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

Solo Artist Exhibit - Lake Oswego Trainer's Club
Months of March and April, 2014 
333 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR
Call for hours: 503-636-3900 

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery - Spring Show
Opening Friday, April 18th, 2014  5-8 pm  
1237 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 

2014 Lake Grove Presbyterian Church Festival of Creativity
Saturday, April 26, 2014  11 am - 3 pm & Sunday, April 27, 9 am - 12:00 pm
4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, OR

 Plein Air Paint Out : A Chronicle of Lake Oswego
Watch invited artists painting around Lake Oswego on May 10,11, 17, & 18
I will be at George Roger's Park and/or Luscher Farm 
Finished works will be displayed June 20-22 at the LO Festival of the Arts
Contact Nancy or the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for info or questions

www.artscouncillo.org  503-675-3738