Friday, July 17, 2015

Don't Forget the Studio Tour This Weekend

Come on over to my studio this weekend, from 10 until 6 each day for the Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour.  The gardens are blooming with flowers and art, there will be art throughout the house, and refreshments too.  Be sure to download a map and brochure at

Friday, July 10, 2015

Open Studio!

My studio will be open as part of the Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. both days.  I will have a large selection of original paintings, prints on paper and canvas, greeting cards, 2 sizes of cutting boards, mugs, ceramic tile trivets and my new tote bags in the studio, throughout the house and garden.

Fellow artist Cynthia Richardson will also be displaying her work.  Download the brochure and map for the tour at

Top painting is titled "Watchful One"   framed, acrylic. 
Bottom is "Suguaro Cactus in Color"  acrylic on board.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Very inspired. Just got back from the weekly Scottsdale Art Walk. Saw some fantastic artwork!  I've been painting outside from our RV site the last couple days.  Now can't wait to get back at it tomorrow. Working on a painting of a huge cactus that's right outside the RV. Very fun and entirely different than what I usually paint.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Anacortes Farmers Market

Just a quick note to say I will be at the Anacortes Farmer's Market, tomorrow, August 23.  I've been painting frantically to catch up after the successful Lake Chelan Arts Festival and to re-stock the Ann Hardee Gallery.  It seems my bird paintings have flown away!  I will be posting photos soon.

p.s.  Don't forget I have work at the Alderwood Bistro in Sequim through the end of the year too.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

We had a great first day at the Chelan Arts Festival yesterday. It's going to be a beautiful sunny day today. If you're in the Chelan area stop by. The festival is in the Riverwalk Park. Many great artists here.

Just a reminder:  I now have a website.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Paint Sip and Savor

We had so much fun at the first Paint, Sip and Savor class at Potluck Kitchen Studio in Anacortes.  There's another on scheduled for Friday, June 6.  Just one more spot available.  We will be once again painting wine bottles.  Jackie will provide delicious tapas to taste and wine to sip to make the evening wonderful.  Everything you need to paint a great painting is provided.  The evening is just $40 and you will go home with a painting to hang on your wall!  To register go to

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year - New Directions

2014 is here and I'm looking forward to a wonderful year full of traveling, family, friends and new art.  2013 was a mixed bag for me - a circle of life type of year.  My father died on February 4, and the same day the wonderful town of Anacortes put on a parade for our 7 year old granddaughter Madelyn to celebrate the end of chemo and no more Leukemia!

This year promises great things for Madelyn with new health and energy.  And Jim and I will now have the freedom to come and go as we want with few responsibilities.  We are planning some wonderful trips that I hope will inspire me in some new directions in my art.  I've been learning some new and different techniques and plan to try adding more collage, glazes, stamping and colors to my work.  I hope to experiment with some different color palettes than I have used in the past.  Plus Jim gave me a set of pastels for Christmas that I'm itching to try out.

So, stay tuned!  Hopefully there will be some really new things to check out soon!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wet, Cold and Productive Day

It was nasty outside today...but I got so much done!  Wish everyday was this productive! 
I finished "Dream Garden" above, another in my Circle Garden series.  Then I painted "Frenchie" who I will introduce at the Anacortes Farmer's Market Holiday Show next weekend.  I also finished up a commission.  I'm happy with it.  They asked me to change one thing, so I will do that and post later.  I also added quite a few items to my website.  Check it out.
I've also been going through my paintings and changing (hopefully improving) some that have been around awhile.  Some, I'm afraid, will be painted over.  I still have more to upload, but I'm feeling the urge to paint again. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cards now available at Olympic Stationers

I'm very pleased to announce that my greeting cards are now available at Olympic Stationers in downtown Port Angeles.  They are offering 24 of my designs.

