Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Artist Residencies in the National Parks

Happy to represent the National Park Service's Artist in Residence program, check out this website for some stunning artwork (my sketchbook image is included under "Signature of Place")  and links to how you can be an AIR.  It's never too soon to plan for next summer :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


New paintings up at the Kimball

The show is up! (at the Kimball Gallery in Gig Harbor now through Dec 8 with reception on Nov. 17) I'm happy to say that it's a fair representation of some of my favorite places in the world to be.  These are all PNW land and seascapes but that's why it's only "some" of my favorite places, guess I'll just have to keep painting :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Vanitas is a still-life painting from the 17th-century Dutch genre containing symbols of death or change as a reminder of their inevitability.  I call it Edge of the Mystery.  I think it's a valuable exercise to contemplate death.  Conversely, today is a gift, go out and play!  

This painting will be in my upcoming show about edges and the places between them.  (Kimball Gallery, opens Oct 29, reception Nov. 17)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sneak Peek!

Show of new paintings coming up at the Kimball Gallery October 29th. 
Reception on Sunday, November 17th hope to see you there :-) 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Run Off

Wet.  Water oozing from the pores of a Pacific Northwest autumn.  Time to put on your webbed feet and enjoy it!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


He's quite sure that I need help and he's right.... running through the woods is inspirational, but not very productive however!  Working hard to get all these new paintings pulled together for my show at the Kimball Gallery the end of the month!

Heard that my little apple painting ("Almost Ripe" see old post) won a prize at the Peninsula Art League show recently.  That's always encouraging, along with sales of a few small works, no complaints here :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sol Duc Falls Painting

A shaft of light glints off Sol Duc Falls.  Amazing to see how the relatively small creek we crossed several times on our hike builds into this plunging cataract.  Bet it's really raging now!