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.

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 - 2018 Fall Show
Opening: October 26, 5-8 pm

1237 SW 10th Ave. at Jefferson, Portland, OR


Beckham Estate Vineyard, Tasting Room Exhibition,  2018
30790 SW Heater Road
Sherwood, OR  97140


Bouquets of the Heart, Fundraising luncheon for The Bloom Project
Friday, Oct 26 11am - 1:30
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland OR
Info: www.thebloomproject.org events