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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 
opening public party: Friday, Oct 24, 5-8 pm 
1237 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 
503-224-0674

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

Realty Trust Sept-Oct Show  503-675-3300
600 A Ave.
Lake Oswego  
Mon-Fri  8:30-5:30
Public artist reception  Thurs. Oct 16, 5-7 pm