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.