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.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The View

The View
This painting was inspired by the view from a friends home up in Mosier.  Imagine looking at this every day!  Pastel and available, 31 w x 20 h. sold

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Medley

Spring Medley

The Gorge Artist Studio Tour was a success.  Lots of folks from in and around the Gorge and many from Portland, Vancouver and other far away places.  This is my most recent painting 20 x 20 and available.  I will be at the Columbia Gorge Hotel for the "Artists of the Gorge" weekend show, April 21st - 22nd.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Anticipating Spring

I am sure that it is just around the corner!  Well maybe not that soon.  Anyway this drizzly weather is absolutely fantastic for painting.    I don't feel like i am missing anything going on outside except watching rain fall and challenging myself with naming the various and endless shades of grey!  Steel gray, blue gray, slate gray, sage gray.................... I've got my heater fired up in the studio, great music and a cup of "a spoon can stand up in it" cup of coffee and i am ready to rock!

Anticipating Spring, 20" x 20" Available

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Here's Buffy!!  I nailed this little sucker.  I was so excited, and still am about how I was able to capture Buffy's personality and Zest for Life.
Acrylic on wood panel, NFS
I am now offering animal portraits, please contact me if interested!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Meditative Path

Meditative Path

After titling this piece, I thought perhaps meditation didn't capture the essence of the imagery.  However, I envisioned myself strolling along, lost in thought......which, I think I was when i took the photograph that inspired the painting!
Pastel on sandpaper, 20 x 20.  Sold

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

In my Element

The Artist at work in Baja California!  Yes that is me working in acrylic, which I am really enjoying, on a painting for my friends Greg and Mayra.   I return to the Hood on the 23rd of January and am looking forward to playing with pastels again.  I am curious about how working in acrylics will affect my pastels, kind of exciting!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

When the Moon Kissed the Sun

This painting was done with my son's friend Hunter in mind.  Acrylic on board.


This tough guy goes by the name of Rolli.  Acrylic on wood panel, 8" x 8".