Inspired to Nest

This little 12″x12″ oil painting is one of my newest. It contains many of the visual elements I am currently exploring. The moon, luminosity, bowls, vines and birds, color, visual relationships, and the oil paint.

Since winter is a productive time in my studio, I am myself […]

Full Moon with Vines

Full Moon with Vines, oil on canvas, 12″x12″

Happy New Year 2014

Opening this weekend on Camano Island

 

I’ve been working primarily on ceramic tiles for the last half year. A selection of 8 of my newest tiles will be on exhibition at Matzke Fine Art on Camano Island. The annual small works show, Honey I Shrunk the Art, opens Saturday,  November 16th.

 

This tile is Redbird and Moon. […]

There are birds all over my studio.

Here are 8 of the many handmade ceramic tiles I have been working on all summer for a show in Seattle in October. Last night, I had a dream there were live birds in the house. No wonder. There is bird art in every room right now, as I get ready for two […]

Ceramic Tiles Waiting to Dry

I am in production mode with handmade ceramic tiles. The tiles are drying very slowly, to avoid warping. I carved my design into a block and pressed the clay into the design. Many of the tiles are additionally hand worked. I am planning to glaze them with some variety. This is my first real […]

The Interconnection of Puget and Skagit

The Interconnection of Puget and Skagit, oil on canvas, 18″x24″, will be in the live auction at the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner, Washington, June 15th, 2013.

This is the first painting in my Luminous Nature series. It began as a painting of a line of trees with sky between. If you look […]

Studio Tour Brochure Cover

 

 

There is a lovely article about me in our local newspaper this week.

 

Stanwood Camano News Camano Scene

see article: An Interdependence of Nature and Life

 

We look forward to our May open studio, greeting friends and visitors to our […]

Camano Island Studio Tour

Stacks of brochures for the Camano Island Studio Tour are now being distributed. The brochure features my painting “Guardians of the Island” on the cover.

Art studios all over Camano Island will be open to the public for two weekends in May.

MAY 10th, 11th, 12th and 18th, 19th. 10 am – 5 pm

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Award for Tulip Birds Tile

I won a prize for my Tulip Birds tile last month in the Botanical Tile Juried Exhibition, part of “A Handmade Tile Show” sponsored by Artisan Tile Northwest and UW Botanical Gardens which was held at The UW Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle. The Status Ceramics Award was for color, detail and originality.

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Opening a package with my art inside.

Selling art on-line is an interesting challenge and can be a delight to connect with a buyer who would otherwise never have the opportunity to see your work or bring it into their home and life. I recently sold the ceramic piece pictured here (Raku Bird Rattle) to a woman in Virginia who found […]