Monday, August 31, 2015

New Paintings at Olive Marketplace and Cafe

This show has been extended through the end of the year!  I have several more I am working on to add thru out the time.  This has been a great opportunity to explore new subjects. Hope you get to see the show. There will be refreshments available on Opening Night. Hope you can come!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Art about Food

Food is many things to me, memories of fun trips and flavors and styles of service.
I am working on diverse styles and using various media.
I am also just getting ready to make a postcard and information mailer for the September show.  Watch for that on this and on my Facebook page soon.

This image is Acrylic, based on a happy Sante Fe memory.  I am also doing still life set ups with dishes and food from our kitchen, finding so much beauty in just depicting the forms and colors.  I have combined pastels, acrylic, watercolor and anything else I have on the table to acheive a realistic result and then collage the images into a composition that pleases me.  These hot summer days actually serve to keep me working in the studio.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dishes and the food that is served.

I'll be readdressing earlier subjects for the upcoming restaurant show.  Food,  and all sorts of food containers and utensils  and serving ware have always been of interest to me for their myriad of forms and decorative qualities. Plus color, color, color!  Save the date, Sept. 10 at Olive Marketplace Restaurant, Main St. Walla Walla.

Where to find cards and prints and Original Art

Every once in awhile I want to update information on where my work is available. Although I do sell out of my home studio, most people purchase my cards at Book and Game, Main St. Furniture, Sweetwater Gift and Home and Cougar Crest winery, all in Walla Walla. I ALSO HAVE PRINTS AT Main St. Furniture and Olive Restaurant on Main in Walla Walla.   I am planning my next show of
original art with some framed prints at Olive Marketplace Restaurant in September opening on the 10th of that month.  If you have any questions about buying anything, shows, or commissions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or  I am painting and drawing everyday possible, so there will be lots of new work for September.
I am getting an incredible amount of hits on this blog, so I hope that means people are enjoying my work, and want to know more.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Peonies are blooming in our yard..this painting from last year.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gardening with Friends

End of the year included the  ArtWalla Artsquared event and a new garden project where we are creating an entertaining area in the yard for lunches and dinners, away from passing traffic.  Then we'll add a dedicated vegatable garden space.
I intend to add a picture of the painting that recently sold at the Yakima Larson Gallery's Many Waters Exhibit of Walla Walla Artists.  This image is based on the the person in the 1997 Tulip Festival poster with a couple of new friends.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Art Squared event 6x6" original art at Cavu Cellars WW Friday Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.

Back to the drawing board, so to speak!   Each artist drops off a bag ful of small art for this event.  The best part for the citizens who attend is that they are all $36 each.  Since there are 80 some artists, and each puts up 10 original pieces, the choice available is remarkable and stimulating and confusing to some.  Hope you can attend if you happen to be in Walla Walla tomorrow night.  Cavu Cellars is at the airport, you can't miss it across from the main terminal. 

Just finishing up commissions and starting new work for a show this coming year downtown Walla Walla.  I look forward to seeing what comes out of this next few months. 

Larson Gallery in Yakima has five of my latest pieces currently on display through October 18.   Enjoy the Fall weather, and the 'last roses of summer'.''