Interior Design Ideas

A simple visual presentation various ways to enhance a room & a wall with my artwork & photographs.

Ohia Lehua 1, bedroom

The Lehua is a flower of the island of Hawaii. It is also known as Pele’s Flower. In Hawaiian mythology, Ohia and Lehua were two lovers. The Volcano Goddess Pele desired Ohia, but Ohia only had eyes for Lehua and rejected Pele’s advances. In a jealous fit, the fiery tempered Pele turned Ohia into a twisted tree. Heartbroken Lehua pleaded with the other gods to help her. Out of pity, the gods turned Lehua into a flower, which they placed on Ohia's tree forever uniting the two lovers. The legend remains today that it will rain when a Lehua is plucked from the tree, signifying the tears of the separated lovers.

Dimensions 40 x 30 in.

Ohia Lehua 1, living room

The Lehua is a flower of the island of Hawaii. It is also known as Pele’s Flower. In Hawaiian mythology, Ohia and Lehua were two lovers. The Volcano Goddess Pele desired Ohia, but Ohia only had eyes for Lehua and rejected Pele’s advances. In a jealous fit, the fiery tempered Pele turned Ohia into a twisted tree. Heartbroken Lehua pleaded with the other gods to help her. Out of pity, the gods turned Lehua into a flower, which they placed on Ohia's tree forever uniting the two lovers. The legend remains today that it will rain when a Lehua is plucked from the tree, signifying the tears of the separated lovers.

Dimensions 40 x 30 in.

Kailua Sunset, wall

Kailua is on windward side of the island of Oahu. Some of the most beautiful beaches are there along with calm bays, lush valleys sweeping up the Koolau Mountain range and the pace of life slows considerably from that in Honolulu which is on the lee side or west side of the island.

Dimensions 12x24 in. approx.

Fishing Boats of La Manzanilla

La Manzanilla is a sweet, fishing village in Mexico on the Pacific Ocean. People used to have houses without front doors & there was an unspoken protocol of trust and of how one approached & called out a greeting & waited to be welcomed into a home. Fishing was a dependable way to live and as fast as you tossed out a line, the fish were biting and you always shared what you'd caught with not only family but with others in the community so that nobody went hungry.... Generosity, kindness, hard work and the ability to be joyous in the face of little....qualities that I've seen over and over in the Mexican people I've known.

Dimensions 16x20 in.

Poppy Pods, bedroom

As a young girl, we made a few trips to New Mexico where we visited with Georgia O'Keeffe, a fine artist and long time friend of my grandmothers. Seeing her studio & her as she painted, influenced me, made me consider how something small might look if it were enlarged and left an impact on me. I loved what those experiences brought up and it has continued to show up in how I photograph things and how and what I paint at times.

Dimensions 30x40 in.

Raw Earth, bathroom

I was inspired to try my hand at gathering, grinding until ultra fine the earths natural elements and using them to create my own pigments. There is something in the paintings I've done with these pigments, that makes me love them more & feel more connected to them in a whole different way than any of my other paintings. There is a rawness and an earthiness that is absolutely beautiful and compelling. 

The original image is an 18.5 in diameter circle. But archival Giclee prints can be printed to fit the space, up to 40 in diameter.