"A room with pictures and a room without pictures differ nearly as much as a room with windows and a room without windows; for pictures are loopholes of escape to the soul, leading it to other scenes and spheres, where the fancy for a moment may revel, refreshed and delighted. Pictures are consolers of loneliness, and a relief to the jaded mind, and windows to the imprisoned thought; they are books, histories and sermons - which we can read without the trouble of turning over the leaves."
Sir John Gilbert
My goal is to manipulate light in my oil paintings and photography to invite the viewer to come along on the journey. The structure of the work provides a roadmap for the eye. But the path is impressionistic, leaving the mind to fill in the blanks and the observer's soul to complete the scene.
Each piece of art invites you on a different journey. And even though the eventual destination can be uncertain, the trip will provoke thought, feeling, and action.
Education: Mentored and individually tutored by renowned artists including Pam Ingalls, Cheri Christensen, and Henry Stinson. Art Instruction at Gage Academy of Art.
Juried Art Shows:
Vancouver International Art Show, Spring, 2022
Puget Sound Group's NW Art Exhibit, Parkland Gallery, September 9 - October 3, 2021
Woodinville Arts Alliance, Molbak's, August 2021
National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, Member On-Line Show, 2021
Best of Gage, Narrative, Online Art Show, 2020
Moses Lake Museum Art Center, January 2020
Fusion Art, Artists Spotlight Group Exhibit, Artize Gallery, February 2020
Fusion Art, Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibit, November 2019
Art of the Heartland, Mena Art Gallery, October 2019
National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, Best of America Juried Art Show, 2019
Bemis Arts Spring Juried Show, 2018
Tsuga Summer Show, 2018, Third Place, 2019
Celebrate Woodinville Juried Art Show, 2018, 2019
Edmonds Art Juried Show, 2008, 2019
Commission work: Commissions are a large part of my work. Find more information HERE.
Shook, Hardy, Bacon at One Columbia Tower
Bunnell Wine Cellars, Woodinville, WA
Galleries and other exhibitions:
Bunnell Wine Cellars, Woodinville, WA - Permanent gallery space and paintings featured on Artist Series Wines
Woodinville Art Studio Tour, 2021, 2019
Fresh Paint, August 21 – 22, Port of Everett
Fusion Art, Artize Gallery, February 2020
Awards received and publications:
American Art Collector Magazine, Artist of the Pacific Northwest, August 2021
Where We Bloom, Publication, 2021
American Art Collector Magazine, Art of the Horse, 2020
BoldBrush Painting Competition, Honorable Mention, 2020
Tsuga Summer Show, Third Place, 2019
Mt. Si Artist Guild Small Works Show, 2019, Second Place
Celebrate Woodinville Juried Art Show, Second Place, 2019
American Woman Artist, Associate Member since 2019
Oil Painters of America, Juried Member since 2018
Puget Sound Artist Group, Juried Member since 2019 - Curator of SAVOR online Gallery
American Impressionist Society, Member since 2018