Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Bainbridge Island Art Museum Shop

I'm thrilled that my one-of-a-kind, hand painted earrings
will now be for sale at the exquisite Bainbridge Island Art Museum Shop
along with other fine artists' work.  Come and browse from a large selection of 
handmade creations in an amazing museum with friendly informative staff,
free admission, free parking, all on a great destination, beautiful Bainbridge Island !

Monday, June 17, 2019


Hand Painted Paper Earrings

 There's been so much interest in the earrings 
I've been wearing, and those I've made for friends, that 
when I was invited to be part of the Pop-Up Show at the museum, 
I stopped everything and have been making them non-stop.  
I'm obsessed!  It's so addictively fun.    
Playing with painted pieces of paper is very much like my experience 
at the easel.  I will have some of my pastel paintings at the show as well.

Join us for a weekend-long art and craft pop-up sale featuring
artists and artisans from across the puget sound who work in a 
variety of media. Stop by the museum to browse our work, 
meet the artists, and find the perfect piece to add to your 
collection of local art.

June 22-23, 2019  10am-6pm   Free Admission
Bainbridge Museum Store 
550 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA
www.biartmuseum.org  206-451-4009

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Northwest Pastel International Award at American Art Company May 2019

Very happy and honored to be a recipient of this Juror's Award 
for "Alhambra Rumba" from Tony Allian,
a well respected and sought after juror, workshop artist
and amazing painter from Cornwall, England.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Alhambra Rumba

This pastel painting is from the Alhambra on a recent trip to Spain.
It was juried into the Pastel International Exhibit by juror Tony Allain.

American Art Company Fine Art Gallery
1126 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

May 4, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Reception open to the public: May 4, 2019, 2-4pm


Barn At Cantata Farms

I'll be showing a number of original pastels along with 
a greater number of original solar prints 
during the Bainbridge Island Art Walk 
April 5, 2019, 6-8:00 at Hattie Rose,
150 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The show will run through the end of April.  
If you haven't been to Bainbridge or to Hattie Rose,
you're in for a delightful surprise, and an evening walk 
along Winslow in the Spring is just the thing!
See you at the Art Walk!

Thursday, October 11, 2018


More Apartment/Dining Room Table Art!

These are hand painted, incorporating printmaking techniques.

I love to wear them and everywhere I go, 
people ask me where they can get them.

The answer is the American Art Company
1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402


"Lightening Up"

I've always been in love with printmaking.  At Montana State University as part of my curriculum in Applied Art, I studied a number of printmaking techniques. Intaglio, Woodcut, and Linocut were some of my favorites.  Later I studied with Michi Osaka, a wonderful printmaker, who delighted in "happy accidents" on her commercial press.  We combined Japanese rice paper collage with carved linoleum block printing, relief roll, embossing, monotypes, collagraphy and direct sumi painting. We experimented with etching, aquatint, serigraphy (silk screen) and so many techniques I don't even remember. I had heart palpitations in anticipation of what was rolling off the press, which we hand cranked, by the way. Intoxicating!  But then I stopped to build a house, move, and with all the time, energy and aggravation required in getting resettled, I let it simmer for a time.  Pastel won my heart for the next 25 years with an occasional affair with printmaking.  After selling our house, going on our second year's vacation from home ownership and embracing apartment living, I'm back to the printmaking party!  I took a class in combining pastel with monotypes and fell in love all over again. And here's a sample of my newest experimental printing technique with help from the sun. I hope to do a lot more dining room table/balcony art in the future.  Life is just full of surprises and "happy accidents."