(Cover Image: “Eagle River Summer” – Prints available here ) It’s not every day in Alaska that an artist is awarded the honor of their work gracing the cover of a magazine… And for this specific publication, it’s the first time ever! I am excited to announce my Artist Profile featured in the Fall 2012 [...]
Here is a progression of a recent still life oil painting I completed for my upcoming show at Picture This Gallery in Eagle River, Alaska. Click through the images to see it progress and watch the video compilation. Thanks for looking!
This is one of my favorite paintings from my East Hawaii Cultural Center Exhibit. It is titled ” Koki’o ‘ula & Palila ” – Hawaiian Red Hibiscus and Palila Bird. All I had for reference was a small photo of a hibiscus blossom from a few years back. Though the reference was taken on an [...]
While in Hawaii for my exhibition at East Hawaii Cultural Center I had an opportunity to do a live demonstration. Before arriving at the center I swung by the local farmers market. Here I found the prettiest orchid just begging to be painted… I brought it with me to the center and got started. Meeting [...]
Back in the studio now from a whirl-wind visit to Hawaii and my exhibition at East Hawaii Cultural Center. I had previously decided that entering a piece in the Annual Alaska Railroad Poster Competition was not a logistical option. So many things going on! However I could not shake a poster concept from my mind. [...]
In fall of 2009 my family was blessed with the trip of a lifetime to a very special place, Kolea Villas in Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. So special, while there I constantly found myself pausing as if to record every detail for future recollection. Upon leaving I was immensely aware [...]
Day 5 After the first full night’s sleep in over a week I felt very refreshed. Today’s scheduled painting location was downtown Hood River. It is a cute little town full of character and history. Though I was tempted to stay and paint, I failed to bring sufficient storage for all my wet paintings. I [...]
On my recent trip to Oregon I obtained many reference photos for future paintings. This subject, Cone Flowers or Echinacea, was just beautiful as they lazily swayed in and out of the late afternoon sun. Here I am working on an 8×8 Blick Studio Artists’ Board 3/4″ cradled panel .Â They have a nice irregular [...]
One evening in August I received a Facebook invitation from an artist friend. It was to a Plein Air Event 1500 miles away that started in approximately 10 days. At first the short notice led me to think “how cruel is this!?” … lol well I guess I was thinking out loud as my husband [...]
The first week of 70+ degree weather in Alaska means we will do anything to be outside. Throw in some oil paint, some chickens and about 8 kids, the day is sure to get interesting!