Natural Awakenings

Portal into the Root of the Soul

The Shuar Earth Goddess Nunqui appears as human in this oil painting.

She is holding a gourd bowl filled with Chicha, the milk of the Amazon. The bowl represents her own body. Her hair, like vines connected to the earth.


Reflections of a Luminous Nature

We are part of the luminous nature of Earth.

Facing the Edge of the Forest

oil on canvas, 24″x48″

Fine art to awaken empathy in our connection with […]

Getting ready for the Camano Island Studio Tour

This painting and more of Susan’s Full Moon Series will be showing at Susan’s studio

during the Camano Island Studio Tour May 9, 10, 11, and 17, 18, 2014

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There are many moons in the studio this year. If you are […]

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 […]