Fight or Flight Series

Fight or Flight ...

...it’s a choice we will make thousands of times in

the course of our lives. We will either painfully fight

against our struggles or let ourselves ascend into a

deep peace within our souls, a place from which we

can heal ourselves from the inside out.

 

Each painting in my seriesFight or Flight has

motion that takes you up and out through the top

of the work, away from your life struggles. Upward

flying creatures that are thought to carry human

souls to heaven in many cultures, also take you up,

out, and back into your inner soul.

 

I love using bright and muted colors and discovering the many textures and colors that emerge when layer after layer of paint is applied.

 

My hope is that you, as the viewer of my work,

can find the way to escape from your life struggles and return to a peaceful place in your inner soul. Be free!

 

Click here for more info about the "Fight of Flight" series.

Surveyor
Detail from an original 48" x 52" x 1.5", 3 panel acrylic painting entitled "Ascension at Sunrise". Seagulls teach you to let your heart soar on the wings of freedom and joy. They can lift you out of the depths of despair and into the soaring heights of being one with all that is: one with the ocean, one with the land, and one with the glorious, vast sky. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Ascension at Sunrise
Original 40" x 52" x 1.5", 3 panel acrylic painting. Panels hang 2" apart on the wall. Seagulls teach you to let your heart soar on the wings of freedom and joy. They can lift you out of the depths of despair and into the soaring heights of being one with all that is: one with the ocean, one with the land, and one with the glorious, vast sky. For more information or to acquire this original, please click on the link below.
Sun Surfer
Detail from an original 48" x 52" x1.5", 3 panel acrylic painting entitled "Ascension at Sunrise". Seagulls teach you to let your heart soar on the wings of freedom and joy. They can lift you out of the depths of despair and into the soaring heights of being one with all that is: one with the ocean, one with the land, and one with the glorious, vast sky. This one seems to be surfing on the wind. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Angelito I
Original 12" x 12" x1.5" acrylic painting. Millions of Monarchs migrate to Mexico where they arrive on the first Day of the Dead to the delight of people who believe that the Monarchs return to them, as little angelitos or children they have lost. It can be purchased with Angelito II or separately by itself. For more information or to acquire these originals, please click the link below.
Angelitos Set
This is an original 12" x 38" x1.5" acrylic diptych. Millions of Monarchs migrate to Mexico where they arrive on the first Day of the Dead to the delight of people who believe that the Monarchs return to them, as little angelitos or children they have lost. Can be acquired together or each one can be acquired separately. For more information or to acquire these originals, please click the link below.
Angelito II
Original 12" x 24" x1.5" acrylic painting. The Monarchs danger of extinction is rapidly increasing. Millions of Monarchs migrate to Mexico where they arrive on the first Day of the Dead to the delight of people who believe that the Monarchs return to them, as little angelitos or children they have lost. It can be purchased with Angelito I or can be purchased separately by itself. For more information or to acquire this original, please click the link below.
Land of Lullabies
This is a small section of my 48"x 36" x1.5" original painting entitled, "Over the Rainbow II". For thousands of years, Bluebirds have been symbols of happiness, prosperity, home and hearth, health, new births, and the renewal of springtime. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Over the Rainbow II
This is a 48" x 36" x1.5" original acrylic painting entitled,"Over the Rainbow II". The Bluebirds are realistically painted. For thousands of years, Bluebirds have been symbols of happiness, prosperity, home and hearth, health, new births, and the renewal of springtime. For more information or to acquire this original, please click on the link below.
Rainbow Flyer
This little Bluebird is a small section from a 48" x 36" x1.5" original acrylic painting entitled, "Over the Rainbow II". For thousands of years, Bluebirds have been symbols of happiness, prosperity, home and hearth, health, new births, and the renewal of springtime. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Flight to Another Dimension
This is a small section of my 49"x 37" x1" original painting entitled, "Butterfly Euphoria". Butterflies symbolize powerfully transformative healing and regenerative energy. They remind us of the precious miracle of life, hope, love, transformation, magic, joy, rebirth. Click the link below to see entire painting.
Butterfly Euphoria
"Butterfly Euphoria" is a 49" x 37" x 1" original acrylic painting. Upward motion & Black Swallowtail butterflies take you up & away from your struggles and back into your inner soul. This painting is framed with a black wooden floater frame, 1" deep x 3/8" on the front. To acquire, please click the link below.
Flight to Joy
This joyful Black Swallowtail represents a small part of a 49" x 37" 1" acrylic painting entitled, "Butterfly Euphoria".Butterflies symbolize powerfully transformative healing and regenerative energy. They remind us of the precious miracle of life, hope, love, transformation, magic, joy, and rebirth. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Ascension to the Rainbow Sun Detail
This magnificent Lorikeet is a small section from a 48"x 50" x1.5" acrylic painting entitled, "Ascension to the Rainbow Sun". Rainbow Lorikeets represent beauty and foraging – He says: “I am good at seeking out anything that fulfills my needs”. His spirit is encouraging you to keep seeking that which nourishes you. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Ascension to the Rainbow Sun
Original 40" x 50" x1.5", 6 panel acrylic painting. Rainbow Lorikeets represent beauty and foraging – He says: “I am good at seeking out anything that fulfills my needs”. His spirit is encouraging you to keep seeking that which nourishes you, for the nourishment comes from the seeking, not from the seed sought. For more information or to acquire this original, please click the link below.
Rainbow Beauty
This gorgeous Lorikeet is detail from an original 48" x 50" x1.5", 6 panel acrylic painting entitled, "Ascension to the Rainbow Sun". Rainbow Lorikeets represent beauty and foraging – He says: “I am good at seeking out anything that fulfills my needs”. His spirit is encouraging you to keep seeking that which nourishes you, for the nouishment comes from the seeking, not from the seed sought. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Flight of Rebirth - Detail
This is a small section of a 40" x 88" x 1.5" acrylic, 9 canvas, modular painting. Canvases hang with a 2" separation on the wall. The Phoenix is a long-lived mythical bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some legends, the Phoenix could live over 1,400 years before rebirth. Click the link below to see the entire painting.
Flight of Rebirth
Original 40" x 88" x 1.5" acrylic, 9 canvas (separated 2" apart on wall) modular painting of a Phoenix rising. The Phoenix is a long-lived mythical bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. A Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some legends, the Phoenix could live over 1,400 years before rebirth. For more information or to acquire this original, please click the link below.
Flight of Rebirth - Closeup Detail
Detail from original 40" x 88" x 1.5" acrylic, 9 canvas modular painting of a Phoenix rising. The Phoenix is a long-lived mythical bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some legends, the Phoenix could live over 1,400 years before rebirth. Click the link below to acquire a tile of this image.
Upward Flight
This agile little bird is detail from a 48" x 36" x 1" acrylic painting entitled, "Flight to Fantasy". Hummingbirds symbolize joy, happiness, beauty and harmony. They possess an unusual hovering pattern, and are able to move their wings in a figure eight pattern, a symbol for infinity. In the Andes of South America the hummingbird is a symbol of resurrection. It seems to die on cold nights, but revives at sunrise. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Flight to Fantasy
"Flight to Fantasy" is a 48"x 36" x1" original acrylic painting. Hummingbirds symbolize joy, happiness, beauty and harmony. They can move their wings in a figure eight pattern, a symbol for infinity. This painting is framed with a black wooden floater frame, 1" deep x 3/8" on the front. For more information or to acquire this original, please click the link below.
Magical Traveler
This image is a small section of a 48" x36" x1" original acrylic painting entitled,"Flight to Fantasy". Hummingbirds symbolize joy, happiness, beauty and harmony. The hummingbird has powerful spiritual significance. In the Andes of South America the hummingbird is a symbol of resurrection. It seems to die on cold nights, but comes back to life again at sunrise. Click the link below to see the entire painting.
Electric Flight I
Original 12" x 12" x 1.5" acrylic painting of an Orea Banner Butterfly. These butterflies are from South America and their wingspan is only about 2” wide. I titled these pieces Electric Flight because the background looks like lightening and the colors are very vibrant. Can also be acquired as a set with Electric Flight II. For more information or to acquire this original, please click on the link below.
Electric Flight I & II Set
Original 12" x 26" x 1.5" acrylic diptych. Orea Banner butterflies are from South America and their wingspan is only about 2” wide. Each piece can also be purchased separately. Canvases hang 2" apart on wall. For more information or to acquire this original, please click the link below.
Electric Flight II
Original 12" x 12" x 1.5" acrylic painting of an Orea Banner Butterfly. These butterflies are from South America and their wingspan is only about 2” wide. I titled these pieces Electric Flight because the background looks like lightening and the colors are very vibrant. Can be acquired with Electric Flight I. For more information or to acquire this original, please click the link below.
Little Luna
This is a small section of a 48"x 24" x1" original acrylic painting entitled,"Las Lunas". Luna is the Latin word for moon. Luna Moths only live one week.The Luna Moth is realistically painted. Please click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Las Lunas
Permanent Collection - Beverly Bock, Three Oaks, Michigan.

