Wednesday, April 14, 2021


"Still Life With Apple," below, was juried into this show which will be on display from May 1- June 26, 2021. Juror and Awards Judge is Alain Pickard. View online at For Purchase information, contact The American Art Company, 1126 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-272-4327 or 1-800-753-2278. There will be no public opening again this year due to COVID, however the show is open for viewing Tu-Sat 10-2. This show never disappoints. It includes paintings from all over the US and many other countries, truly competitive, very high quality and always an honor to be included. We hope you can come and enjoy this fine show.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Painting During The Pandemic

Still Life with Apple

 I've been away from pastel for a bit, while 

experimenting in ink and watercolor.  I seem 

to have carried over that intuitive mark making 

that I relish so much, strokes tooexciting to 

cover up.  It was a joy to combine it with 

bold passages of pastel.  I'm hooked.



Sunday, November 1, 2020


I hope you’re all discovering captivating activities to amuse yourselves during this time.

Thought I’d share some up-to-date news from apartment living.  

Don’t judge.

In an effort to hang on to our sanity a little longer, we’ve been making the most of all that nature provides.

This pandemic has taught us many things, including a science lesson in real time:

                                                  Observing Spider Behavior
We watched her weave her web only to have it destroyed by wind and birds.  (a lesson in engineering)
We watched her rebuild, undaunted.  (lesson in fortitude and resilience) 
Watched her trap flying insect pests that have long been feasting so greedily on our balcony potted plants. (a lesson in resourcefulness and shopping-made-easy)
Watched as she lured her mate, watched her mating, then watched her eat her mate!  (no comment, but we definitely learned something)
Yep, a Halloween Horror story played out on stage, all in clear view from our glass doors, just in  time for Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The 2020 OPEN JURIED PENINSULA ART LEAGUE SHOW is on-line this year at

Like you, we're all hoping this virus will retreat soon so we can return to 

normal, which includes viewing art the old fashioned way, up close and 

intimately.  We can all emerge from this with a renewed spirit, a little 

richer in gratitude and a little wiser in all the ways that matter.

Blue Skies Ahead~Pat

Monday, July 27, 2020


Due to COVID, the reception is unlikely to happen but the 
show will hang at the American Art Company Gallery in 
Tacoma and will also be available for viewing on line through 
the website. This yearly event is always worth it!  
My Painting, "Morning Choir" is included. 
Stay safe and enjoy the show.
Blue Skies Ahead~Pat

Sunday, February 16, 2020


Lyrics By The Lake, Pastel

This is a group show of a broad interpretation of trees
by artists working in many different styles and mediums.
We're all becoming acutely aware of the importance of trees in the life of our planet.
Stop by the gallery and celebrate our TREES.

Feb 15, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020
Tues-Sat 10-5

1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hand Painted Original Earrings at Museum Shops

I've had so many inquiries about where to buy my hand painted, sometimes monotyped, one-of-a-kind earrings since I wear them wherever I go.  They make me happy to create them, wear them, and even happier to see them on others.  I'm so pleased that they are now available at two art museum shops: Bainbridge Island Art Museum, 55 Winslow Way E, on Bainbridge of course, and The Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor.  "Don't worry, be Happy" as the song goes. In these times, it's a perfect antidote!  Blue Skies Ahead~ Pat