Save the Date – Spring Art Show in April

I’m very excited about this joint show with artist Kristin Nelson of Vit Ceramics and Kri Kri Studio in Seattle.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 8.  Directions here.  Bring a friend!

Coastal Holiday 2016

gifttag1compThis holiday season I’m offering two special card designs and cool starfish and sea urchin gift tags.

While all these holiday offerings are available while supplies last at Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville, my coastal gift tags are also available through my online shop.  They’re perfect for West Coast, East Coast, Gulf Coast – well, any coastal holiday gift-giving.

All designs are from original watercolor paintings. Enjoy and happy holidays to all!

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Just Released: Local Landscapes

This is one of my favorite series to date because I get to share views of the places that make my Whidbey Island home so special to me.  The first six pieces in the initial release of Local Landscapes are now available exclusively at Penn Cove Gallery here in Coupeville.

More info about these little landscapes here on my website.

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Online Shopping

Just in time for the holidays, you can now shop.  Card sets, prints and products are available through my online shop.

My original paintings, cards, prints, and products are available year round at Penn Cove Gallery as well as special shows, exhibits, and during the annual Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour.

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Inspiration: Southern Utah Red Rock Country

Posted in Travel Sketchbook

I just visited old and new friends in Torrey, Utah which is only a few miles from the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park – one of Utah’s five National Parks. Late October proved to be the perfect time to photograph – and now paint – Southern Utah’s stunning red rock landscape.  My first paintings were little watercolor bookmarks to thank my friends for a magical time in the land of red rock and dark sky.

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Sketchbook Bookmarks – One of a Kind Originals

It started in the studio one day as I was trying to think of ways to use pieces of watercolor paper trimmed off when I size my paintings.  It turned into a fun set of little original pieces of art – in the form of pretty bookmarks.  Each is 2 x 8″ and each is an original work using ink on 140lb watercolor paper.

These little pretties are available at Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville here on Whidbey Island for $10 each.

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Now Serving on the WA State Arts Commission

Posted in Events

logo-artswa-washington-state-arts-commission_origI’m honored and delighted to share with you that I’ve been appointed by Governor Inslee to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission. You can read the announcement here.

ArtsWA is the Washington State Arts Commission, a state government agency established in 1961. The commission speaks up for the public value of the arts, builds leadership in and for the arts, strengthens arts education in our public schools, builds participation in the arts, and acquires and cares for artwork in the State Art Collection – sited at our K-12 public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies.

ArtsWA programs include: Art in Public Places, Arts in Education, Poetry Out Loud, grants to organizations, WA Poet Laureate, Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards, and special projects.

Fun Commission for a Quilter

Well that was fun!  A lovely quilter commissioned me to paint five pieces to hang together in her studio.  Subject:  flowers + quilting tools.  Here are the little ladies all ready to head to their new home.

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Stop by and Visit During the 2016 Open Studio Tour

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New Work to be Released for Open Studio Tour

coverwI can’t wait to open my new studio at part of the Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour put on by Whidbey Working Artists.  I will be one of 52 artists up and down the island welcoming visitors and buyers to our studios August 27-28.

When you visit me, you’ll get a look behind the scenes at where I paint and will be treated to all new work I’m adding to my Beach House Blooms and Coastal collections.

Plus, just in time for the tour, I’m excited to release my brand new series, Flower Gals.

See you in the studio in August!