Caribbean QueenThe Queen Conch is one of the most beautiful shells found in the Caribbean. Set against the blue sea: I couldn't resist painting it.
Original watercolor 20” x 14”
Lighthouse ReefA few of my favorite Caribbean reef fish. A Stoplight Parrotfish, Juvenal Wrasse and a brilliant Yellow-tailed Damsel, swimming with other tropical reef fish though a lush forest of bright corals and sponges.
Original painting 4’ x 5’ - Oil on canvas
I love the natural light that sparkles through the gin clear water on a bright Caribbean day. I try to memorize a reef scene in the same studying-way I would if I were drawing the scene.
Lighthouse Reef is off the coast of Belize.
Dionysus with DolphinsHand painted in a serti technique on silk. 26" x 20"
It’s hard to love the sea and not love mythology.
Dionysus, The God of Wine (later named Bacchus by the Romans) was the son of Zeus and Semele.
Greek Merchant Ship and DolphinsMy interpretation of one of my favorite frescoes, created over 3500 years ago, in Santorini, Greece.
Hand painted in a serti technique on silk. 26" x 20"
Islands of the Bahamas & West IndiesDrawn and painted by hand. Using India ink layered with a watercolor wash in an old world style with the ports of today. (Nothing is computer generated here).
An idyllic day; the trade winds (as a cherub) gently playing with old sailing ships and Magnificent Frigatebirds, the sun setting in the Gulf, the passages marked for easy navigation, and embellished with my mermaids and sea monsters.
Virgin Islands ChartChart of U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Anegada to St Croix. Drawn and painted by hand. Using India ink layered with a watercolor wash.
I’ve repeated a style - I created for my Thai chart - two side columns; allowing more depth for the artwork, while still playing within the boundaries of cartography.
I’ve included; the Tortola Sloop, sailing ships, most all the bays - especially old favorites like, 'Throw Away Wife Bay' off of Great Camanoe Island (some names just make you wonder).
Ambergris Caye, Belize, ChartNautical Chart Drawn and painted by hand, with India ink and watercolor on D’Arches paper.
Mundo Maya - Belize MapMundo Maya
"World of the Maya"
I created this map to show the mainland of Belize, the locations of the location of Maya ruins, and the wildlife found in the rainforest of Central America. This map started as a companion map to the Ambergris Caye Chart; it soon took off with energy of its own, and gave me the incurable archaeological bug.
Resplendent QuetzalOn one small branch in a lush rainforest, tucked between Orchids and Bromeliads, sits a beautiful Resplendent Quetzal - highlighted by the rays of the rising sun. As the early mist fades, a charming Red Eyed Tree Frog can be seen hiding under an orchid leaf.
Original painting 4’x5’ on canvas.
Central American wildlife series 'Living Jungle Dreams'
Heliconia DreamingHummingbird and Heliconia Watercolor
The ‘Dreaming’ series of watercolors of exotic tropical flowers with imagined hummingbirds, butterflies and moths. Inspired by the natural beauty and wildlife of the Caribbean and Central American Rainforest. Original painting - 22” x 30”
The flower is ‘Heliconia bihai’ originally from Northern South America.
Orchid DreamingThe ‘Dreaming’ series of watercolors - are of exotic tropical flowers - with imagined hummingbirds, butterflies and moths.
Inspired by the natural beauty and wildlife of the Caribbean and Central American Rainforest.
Original painting - 22” x 30” Watercolor on D’Arches paper
Keel-billed Toucan and Black OrchidKeel-billed Toucan and the Black Orchid’ India ink and watercolor.
In the early morning, colorful toucans may be seen and heard in the rainforest areas of Central America. While you sip your morning coffee: you may see them just off the deck - eating fruit from the trees.
The beautiful Keel-billed Toucan and the Black Orchid are the National bird and flower of Belize.
Mayan Jaguar GlyphMy interpretation of a Mayan hieroglyph of the Jaguar. I sought to create the feeling of a painting on a stone temple wall. When I interpret a glyph or any ancient artwork (part of it is often missing or chipped away by time or vandals) I fill in the gaps using my imagination and full artistic license, while trying to maintain the essence and strength intended by the Maya people. In the end the image and artwork becomes a part of me, my style, a fusion of sorts spanning 3000 years.
Xul - Maya Jaguar GodMy interpretation of a Mayan hieroglyph of the Maya God, Xul (sool) god of thunder & lightning. He is hanging from a ‘Sky Band’ representing night. Xul is a powerful god, in the body of a Jaguar.
I sought to create the feeling of a painting on a stone temple wall.
When I interpret a glyph or any ancient artwork; often the pictograph or hieroglyphic meanings are completely lost to us or part of it is missing or chipped away by time or vandals. I fill the gaps with imagination...
Jaguar Paddler GodOne of three Mayan Gods - known as the Palenque Triad.
The first stories of the Triad begin around 3000-4000 bc. and are found through the late classic period. This one - with the Jaguar headdress leads the canoe - the Maze Paddler God usually steers from the stern.
Symbols on the paddle, canoe and tattooed on his arms, show the hieroglyphs for heaven or supreme other world...
Restored and redrawn Goddesses
created for the adult coloring book and journal
are also available as fine art Giclee prints.
The 8.5" x 11" is a generous size for an activity journal, but sometimes a
Goddess just needs more room to be adored.
A 16" x 20" print on archival paper might be more desirable. Hand-color your masterpiece on acid-free art paper with colored pencils or pastels, or the canvas prints with acrylic paint or markers.
Color, customize and frame it,
for an extra special gift.
*If your favorite Goddess from the journal isn't here, please let me know in an email and I will move her to the head of the line. (More to be available soon.)