Gratitude
Gratitude

Jocko The Great felt gratitude, and now has a ‘goodnews only’ talk radio show: 'Up Talk With Jock'.






44 x 40 "
Acrylic on paper.

Selfie
Selfie

Soon after I began painting I saw the elephant. 
At first I thought it was hiding. I remember hiding. But as time went on, in my mind the story changed. It wasn’t hiding, it was a survivor of the Ringling Brothers Circus, and it was retired and happy at last. It was living a wise and happy life, vines of colour creeping everywhere and surrounding it in a joyful hug.

I call this one another ‘Selfie’ because that’s what happened - after I stepped out of the ‘circus’ life, art found me.
And that's how the idea for this series came about.
37 x 46"
Acrylic on paper.

Lily's Pond
Lily's Pond

Afterwards, many days were set aside to catch up on - just dreaming.






8 x 24"
Acrylic on deep cradleboard.

Feeling Freedom
Feeling Freedom

Everyday Colette the dancing poodle and Stan the old trained seal, made their way out into open water.




44 x 40"
Acrylic on paper.

Play
Play

The Bears loved to lay in the lush grass, scratch their ears and play marbles.





37 x 44"
Acrylic on paper.

 Difficult Conversations 
 Difficult Conversations 

Abuelita, tell us about when you wore these in the circus!

8 x 24"
Acrylic on deep cradleboard.

 The Ecstasy of Jane Doe
 The Ecstasy of Jane Doe

Even years later, she was still trying to replace the thrill of the high-wire.



8 x 24"
Acrylic on deep cradleboard.

 Useful Skillset
 Useful Skillset

They called her 'Wee', but not because she had been the only miniature Pony in the Circus, but because it was the sound she made when she was longboarding....
Not bad for an old broad.





44.5 x 38"
Acrylic on paper

Solace 
Solace 

Madame Tralinka always found solace in the fact that she was the most flexible (and the most buxom) in the Balashov nursing home.








46.5 x 44"
Acrylic on paper.

Status Quo
Status Quo

Maurice knew there was no changing the past, he was who he was and he was ok with that.









46 x 45"
Acrylic on paper.

 On the Purple Yoga Mat
 On the Purple Yoga Mat

Aabha was always grateful for the good habits she acquired while on the road. 





36 x 36"
Acrylic on slim canvas.

Integration
Integration

No longer the main event, Raphael was happy to relax into the life of the neighborhood’s Jazz cat. Basking in the sun, listening to music and smiling at the children who often came by to pin roses to his greying mane, he felt he was a part of the world for the first time.

45 x 46"
Acrylic on paper.

Bear Feet
Bear Feet

Some friends left for new lives and were never heard from again. We just have their memories and a few footprints in the sand.








31 x 44"
Acrylic on paper.

Connected
Connected

Some things stay the same.
Even after the last curtain and the last bow. 
#Bffs





8 x 24"
Acrylic on deep cradleboard.

Peace and Quiet
Peace and Quiet

Alfred and Nemo, the aging pack rats who lived under the old candy floss stand, finally got to catch up on their sleep at last, in their cozy (and somewhat cluttered) home.





51 x 55"
Acrylic on paper.

Plans
Plans

Hezikiah and Jessie had often thought about opening a gourmet pie shop, the only fear was that Hezzy seemed to take the fruit inspection a little too seriously; always looking for perfection.




16.5 x 26.5"
Acrylic and hemp twine on paper.

Old Sally
Old Sally

Often found sitting outside on her stoop or at the local, she would still tell you your fortune if you stopped to talk a while.







12 x 12 "
Acrylic on slim canvas.

Beach Day
Beach Day

Sometimes, just for the fun, they would perform a few tricks on the beach, just to hear the crowd cheer once again.







15×18" 
Acrylic paint and ink on reclaimed wood.

Spring Rain
Spring Rain

Ambrose loved to catch the first drops of spring rain...small pleasures. This is what freedom tasted like.






24 x 30" 
Acrylic and charcoal on deep canvas.

Watching
Watching

Some of the younger performers love being   part of an audience, (rather than the spectacle), and are often found in a movie theatre's back seats, enjoying the many films they had missed over the years.



23 x 23" 
Acrylic on Linen.