Tuesday, February 14, 2017


"Serenity" Acrylic on 9 x 12 inch canvas.
Lately I've been drawing images out of the abstract, something I've not done for awhile.  Basically, while working on another piece I will apply my leftover paint to the next surface.  Then, I will start from whatever shapes I find there (and likely whatever is on my mind at the time) and will use that as my starting point.  This new painting, the first of at least a few from this way of working, is now in my shop.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lillith and Galadria

"Lillith" Acrylic on 5 x 7 inch wood panel.

"Galadria" Acrylic on 6 x 6 inch wood panel.
These two ladies I completed more than a year ago and for some reason never shared them.   I have been very quiet on the blog as of late, but have been busy painting throughout.   I have some new paintings in progress that remind me a bit of these two, so it seemed the perfect time to post them now in advance of the new work.  These two are now available in my shop.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Art After Dark --- POSTPONED!

Join us this Thursday for Art After Dark.  Studios will be open, including mine, and it will be a fun night!  We have changed this to be a quarterly rather than monthly event, so come stop in now.  Our next event won't be until February.

UPDATE:  Due to wintery weather, tonight's event will be postponed.  I will post here when we have a new date picked out.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Studio

Good morning.  It is a stormy day here, rain is pounding on the windows as I type and my dog is hovering at my feet.  I thought I would finally share some photos of my studio I took recently.  It is a wonderful space, though you'll see the light is not always perfect (especially for photos).  It is in the same building as my previous studio.  I'm still settling in so it probably looks cleaner and more sparse than it will in the future.  You will also see some peaks at the abstract paintings I've been working on lately.  More are in progress, I will share those another day.  On to the studio...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Art After Dark: Open Studios and More

Join us this Thursday for Art After Dark.  Open Studios, an artist reception and demonstration downstairs in the Straub Environmental Center, and more!  Several of us, including myself (photos to follow soon), have moved into different studios and we are welcoming a new artist to the group.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Insight & Imagination

I am so honored to have been invited to participate in a show at the Hatfield Library at Willamette University.  The show is Insight & Imagination and is curated by the artist Dayna Collins.  It features some amazing local artists with some of their smaller pieces (as you will see it is in a display case with only so much room) and we were also asked to bring a few tools to include in the display, giving the viewer a peak into how the pieces were created or imagined.

Here are a few photos I took of the show, but keep in mind I am photographing a display case with glass and there were students studying nearby so I was very conscious of the clicking noise my camera made for every photo (a digital camera, but it does make that clicking noise).  In other words, not the best quality photos...

The exhibit runs to October 28th and is on the second floor of the library.  Just nearby is another wonderful exhibit featuring documents from the Pacific Northwest Artist's Archive.  Really interesting documents from, you guessed it, Pacific Northwest artists.  Be sure to check it out if you can!  Photos, papers, ephemera, and more from some really important and inspiring artists span a long wall and thoughtfully curated and to think there is much more in the archives than what is on display.  I am so glad that such an archive exists and protects such important information.