Portfolio > Mandalas

I'm having such fun painting these. They give me such energy imagining them and painting them. Hope their energy radiates to you!

The materials are watercolor and antique Pelikan metallic gouaches (water-soluble). I'm also using some Sennelier inks, mostly metallic (not water soluble) and my own mix of iridescent watercolor using a Holbein medium

They re inspired by nature, of course. Also by my job as an Art Therapist including the tyranny of time - a 9-5:00 workday of 30 minute segments/sessions, clocking in on time, commute schedules, numerous meetings - and a degree of planning counter-pointed by the spontaneity of client immediate needs. (There were also the 25 years of edition printing, with scrupulous planning leading to uniformity and repetition - by human hand and eye - the rule!) So these paintings are my ways of coping, my releases and reactions to past and present - spontaneous, unplanned. I had begun a series of tightly planned mandalas but that project is left lingering undone while these watery colorful images came forth. Lots of layering, of colors and techniques (brushing, sponging, splattering). The circle form helps to calm and focus; my self-imposed strictures and structures help further these.


The artist does not live in bliss. He is sensitive to. . . the events which compel him to act. This is bound to happen. This is not an intellectual attitude but a profound feeling, something like a cry of joy which delivers you from anguish.
~ Joan Miro

Mandala: Summer 15
Watercolor & Button
9" x 9"
$300
Mandala: Summer 14
Watercolor & Beads
9" diameter
$300
Mandala: Spring 4
Watercolor & Button
9" diameter
$300
Mandala: Earth 1
Oil Pastel on Paper Board
9" x 9"
Mandala: Cosmos 3
Oil Pastel on Paper Board
9" x 9"
$300
Autumn 10
Watercolor
10.75" diameter
$300
political art, anti-trump, disgusted
Watercolor & Ink
8.25" diameter
political art, anti-trump, disgusted
Watercolor & Ink
8.25" diameter
political art, anti-trump, disgusted
Watercolor & Ink
8.25" diameter
Mandala: Red Lotus from the Black Mire 5 (DETAIL)
Watercolor and Origami
8.25" diameter
political art, origami, lotus,
Watercolor and Origami
8.25" x 1.5" (diameter x height)
political art, origami, lotus,
Watercolor and Origami
9" x 9" x 1.5"
political art, origami, lotus,
Watercolor and Origami
9" x 9" x 1.5"
political art, origami, lotus,
Watercolor and Origami
8.25" x 1.5" (diameter x height)
 lotus watercolor mandala drawing colored pencil
Watercolor and Drawing on St Armand Paper
18' x 18"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor drawing colored pencil
Watercolor and Drawing on St Armand Paper
18 x 18
Mandala Autumn 1
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK w/ button (Bakelite?)
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
2017
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor & Metallic Ink on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK w/ Shell
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK w/ Cat's Eye Shell
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor & Metallic Ink on Rives BFK
8.5" diameter
2017
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK w/ Button (Bakelite?)
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"