Monday, July 2, 2018

Announcing New Online Store with beautiful prints!

My new online store is open!

This is a photo of the proofs for my new giclee print line. The quality is wonderful, printed on thick 100% rag paper with archival inks. The actual prints for sale have a even one inch border and are individually signed by me. The finish is matte the colors a vivid, reminiscent of a watercolor painting. As my shop evolves there will be more images available as prints and also the occasional original artwork.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Desert Dreams

Desert Dreams, acrylic on panel, 9"x12" 2018 

Deserts are a mysterious landscape to me. After spending most of my adult life
living in the cool moist environment of the pacific northwest, I moved to the high elevation cold desert of central Oregon twelve years ago. Even after these twelve years I feel like a newcomer in this alien and magical ecosystem. More mysterious to me still are the hot deserts of the Southwestern United States.

In the last few years I have traveled to Arizona and New Mexico and hiked in these fascinating deserts, which seem both harsh and welcoming. A habitat both beautiful and deadly. Flora and fauna of deserts must be perfectly attune to there world in order to survive.  When I am lucky enough to be hiking in a desert I am aware of the tranquility of the place, everything has a part to play, plants, animals, predator and prey all dancing the desert dream together.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

My latest painting , Work in Progress.

Here is a photo of what I am currently working on, I'd say it is about 75% finished at is point. What's unusual with this piece is I normaly have a title by now. In this painting  I am contemplateing the inner workings of Mitochdrial DNA. My limited understanding is that this is the DNA you inherit from you mother. It is also called the "Eve Gene" becouse it is passed down through women in a family. Mitochdria also convert food into energy inside cells. This is my "portrait" of Mitrochdrial DNA. I will post a finished version of this painting in the future....with a title! 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The 10th Annual Big 500 Show

Pioneer Place Mall, Portland,Oregon
December 9th thru Dec. 24th.

Here are my three paintings for this years Big 500 show in Portland. They are all acrylic on panel measuring 8"x 8". The big 500 show is an annual fund raiser for Oregon Food Bank, an organization I am proud to support. If you are in the Portland area I hope you can attend the opening and buy very reasonably priced art for a great cause!  Opening and sale starts at 2 pm. December 9th 2017.
  This was a great exercise in painting fast! No time to think, (or over think for that matter!) work from my subconscious and get them done!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Quilting and Painting - my hybrid artwork

  My latest piece titled "Sleep" is another in my on going exploration of the ways to combine acrylic painting on canvas with fabric piecing and machine quilting. I still see the challenges and the untaped possibilities of my two passions. I have been thinking about using wood as a painting surface, and how in combine that with fabric. I feel like an explorer in a exciting new world.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

My newly completed painting; Adam and Eve

   I have finished my painting Adam and Eve, Acrylic on panel, 18"x24"   This piece is my interpretation of the classic creation story. I see creation as not about two humans but about the biosphere as a whole. Adam and Eve are not jut two individuals, they represent different energies coming together to create life as we know it. "God" is an observer of creation not a judge of who has "sinned".  One of the most challenging parts of the painting was copying part of Genesis written in Hebrew text along the sides of the piece. I only undertook this because I knew my husband could proof read the hebrew.  I do feel a responsibility when copying someone else's holy text, so I did my best to be accurate.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Progress on my painting Adam and Eve

  Working away on Adam and Eve, for my upcoming show at Short Term Gallery, Baker City Oregon in June.  As you can see there is still much left to do, nothing is settled into its finished state. I spend lot of time working on this piece in my mind, auditioning color choices and other possible variations. But of course there are times when what seemed like a good idea must be painted over and  
redone. Stay tuned for further progress reports.