Oil on Panel


Mixed Media

2.5 inch Museum Wrap Panel

Semi-Precious Stones


Lu Martin Galleries

372 North Coast Hwy. |  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Gallery Row | 949-494-8074


Elements Series

Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth into Fine Art

My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semi-precious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love finding and using things that were created by nature such as semi-precious stones and sea shells, using them in unique and creative ways.

“I’ve never seen anything like it”  Is the biggest comment I get. 

The semi-precious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world from various sources. Most of the stones I use have been collected throughout the year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.

Each semi-precious stone has individual properties generating energetically from the stone. My semi precious stones paintings will illuminate and fill your room with there energy where the art will hang.

I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. In my semi precious stone art I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, and calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions.

I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semi-precious stone. I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.


About this painting: I call this painting “Emitt” from the rock hound/collector of all the stones used in this semi precious stones painting. I first time I meet him was in Tucson, Arizona at the huge gem and mineral show. He was a real kick, he had so many amazing stones, little unique finds that I have not seen before. He was so excited to share his findings with me as a collector. He is one of my biggest providers of my stones in the United States.

All of the Chysocolla that is used on this painting is gradated from the larger rocks to the fine powder used on the top part of the land. He grounded it all himself and had it in all sizes for me. It was a dream for what I do.


Stones Used:

Chrysocolla: Communication is one of the biggest properties of this stone. This stone is geared to expression, empowerment and teaching. Due to the serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth. It helps with inner wisdom to surface and helps you be heard. It is a peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power of our words as well as our actions have on those around us. Crysocolla also assists with encouraging compassion and strengthens character.

Bark Castings: These are rare specimens that were found by Emmett, one of my amazing collectors in Utah. They are sandstone that petrified around the bark of a tree, then fell off creating the bark like texture on each specimen. He said he collected all he could at that site and never has found anymore. I pretty much took all he had. It was a great find.

Additional information

Dimensions 5377260058 × 537724057 in


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