Be sure to check out my new website:

I update it frequently with new work and information.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Here's a new one hot off the easel - SNOWY OWL -  It's 6 x 6 Acrylic on gallery canvas.  It will be at the Apothecary Spa at the Majestic Hotel on Friday night during Art Walk, from 6 - 9 p.m.
Nibbles and sips provided.  Please come.  My show will be up there all month long.  Plus, my cards will be there on an on-going basis.

COMING SOON:  Cards will be available at Olympic Stationers in Port Angeles.  Hopefully by October 22.

Please remember to check out my website.  I'm trying very hard to update it and add new work every week.  So check back often.

I will also have paintings on display beginning Monday Oct 7 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. 

And I'm back at US Bank in Anacortes for a couple more months.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall is almost here

Just finished my final outdoor art festival of the season (except for the Anacortes Farmers Market coming up this Saturday).  We did the Mukilteo Arts Festival for the second year in a row.  It was a soggy set-up, but the weather cleared up, we dried out, and it was a beautiful weekend.  We enjoyed the fireworks again Saturday night.  It was fun having customers from last year, visit my booth again, and purchase more art.

Tomorrow I will be hanging several pieces in the lobby of the Anacortes US Bank.  They should be there for a couple months.  I'm also heading out to San Juan Passage in the afternoon.  It's a beautiful new housing development here in Anacortes.  They purchased a couple of my paintings for their model homes last week and I will be taking by some others for consideration.  So exciting!

Ann Hardee Gallery in La Conner, where I have some work for sale has requested fall colors.  Plus I have several shows coming up this fall.  So tomorrow I will be pulling out the Quinacrdone Nickel Azo Gold, Indian Yellow, rich reds and oranges and thinking fall.  Hopefully my paint brush will cooperate and we can dream up some fall paintings.

Remember, I have a new website.  Please visit it if you can.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Busy Times

Colorful You (Ewe) 8 x 8  acrylic on gallery canvas  $75.00

Whew, what busy times lately!  Lake Chelan was a fabulous show for me.  Beautiful setting, great sales, plus a camping site almost to ourselves at the Lake Chelan Rustlers Saddle Club...just us and the horses. 

Then my daughters threw me a 62 1/2 birthday party.  SO FUN!  They did a great job.  Lots of good friends, great food, fun times.  They were planning a 60th, but it was cancelled when granddaughter Madelyn was diagnosed with leukemia.  But now that she's healthy again, they decided not to wait until I'm 65.  I'm glad they didn't!

I've been painting like crazy.  I still have several shows and events coming up, plus Ann Hardee Gallery in LaConner asked for more paintings.  Getting ready for the last outdoor festival, Mulkilteo Arts Festival, Sept. 6,7,8.  Then the Small Works show at River Gallery.  October brings a month-long show at the Apothecary Spa in the Majestic Hotel in Anacortes and at the hospital in Sedro Woolley.  November will bring Arts Alive! to LaConner.  I will have work at the LaConner Retirement and Assisted Living with Art League North, and at the Garden Club with Skagit Artists Together.  Oh, and I hope to be at the Anacortes Farmers Market September 14.

Gotta go.  Gotta paint!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lake Chelan

Coupeville Art Festival was last weekend.  It threatened rain, but turned out beautiful.  Good crowds and we had fun camping and meeting new vendors.  Now we are packing for Lake Chelan.  This will be a combination of a little fun, a little work.  The Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - August 16, 17 & 18.  I've never done this one before, but we love Lake Chelan and are looking forward to a fun time, sunshine, warm weather and good sales.  If you're in the neighborhood, stop by.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just finished a fun and successful weekend at Port Angeles Arts in Action. Now heading home to get ready for the Skagit Artists Together Small Works Show at the Depot in Anacortes this weekend.
After that will be Coupeville Arts Festival. I will be painting frantically to get ready because after Coupeville we are heading to Lake Chelan for the arts festival there. Phew!  A fun summer planned.

Please check out my new website:  http//

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Thank you to everyone who visited my studio this past weekend for the Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour. Cynthia Richardson and I had a great time meeting each of you!

