Sunday, June 17, 2018


                                                               "Canyon Jewel" pastel

If you happen to be in Salt Lake City next week, June 21 - June 24, please stop by my booth, #83 this year. I am excited to showcase all new work, both representational and abstract. I am thrilled with this painting in particular, the play of juicy color on the canyon walls and the quality of dimension.

Monday, May 14, 2018


This piece was inspired by the rash of fires that devastated so much of the Pacific Northwest in 2017. There can be beauty in tragedy.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wild Child

Working on a commission piece, feeling like I have captured the essence of childhood abandonment .

Friday, April 13, 2018


Please join me for the 12th annual Gorge Artist Open Studio tour April 20-22.  I am stop # 25 on this years map. We are excited to welcome 15 artists who are new to the tour. Enjoy three days of beautiful arts and crafts and see how the artist make their creations. So Much Talent.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Color

Getting ready for the 2017 Gorge Artist Open Studios tour, April 28 - 30. Check out

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!