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
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.
This is the falls at Cabin Creek, a short walk from the Starvation Creek exit on I-84. It may be pint-sized compared to the other waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, but it is an intimate and refreshing place to linger.
One of my favorite things about hiking is to observe design elements found in nature. The possibilities are endless if you look with your eyes and your heart. The remains of this oak were seen at Mill Creek Ridge, part of the Columbia Land Trust.