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Growing up in Oregon surrounded by lush natural beauty and endless places to explore, I was always happiest when using my imagination and creating!

This child-like wonder and fascination with the beautiful world God has given us has carried on throughout my life and is best expressed through oil painting; where I capture my exuberant feelings on canvas. Gardens and flowers are a special delight to me. Oil paint has rich colors, sumptuous texture and comes from a time-honored tradition. It is slow to dry and can be shaped and moved in fluid washes or thick juicy strokes.

I am an optimist and joyously respond to color and the play of light. Color can sing, bounce or whisper… I can’t imagine making art without color!

The challenge of the creative process humbles and enriches me. I want to bring joy to others when they look at my paintings. This emotional connection is the greatest reward for me!

I paint outside weather permitting, or with music blasting out of my “dream-come-true-studio” on top of our boathouse overlooking Oswego Lake.

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The job of the Artist is to uplift Man’s Soul
— Unknown source
 

Fresh off the easel 


 

Upcoming Events

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery - Fall Show , 2015
1237 SW 10th Ave. at Jefferson, Portland, OR 
503-224-0674

 

Large painting rented for Set of TV show, Grimm, 2014-15 season
(48x60 in  "Berry's Pond II"  see Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery) 

 

Plein Air Lake Oswego - Lake Oswego, Oregon. May 29th - June 4th. 75 Artists, painting on-location, all around Lake Oswego. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. 

 

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
State St & Middlecrest Road, LO  
Juried Lake Oswego Chronicle Exhibit
from the Plein Air Lake Oswego Show
& Open Show    Jun26,27 &28
www.Lakewood-center.org  (festival)

 

I will be painting in the Gazebo in the center of Bridgeport Village in Tualatin for 3 Tuesday afternoons:  July 7, 14 & 21  from 3-7 pm

 

 

Art of the Harvest Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon. 215 Cascade Ave. Invited artists working in 2D and 3D, depicting all aspects of harvest! September 4th through 28th. Opening Reception 6-8PM on Friday September 4th. 541-387-8877.