HER - Acrylic on Wood Series
JANE GOODALL - Acrylic on Wood
Born in London, 1934, Jane Goodall is a celebrated primatologist and anthropologist, best known for her extensive work with chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.
Today Dr Jane Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and planet we share.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG - Acrylic on Wood
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in 1933. She’s the second female Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She served as the director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) during the 1970s and continues to fight for gender equality to this day.
HELEN LUNDEBERG - Acrylic on Wood
Helen Lundeberg (1908 - 1999) was a Southern Californian visual artist. Her artistic style is described as Geometric Abstraction and Hard Edge painting. She was recognized as one of the foremost artists of her generation. Her groundbreaking architectural compositions have been an inspiration to me as an artist. One of the reasons I included her in my inspirational women series, is that I believe more acknowledgment should be given to the legacy of such pioneering female artists.
MAYA ANGELOU - Acrylic on Wood
Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014) was an American poet, singer and civil rights activist. Her words have encouraged women, helped them heal, and showed them compassion and hope. Through my creative process, I searched for ways to convey the healing power of Angelou's words, exploring the moment of quiet peacefulness that supersedes them.
MARY BLAIR - Acrylic on Wood
Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) was an American artist, designer and animator. She was one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists, and worked as a concept artists for movies like “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland”. She won critical acclaim for her work in the development of DisneyLand’s attraction “It’s a Small World”.
Her whimsical and colorful work has been a constant influence for me as an Illustrator.
YAYOI KUSAMA - Acrylic on Wood
Yayoi Kusama (born 22 March, 1929) is the most famous living female artist in the world. She is a Japanese contemporary artist, who works in installation, sculpture, painting, performance and other arts. She has been called "the princess of polka dots" as these are present in most of her artwork. Her most successful museum exhibit, "Infinity Mirrors", is an immersive experience that has received more than 5 million visitors in 5 years.
TILDA SWINTON - Acrylic on Wood
Born in London, 1970, Tilda Swinton has worked as an actress in both independent and mainstream movies, such as “The Chronicles or Narnia”.
As a mom, I’ve tried to explain to my young daughter the healing power of ridding ourselves of the beauty myth that has been imposed on women throughout history. I’ve looked for women role models that break conventions and show uniqueness and strength in a system that profits from objectifying women. I’ve always admired Tilda’s aesthetic choices and lifelong interest in a limitless androgynous style that defies conventionalism.
JANE GOODALL’S EMBRACE - Acrylic on Wood
“Chimpanzees are complex and intelligent beings sharing much of our emotions like fear, compassion and love.” -Jane Goodall Institute.
This painting was inspired by the video of Wounda, a chimpanzee saved from poachers by the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, as she was finally being released into an isolated island forest. In an exceptional moment of love and connection, Wounda turned around and embraced Dr. Jane Goodall.
JANE GOODALL AND GRETA THUNBERG - Acrylic on Wood
Jane Goodall and Greta Thunberg have teamed up to call for urgent action to address the dangers of global warming and the threat of climate change. This was an inspirational moment of intergenerational support and connection that solidified the need to unite forces and fight towards our common goal of conserving our planet.
Dr. Jane Goodall believes in the power of young people to take the initiative and affect change, and has long supported the idea through her Roots and Shoots conservation education program.
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE - Acrylic on Wood
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986) was one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Best known for her unique paintings of flowers and flower abstractions, she has been recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism".
"I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for" - Georgia O'Keeffe