August 17, 2011

Catch me at Cole

West Beach Road (12 x 24 pastel on pastelmat)
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I love the water. I love the beach. I love anything that gives me that sense that someone just took their sandy shoes off and left them at the back door.
On the west side of Whidbey Island (in Washington State) lies a perfectly beachy road. It's one I always drive to when I feel the need for a double dose of water.

I am excited to announce my new relationship with Cole Gallery in Edmonds, Washington. I will be at the gallery tomorrow (8/18) from 5:30 - 8:30 and again on Saturday for a champagne reception from 6:30 until 8:30. I hope if you are in the neighborhood you'll get a chance to stop by and visit. There will be plenty of great art by a variety of artists.

August 16, 2011

Miss Biscuit making an appearance

 Daily Blessing (10 x 8 dry pastel on pastelmat)

As a kitty with candy striped legs
you arrived swiftly into my heart.
Sixteen years later and my heart still
smiles with each new day we share.

One of these days I will count how many paintings I have done of my litte Miss Biscuit. I never, ever, get tired of painting her. With each new piece, I can only hope to add more of her amazing spirit to this world.

August 03, 2011

Skagit Stillness

Skagit Stillness (11 x 14, pastel)
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It is an evening like this and the unparalleled thrill of recording it for others to share that inspires me as an artist. There is so much beauty all around us it seems I could paint all day, every day. I smile at my futile attempt to capture it all in this lifetime. And what a life it is! 

Skagit Stillness
just in time
to catch the sweet peach sun
kissing leaves on poplar trees
in the fertile Skagit Valley