Poor Mary


I started this painting a while back, unable to finish until the current world situation struck. This was an original fashion photo advertisement for Armani clothing, in which I saw something totally different. Working in the mental health field and studying huan behavior, I was fascinated by this image.


After reading Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, and Alias Grace and our current Covid-19 pandemic, I realized my dark fascination with the subject and finished my painting.

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Oil Painting on Cradled Canvas 48″H x 24″ W

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The Gift of the Gnomes: Hope


This image started out as a part of a challenge for a class. The challenge was to use three words and pair them with a scale reversal. The words I used were: You, Gift, and Backyard. As I wandered into a craft store to purchase my canvas, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed these little gnomes in the garden department. I went over and just stared at them. Then, I arranged them on the shelf and took photos. I had no idea what I was going to do with this reference until I started preparing myself for the challenge…My Giant Gnomes spoke to me during the Corona Virus Pandemic. Thus they came to life!

Oil Painting on Cradled Canvas 36″H x 24″W



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Tales of the Bluebird


Whimsical and folksy piece to give any kitchen or playroom a fanciful feel.

22″x30″ Watercolor; Ink and watercolor on cold press watercolor paper.


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Wicked, Wicked Woman


Celebrating the Wizard of Oz for the 2019 San Diego County Fair. I paid homage to the Wicked Witch of the West and her desire to get those ruby slippers!

This piece won First Place at the 2019 San Diego County Fair.


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Poppies Forever


Celebrating the Wizard of Oz for the 2019 San Diego County Fair. I paid homage to the field of poppies. A great floral apron to be fashionable all around the house.


This was on display at the 2019 San Diego Fair.


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Flowers of Arrhythmia

Flowers of Arrhythmia

Height: 24 Inches; Width: 18 Inches

“Flowers of Arrhythmia” Chalk Pastel on toned paper by Trish Vernazza.

thoughts behind this piece: my husband, blues musician Johnny V Vernazza, had his own irregular heartbeat, pulling on his heart strings . His heart felt like it was skipping beats and dancing to a different tune. He need an ablation to correct this, thus his new heart was sprouting blooms, making new heart songs.

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Potrait of an Empress: Farah Pahlavi, The Empress of Iran

Farah Pahlavi Shah of Iran 3rd wife

I was inspired to create this portrait of the profoundly powerful and charitable Empress. Though her life was filled with difficulties, she also found the time to benefit other groups of people throughout her life. From the boy scouts to helping to start the first American-style university in Iran. An avid art collector, the Empress made sure to collect and showcase art from Iran.

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Whisper of Peonies II

Whisper of Peonies II oil on canvas. The soft loose style, the gentle peonies inspire and soothe reminiscent of tradition. Peonies represent happy marriages, romance, good fortune, honor and compassion. They are a flower rooted in myth and wonder.

These peonies would bring a sense of wonder to any home, decorating any smaller space or corner beautifully.

5″x7″ Oil on Canvas, unframed.

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The Royal Couple Goes to Therapy


the royal couple diptych

Portraits of the Royal Couple on their way to therapy! The male, prone to putting his head in the sand and the female, displaying her bright plumage in response.

Currently in the 2018 Mirrors of the Mind show in Santa Monica, CA.

Diptych. Oil on canvas. 25″ x 30″ x 1 1/2″ cradled canvas. Unframed. Available for sale on Etsy. Also available in pillow form.

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It Was a Short Fall

“It was a short fall” original mixed media & graphite pencil painting on paper by Trish Vernazza.

This is my emotional reaction to women who suffer at the abuse of others. Homage to the life of Ana Mendieta (who I drew in my feminist portrait series ). Also my thoughts of the Handmaids Tale book by Margaret Atwood and the series on Hulu. The Unwomen. Whose lives were to be meaningless.

I depict these women as falling from a broken window holding onto the dark broken vase with a thorny rose tossed aside. Their hands leave the marks of their past life.

The image measures 18x24and is printed on acid-free archival quality smooth stock. My original is signed and dated on back and shipped flat. Framed $250. Sales of artwork do not transfer copyrights.

Will be exhibited for Twists & Turns at the Brooks Theatre Gallery from 9/12/18 – 10/30/18, 8 performances of DEATHTRAP, October’s First Friday Art Walk at the Brooks Theatre Gallery, Oceanside Theatre Company’s Gala Event.