New York City Works (2010 - 2013)    

  MASSIMILIANO WITH  GENE PEARSON  SCULPTURE  2011,    morning in a Brooklyn Brownstone across the street from Prospect Park, NYC.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION    Oil on Canvas

MASSIMILIANO WITH GENE PEARSON SCULPTURE 2011,  morning in a Brooklyn Brownstone across the street from Prospect Park, NYC. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Oil on Canvas

COWBOY MATHIEU DREAMING OF WINE AND FRANCE 2012, with French textile and wine labels, NYC. GIFT TO MATHIEU

Collage of wine labels, photo, ink on paper

CLAIRE PAPPARAZO WINE DIRECTOR OF BLUE HILL 2012, with Claire's personal collection of wine labels and textile with images from Blue Hill Farm, NYC.  GIFT TO CLAIRE PAPPARAZO

Collage with wine label, post card, ink on paper

SELF-PORTRAIT 2010, with African textile and prose, NYC. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Black ink on paper

MASSIMILIANO READING WITH BURBERRY SCARF 2010, with African textile and prose, NYC. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Black ink on paper

GABRIELA 2010, with Chinese textile background and prose, NYC. GIFT TO GABRIELA

Black ink on paper

I AM ITALIAN 2010, while drinking Bruno Giacoso Barbaresco & Terre Nerre Prephyloxerra, NYC. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Watercolor & ink on paper

MASSIMILIANO 2010, Italian Sommelier in NYC (Before he was my husband). GIFT TO MASSIMILIANO'S FAMILY

Watercolor on paper

Caribbean Portraits (1998 - 2007)

RASTA & BALDHEAD KING'S TOWN MURAL 1998The first time I met King Yelo and his family-friends they asked me to draw portraits.  When I showed up in King's Town they had this huge piece of plywood maybe 8 ft wide and 4 ft tall.  Everyone was shy to sit for me until after the first one -- and then there was a line all day long . . .and fighting between the rastas and baldheads.  In the end I painted everyone and spent morning to night, ten portraits in all.  King Yelo now tells me, fifteen years later, that I don't have it in me anymore to paint like that.  One day soon I'm going to prove him wrong.  King's Town, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.  GIFT TO KING YELO

Watercolor crayon on wood

SHAQ 1998, local rasta from the Bight, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. GIFT TO SHAQ

Watercolor crayon on wood

SHABBA 1998local Rasta from King's Town, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. BURNED IN FIRE

Watercolor crayon on paper

KING YELO 1998, Head Rasta of King's Town, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. GIFT TO KING YELO

Watercolor on wood

NIGHTLIGHT 2000, Shabba a local from King's Town in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Watercolor crayon on paper

SHABBA 2000, local Rasta from King's Town, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. BURNED IN FIRE

Oil pastel on paper

SHABBA ON GRACE BAY BEACH 2000, local Rasta from King's Town, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. BURNED IN FIRE

Watercolor crayon on paper

SHABBA 2001, local Rasta from King's Town, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Watercolor crayon on paper

LITTLE LION (Surrounded by Sculptures) 2002local Kingston boy, son of famous Jamaican Sculpture artist Gene Pearson.  GIFT TO GENE PEARSON

Watercolor crayon on paper

BETTY CRUZ 2002, local Belizean woman from Bullet Tree Falls, Belize, Central America. When I was fifteen I spent one month in Belize doing community service with Interlocken Global Roots and stayed with Betty and her family who soon became a second family to me as well.  I stayed in touch with that family for years to come after.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION 

Watercolor on paper

BELIZEAN COWBOY 2003,  local cowboy at the Riverside Bar & Disco in Bullet Tree Falls, Belize, Central America. In 2003 I lived in the jungle of Belize with howler monkeys and took over this bar and disco on the Mopan River.  Sometimes during the day locals would come and I would draw their portraits.  I drew two portraits that day of the Cowboy and I gave him the other one.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Pen on paper

KELSEA & L.B. 2003My neighbors on Thomson Cove Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.  SOLD

Oil on canvas

SAVANNAH 2003local girl on Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. SOLD

Oil on canvas

MASTER SHAMP NO. 1  2004, local from Blue Hills, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. GIFT TO MASTER SHAMP

Oil pastel on canvas paper

MASTER SHAMP NO. 2  2004local from Blue Hills, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. GIFT TO MASTER SHAMP

Oil pastel on canvas paper

KEINO (a.k.a Master Shamp, Brighty, & Brisco) 2004 local from Blue Hills, Provideciales, Turks and Caicos. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Oil pastel on canvas paper

KEVIN 2006local Belizean from Bullet Tree Falls, Belize, Central America. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Pencil on paper, Yellow hue photoshop

LINDSAY 2008, local girl on Grace Bay Beach, sister of Savannah; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. SOLD

Oil on canvas

Caribbean Architecture (2003 - 2004)

WHITE MAN IN BLUE HILLS, ACROSS FROM THE HOWELL'S  2004, My brother's address in Turks and Caicos when we sent him a Fedex package. SOLD

Oil on canvas

GRAND TURK 2003, Inspired by one of my brother's photos from Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. SOLD

Oil on Canvas

CONCH STAND 2003, inspired by my brother's photograph of the local conch stand on Blue Hill's beach. GIFT TO COMFORT SUITES IN PROVIDENCIALES

Oil on Canvas

Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors (1999 - 2006)

MIDNIGHT REVEALERS 1999, my lifestyle inflated through vision, dream, and hope, surrounded by the volcanoes that touched my soul in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America.  Painted in Oakland, California. ARTIST'S COLLECTION (My first oil painting).

