25 August 2016


Historic Columbia River Highway
Shepherds Dell     9 x 12     PRIVATE COLLECTION
Orchard Overlook     8 x 16           PRIVATE COLLECTION

 Eliot Glacier     8 x 16      PRIVATE COLLECTION

09 July 2016

July Pie

English Morello Cherries
4.25 x 5.5
alla prima,    studio

06 July 2016

Lavender Valley, Mt Hood

Lavender Valley, Mt Hood Oregon
plein air
9 x 12 oil on panel - Available

the following two paintings are now in private collections

23 June 2016

Wind on the Columbia

Private collection

The cliffs at Chamberlain Lake Rest Area, Washington hwy 14
8 x 10, plein air               oil on linen

08 June 2016

ART in the Gorge OPENS July 1

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continues Saturday, July 2 and 
11 am - 5 pm on Sunday July 3

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27 April 2016

23 April 2016

Along the Douro River

I painted this last spring in Portugal.
The terraces everywhere are evidence of hundreds of years of hard labor!

Little hill towns peek out among the grapes, olives and Cork Oaks.

8 x 10 inches, plein air

14 April 2016

Sunrise Cup

private collection

6 x 8
oil on canvas panel

(class work)

13 April 2016

Vernal Pond

Pond with balsam root on the sunny bank

plein air
2 painting sessions on location

11 x 14
oil on canvas on archival panel

07 April 2016

Memaloose Island

morning, Columbia River Gorge

12 x 24

oil on canvas

02 April 2016

Spring on the Hood

overlooking the Hood River
from the Indian Creek Trail

10 x 12 inches
canvas on archival panel

24 March 2016

Huang's Flowers

8 x 8 inches 

oil-primed gesso board

16 March 2016

March Suite

Color sings, while the hillsides remain grey with a dusting of snow.

alla prima

8 x 8 inches
oil, archival panel

11 March 2016


private collection

6 x 12

oil on panel

03 March 2016

Study from Class


6 x 6 inches

oil on panel

Light and Shadow

Another study from class


6 x 6 inches

oil on panel

28 February 2016

Sun-Up on the Farm

private collection

greeting an early spring!

8 x 8 inches
archival panel

plein air

15 February 2016

Below the Trail

A beautiful day for a walk...
and working with the palette knife.

8 x 8 inches
oil on archival panel


Sunflowers, completed


Today, I finished an earlier painting from September 25th.
I decided to add the fallen petal and adjusted the size of the leaves.

9 x 12 inches
oil on canvas

31 January 2016


A well-earned rest.
I loved painting the blue-blue eyes!

Day's End
11 x 14
oil on linen

One more in this series:

Fun Run in the Far North
11 x 14
oil on linen

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.