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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Open Studios



Join us this Thursday for Art After Dark.  My studio door will be open, there will be a lot of art to see both upstairs and down, plus I'm sure a few goodies to munch.  Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Work in Shop

I have just added these new pieces and more to my shop:

"Girl and a Chair"

"Stacked Cups and Twig"

Just a reminder, I am having a bit of a break this month from my usual posts while my daughter is still home from school.  I will be back to a more regular schedule in September.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Art After Dark

Tonight is our monthly Art After Dark at the Artist Studios at Mission Mill:


My work will be featured in the studio classroom this month and will include new pieces like these:

"Rabbits: A Study"

"Pitcher, Cup, and Peony"

"Shades"
These are all on canvas with layers of linen fabric, stained with acrylic paint, and drawn in colored pencils.  Also on display are selections from my sketchbooks and large scale sketch pages (I will take photographs of these to share with you later), and a large (in progress) stitched piece.  I am also going to have out my folders full of my previous Hobbit illustration project.  
Other studios will be open and the galleries downstairs as well and more.  Hope you can join us!