22 December 2015

Winter Camelias

Camelias from my friend's garden; so cheerful on a snowy day.
Festive with ripe winter pears and a silver vase.
Happy Holidays!

8 x 10 inches      alla prima          available

06 December 2015

Autumn into Winter

on a grey winter day, we painted these!

8 x 10
archival panel

artificial light

03 December 2015

Winter Spice

... maybe some ginger tea

11 x 14
studio, natural light

12 November 2015

Summer Storm

private collection


5 x 7 inches

plain air study
~ oil on shellac paper

30 September 2015


Delightful Fall Colors!

studio, natural light
(oil on panel)

9 x 12 inches

25 September 2015

Geraniums with Quince

private collection

These geraniums seem to foretell the beautiful magenta veins that appear on Quince leaves in late fall.

studio, artificial light

11 x 14

private collection

 Paintbrush Path, 9x12 oil on linen panel

The Pond

private collection

Hood River Valley   plein air study       8 x 10                                            

Completed painting

15 September 2015

Plein Air Study

Rosa 'Peace'

6 x 6 inches
(plein air)

14 September 2015

The Figure

Brushing up on the Figure

Figure A    7 x 8 inches
Figure B   8 x 10 inches

07 September 2015

Labor Day morning

I painted with friends this morning at the Hook, Hood River waterfront. It was cool with a little mist on Burdoin Mtn to the northeast.

8 x 10
plein air - then an hour in the studio to correct a few areas.
available at Columbia Arts, Hood River

05 September 2015

Morning in Mosier

Looking Northeast from the hills above Mosier, Oregon

10 x 20 inches

plein air,
studio finishing

available at The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, Oregon

31 August 2015

Standing Tall at the Back

I painted with friends today on a farm with a sweet garden

4 x 5.5 inches
plein air


30 August 2015

Peace Rose

After the rain ~
this rose appeared!

11 x 14 inches

alla prima on
archival panel


29 August 2015

Comice Trio

Private Collection

First fruits of a hot summer!

6 x 6 inches

10 August 2015

Storm on the Way

private collection

Today I painted with friends near Stevenson, WA

10 x 8 inches

plein air

03 August 2015

Exploring Canyons

private collection

While listening to jazz (and painting random shapes, lines, and patterns)
layers of color became this canyon...


12 x 16 inches 
oil on canvas

Sandbar on the Columbia

private collection

East view towards Lyle

12 x 9 inches

plein air

Morning Rush

Cool morning on the Klickitat River

9 x 12 inches 

Plein air

Early Summer Rose

A view from the hedgerows of a local vineyard

plein air
12 x 9 inches

Mt Adams from Cathedral Ridge vineyard

17 March 2015

A Bit of Sunshine

Spring Dance

6 x 8 inches


06 March 2015

Columbia Gorge, west

Best of the Gorge 2015 
private collection

Just a hint of spring

plein air
10 x 8 inches

02 January 2015

Storm over Mitchell Point

private collection

Columbia Gorge weather,
early winter

8 x 8 inches

about the artist

White Salmon, Washington, United States
I have always enjoyed making things - learning to use the tools and properties/qualities of materials. My favorite place to renew is in a Forest, Alpine Meadow, or on a Lake; all are wonderful templates for living simply and elegantly! I started drawing at age 5 and worked in several media, eventually taking a minor in Fine Art along with my Science degrees. Later studies in Fiber, Surface Design, Book Arts and Painting support my work today. I continue to study painting through workshops and perseverance at my easel. I work on location and sometimes in the studio.