All the females in this painting can relate to each other through the ways they display their silent power of persuasion to advance to the task of the goal. Indian Princess during the Ottoman era forced to use her position and seduction to save slave women who used their sexuality. Catherine Parr on my Florentine Plate, survived Henry VIII as she got him to change the heir of the ruling royalty to young Queen Elizabeth, her step-daughter, and brought Protestant religion to the court. Painting of Myself, photographed by Penny Rogo, in my early 20s addressing my sexuality, femininity, strength and self power to address issues through art and activism.
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.
The Eyes of the Artist. If you turn my painting in any direction the eyes will follow you! Just like the eyes of Mona Lisa. Perfect conversation piece and an artwork that you won’t forget. My fascination with color, fabric, patterns, costumes of a matador and the serene evening sunset growing up in Florida.
Exhibited at Shades of Red, 2018, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Vista, Ca.
Unframed Heavy Duty Canvas 36x 38. 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.
Ready to Immigrate, Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas with Black Frame
Featured in Oceanside Museum, through Artist Alliance 36×48. March 25,2017-August 4, 2017. Featured at Mirrors of the Mind, Art Share-Los Angeles, November 2017, Psychotherapists as an Artist.
After our Current Political issues about Immigration, my experience as traveling the world as a former flight Attendant for Pan American and having many many cultured and ethnic and people of color friends, I could not resist. I was encouraged by artist Leslie Nemour to pour out my heart!!! World Map adhered on canvas, oil paint. Images from World Traveling and National Geographic. Female African Brides ready to be married, old traveling suitcases, African couple ready to immigrate.
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Displayed at the “Nasty Women” Exhibition, Helmuth Project Art Gallery, San Diego, January 2017
Trump Towers, Oil on Canvas. Note the Pink Pussy Bow Blouse that Melania Trump wore at one of the debates with the Trump Ladies all in Pussy Bows! At the Bottom is Margaret Thatcher, 1st Female British Prime Minister who embodied the Pussy Bow. It became a softening iconic image of strong, educated, political, business women when wearing their business suites to include their own style of femininity.
Trish Vernazza was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, the Sunshine State, which made her an original “Tampon”. As a young Feminist teen she stood on street corners holding ERA, Equal Rights Amendment signs with her Grey Panther Grandmothers. It was passed in 1972 but not ratified in Florida until 1982. This spurred her journey of social and political art activist. Her grandmothers taught her to sew and create while she listened to wise elders stories. After traveling the World, Pan American Flight attendant, soaking up culture with life changing experiences, she now listens for a living helping others as a Psychotherapist, Artist Therapist, Artist.
I have always addressed politics with satire and humor. I was raised in a house divided. My mother was a staunch republican and my father liberal democrat. Mom would make jello and cookies around election times using donkey and elephant molds. We would laugh which parts got eaten first!
Trump Towers came out of Trump’s statement: Grab them by the Pussy! It was a gut response. I placed Donald in Melania’s pink pussy bow blouse, that she wore to the debates. I painted “Ms America styled Models” walking in lines, maybe from Trump Towers with Pussy Bow blouses. Margret Thatcher, is the last female image painted, who put Pussy Bow Blouses in the Fashion world, as she used them to softened her image, being known as the Iron Fist Lady. Then, I painted the words: Here Kitty Kitty…..Grab them by the pussy.
My Ethnic Dolls are ones that you won’t find on the shelves of Walmart! A few years ago I received these Muslim styled dolls from a person who knew I appreciated art, crafts and collected interesting dolls. They sat on my art shelf for years staring at me in their plastic boxes. I had never taken the dolls out of their boxes, until a friend and I decided to see the fabrics up close. What a surprise. They were plastic, molded old styled Barbie Dolls, with Yellow Blonde hair, hand painted kookie styled blue eyes, wrapped in these beautiful fabrics. All held together by old rusty pins. I realized how precious they were. Thus began my 6 month process of painting my dolls to come to life.
This artwork was featured/displayed at Mirrors of Mind, Los Angeles, Ca, Psychotherapists as an Artist, 2016.
Unframed Heavy Duty Cradled Canvas 48″hx 30″Lx1 1.5 D”. If you are a local buyer, please contact me to decrease shipping/delivery cost. Please contact me for shipping and delivery costs.
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 Liberman 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.
Girl With A Message”, Framed Mixed Media Art: acrylic, graphite, paper, oil pastel, gold leaf, was auctioned to the lucky attendees and benefactors at Oceanside Museum Ball. It was also shown at the Vista Chamber of Commerce 2017: Shades of Red.
This artwork reflects the many messages that girls and women wear on their sleeves. Often times their hopes, goals, desires and daily struggles are tattooed on their bodies demanding our attention. Sometimes we are reluctant to read their messages and engage for the fear of self discovery. Red is a powerful color that demands attention and requires strength to hold it. My girl is NOT going away.
This multimedia piece was for a deck of cards that was included in a collaborative art piece between 54 artists throughout the United States. Each artist was assigned a card to create. The overall effect was an intricate art piece where each card was unique. I was selected to do the Jack of Clubs. I used the image of these four men (hand-colored), added the chopsticks and named them “Jack”. Finally, I made the club symbol out of cloth and added it over the top.