All Bodies are Beautiful Series

All Bodies are Beautiful is a series of oil paintings depicting and celebrating bodies that are marginalized in our society, including Transgender, Disabled, Black and Brown, Gender non-conforming Cis Men, Gender non-conforming Cis Women, Non-Binary, Fat and Aging bodies. Transgender and Non-Binary bodies utilize the colors of the Trans and NB flags.Prints available.

New Art: Deep Roots

Beltane is the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, when we begin to see the first indications of Spring, with bulbs sprouting and new litters of many species of animals being born. In keeping with the theme of personal growth, the painting Sprout represents the new growth that stems from the seeds of…

New Art: Sprout

Beltane is the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It is the time that we begin to see the first indications of Spring, with bulbs sprouting and new litters of many species of animals being born. In keeping with the theme of personal growth, the painting Sprout represents the new growth that stems…

It’s Okay

A poem that I wrote for a writers group in 2018 under my deadname. Posting it now because this has been a year of loss, and I am still facing two anticipatory losses. I am so grateful for perfect timing when it comes to messages from past self to future self like this. Sometimes there…

Unknown

Unknown Sometimes I long for the days that I didn’t know any better When I didn’t know what was missing When I didn’t know what was taken When I didn’t know what I’d given up Or simply What I didn’t know. But today I am grateful For the hard decisions For the lessons forged in…

Untitled

An apocalyptic orange glow hangs heavy in the air reflecting on everything which the light touches. But the surreal haze that hangs heavy on my heart obscures the flow of inspiration. A new shade of grief coloring a world in which one must choose between political, economic, climate, medical, or personal crises; yet only over…

Set of 4 paintings on healing finished.

The last two of a set of 4 paintings on healing are complete. The set starts with Self Compassion, followed by Embracing the Shadow (both previously posted) , then Healing the Shadow (which is loosely based on the Rumi line “The Wound is The Place Where the Light Enters” using the imagery of the Japanese…

Evolution

Sitting on the precipice of loss and change, unsure of what comes next, the end game still in sight but blurred around the edges by preconception. Sometimes hanging on for just one more moment at a time, Because a day, an hour, a minute is too long to comprehend the whirlwind of emotions, anticipation, and….

The Hole in the Wall

I’ve spent my life needing, crying out, to be seen… I didn’t realize that I was the one hiding until I knocked out a few bricks of my wall and watched the world fly by me through the hole, and wondered why I had been holding myself back. So I swept the cobwebs out of…

Ineffable

When we connected, I could see all that I hold precious in life reflected in your eyes. The ineffable waves that wash over our souls through lifes challenges, the tenderness that fuels the drive to keep moving forward, sometimes slogging, sometimes forging new roads. The depths of a childs wonder that couldn’t be erased by…