Original Paintings and Statues are displayed; as they get finished.

The Art Show Collection

Note: Some of the Paintings are on loan for the show from Collectors. The ones that are priced are for sale!

Original Acrylic Painting, 1998, 24x30 inches

The Modern Toilette of Venus

Venus is an old god! Her reflection in the mirror is how we still see her.

Cupid, the son of Venus holds up a mirror, showing her reflection of beauty and her spirit looking in over her shoulder.

Red Roses meaning true love.

A loyal handmaiden attending to her hair.

Mice are her faithful pets.

Roman pillars with cherub carvings on the top having supernatural mobility and their cultic role as throne bearers of God, with a starry night in the background, symbolizing the infinity of the universe and time itself.

Famous artist through out world history has created there own version of “Toilette of Venus.” The first known painting of Venus with a mirror (c. 1555) is a painting by Titian.

On Loan for the “2022 Art Show Collection”

Original Acrylic Painting, , 24x30 inches

Psychopomp Angel
Lighting the Way (2006)

She travels through time to guide souls of the dead to a new life.

Psychopomps (from the Greek word ψυχοπομπός, psychopompós, literally meaning the 'guide of souls') are creatures, spirits, angels, or deities in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls from Earth to the afterlife. Their role is not to judge the deceased, but simply to guide them. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopomp)

On Loan for the “2022 Art Show Collection”

In 1997, Michael Pickett at the age of 38, painted his self portrait of how he would look if he was in the 16th Century, 18 x 24 inches

“Inspired by the beauty of the world around us and in our own way, we can change the world.”

Early self-portraits emerge in the early to middle Renaissance era, around the beginning of the 15th century

In 1433 the world's first self-portrait. “Portrait of a Man” painted by Jan van Eyck.

In the 17th century, Rembrandt painted a range of self-portraits. In The Prodigal Son in the Tavern (c1637), one of the earliest self-portraits with family, the painting probably includes Saskia, Rembrandt's wife, one of the earliest depictions of a family member by a famous artist. Family and professional group paintings, including the artist's depiction, became increasingly common from the 17th century on. (https://en.wikipedia.org)

On Loan for the “2022 Art Show Collection”
Original Acrylic Painting, 1992, 22x34 inches
Solar God (1992)

The Sun is a mediator between the planes of the living and the dead.

Solar gods have a strong presence in Indonesian mythology. In some cases the Sun is revered as a "father" or "founder" of the tribe. This may apply for the whole tribe or only for the royal and ruling families. This practice is more common in Australia and on the island of Timor, where the tribal leaders are seen as direct heirs to the sun god.

Some of the initiation rites include the second reincarnation of the rite's subject as a "son of the Sun", through a symbolic death and a rebirth in the form of a Sun. These rituals hint that the Sun may have an important role in the sphere of funerary beliefs. Watching the Sun's path has given birth to the idea in some societies that the deity of the Sun descends in to the underworld without dying and is capable of returning afterward. This is the reason for the Sun being associated with functions such as guide of the deceased tribe members to the underworld, as well as with revival of perished. The Sun is a mediator between the planes of the living and the dead. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_deity)

On Loan for the “2022 Art Show