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I've been happy & excited while creating this section of my site, as I am offering works here that have not been seen before by the public. These new works are of quite diverse subject matters, from mine own personal take on an old and beloved magazine cover to a delicately erotic Southern Belle.

As this section grows I will move each piece to it's appropriate page, such as Sacred Images or Children's Art, but will keep a listing at the BOTTOM of this page for those seeking past 'New Works' which have become familiar over time.

Like most other artwork on this site, all of these newer works are available on T-Shirts in full color and glorious detail, as an Art Print or as a set of 5 (blank inside) cards with envelopes. The original art is also for sale and clicking each image here will take you to the larger view of it, along with the buttons for purchasing the original or other items.

This section is always being updated, so do check back often!

PLEASE NOTE: As on all other images here, you will see a watermark which will NOT be seen on your own piece! This is for COPYRIGHT PROTECTION and ONLY seen on the website pages! THANKS!





Bonaventure Family Portrait - My portrait of local celebrity Shannon Scott, creator of the Bonavenure Cemetery Tour in Historic Savannah, GA. Accompanied by the famous statues of Gracie and Corinne Elliot Lawton, the spirit of Johnny Mercer and Buddy the Fox at his feet. Full spring blooms at Bonaventure and some of its most famous inhabitants form a "family group" with tour guide/creator Shannon--come listen to his guided tour through on of the South' most beautiful and history cemeteries!

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Chinese ancient myth of the Creation of the World tells of the giant Pangu, asleep for 18000 yrs inside the Cosmic Egg, awakens and begins to push apart the top n bottom of the broken Egg in order to make Earth n Sky, assisted by 4 Celestial creatures: Turtle, Dragon, Phoenix and Qilin.

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In ancient Chinese mythology NuWa is the Mother Goddess who created humans and animals. She took yellow clay from beside the Yellow river and sculpted them by hand! Her lower body was like a snake/dragon. She created women first then men and gave them the concept of Marriage to bring them together. She also was able to patch up a great hole torn in the sky by unruly demons and dragons and saved humanity from death.

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While living in Beijing I was fascinated by the smaller world of the 'hutong', the little, ancient, narrow alleyways throughout the oldest part of this huge city. Here, people had lived for over 800 years, and so many generations had been born and raised in this small alleyways. Even today, though many of the lovely neighbhoods have been torn down to make way for newer structures, the Chinese government has left a few hundred of them to remind people of the history of Beijing. While some of the hutong have become tourist attractions where foreigners ride about in bicycle taxis, most of them are still dusty, ancient, full of many families living out ordinary lives. This painting, my largest one at 40" X 26", is a kind of Love Letter to Bejing...just a taste of the memories I've kept about these special places: the hutongs of old Beijing and its people.

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An ancient Chinese story tells of the beautiful fairy Chang’e, who stole her husband HouYi’s Potion of Immortality—it was given to him by the gods to reward him for shooting down the 10 suns—Chang’e longed for it and decided to steal it but upon drinking it herself, she discovered the gods had rendered her weightless, flying her to the Moon to live there forever as punishment. She is the Lady in the Moon, seduction, lovely, ever young, yet lonely for her beloved. She is not alone though, for there also dwells the Moon Rabbit, also called Jade Rabbit or Grandfather Rabbit, Tu Yer, who is a master of herbal medicines; he lives there with her, always pounding herbs, roots and flowers in his mortar, to cure the ills of mankind. The phases of the moon are caused by the great osmanthus tree—as the tree grows larger, the moon appears smaller and smaller, until it is cut down by Wu Gang (represented here by his ax), who is condemned to his side of the moon to each month cut down the great, leafy tree so we can have a Full Moon.

The poem in the upper left is by the Zhou dynasty poet Li ShangYin:
“Now that a candle-shadow stands on the screen of carven marble,
and the River of Heaven slants and the morning stars are low?
Are you sorry for having stolen the potion that has set you,
over jade seas and blue skies, to brood through the long nights?”


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An Artist sometimes realizes that moving to a new country or even just a new home in the same city,can bring on a strong creative drive to produce NEW work, a stimulation of the artistic genii inside them: this was also true for me when I moved to Beijing back at the beginning of 2003. This piece was a kind of beginning to the Sacred Images series, which were nearly all produced while I lived and worked in the great capitol city of China. The mood is gentle with a touch of sadness to the Madonna's slight smile, perhaps because I missed my children so much. I was experimenting in pastels and like the soft colors and lines they produced. I recently found this piece hiding away in an old watercolor tablet I had in Beijing; only a handful of people have seen it, but it has already become quite popular--for which I am grateful, and give praise to our Heavenly Mother...

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When I came back from China I found that a friend has stored many of my oldest sketchbooks, and I love to dig through them and find interesting pieces that I produced at the different times in my life--so this piece is a "Blast from the Past"! I am a Southern girl born and bred, and have often heard our ladies here referred to as Sweet Southern Belles, so prim and proper--I think I wanted to show that we have many more layers to us than is supposed! This Beauty is refined and lovely,yes, but hidden under that fetching smile is a sensual nature and a suggestion of more--she has her big leghorn "Miss Scarlet" hat, her flowery dress, but she is not as shy and prim as some may think!

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I found on Facebook a striking photo of a lovely young Chinese girl called Fiona and immediately saw the photo as a cover of Good Housekeeping, though from around the 1960s and '70s! It came to me, when I discovered that Good Housekeeping (called 'Hao Guan Jia') was also sold in China, that I wanted to reproduce the mood and tone from those magazine covers I grew up with, only in a Chinese version! She is just like those slim, beautiful young wives and mothers shown on the covers of my childhood--I had the titles translated and checked the style of the current issues, and this is the result!

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* * * FORMER NEW WORKS THAT WERE LISTED HERE CAN NOW BE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING
'ANGEL ILLUMINATIONS STUDIO' WEBSITE GALLERY PAGES: JUST CLICK BELOW--THANKS!

WILD CHINA HEART
THE GIFT
YEARNING FOR HOME
SKEIN OF LIFE
REUNITI!
RAINBOW AFTERNOON
MOONLIGHT GAZING
ART-CRAZED OZZIE
MERLIN'S TALE
LIGHTHOUSE 1
LIGHTHOUSE 2
LIGHTHOUSE 3
LADIES TEA
GARDEN MAGIC
VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE & ST. JUAN DIEGO
FIRE OF CREATION
HOOKAH DREAMS
DEATH & THE MAIDEN
DEPARTURE
FATHER SKY MOTHER EARTH
DEATH TAKES THE MAIDEN
GINGERBREAD HOUSE 1902
CAT DANCER
LITTLE ARABELLA MILLER
FAERIE FOLK'S SONG TO THE MOON





                      




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