2017 Contemporary Work

I’ve been building on some older work and have some paintings emerging in a contemporary style. I thought I might gather the inspiration from them and gather the new works here.

Meeting the Genius








Surfing the Mindscape








The Birth of the Soul














If you like the above paintings you might want to experiment with high flow acrylic paint. The first link is for opaque high flow paints and the second transparent.


Transparent high flow


Older Works

No, I’m Not Done Yet.






The Long Journey






The The Far Shore






In Your Dreams










Nuts and Bolts-Growth and Practice -Fluid Acrylics

In order to grow as an artist you need to learn.  Sometimes you learn from classes and books and sometimes you learn by trying different things.  Doing the same thing over and over, if it is not working, is not the answer.

Lately I’ve been working in oils and playing with perspective.  But while I was online getting some supplies, I came across Golden Fluid Acrylics. I went on You Tube and found many artists doing some fantastic work with them.   One whom I find very soothing to watch is a gal MelyD.artist. She comes out with some great work as well and it’s fun to watch it develop.

So of course I had to try it as well.   I found where I wanted to take my experiments were different than the way she worked and that is how art works.  Creative efforts often spark more creative efforts.

So here is some plain acrylic paint mixed with Matte Media.  I call this one You Make my Heart Melt.







Of course I had to go on and play some more.  This one is mostly fluid acrylics with a little painting on top.  I call this one Meeting the Genius.



Conjuring the Storm



The Conversation








Surfing the Mindscape



I find I like to use these acrylics to make a complex background and then either enhance the elements with a little painting or paint over them.  It’s always fun to try a different direction.

The Catch is In!

Inspired by my husbands stories of growing up on the seaside on the south coast of England, this oil on canvas is entitled “The Catch is In!”.

Musings-The Gwyn Dog Toy Destruction Index

gwyn-pretty As you know I am an artist but also a dog lover.   And I have the cutest sweetest looking little gal named Gwyn.   But her name really should be “Fang”.  I started taking some photos of the toys she destroys, that are sold to me as “tuff” and “indestructible”.   And I was thinking about how many people have probably brought the same toy, wasted their money and their dog had it in bits in a short time.  So I thought I would share my experiences.  You know if you have a dog that has a soft mouth and treasures their toys and gently hides them.  This post is not for you.  This post is for the pillow destroying, stick munching, toy dematerializing, stuffing strewing fiend that lives with you!

For the first toy on the list I give you this adorable pig from Tuffy’s. I have to say they tried, double stitching on the sides, multiple layers.  But after about 48 hours we had:


toy-gwyn-2toy-gwyn-3                                                                    So Tuffy’s Polly Piggy rates a sad single Fang.








Fluff and tough Clyde the Horse I’ll give a three fang rating.  Not destruction proof, but it took a couple of weeks to make it into a toy horse skin.


IMG_0907After turning my living room rug, into a sea of fluff, I decided that no toy that has a soft component is indestructible. I decided to stop taking pictures of sadly disembowled fluffy toys.   Her nose is haughtily turned up at most hard toys, so yes, I’ve thought of that.

So if you have a toy you’d like to put to the test, send me a note over on my page on facebook.  We love to have you send one to put to the test!




My Magazines

Some collections I have put together you might like:


View my Flipboard Magazine.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

My Visionary Art

I like to paint in a manner that could fall into the genre of Visionary Art.  I often dance around that term because there have been so many great visionary paintings I a tremble to even attempt to put myself in their spheres.

Many visionary artists paint after being influenced by Psychedelics and some can be found on this blog post: http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/visionary/

But historically there have been many painters that have been visionary without the use of chemicals, where artists have painted an unseen, a  world not viewed with the mundane eye.

 My own art comes from dreams, a deep respect and contact with nature and a strong yoga and meditation practice. With that caveat, here are some of my “Visionary” paintings.

Moon Meditation


Energy Rising


The Long Journey

The Long Journey

No, I’m Not Done Yet

No I am not done yet

The Far Shore

The Far Shore

The World Tree


Owl Storm Eyes

small owl storm eyes

In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Ride the Wild Seahorse

small ride the wild sea horse

The Mating Game

small the mating game

The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature


spiraldancefinalThe Kleshas

klesha good

Meeting the Genius

Meeting the Genius

And of course more to come


Collective expressions

I was honored to be included in Collective Expressions, a juried group show of Northern Westchester Arts Guild Members at the Art and Sound Gallery in Greenwich, Ct.  The show will be running for the next six weeks throughout September 2016 and I believe early October.



Art Around Town 2016

I had a wonderful time showing some of my work at Art Around Town in Chappaqua, New York.   My paintings will be up at Noelle Marie Photography at 140 King Street until the end of June.   There are more than 30 other artists of the Northern Westchester Artists’ Guild showing at merchants about the town..  Do stop by and see our work.

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A portrait of my energetic English Shepherd Gwyn!

Gwyn in oil

If you like painting animals I find this book really helpful!

Animal Anatomy by Eliot Goldfinger