Friday, November 22, 2013

Walking Home From School

Here's a little change of pace.... slow, enjoying the sunshine, explaining how the teacher says that frogs are amphibians and they croak to attract a mate.  I imagine that walking home from school might just be their favorite time of day.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Potter's Bench

Memories of summer are a nice pick me up for a rainy, blustery, wintery day.  This is where lovely bouquets are made in the morning to sell at the farmer's market later in the day.

A big "thank you" to my intrepid supporters... braving said bluster to attend the reception for my show at the Kimball Gallery.  Not to mention my best ever family who cooked up the treats, helped clean up and most of all, are always there no matter what the weather :)   If you missed it, the show continues through Dec.8th. I always appreciate your feedback on the new work...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Edge of the Sea

Here's a new painting that will replace one that sold in my show at the Kimball... I want to have a full wall for the reception tomorrow from 3 to 5 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Gift and A Promise

This large (24" x 55") diptych is included in my show at the Kimball Gallery.  I love exploring our temporary island homes on foot as well as by boat while on kayak adventures.  Each island has it's own flavor and features, some more accessible for rock scrambling than others.  It's always a gift when I encounter the more permanent residents... a mink or otter foraging the edges, mice cleaning the kitchen.  Eagles soar above, butterflies and bumble bees (those bright orange ones that always think my sun shirt is a bluebell flower) in more tumbling flight, the rare bear or wolf exploring the tideline.  I like to believe that I belong here too and renew my promise to cherish and protect this environment that does so much to feed my soul.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


This is an odd start to paintings from my recent Puerto Vallarta trip, but we did visit the zoo there.  Although it was clean and the animals well cared for and healthy looking I have a hard time imagining their life behind bars.  On the other hand I also know that we don't protect and value things we don't have a personal connection with, so I believe the zoo system is a valuable way to experience and learn about exotic species.  (not to mention the zoo mandate to help maintain the incredible diversity of life on the planet as we bulldoze them out of existence with our own burgeoning populations)  Hopefully the visit to a zoo stimulates an appreciation of the sacrifice of a few to ensure the survival of their brethren in the wild.  OK end of rant... this fellow speaks volumes with only a look.

Edge of Summer

This is one of the new paintings in my show at the Kimball Gallery.  Reception coming up on Sunday, November17th 3pm to 5pm.  Hope to see you there :)