Portfolio > Paintings on Lace

This series of lace paintings is inspired by the ideals of feminine beauty, the traditional arts of sewing and handwork, and the element of chance that is inherent in working with unconventional materials. I begin with found materials: vintage lace curtains serve as a painting surface, and photographs provide subject matter. I select images that evoke quiet introspection, reinterpreting them to explore the complexity that often underlies a seemingly calm surface. The resulting portraits serve as metaphors for inner and outer life.

Notorious
oil on lace and panel
32" x 52"
2017
Watchful
oil on lace and panel
30" x 24"
2016
Presentiment
oil on lace and canvas
30" x 24"
2016
Pause
oil on lace and canvas
32" x 52"
2016
oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
30" x 24"
2012
Oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
30" x 24"
2011
Oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
30" x 24"
2012
Oil portrait on lace
oil on lace and paper
30" x 48"
2012
Lull
oil on lace and canvas
30" x 24"
2016
oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
30" x 24"
2012