June 26th, 2016

Jen Holding Wolf & Lasers


Youth-inspired mixed media painting that is finished after 2 years of off-and-on attention but it came together in the end. The end result is an eclectic mixture of lace, driftwood, pages and paint that seeks to capture the wild bond between a girl and her dog.

August 23rd, 2014


Dust Storm

Not done yet… but I am getting impatient so I wanted to put something up.
Started this because I keep rolling over the quote from Frank Herbert’s Dune:

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”

Then whatever happened happened.

May 10th, 2014

Slappin Around Paint

falling sky
This one is a collection of happy accidents. The direction I gave myself was ‘clouds’ so…. check. Initially there was a giant drip from going overboard with a spray bottle but it fortuitously morphed into an intentional fluid light from the sky.

January 13th, 2014

Turning Over a New Leif

leif zombies
An almost finished commission.

September 4th, 2013

To and Fro

hodge podge
To sum up, I have had  upwards of several things going on.  I recently participated in Festival in the Pines – an Eau Claire arts and crafts show – utterly miserable. Not the show or the gathering itself, but the weather. It was 95 degrees plus Wisconsin Humidity most of the show. Fortunately, some brave souls attended and made it all worth being out in the oppressive heat. The next weekend, I celebrated a Labor Day with the parents. Being  awesome comes naturally to Clarks. It is in Rhinetown, home of the amazing,  where I fervently soaked up as much Northwoods as possible – luscious foliage and sexy sunsets are commonplace. In between, there have been several sketches which demand attention but I am clearly not hardcore enough to power through it and choose to sleep instead. Someday I will learn. Until then – OUTTIE!

July 20th, 2013

Killin’ Canvas

killin' canvas
It kinda looks like a tree, right? But like… a badass one pre or post epic drama? It is.

July 14th, 2013

Girl on a Grizzly Bear

Bear Rider
A lil scrapbook project for the ol’ vacation. I may or may not have enhanced the photo just a touch.

May 6th, 2013

Summer is Coming

desert bugs
Playin’ with atmosphere.  I want to add in more texture and turn it into a texture experiment but this might very well end here.