Deep Exhale


Deep Exhale

Oil on Panel


Mixed Media

2 inch Museum Wrap Panel

Semi-Precious Stones


Elements Series

Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth

                                                                                                  into Fine Art

My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semiprecious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love nature. I love finding things that were created by nature such as semiprecious stones, shells an other items, some of which are millions of years old.

“I’ve never seen anything like it”

Most of the stones I use have been collected for a year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.

I get them from all around the world and from various vendors. Each semiprecious stone has individual properties generated energetically from the stone. The energy can be felt by wearing the stone, touching the stone and by having the stone in a room of your home.

I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions. These properties will fill your room where the art will hang.

I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semiprecious stone. I work with mostly Grade A and B semiprecious stones. Sometimes I use stones that are in rough form before they are faceted like a fine piece of jewelry. The semiprecious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world.

 I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.

From the Artist:

I named this painting “Deep Exhale” due to that moment (that is my favorite time of the day) when the sun is setting and there is that one small moment that only lasts a few minutes where the sun is just about to fade below the horizon and where the colors just pop, become so deep, rich and vibrant. Then, for me, after the sun does make its final appearance for the day and disappears under the horizon, I always just exhale when I watch it. Just a sigh. It is also so funny because most people watching the sunset will do that.

Of course here in San Diego, us locals love to watch the sunset, to me it never gets old. So I I named it “deep” for the deepness of the colors and “exhale” when you make that simple exhalation during that moment when watching a sunset.


Stones Used:

Amethyst: Treats insomnia, relives tension, helps overcome grief and loss, brings about spiritual awareness, constricting thinking and acting, good for skin, alleviates pain, lowers blood pressure, releases imbalances. Connects with spirituality and provides contentment. Clears the aura and relieves dysfunctional energy located within the body. Useful during meditation to promote and maintain a calm and peaceful state. Encourages sobriety, promotes sleep and combats headaches. Good for third eye chakra. Sign of Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius & Capricorn.


Garnet: Known as “a stone of health”. Removes negativity from the Chakras. Enhances ones internal fire. Also known as “a stone of commitment” whether it be relationships with the self or others. Stimulates development and movement of Kundalini energy located in the Base Chakra. Signs of Leo, Virgo & Aquarius.


Pudding Stone: from South Dakota.

The stone was named by English settlers in this area, about 1840, because it looked like their boiled suet pudding with cherries and currants (Christmas Pudding).

Puddingstone, or Pudding stone, is a conglomerate rock made up of a mixture of different, irregular sized grains and pebbles held together by a finer matrix, usually formed from quartz sand called quartzite . The pudding stone pebbles vary in color from red to brown and pink to purple. Pudding stones are considered metamorphic and sedimentary. The sedimentary rock is formed in river channels and may contain various minerals such as chromite, corundum, platinum, diamond, gold, sapphire, and zircon.

The history of this rock starts in the Huronian period of the Proterozoic era, approximately one billion years ago.

Pudding stone prevents tissue deterioration of internal organs and muscles, strengthens immune system and promotes body balance, smoothens any pain or disorder.


Tiger’s Eye: Brings together vibrations of sand and sunlight therefore synthesizing energies of Sun and Earth. Helpful for those seeking clarity. Enhances psychic abilities and attunes to third eye activity. Helps with understanding between the pleasure of wishing and the act of having. Stimulates and maintains wealth. Sign of Capricorn.


Additional information

Dimensions 5377260058 × 537724057 in


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