Monday, October 26, 2015

Bemis Fall Art Exhibit

I am excited to have my work included in the Bemis Arts Fall Exhibit this weekend, October 31 and Nov. 1, 2015. The show features the work of some 30 guest artists. I will be showing a mix of my large acrylic paintings and smaller work in oil pastel. All work will be for sale, including some small gouache paintings.
'Various Lights', 14"x10" oil pastel on paper

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Some of my very latest acrylic paintings and oil pastel drawings on paper will be hanging along side the work of other new member artists of Gallery 110 next Thursday through the most of August. I am so excited to be showing my work in Seattle's Pioneer Square area downtown, a dream I have had for a long time.

'Over Pass' acrylic on paper, 30"x22" 2015
You are invited to join us at the opening of the exhibit during the First Thursday Art Walk on August 6 from 5 to 8 pm.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

I will be participating in the Summer Open Studio Party at the Gasworks Studio Building this coming Friday, June 5, 2015 from 8 to 10 pm. Come by for a look at my latest efforts and enjoy the art of over thirty other fabulous Seattle artists in all media.
Detail of large acrylic on paper work in progress
 You can find a map to Gasworks Studios on my website. Hope to see you Friday!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I have a new website

Thanks to a recent workshop put on by local Seattle non-profit, Artist Trust, I have launched a new website.  The new site is an on-line gallery of my paintings and collages.  I will continue to maintain my blog here, perhaps posting more often again at some point in the future.  To see a comprehensive selection of my latest work, please come have a look at my new gallery.

'Hole in Daddy's Arm' acrylic on canvas, 19"x27"

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What I am doing these days

I have been falling down on my promise to post each week mostly because I have been reading books with the time I usually spend in Blogland.  (Highly recommended are 'Finn and Lady', ' In the Woods' and 'Sous Chef').  
acrylic on canvas, 24"x36" - no title yet
 Work at the studio is going great as the autumn progresses.  

acrylic on canvas, 18"x24", no title yet
 Acrylic on canvas, paper and plywood panels with paper collage has been the focus.  
Also continuing with etching at Pratt, which is playing into my images in interesting ways.
 I am enjoying the wide range of botanicals that call Seattle home.

 After work I have a choice of dozens of enchanting venues for our walks.  This is along the ship canal near Fremont.
Wishing you a glorious fall (or spring, if that is your hemisphere's season).

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DC - Second-Hand

I have been a fan of shopping at second-hand stores since I a was a kid - always seems like a treasure hunt! 
My Mom and I bought my first real piece of furniture - an antique roll-top desk missing the roll-part - at a junk store in Englewood, Colorado when I was about 13, and I learned from her how to refinish furniture using that desk.

Just this afternoon my Mom and I set out again to find treasure at the thrift store. 
We were not disappointed!   
I could never in a million years bring myself to spend the kind of coin this designer label demands, even if I had that kind of coin!
But now I own a dress I can swish off to the ballet in with style, thanks to the second-hand store!  
Thanks to Joke for this week's drawing challenge.  For a look at more treasure from talented artists around the globe, go visit her artistic blog.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Little Rhythm, A Little Faith

The summer goes on and on here in Seattle, with much to do every day. 

I find influences in the streets and waterways of this place.   
My life is finally taking on a rhythm as fall approaches.  
Storefront in Belltown

Graffiti wall in Belltown

Belltown graffiti

Work in the studio is going well...

acrylic on canvas, work in progress

acrylic on 24"x36" canvas, work in progress
 ...and there is a new project started for my church here.
(if you look closely, you can see my assistant Flossy hard at work under the table)
The wonderful 20-Print Challenge at Pratt is over, and I start a new etching class this week.  
My completed prints: 20 images from one 9x12 copper plate
 I miss my house and my friends in Alaska so much 
but know that I am in the right place
here and now, 
in this city.  
Sometimes you just have to have a little faith.


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