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I love to create, primarily with words. I am a writer who also paints. I work in watercolors and digital formats, sometimes mixing them. Most of my recent artwork has a sea theme, which comes out of my fiction writing over the last three years. There are particular themes I enjoy studying and expressing, the ocean as a source of life and dark forests.

"First Date" -- San Fancisco skyline

"First Date" -- San Fancisco skyline


Seaborn (Detail)

Seaborn (Detail)


Red Bear Lake

Red Bear Lake


Phaidra

Phaidra


The Ocean in her Eyes

The Ocean in her Eyes


Girl by the Sea

Girl by the Sea


Aristotle (contemplating an eclipse)

Aristotle (contemplating an eclipse)


She is The Sea (Detail)

She is The Sea (Detail)


She is The Sea

She is The Sea


Reader Girl

Reader Girl


"R&R" --Reading and Relaxation

"R&R" --Reading and Relaxation


Molten (Pele)

Molten (Pele)


Kassandra 9

Kassandra 9


Kassandra (In the sea)

Kassandra (In the sea)


Fibs

Fibs


Edge Watcher

Edge Watcher


Corina

Corina


Lone Seagull

Lone Seagull


Kassandra and Ephoros

Kassandra and Ephoros


Going Home

Going Home


Sea Magic

Sea Magic


Nikasia

Nikasia


Nine-cities (somewhere on the floor of the Atlantic)

Nine-cities (somewhere on the floor of the Atlantic)


Ostologos

Ostologos


Dexithea  (D. is a daughter of one of the original Telkhines)

Dexithea (D. is a daughter of one of the original Telkhines)


Al and Joe

Al and Joe

Two characters from my book, Nanowhere.


Self-Discovery

Self-Discovery


Nikasia playing the lyre and casting spells

Nikasia playing the lyre and casting spells


Mermaid guiding a sea captain through the storm

Mermaid guiding a sea captain through the storm


Ochleros - Kassandra's demon...he's a good guy

Ochleros - Kassandra's demon...he's a good guy


Jillian (One of the sisters from Seaborn)

Jillian (One of the sisters from Seaborn)

She's the third sister from my novel Seaborn, last in the water, the one who would rather not go under the sea. She's the really neat one, if there's a hair out of place it's on purpose. She's showing off some of her powers here, the surface world with the sun in her right hand, the sea and abyss in her left. (She's pushing that one down). The question is which one is she going to choose--or was her choice made for her? And then there's all the trouble--you know, death, assassins, small armies, monsters from the deep--gathering momentum against her sisters and her family, which may influence her decision.


Bachoris

Bachoris


Nicole Garcia, one the sisters, looking out at sea

Nicole Garcia, one the sisters, looking out at sea


Kassandra at the start of the sequel to Seaborn

Kassandra at the start of the sequel to Seaborn


Seaborn Wedding

Seaborn Wedding


Seaborn Wedding

Seaborn Wedding

This is a scene I will almost certainly never write, but the topic for this week's Illustration Friday is "wedding." I probably wouldn't have painted this scene either. This is Zypheria and Michael Henderson, two of my characters who fall in love, but off the page, on the sidelines, in Seaborn. They're both minor characters, but the assumption is that they will marry at some point. Both from different worlds. I figured a wedding at the bottom of the sea wouldn't be something to miss.


Fall Magick

Fall Magick


Bachoris, a character from the sequel to Seaborn

Bachoris, a character from the sequel to Seaborn


Mother Ocean...

Mother Ocean...

...as opposed to Mother Earth