I saw the blockbuster Alexander McQueen retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum.  The dresses were magnificent, spectacularly crafted, creative and full of imagination.  I found the dresses were evocative of myth and fairytale with secrets and stories to tell.


This dress had a fitted jacket of gilded feathers and a full tulle skirt with dark gold embroidery and an uneven, ragged hem.  I saw it on a queen of woodland elves, as she glided through the forest....light dappling through the trees.  Perhaps she is on a mission to save her people, she is powerful, a little tattered and fiercely beautiful, full of magic and secrets.


My paintings are Oils on Yupo Paper, a brand new archival, American made plastic paper.   The paper gives paintings a luminous quality that is unique to the medium.

Dress of the Woodland Queen


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