Portfolio of Art
in Private Collections


The art here is a sampling of
works that have been purchased.

If you are interested in a similar piece,
please be in touch.  I am currently accepting commissions. 

I look forward to helping you make a selection
for your home, office or as a gift.       
 


"La Bella Luna Collection"

"La Bella Luna Collection" is a celebration of small moments of joy - taking in the beautiful, silvery full moon, blowing bubbles by the seaside, a family strolling hand in hand, celebratory balloon in hand, bubbles drifting across a marsh from giver to receivers
... treasured moments to cherish.
A rest from the day and respite for the soul.

                    Private Collection / commissions accepted 

“La Bella Luna/ Sharing Joy,” mixed media on panel
12" x 16" © Wamala, 2020
Private Collection

“La Bella Luna/ Tending Love,” mixed media on panel
12" x 16" © Wamala, 2020
Private Collection

“La Bella Luna/ Rising Hope”
detail, mixed media on panel
12" x 9" © Wamala, 2020
Private Collection


"Ginkgos Dance Collection"

. . . this suite of paintings is a continued celebration of life’s simple pleasures. Gazing upward at a deliciously blue sky, we see bright yellow ginkgo leaves dance and flutter on a sweet autumn breeze.

“Ginkgos Dance/ No. 1," mixed media on 3/4" cradled panel,
12" x 12" © Wamala, 2019
Private Collection

“Ginkgos Dance/ No. 2," mixed media on 3/4" cradled panel,
8" x 8" © Wamala, 2019
Private Collection

“Ginkgos Dance/ No. 3," mixed media on 3/4" cradled panel,
8" x 8" © Wamala, 2019
Private Collection

"Brooklyn Nights Collection"

Giving voice to fresh and meaningful expressions through my art and writing is an ongoing priority.  The “Brooklyn Nights Collection” is one direction of these explorations.  June, 2019 brought the excitement of my youngest son and daughter in law's wedding.  I was determined to keep pace with my painting practice, though the festivities would have me in Brooklyn for a week making floral arrangements and celebrating.  The New York airbnb became my art studio and is where these three pieces were born.   
They are together in a Private Collection. 

"Brooklyn Nights / Moon Rising," mixed media on 3/4"
cradled panel, 12" x 12"
© Wamala, 2019 
Private Collection

"Brooklyn Nights / Because She Said Yes," mixed media on 3/4" cradled panel, 12" x 12"
© Wamala, 2019
Private Collection

"Brooklyn Nights / Full Moon of Joy," mixed media on 3/4" cradled panel, 12" x 12"
© Wamala, 2019
Private Collection

"Joy Collection"

 My granddaughter’s birth created an abundance of joy in 2019. Mason Rose entered the world in March and brought to life happy memories I shared with my 3 children when they were young. This flood of positive energy prompted me to seek a fuller understanding of joy. Ingrid Fetell Lee’s Ted Talk, research and book are valuable resources in my exploration of new symbols and meaning in my art.

"Reaching for Joy," mixed media on 3/4" cradled panel,
8" x 8" © Wamala, 2019
Private Collection

"Concertina Books" 

provide an opportunity to explore ideas, themes and techniques . . . 

with limited supplies, while I am away from the studio. Using the few simple materials of paper, paint, brush and imagination I create the start of these books. Back in the studio I assemble and embellish these books with beads, buttons, brads and a variety of adornments. This is my interpretation of working in a sketchbook.

Pure Pleasure!

Click on any of the circles below to see larger!

What Is a concertina book? A concertina booklet is an origami-looking pop-up book. It is called a concertina booklet because the folded structure resembles a concertina, which is an instrument similar to an accordion.

"Days in Brooklyn / # 1," (reverse) mixed media on watercolor paper, 6" x 18"   © Wamala, 2019  / Private Collection

"Days in Brooklyn / # 2," (front) mixed media on watercolor paper, 6" x 18"   © Wamala, 2019 / Private Collection

"Days in Brooklyn / # 2," (reverse) mixed media on watercolor paper   6" x 18"   © Wamala  2019 / Private Collection

"Concertina Book # 1" (front / closed) mixed media on watercolor paper   ©  Wamala  2019 / Private Collection 

"Concertina Book # 1" (open / front)  ink, graphite, buttons, bead, brads, fiber, 6" x 31"  © Wamala 2019  Private Collection

"Concertina Counting Book," (open) buttons and mixed media on watercolor paper   6" x 19"  © Wamala  2020 / Private Collection

"Concertina Counting Book," (closed) buttons and mixed media on watercolor paper, 6" x 19", © Wamala, 2020 / Private Collection

Concertina Books in Progress / at my daughter's apartment ,
Brooklyn,  NY  2019 

concertina book embellishments

Concertina book, closed  / sample of embellishments and closure

concertina book in progress

Jake’s concertina book (front detail) / Private Collection

"52 Haiku Project"

. . .  is a collection of paintings and my original haiku poems.  The art and the poems are related pairings.   Both are responses to nature and life experience.   I have illustrated my haiku with realistic and abstract paintings to create connection between the literary and the visual realms.  

“Mending the Tear," mixed media collage, 8" sq., © Wamala, 2018 / Private Collection 

mending the tear

sweet heart confection

“Sweet Heart Confection,” pastel & mixed media, 8” sq, © Wamala, 2018 / Private Collection

“Amidst Sweet Pansy Faces," watercolor, 8" sq., © Wamala, 2019 / Private Collection

amidst sweet pansy faces

recede gently like the sea

“Recede Gently Like the Sea," mixed media, 8" sq., © Wamala, 2018 / Private Collection

“Under the June Moon," pastel & mixed media, 8” sq, © Wamala, 2018 / Private Collection

under the june moon

autumn winds of change

"Autumn winds of change,” watercolor & ink, 8" sq., © Wamala, 2018 / Private Collection

“Corona with Lime,” pastel, 8” sq, © Wamala, 2018 / Private Collection

corona with lime

fanciful imaginings 

“Fanciful Imaginings," watercolor & ink, 8" sq., © Wamala, 2019 / Private Collection

“Jazz Beats ‘round Midnight," acrylic, 8” sq, © Wamala, 2018 / Private Collection.

jazz beats 'round midnight

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