Heroine Collection

Catwoman

Michelle Pfeiffer/Catwoman 1992 Mixed media on canvas 30″ x 48″  $ 4,500

The Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman is often considered the ultimate live-action take on the role. She captured the antihero spirit that would come to define the character and brought the wicked humor, vicious fighting style, and ultimately the soul behind the mask.

Artist Statement

I grew up surrounded by a loving community of strong women that gave me a different perspective on the notion of society. Because of this, my respect and admiration for women have always been reflected in my work.
What is the meaning of a Heroine: Woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Woman of superhuman qualities and often semidivine origin, in particular, one whose deeds were the subject of ancient Greek myths.

Women’s rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women’s rights movement in the nineteenth century and the feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.
Issues commonly associated with notions of women’s rights include the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy; to be free from sexual violence; to vote; to hold public office; to enter into legal contracts; to have equal rights in family law; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to have reproductive rights; to own property; to education.
In today’s world, we are still searching for gender equality and opportunities. We have come a long way since the early days of 1848 Women’s emancipation movement. Throughout history are countless names of real-life heroes that helped to shape the society that we live in today.
There are also daily life Heroines: Those single mothers head of their families that were denied of their rights, they are still fighting to get treated equally.
The mindset in our culture has change. Today’s princess is fearless and fights side by side with their male counterparts; girls today, are being inspired by heroines as strong as the male superheroes.
With this collection, I want to highlight their beauty and power. This is a fight of good vs. evil – education vs. ignorance.

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Margot Robbie/Harley Quinn 2016 Mixed media on canvas 36″ x 48″  $ 4,500

Margot is an Australian actress and producer. She has received nominations for two Academy Awards and five BAFTA Awards. In 2019, she was ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses. Robbie studied drama at Somerset College and began her career in Australian independent films in the late 2000s, before working in the soap opera Neighbours (2008–2011). After moving to America, she starred in the ABC drama series Pan Am (2011–2012) and had her breakthrough role in Martin Scorsese’s black comedy film The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Robbie’s profile continued to grow with starring roles as a grifter in Focus (2015), Jane Porter in The Legend of Tarzan (2016), and Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe supervillain film Suicide Squad

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Letitia Wright/Shuri 2018. Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

Shuri is a fictional superhero appearing in Marvel Comics. Princess of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. She is the daughter of T’Chaka and the sister of T’Challa, who is the king of Wakanda and the Black Panther.
Letitia Wright portrays Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She first appears in the 2018 film Black Panther.She’s depicted as the smartest character in the Marvel universe. I love this little genius.

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Gal Gadot/Wonder Woman 2016. Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

Gadot portrayed Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Gadot’s performance as the superhero, which was the character’s first appearance in film, was hailed as one of the best parts of the film. In 2017, Gadot starred in a solo film for her character, Wonder Woman. She reprised the role in the ensemble film Justice League, which was released in November 2017. She will be WW again in 2020 with Wonder Woman 1984.
She’s my favorite Super-heroe of all time.

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Danai Gurira/Okoye 2018. Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

I wanted to portray the spirit and power that Danai was able to play. Okoye is a fictional character, a member of the Dora Milaje in Marvel Comics.Danai Gurira portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I love how women today are been pictured, powerful and fierce.

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Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow 2010 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″ $ 999

In 2010, Johansson debuted playing the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man 2. She received critical praise and nominations for two Academy Awards for playing a single mother in Nazi Germany in the satire Jojo Rabbit and an actress going through a divorce in the drama Marriage Story (both 2019) In 2018, she collaborated with 300 women in Hollywood to set up Time’s Up initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination. She took part in the Women’s March in Los Angeles in January 2018 and spoke on topics such as abuses of power, sharing her own experience.

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Famke Janssen/Phoenix. Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

Famke is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onnatop in GoldenEye(1995), Jean Gray/ Phoenix in the X-men film series(2000–2014), Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck, and Lenore Mills in the Taken film Trilogy(2008–2014). In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambasador for Integrity by the United Nations.

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Julie Newmar – Catwoman 1966 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

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Uma Thurman – Poison Ivy 1997 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

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Alexandra Shipp – Storm 2016 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

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Linda Hamilton- Sarah Connor 1984 Mixed media on canvas 11″ x 14″ N/S

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Meeting the Icon/ Linda Hamilton  2016

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Eartha Kitt – Catwoman 1967 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

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Drew Barrymore & Debi Mazar – Sugar & Spice 1995 Mixed media on canvas

12″ x 12″ each  $ 1,500

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Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman 2016 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  Sold.

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Halle Berry – Catwoman 2004 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″ Sold

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Yvonne Craig – Batgirl 1966 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

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Lynda Carter – wonder Woman 1975 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  N/S

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Meeting the Icon/ Lynda Carter 2017

Princess Leia

Carrie Fisher – Princess Leia 1977 Mixed media on canvas 11″ x 14″  $ 999

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Lee Meriwether – Catwoman 1966 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

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Jaime Alexander – Lady Sif 2011 Mixed media on canvas 12″ x 12″  $ 999

Jaime Alexander portrays Lady Sif in the live-action superhero film, Thor, released in May 2011. She reprised the role in the sequel Thor: The Dark World, released in November 2013.
This piece is part of my Heroine collection, which once again advocates for women empowerment.

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Batwomen 1960’s Mixed media on canvas 31″ x 31″  $ 3,600