Bird Nest

As the air warms, some birds in my area have begun to searching for good nesting sites. We have a pair of nesting Great Horned Owls in a nearby Douglas Fir. What a wonderful treat to listen to the male call to his mate as she incubates her eggs, and hear her response. Remembering a backyard nest, and memories of Easter egg gathering motivated me

Bird Nest 2018-03-09T13:31:31+00:00

Red Poppies

Mornings are still quite chilly in The Dalles, Oregon, but I definitely have springtime on my mind. Pruning roses and fruit trees, cleaning up the perennial flowers, and replenishing the raised beds occupy my time as weather allows. When I can't dig in the dirt, I head back to my painting table. Red Poppies, watercolor, speaks to the coming explosion of floral color. This painting

Red Poppies 2018-03-03T06:54:09+00:00

Cattle on My Horizon

Nothing brightens a winter day like finishing a painting of a flashy Longhorn heifer. The added bonus is how well her name, Chex My Girl, works as the title. This handsome animal dwells at the Fey Longhorn Ranch, in the Willamette Valley. Chex My Girl is an original watercolor, 29" x 31", and it will be included with my body of work for the Gorge

Cattle on My Horizon 2018-02-20T13:57:54+00:00

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour takes place April 20-22. Forty-one artists from Cascade Locks to The Dalles will open their studios to the public. During this free event, we will display and sell our work, and demonstrate our specialties. Mark your calendars, and enjoy the Columbia River Gorge at the peak of its wildflower bloom. I'd love to have you stop by and visit me!

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour 2018-01-26T05:57:37+00:00

Contentment

  I recently completed Contentment, 18" x 14", watercolor. These relaxed subjects are pastured at the end of our street. Every time I hear the cattle lowing, I'm transported back to my farm childhood days.

Contentment 2018-01-25T14:22:22+00:00

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour in April

January finds me focusing on a new body of work to present to the public this spring. I will be a participating artist in the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, which involves 41 artists from Cascade Locks to The Dalles. Mark your calendar for April 20-23, 10am-5pm each day. This event is free to the public! Morning Mist, (watercolor, 29" x 37") is a view

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour in April 2018-01-23T18:25:30+00:00

WSO Fall Traveling Show

"Cornhusk Treat" received an award of distinction from juror, Paul Jackson, for the Fall Watercolor Society of Oregon show. It is included in a traveling show with the other nineteen award winning watercolors. For November and December, these paintings will hang at the Beaverton Library. The the exhibit will then travel to the Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton) for January and most of February. The

WSO Fall Traveling Show 2017-11-11T16:10:47+00:00

Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Show

I'm pleased to share that my painting, "Cornhusk Treat", has been accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Show! Thank you, Juror Paul Jackson. Mount Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery will exhibit the 80 selected paintings for this transparent watercolor show. Opening reception will be on Oct. 6, and the show will run Oct. 3-30.

Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Show 2017-08-29T17:24:58+00:00

August Show

A Western Love of Color will continue through August 31, at Pendleton Art + Frame gallery. The source material for Reflections, (watercolor, 28" x 25") is from the Tamanawas Falls Trail, located in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

August Show 2017-08-14T08:40:23+00:00
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