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.

Twitter Reflections


In response to Donald Trump’s tweeting. 36″x24″ Oil on cradled canvas.


Wrong Direction


Wrong Direction depicts the emotional stress when torn between two options.

Mixed Media. Acrylic, Oil Pastels, Ink, Gesso on paper. 18wx24h

Listed as unframed, if you would like a frame contact me and we can discuss shipping costs.

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.

Congo Boy

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Congo Boy, Oil on Canvas. My community involvement with raising funds for women and children of color in need stays in the forefront of my thoughts. I saw the image of a starving Congo Boy, photo by Annie Liebovitz in National Geographic. I was in awe of the story line of despite the struggles and famine in this country the people’s and their children will to live and look towards the future was definitive light in their souls. The image caused me to paint feverishly to capture they brightness of this young man despite his starving appearance and circumstances.

Artwork has been featured at Red Exhibition at Oceanside Theater 2018 for Rothko’s Red Play, Artist Alliance Membership show, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Shades of Red, 2017, Mira Costa College Magazine: Tide Pools, 2017.

Unframed Heavy Duty Canvas 36×48. If you are a local buyer, please contact me to decrease shipping/delivery cost. Available for note cards, sold separately. Buying this item does not relinquish the rights to the artist to reproduce prints of this artwork.



Available on Etsy 

Half of sale goes to the North County African American Women’s Association. https://www.ncaawa.org/

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Pan Am Flag


Pan American Flag

A tribute to Pan American World Airways (10/19/27 – 12/4/91), signed by my fellow flight attendants and the pilots. As an international flight attendant, I was based out of JFK and flew mostly Europe and South America until they ceased operations. As I knew the time was coming to an end, on my days off, I created the flag and kept it at the Flagship Terminal/JFK quarters. As people checked in for their flights, they began to sign the flag knowing it would soon be a memory.

In an era dominated by flag carriers that were wholly or majority government-owned, it was also the unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States.

It was an honor to be an international flight attendant for PanAm as it was such an historical classic airline and my fellow crew-members came from such diverse cultural backgrounds. When I wasn’t working, I was hopping flights with my friends and always exploring museums, historical landmarks, churches, bookstores, and making friends all over the world. I was thirsty for culture.

24 x 30 Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.

Big Boys Don’t Need Viagra

Uncle Louie

Buy a ticket to the carnival! See Uncle Louie and Big Boy as they stand upon the Viagra magic box. You won’t see them taking the mysterious pill but you will see the results: Rocket Man! Twice as big, twice as good! They’re not serving hamburgers on these buns. Watch the boys pump and flex their muscles!

Oil on canvas. 24″ x 30″ x 1 1/2″ cradled canvas. Unframed.

Available for sale on Etsy.

In Between the Petals

In Between the Flowers is a diptych inspired by the images that we find among the flowers hidden around us. The canvas, which displays red flowers surround another, more detailed flower in ink on watercolor paper.

The mixed media pieces measure 14″ x 11″ individually and together 14″ x 23″ with an artistic space between.

In Between Petals (left side) Version 2


The Plate of Temptation

The Plate of Temptation was created from a feminine and feminist perspective as it engages and provokes you to ask challenging question of female’s intentions. No matter which way you turn this painting, your curiosity evokes and emotional response.

All 3 women (including the Black/White self-portrait) are able to use their inner voices, mind, talent, skills, sensuality, sexuality and bodies to state an opinion.

All the females in this painting can related to each other through the ways they display their silent power of persuasion to advance to the task of the goal. They are able to use their inner voices, mind, talent, social skills, sensuality, sexuality, and femininity with with that has a purpose.

The Indian Princess (The Seductress) during the Ottoman era was clever to use her position and seduction to save her own slave women who used their sexuality.

The woman depicted on the Florentine Plate is Catherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry VIII (who had silent power) and survived him as she got him to change the heir of the ruling royalty to young Queen Elizabeth, her stepdaughter, and brought forth the Protestant religion to court.

My B/W self-portrait of me is the modern woman in the process of rotating through history, addressing issues through art and activism. A sunflower head is placed in the vagina area (birth canal) as I hold a lipstick in one hand (sensuality) a knife in the other (ability to self-protect). I have a willingness to own what is cost us and other women to express our thoughts.

As eloquently stated by Kathy: “The Seductress in the dominant position…center the calm silent power of Catherine Parr (looking upward) while catching the modern woman in the process of rotating through history…addressing issues through art and activism. Or hang it in a diamond shape.”

2nd Place – MiraCosta College, Kruglak Gallery, May 2018.

Unframed 36″ x 36″ x 2″ Oil on Canvas. Contact me for shipping costs/display.

Available for sale on Etsy.