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.
Fresh off the easel
Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery - Fall Show , 2015
1237 SW 10th Ave. at Jefferson, Portland, OR
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 June 26,27 &28
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.