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After 20 years away from painting... I am grateful to have rediscovered my visual 'voice' and delight in the telling-working intuitively-it's always a surprise to see who and what shows up in the images-I meet them only as they appear. I create the images but the story is in the eye of the beholder...nothing is predetermined...what do YOU see? Tell me a story.....


Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Once we ate from the tree of knowing good with evil, our world became a place of compounds and mixtures. You will not find beauty without ugliness, joy without sorrow, pleasure without pain. You cannot invent a thing that will provide benefit without threat of harm, or a man on this earth who does only good without fault.

Wherever you will find one form of good, you will find another sort of evil. And where that evil does not lie, another will take its place. Rare it is, so rare, to find pure and simple goodness in a single being.

Therefore, do not reject any thing for the harm it may render, nor despise any man for the ugliness within him. Rather, use each thing towards the purpose G-d conceived it for, and learn from each man all he has to offer.

From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, of righteous memory; rendered by Tzvi Freeman.


  1. Hi Shekhina, it's @TomYHowe. I came here and just had to comment on how ravished I am by the beauty of your paintings. I love love love them! I noticed you have that thing that Van Gogh does where things have a black or dark outline most of the time. No idea why I love that so much, but I do. I always wondered if that happens because shapes are painted in in black first and then the color applied inside, or if you just run a black outline around stuff afterwards. Or both?

    You're something of a birdite, I see. Me too. Birds and trees.

    Thanks for all the loving quotes on Twitter!

    Peace and paint,


  2. The 'black line' happens in various,unintentional ways...sometimes it's applied after,sometimes it's underpainting that is squeezed(visually)into a thin's just part of my process,I guess.

    Thanks for taking the time to check out the work. I appreciate it!

  3. Where can I buy your paintings ?