Livia’s Lys en Rouge


Les Roses en Vase de Livia



Poppies have been associated with fields of summer, of death, rebirth, and transfiguration. My paintings translate personal experiences into floral motifs, as usual. I discovered these blooms in Woodstock, NY,  in California, and in Utah.

a bunch of tulips divesting itself of the love of self as it brightly declines
a kind of purple whisper which must be spoken breathily

Livia’s Garden

Inspired by the garden of a Roman queen who wasn’t easily daunted, I have taken the liberty of imagining what her garden would be today. Given to conquests of the hearth and heart, she loved lavish natural surroundings. Her ambience invited the fresh air, birds and myriad fauna, friends and intimates. She knew what she wanted and she knew how to get it. Natural laws superseded externally imposed regulations.