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I have lived in Portland since 1980 and experienced many summers of plein air painting here. But my Willamette Valley Series is more intuitive of the sense of calm and beautiful colors of the exquisite landscapes just a short drive from my home in the city.
In 2005 I started a body of paintings and monotypes based on the landscapes around the Pendleton/Blue Mountain and Palouse area of Oregon and Eastern Washington. I work there at the wonderfully remote and inspirational Crow’s Shadow print studio.
Inspiration for this body of work comes from a collection of waterways in the Pacific Northwest that are part of my life. They aim to capture beauty and mood of viewing often cloudy skies and the reflection of that sky on water... read more >
Since 1994 I have spent the month of September plein air painting in France. The paintings and ideas produced in France are the basis of inspiration for a body of work developed in my studio during the rainy Portland winters... read more >
Figurative – Nudes
I’ve drawn the figure from a live model since high school, and continue to do so weekly. The figurative work was my gateway to being an artist.
My figurative work is mostly monotypes, sometimes paintings or on tile. The work ranges in size from very small 4 x 4 inch to 40 H X 34 W paintings and monotypes. People often purchase 2 or 3 small pieces and frame them in a series.
It is very special to me- I work from the same model- like my landscapes I like to visit the same place and therefore work with the same person as my model. Each time I see something different in something familiar. I tend to work in the same color for several months or even a couple of years, and change around the sizes of the work.
Again, I welcome commissions.