Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Best of the Northwest Spring Show / April 9 & 10

If you are in the Seattle area April 9 & 10, please stop by my booth at the Best of the Northwest Spring Arts Festival at Magnuson Park.  I will be featuring a new collection of work!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

10th Annual Gorge Artist Open Studios tour April 22- 24

Super excited to be celebrating the 10th year for the Gorge Artists Open Studio tour!  We are featuring 44 artists from in and around the Gorge area.  This painting was obviously inspired by the one of the many breathtaking sunsets.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Up & Away

Looking forward to upcoming 2015 art shows and tours, Best of the Northwest in Seattle, March 28-29th and Gorge Artists Open Studio tour, just around the corner in April, the 10-12, for a start!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Grape Shot

This pastel was created especially for the upcoming show Crush II featured at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.  The show runs through the month of October, with an artist reception this Friday, October 3rd from 6 to 8 pm

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Okay!  I feel like I really nailed this piece!!  I have been intimidated with the thought of painting a wave for a long time.  The challenge of capturing movement in a two dimensional space seemed daunting at the very least, BUT I prevailed and managed to pull it off.  I think it helps to have had the good fortune to spend a lot of time on the water and feel the experience of the ocean, the force of the push and pull.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Approaching Mosier

I am continuing to work on this fall series.  I have been inspired to the point of distraction.  So many incredible vistas and subject matter, Oh the beauty of it all to paint!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Drama in the Gorge

Latest commission piece.  I'm telling you the sky really does look like this!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Nod to Monet

I created this piece after visiting the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena.  They were featuring an impressionism show which included all of my favorites!  Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cassat....the list goes on...This painting is available and will be hanging at the Local 14 Art Show in Portland, at the World Forestry Center, October 3 - 6.  Show hours are Thursday 6 - 9 pm, Friday 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday/Sunday 10 - 5 pm.
Available 40w x 28t.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Get Into the Grove

Busy, busy, painting, teaching and traveling.  One of my latest pastels, it's not fall yet but I get the feeling when I look at this!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Introducing Bella


I just completed "Bella" a commission painting in acrylic for a collector.  I am really happy with the way she turned out.  Debbie, Bella's mom was stoked I could capture her personality and was very excited as well!  Though I work more often in pastel, it is fun to mix it up a bit with a different medium!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Play with Turquois

I like the loose application of pastel marks in this particular painting.  It's "fresh".
8 x 8, SOLD

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Waltz with Trees

Really pushing color with this piece, which began as a demonstration for a workshop.  I am currently in Seattle for an art show.  Fun to be out on the road again!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Can't get enough of pears.  They are so shapely and remind me of days gone past and art school, painting/drawing the nude!

Pastel on paper, 6 x 6, available.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Migration of Color

I am on this tree, foliage and water jag.  Having fun playing with the quality of reflective light and pushing color possibilities!!

Pastel on sand paper, 20 x 20, available.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


This painting done in acrylic, is a portrait of Kiva who belongs to my amazing friend and Dog Guru, Amber. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fall Drama

Well so much for my vow to update my blog on a more regular basis...... Bust just because I have not followed through with that does not mean I have stopped painting!  Life, teaching, painting and travel have all kept me busy! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mt Hood Winery Vantage

It has been quite some time since I have posted any information on my blog.  I am happy to report that it is not do to shear idleness!  I have been very busy traveling, teaching and painting. That being said, I plan to be more diligent in keeping my blog current.  This painting was created for my upcoming show at Mt Hood Winery, Saturday October 6th from 2:00 til .....?   I will also be painting on site, weather permitting.  I have quite a bit of new work inspire by our local beauty and my travels.
Pastel, 32w x 24t, SOLD

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hood & Blooms

This painting was inspired by a plein air session across the Columbia River, looking back at Mt Hood through the explosion of wild flowers.  20 x 20 sold

I am off to Coos Bay to teach a weekend pastel workshop and before left i was determined to update my blog which, i have been a wee bit remiss about.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On the Road Again

Not the title of this painting yet.  That's the thing, naming a piece. Sometimes it simply jumps out at you and i think of course that's it, duh...and other times it eludes.  "On the Road Again" refers to the fact that i am off to Salt Lake City for the Utah Arts Festival next week.  32" x 20" sold

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mobile Art Gallery

This is my set up while on the road for art shows.  I am in Denver Colorado for the Downtown Denver Arts Festival which opens tomorrow and runs through Monday.

Monday, May 7, 2012


I am headed to Denver, Colorado at the end of the month for the Downtown Denver Art Festival.  This painting was inspired by a hike outside of Aspen I took last year when I participated in a show there.  I can't seemed to get enough of flowers and trees!!  Before I leave for Denver I will be at the Pear and Wine festival here in Hood River, May 19 - 20th, at the WAAAM Museum, displaying art.