Friday, October 1, 2010

What Makes a City?

I'm curating a new show at Providence Marianwood. Stop by if you get a chance. It's a great show! The show runs Oct 1st - Nov 29th with an artist reception Wednesday, October 20th, 6-7pm.

The question of what makes a city has been a big topic of discussion in Eastside communities, especially as residents and city officials try to reach agreement on plans for future development. Yet, this question can also apply to the self-definition process and discussion that any vibrant community will engage in regularly. For this show, the participating artists have created artworks that present their answers to the question of "what makes a city?" The artwork covers a variety of media, including paintings, photography, collage, glass, fiber, and clay.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vibrant Threads

The Vibrant Threads show was a big hit! Thank you to all who stopped by to view the work and meet the artists.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Our first show celebrating the grand opening of the Providence Marianwood Gallery. A big thanks to all the wonderful photographers who participated in the exhibit.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Went to a great demo last night at Bellevue Art and Frame by Scott Gellatly, product manager for Gamblin Oil Colors. Gamblin is by far my favorite paint to use. I like that all they do is oil so they really know what they are talking about and I also like that they are a Northwest company, headquartered in Portland. The Gamblin website is full of really helpful technical info about paint, solvents, mediums, etc.
Gamblin Artists Colors

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lipking and Pro

I'm a huge fan of painters Jeremy Lipking and Tony Pro. Both work in oil and are modern masters. They are also funny guys and put together this hilarious video, It's a must watch for any plein air painter!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today's Painting

A hillside of wild flowers peaking through the tall grass...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Just finished a new series of little 5" x 5" nests...robin eggs, red-tailed hawk eggs, golden eagle eggs, great blue heron eggs...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spring Approaches

My crocuses are blooming, the daffodils have sprouted, and the pansies are in full I painted this little oil painting and am calling it Spring Approaches.

"If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere."
~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, February 12, 2010

Kathy Schmitz

Thank you to my dear friend Kathy Schmitz for encouraging me to start a blog. Kathy is an amazing artist...look at this beautiful embroidery she designed. You can find Kathy at
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