Now, on to Port Angeles where I will be participating in Arts in Action on the City Pier this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'm looking forward to seeing many friends. It's always fun to "come home."  Even though we didn't grow up in Port Angeles, we lived there for 35 years and we miss our friends and family from the Peninsula!  I hope to see many of you. I will be in booth 29.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Daisy Party  Acrylic on 6 x 6 Gallery canvas.  $50.00. SOLD

Check out my new website!

Yellow Rose  Acrylic on 6 x 6 gallery canvas.  $50.00
Be sure to check out my new website!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just an FYI for all my Port Angeles friends and clients - My show continues at Karon's Frame Center.  It will be up until June 12th.

These two new paintings will be available beginning June 14 at the Ann Hardee Gallery in LaConner along with several other of my paintings.
The first is Poppies 2, 24 x 18, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas.  $295.00
The next one is Sunflowers on Black, 12 x 12, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas, $150.00

June 8th I will be giving a class at Challenger Ridge Winery in Concrete as part of their Art Lessons in the Winery series.  It will be 3 hours, from 1 - 4 p.m.  Everything is provided.  We will be painting a wine bottle and wine glass (of course!).  I think it will be fun, especially since for the $30 fee you also get a glass of wine.  We should have some interesting paintings!  No experience is necessary.  There are only 10 spots available.  If you're interested call Candace at Challenger Ridge to register, 425-422-6988.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

All packed up and ready for Mount Vernon Art Walk tonight from 5 - 7 p.m.  Come see me at Gretchen's Kitchen Shop in Downtown Mount Vernon.  I'll be painting wine glasses and will have plenty of artwork on display.  Challenger Ridge Winery will be there too serving up their yummy wines.  Stop by and see us!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Here I am setting up my window at Gretchen's Kitchen Shop in downtown Mount Vernon.  I will be there Thursday evening from 5 - 7 painting wine glasses.  I also have my artwork, mugs, cutting boards, etc there as well.  Come visit me.  Plus my work will be there all of April.  I will also be there April 19, 20, 21 during the street fair.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Whew!  It's been a busy time.  Art Bash is up.  You can see some of my work, plus the work of 25 plus talented artists from Art League North at Art Bash, at the Farmhouse Restaurant on Hwy 20 and LaConner Whitney Road now through April 28.

Plus I have many pieces of original artwork, matted prints and cards at Tulip Town for the month of April.  There you will also find tempered glass cutting boards and mugs with my designs.  There are also 10 other talented artists with work on display.  It's in the middle of gorgeous tulips fields on Bradshaw Road.  Tulip Town will be open through the first week of May.

Selected originals and prints are also on display at US Bank in Anacortes during April and May. Plan to change that show up at the end of April so stop by both months.

I'm also very excited to announce that I will be at Karon's Frame Center in Port Angeles from May 10 - June 12.  Please stop by the opening reception  from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 10.

Jim and I enjoyed Saturday at Challenger Ridge Winery in Concrete.  It's was Girl's Day at the Winery.  We had a booth along with several other vendors.  Many fun-loving ladies stopped by my booth and painted their own wine glass to take home.  It was a hoot!  We will be back at Challenger Ridge Memorial Day weekend with a show in the tasting room.

Look for me painting more wine glasses April 11 at Gretchen's in Downtown Mount Vernon and check out my paintings in the window April 5 - 11.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tweet Tweet Tweet  Acrylic on 6 x 6 Gallery canvas.  $50.00  SOLD

Friday, March 8, 2013

I will be at the Anacortes Farmer's Winter Market tomorrow, Sat. March 9 from 9 until 2 at the Depot in downtown Anacortes.  Stop by for some fresh veggies, great food, crafts and gifts.  And maybe stop by my booth for mugs, cutting boards, coasters, cards, prints and orginal art.  I will also have my new boxed card assortments.  6 assorted boxed cards for $13.50.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Two Crackle Crows  Acrylic on gallery canvas,  12 x 12  $150  SOLD

Saturday, February 23, 2013

My art will be featured at Karon's Frame Center in Port Angeles, WA from Friday, May 10 until Wed. June 12, 2013.  I will be there for Art Walk Friday, May 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
I also hope to be in Port Angeles for Arts in Action.  I've applied to several other festivals and events for the summer season.  I will have a schedule soon.

