Saturday, October 31, 2015

Northwest Pastel Society Members Show

"Window On Gig Harbor Bay"
received a Juror's Award

These paintings are enclosed in one frame, appearing as through a window.
 Paintings from Northwest Pastel Society members only,
and judged by Jen Evenhus, will be exhibited at: 
Vashon Allied Arts Gallery 
thru Nov 28, 2015

19704 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island, WA  98070

Opening Reception: Friday Nov 6 from 6-9pm
live music and refreshments!

Thursday, October 15, 2015



I'm so pleased to be one of the winners in the Pastel 100 Competition 
again this year.  We will be featured in the April 2016 issue 
available on news stands in March.  
Thank you Pastel Journal for this very special honor.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Plein Air Washington, From Meadows to Mountains

A Little Touch of Lavender

Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) is sponsoring a juried exhibit, From Meadows to Mountains, to be hosted by The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA. This is a large gallery space where the exhibition will showcase plein air paintings and studio paintings derived from the plein air pieces or experience.  I submitted one small plein air painting and one larger studio painting which were accepted in the show.  All the entries will be included for publication in Washington En Plein Air Volume VI.  

The Opening Reception and Awards Presentation will be 
Sat, Nov 7, 2015, 2-5pm.
The Closing Celebration will be Sat, Jan 9, 2016, 3-5pm
at the American Art Company
1126 Broadway Plaza 
Tacoma, WA  98402

Friday, September 4, 2015

Peninsula Art League 2015 Open Juried Show

Not An Ordinary Moment Of Existence

I entered one small piece in this show.  Sometimes it takes as much or more time, energy and intense engagement to produce a small painting as it does a larger one.  This is one of those pieces.  I got caught up in the abstract shape of the marks.  Mark making has always been of interest to me.  It's definitely something that's best kept in the privacy of my studio though.  Laying down a mark, walking away to view it from a distance, talking to myself, another mark, you get the idea.  Often I'm asked why I don't teach workshops.  Chloe, our recently deceased cat is the only one who could have truly answered that.

Come and join us for the Reception at the
Harbor History Museum 
4121 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA  98335
Sept 12, 6-8pm

The exhibit will be up from Sept 12- Oct 18, 2015
I'm so pleased that this little painting received a cash donor award at the show.
Thank you Nail Enterprises.

Monday, April 20, 2015


"Montana Whimsy"

Dana Gallery
246 Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT, 59802

May 14 thru June 26, 2015
Reception: May 15, 6-8pm

This is a juried national show with wide coverage in a number of 
fine art publications.  I am pleased to have 2 paintings 
juried in this year.  It's well worth taking in this event on your travels.
See you in Montana, my home state!


"Whidbey Island Twilight"

May 9- June 20, 2015
reception: May 9, 2-4pm
American Art Company Gallery
1126 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
Tu-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-5

This is always an elegant show.  It's exciting to see
the best new work of so many fine pastellists. 
I was fortunate to have 2 paintings juried into the show this year.
Hope to see you there.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Go Figure" Show at Kimball Gallery

This show on Kimball Drive in Gig Harbor is a collection of 
drawings from our Tuesday drawing sessions at Donna Trent's Studio.
We hire models to sit for us, then proceed to exchange pleasantries, 
tell stories and have an all around good time while sketching and painting. 
The show will hang until March 2, 2015.  
Come by and enjoy an espresso while you browse!