This is a 48" x 24" x1" original acrylic painting entitled,"Las Lunas". Luna is the Latin word for moon. Luna Moths only live one week in their winged form, reminding us to make the most of our short time on earth, and to live, and love, to the fullest. They are drawn to the light as I believe we humans are when we leave this world. This original has been sold.
Luna Ascending
This is a small section of a 48" x 24" x1" original acrylic painting entitled,"Las Lunas". Luna is the Latin word for moon. Luna Moths only live one week in their winged form, reminding us to make the most of our short time on earth, and to live, and love, to the fullest. They are drawn to the light as I believe we humans are when we leave this world. Click the link below to acquire a ceramic tile of this image.
Birth of the Sun Lotus Detail
Lotus Detail from 30" x 40" x 1.5" original acrylic painting entitled, "Birth of the Sun". The ancient Egyptians believed that the first sun was born from a Lotus flower. The god, Kepri, would then move the sun across the sky from east to west each day. Click the link below to see the entire painting.
Birth of the Sun
Original 30" x 40" x 1.5" acrylic painting. Egyptians believed the sun was moved across the sky each day by the god, Khepri. His personification has Falcon wings and a Scarab head. I chose to represent him as a more literal interpretation with an actual Scarab and Falcon wings. Here, the sun has been born from the Lotus and Khepri begins moving it across the sky. This act symbolizes the beginning of life itself. For more information or to acquire this original, please click on the link below.
Birth of the Sun Scarab Detail
Scarab detail from the original 30" x 40" x 1.5" acrylic painting of the same name. Please see entire painting for a description. Iridescent and Interference paints were used in this painting so colors will vary from the original because these paints cause colors to change as you walk around the painting. Please click the link below to view the entire painting.
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