Springtime Chickadee

"Springtime Chickadee"  6 x 6 acrylic on gallery canvas.  $50.00  original available at Ann Hardee Gallery in LaConner. Cards and prints available.

King of Hawaii

"King of Hawaii"  6 x 6 acrylic on gallery canvas.  $50.00

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I will be at the Holiday Market Friday and Saturday at the Transit Shed (Port Building) in Anacortes.  The market hours are 10 - 4 Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18.

I will have my new mugs, cutting boards, ceramic tile coasters, 2013 calendars and of course new paintings and cards.  There are holiday cards and even a couple of holiday themed paintings.

Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cracklin' Crow  12 x 12 gallery canvas.  $125.00  SOLD  I've been playing around with Golden Crackle Paste.  That was fun!  I've also been experimenting with more texture.  In fact, I 've decided to start a new series that I'm calling Natura.  I painted one, but hadn't photographed it yet when it sold off my kitchen wall.  Will try to get a photo of it.  Working on another.  Will post when it's completed.

Orange Poppy Field  12 x 12 gallery canvas.  $150.00

White Tulip on Blue  12 x 4 gallery canvas  $40.00

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I have work up at the River Gallery right now. I will be displaying art with both Art League North and Skagit Artists Together at La Conner's Art's Alive! the first weekend in November. Oh, and I'll be at the Anacortes Farmers Market for one last time this summer on Saturday and then at two holiday shows later this fall. Whew! I've got to get painting!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Noisy One   Acrylic on 6 x 6 gallery canvas.  $40  SOLD

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Poire"  Acrylic on 8 x 8 gallery canvas  $65.00
"Big Blue"  Acrylic on 12 x 12 gallery canvas  $125.00
"It Was A Hard Days Night"  Acrylic on 8 x 8 gallery canvas.  $65.00  SOLD

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Leave Me Alone!  6 x 6 gallery canvas.  This one will also be available at the Coupeville Arts Festival this weekend. 
Got Fish?  8 x 8 gallery canvas.  $65

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Moody"  6 x 6 acylic on gallery canvas. $40. This one will be available at the Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour July 21 & 22 10 a.m. - 6 p.m..  I am stop #15 on the tour.  Stop by. The tour is free.  My friend Cynthia Richardson will also be here with her wonderful acrylic paintings as well.  We'll have paintings throughout the house and my studio, my booth set up in the back yard, and weather permitting, paintings throughout the backyard gardens.  Munchies too of course.  For more information on the tour go to  There's a download-able map and more info. SOLD But I have painted a couple more similar to this one.  Cards and prints available.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jim took a photo of his '69 Corvette and asked me to paint it for him.  It was his Father's Day present.  I just finally finished it tonight.  A big departure from what I usually paint!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Plus two more.  Crows are 12 x 12  $125      Sunflower 6 x 6 $40  SOLD

Here's another crow.  This one is  6 x 6 gallery canvas.  $40  still unnamed.  SOLD

I had several people ask for crows and sunflowers last weekend at the Farmer's Market.  So I've been busy.  They will be at next weekend's market.  This is 12 x 12 gallery canvas.  $150.00. SOLD

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baaaaaa  Acrylic on 6 x 6 gallery canvas.  $40.00  SOLD

Hi There, Big Boy  Acrylic on  6 x 6 gallery canvas  $40.00 SOLD

Color Me Cow  acrylic on 6 x 6 gallery canvas  $40.00 SOLD