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Gender: Female
Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
Home country: USA
Current location: Santa Fe, NM
Member since: Sun Oct 21, 2007, 01:35 PM
Number of posts: 52,408

About Me

Retired from UC Berkeley since 2018 where I worked in Administration and now living in Santa Fe. I am an artist and I paint and draw.

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A feminist painting from the heart of the 1980s

It was during the time when women were waking up to the possibilities of our potential. When the outer societal struggle that had gone on for years was beginning to be internalized. Gloria Steinem later wrote about that time as the time of the kitchen table discussions when, after rebelling outwardly against entrenched chauvinism, women were discovering ourselves and struggling to define what that meant. I painted this to explore the process within each woman to find her true self, using the Moon and the female figure as symbolism for the mystery of the inner world within each of us. A mystery even to ourselves.

Edited to add that the emphasis was never about being anti men even though I use the word chauvinist. Most men were not that way. It was about being pro women.

My rendering of FLOTUS Michelle Obama

This is a photo of the artwork but it came out slightly blurry so please accept my apologies.

My cat, King Tut (drawing)

My #2 drawing of vegetables

My Atheist Xmas tree painting

Merry Winter and Happy Snow days!

Cross posting from the artists group of one of my paintings


My Painting of New Mexico stormy skies

The topography in New Mexico is such that in some places the rise of the land allows you to see a 100 miles or more so when storms travel through you can see the thunderclouds that are very far away. So you can see rain falling far away, bright sunshine on the tops of cumulonimbus clouds as well as the very dark undersides, the color of the sky, the lowering of the dark clouds overhead, and lightning strikes in the far distance.

Acrylic on canvas - 24 x 36

My portrait of Clarence Darrow - Monkey trial lawyer

I love faces that tell a story of the life and character of the subject.


Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. His opposition to the death penalty and his work against racial inequality furthered the cause of human rights early in the twentieth century. He is best known for defending teen-aged "thrill killers" Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14 year old Bobby Franks (1924) and for defending John T. Scopes in the so-called "Monkey" Trial (1925) where a dramatic confrontation took place in court between Darrow and fundamentalist Christian William Jennings Bryan.

Darrow remains notable for his oratory utilizing the wit, compassion, and agnosticism that marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians of the twentieth century.

One of my color pencil drawings of vegetables

Food from Mexico

This is a picture I painted of President Obama before he turned gray

I want to make a very large one of 3 ft x 3 ft or larger some day.

Its only two colors, black and white, which symbolizes, among other things, his mixed race parentage. I wanted to do something that represented a racially united country. Little did I know!

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