Oil on canvas

SHABBA & HIS SPLIFF 2000, painted in NYC after a fire in my apartment in Manhattan and after spending a month in Turks & Caicos - reflecting on a moment -  that laying on the beach under the stars can truly only be shared with yourself and your God.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Watercolor on canvas

BEAUTY 2000, first of the nymph and nature series, and the beginning of my journey of "self-discovery".  Painted in NYC.  GIFT TO MY FIRST SERIOUS BOYFRIEND.  HE GAVE IT BACK TO ME WHEN I BROKE UP WITH HIM.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION.  

THE BOAT RIDE 2001, part of the nymph and nature series, inspired by my trips to the Caribbean and the emotional impact it had on my dreams vs. reality.  She is not sure whether she is coming or going, or whether the sun is rising or setting.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION (my second oil painting)

Oil on canvas

NINE ELEVEN 2001, I was living in Mendocino, California when 9-11 happened.  My family was still in NYC.  I received my mother's phone call around 6 a.m. Cali time before phones were disconnected to NYC.  I painted this the same day.  GIFT TO MY BROTHER BUT LOST SOMEWHERE IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS . . .

Oil on wood

Just Cool Ital Restaurant 2001, this was a billboard I painted for Iya Roots, a local Rasta from Blue Hills, who had wanted to open an Ital Restaurant. GIFT TO IYA ROOTS

Oil based paint on wood

SURRENDER 2002, part of the nymph and nature series, I painted this after waking from a dream that told me to surrender.  Painted in Mendocino, California.  GIFT TO JONATHAN

Watercolor on paper

THE CHEETAH SHEETS 2002, inspired from a cheap pair of cheetah sheets. Drawn in Mendocino, California.  ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Pencil on paper

SEXY 2002,  inspired by my uncle Alexander Rutsch's amazing paintings of nudes. Painted in Mendocino, California.  SOLD

Oil on canvas

WELCOME TO KING'S TOWN 2003, over the years King's Town started to change as every place does.  The first mural I painted began to fade just as the presence of Rasta in that neighborhood.  King Yelo had always been the enforcer of rules, such as no cussin' and fightin' and my favorite, Herb smokin' only.  I wanted to paint something that would remind everyone of the real roots of King's Town.  The photo is of Keino and I in Blue Hills where I lived with my brother on the beach.  GIFT TO KING YELO

THE BLOOSOM 2003, standing on my deck in Thomson Cove, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos admiring the recent blossoms.  GIFT TO MY MOTHER

Oil pastel on paper

THE WAKING HOUR 2003, part of the nymph and nature series, inspired by the view from my window in the morning and the recent arrival of my kitten Mango who I found hanging on my screen window at four a.m. in Blue Hills, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. GIFT TO LOCAL PROVO ARTIST FRITZ

Watercolor on paper

FLOWERS 2004, part of the nymph and nature series, Northern California.  WEDDING GIFT TO WEASEL & ROSS

Oil on canvas

THE GATHERING 2004, part of the nymph and nature series, inspired by the view of Blue Mountain from Thomson Cove beach.  GIFT TO MAGGIE

Watercolor on paper

ABSTRACT 2004, allowing change to work itself out on paper, NYC. GIFT TO IVAN

Watercolor on paper

NIGHT RIDE 2006, Drifting in a dream in the middle of the Caribbean Sea off Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America. ARTIST'S COLLECTION

Watercolor on paper

CHILLIN' 2006, part of the nymph and nature series.  I had been seeing the contours of a woman's body as similar to those of the mountains I drove by in my travels, specifically these jutting peeks of small mountains I passed while driving in Belize from the airport to Cayo.  Painted in NYC.  WEDDING GIFT TO OLGA & MARC

Oil on canvas

PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE (1998 - 2004)

BOB MARLEY 1998, He is someone I greatly admire. Drawn in Boulder, Colorado. GIFT TO KEVIN

Pastel on cardboard

DR. KING JR.  2001, I loved to paint Martin Luther King and was commissioned to paint him with the columns red in the background.  SOLD

oil on canvas

SUNNY ORTIZ 2001, In Northern California I was surrounded by Widespread Panic fans, almost more fanatic than Dead Heads.  I attended many a concert, traveling even across the U.S. to Pelham, Alabama.  SOLD

Pastel on paper

JERRY GARCIA 2001, the Grateful Dead was more than a musical icon, but a band that changed the breath of many in the United States.  My first concert was in Highgate Vermont 1995 with Bob Dylan opening and an estimated 100,000 people.  I was sixteen and in heaven.  SOLD 

Oil on canvas

 MR. MARLEY 2004, perhaps my first muse . . . o.k. I hate to admit it, but that was really Brad Pitt when I was fifteen and I saw Legends of the Fall over and over again.  GIFT TO JANE

Oil pastel on paper