Category: contemporary art

Featured: “As Open Wounds Open Wings” and “.38 With A .38 (The Speed Of Eternal Stillness).” Both originals available and reproduction options available in a variety of sizes.

This photo felt very appropriate right now…two of my most powerful paintings acknowledging the darkness (but still a glimmer of hope) in an empty, desolate space. It’s difficult not to feel that darkness and isolation with our freedoms continuously being constricted tighter and tighter as the cage gets smaller. All the while, there is no clear end in sight and we are left without vital answers from the people mandating these orders. It’s a battle for even the best of us. Physically, mentally, and emotionally, I am definitely feeling it. Without the outlets I have created over time to maintain my balance, the things that would help me hold my sanity, it is becomingly increasingly frustrating as I feel things boiling over and out of control. I do believe it’s important to have hope…to create hope. I also believe it’s important to call things what they are…but what is this really? It’s feeling more and more like freedom has become an illusion or a state of mind at best. We cannot leave our cages but the bills are still due. Perhaps tomorrow will be a brighter day…but to truly appreciate the light, you also have to acknowledge the dark or you leave out key components of history…a history we must learn from if we do not wish to repeat it.

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“If I Could Steal Your Pain.” Acrylic on panel. 36in x 24in. Canvas prints available.

This painting reflects on the desire to take away someone else’s pain. Sometimes we can’t handle or don’t know how to deal with our own pain, yet we’re still willing to shoulder someone else’s in the effort to lighten their burden. Everyone has pain, some just hide it better. Some experience more in a day than anyone should have to face in a lifetime. Learn to use that pain as fuel, for yourself and for others. If you can do that, that pain can heal your hurt.

This painting is dedicated to my best friend, muse, and the woman I loved. This is dedicated to Deanne Hastings, who tragically disappeared in 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered but there has been no closure to date.

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My furry little “Employee of the Month” arranging some of the new “Beautiful Accidents” and picking out her favorites. Almost 20 new pieces available. Original, affordable, free shipping, and payment plan options. Message me to start or add to your collection. Buy artist direct and feed a starving artist. Your support puts food on the table and paint on the palette.

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Huge works available. “Consumption Of The While Whale (Ahadevale).” Acrylic on canvas. 60in x 60in. Original and prints available.

“Consumption Of The White Whale (Ahadevale)” references “Moby Dick” in a tale of obsession and total consumption with added historical references to Georgia O’Keeffe. You may spot that hidden treasure with an obsessive canvasing of this whale watching experience. What is your obsession? What is your white whale?

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I have almost 20 new “Beautiful Accidents” available. These are great in sets and a wonderful way to start or add to your collection. Flexible pricing, free shipping, and payment plan options. Message me for inquiries.

Custom Carini earrings. One of a kind pieces of recycled art you can wear. If I don’t have the colors you love, I can put them together just for you. Message me for inquiries and get yours at 😘

Custom Carini “Beautiful Accidents” earrings. You can still send a little love and look fabulous for those selfies for the remainder of this indefinable quarantine. Wear the art…Be the art. I have about a dozen pairs ready to go and can easily create a custom pair to match your favorite painting or color scheme. Message me for inquiries.

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