes, calico, stripes, swans, t-strap mary janes, tom waits, renee french, adrian tomine, dan clowes, richard sala, knee socks, real letters.
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Leopard Odalisque 14"x11" Wolves & Wonders has officially come down and now I'm setting to work making postcard sets (there will be two sets from this show!) and prints soon. This piece about visiting the gallery's street had this nice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thank you so much for coming! : )
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2015 on The Tiger's Bride at (Inside A Black Apple)
Wordstock is this Saturday in its new location at the Portland Art Museum & there are going to be so many authors! Here are all the on-stage events. I am doing storytime in the children's area from 11:00-11:30 & then... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
♥♥♥ Also, really the best testimonial you could give..."And I enjoy buying fancy cheese again"
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2015 on some new meals that we liked at angry chicken
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A Monkey 8"x10" I liked this monkey so much, and I kept thinking "I'd like to paint myself another monkey after the show." Then I thought, why don't I keep this buddy as a souvenir? And there are a handful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Kites 20"x16" It has been pointed out to me by several smart people that this one is kind of the link between Wonderful Things mode and the Wolves & Wonders mode. I loved painting these kites and drawing their delicate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Aw, so true! Thanks Hannah! ♥
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2015 on New Work is Up Online at (Inside A Black Apple)
A Peacock Kimono 11"x14" A Tiger Kimono 11"x14" I really love making companion pieces and I think I always will. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Work from Wolves & Wonders is now available for purchase so you can hop over & peruse! Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
The Tiger's Bride 11"x14" Another look at Beauty and the Beast, named for one of my favorite Angela Carter stories. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I am not sure if it has sold yet, but you can call the gallery & they can assist you with purchasing via the phone. And I will let you know when the available art is for sale online! (And a post with that image will be coming soon.) : )
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2015 on Wolves & Wonders is Open at (Inside A Black Apple)
Over 30 paintings & nearly 100 lanterns later, the show is up & the opening was lovely. Thanks very much for everyone who came by to hang out under the paper lanterns with us! Wolves & Wonders runs through November... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Beauty and the Beast 20"x16" Beauty & the Beast is one of my favorite stories. I think it is such a lovely metaphor for reckoning with the savage & civilized parts we're all made of. And even if it was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
you. You! Thank you my dear.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2015 on Wolves & Wonders at angry chicken
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A Peacock 14"x11" A Tiger 14"x11" These weren't really created as companions, but I think they're nice together like this. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
"many were too sick"... ♥
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2015 on blind oreo tasting results at angry chicken
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A Savage Beauty 14"x11" This is another favorite for me -- I wanted to do my own version of the classic Odalisque painting. I'm going to try to preview a new piece every day 'til the show goes up on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
A Lady and A Monkey 11"x14" This portrait (or double-portrait) is one of my personal favorite paintings in the upcoming show! I'll be previewing work from Wolves & Wonders up 'til the opening on Oct. 9, although there will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
If you are in Portland, (or close-to-Portland) I hope you'll consider coming to the opening! I've been working on this all year...and we will have wine & treats to entice you further. More previews forthcoming! Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I've been painting these small kimonos on paper for my (rapidly approaching) show in October. I love painting these -- it's nice to work on little pieces interspersed with larger, more involved things. I hope that by some magic, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Bird of Paradise 9"x12" This fancy little bird is part of Wolves & Wonders. I'm going to try my best to preview more of the show here before it opens Oct. 9th! Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Oui! : )
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2015 on The Company of Wolves at (Inside A Black Apple)
Hi Kate - the whole show will go up for sale on Land's website after the opening, and they ship internationally (they've send things all around the world for my last two shows there.) :) I'll be previewing pieces here, so you can also call the gallery the day the show opens if there are any pieces you'd like to purchase via phone.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2015 on The Company of Wolves at (Inside A Black Apple)
The Company of Wolves 16" x 20" I think I posted a progress photo of an earlier incarnation of this painting -- it's changed a lot since then! The painting is part of my show, Wolves & Wonders, which opens... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
What a kind & lovely note! Thank you Karen, and thank you *all* for these kind & lovely notes!
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2015 on The New York Times List! at (Inside A Black Apple)