Ravens of the Spirit World/Fish
47” x 35” framed  
Pastel, gouache, oil
2016


Inuit Influences



Inuit art has a spiritual, organic and intrinsically animalistic manner that has resonated with me since making art in college. I love how it captures a childlike quality, the simplicity of form and its essence of the spirit of all things, called inua. Their belief in the liminality between humans and animals has kindled a powerful abundance of imagery in the forms of animals, shamans and the act of transformation.

The series Inuit Influences has been on-going for over 10 years. I reinterpret Inuit art images into contemporary, highly color saturated, textual paintings using a wide variety of mediums on paper. In the last two years I have added influences from some favorite artists such as Calder, Edward Munch and Adolph Gottlieb. I am working towards layering, blending and merging diverse imagery and concepts with a goal of maintaining a certain joie de vivre while pursuing a quest for increased abstraction.




Red  Ball
23” x 18” framed
Pastel, gouache on paper
2014
[collection of artist]



Flying Shamans
26” x 32” framed
Charcoal, gouache on paper
2016




Spirit
47” x 26” framed
Charcoal, gouache on paper
2016




Sea Spirit
47” x 35” framed
Pastel, gouache,  oil
2016




Changing Spirit/Pictograph
35” x 47” framed
Charcoal, gouache on paper
2016




Windy Musk Ox
34” x 24” framed
Charcoal, gouache on paper
2016




Male Doll
47” x 35” framed
Pastel, gouache on paper
2016




Transformation Totem: Contrasts
54” x 48” 
Mixed media on canvas
2018




Igloos
44” x 22”
Pastel, gouache, oil on paper
2015




Owl packing doll
31”x 22”
Goauche on paper 
2014




Redux series: Red Eye
47” x 37”    
pigment,charcoal,oils on canvas
2020




Redux series: Walrus spirit
40”x35”
Pastels, oils on canvas
2020




Redux series: Musk Ox
28” x 46”
Pastel, gesso, oils on canvas
2020