I love putting my first pencil marks on a fresh sheet of stretched watercolor paper, at which point the sky is the limit for imagination and creativity. Painting is a journey and I never know where exactly I will end up, but I love going along for the ride. I thought I'd share my recent journey through a new composition I titled "Through the Mist". Questions and comments are welcome!
New solo exhibition at Northwest Reflections Wellness & Kinship Nutrition in downtown North Bend!
The new clinic is hosting an open house this Saturday, October 19th, from 1-4pm; stop on by to enjoy some wine, small bites, herbal tea, wellness giveaways, and some of my latest artwork!
301 W. North Bend Way, Suite 100C, North Bend
My painting for the 2019 Railroad Days Plein Air Paint Out competition won first place this year! It was a lovely day to take to the historic town center with my easel and brushes, the old bank and hardware store made an atmospheric and dynamic composition. Well done to all the participants, there was a lot of great work this year! The city has purchased the original but prints are now available in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/716400448/print-snoqualmie-bank-watercolor
Thank you to Living Snoqualmie for the featured news story on September 10th! Excerpt as follows and the full article can be found here: http://livingsnoqualmie.com/beautiful-watercolor-featuring-iconic-snoqualmie-street-corner-wins-2019-plein-air-paint-out-competition/
I managed to squeeze in time for another plein air painting during the festival of the Northwest Railway Museum, prints and original are available in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/716400932/print-snoqualmie-train-station-historic
Through the month of August I am a featured guest art at the Art Gallery of SnoValley in downtown historic Snoqualmie, drop in if you're in the area! I am particularly excited to have work up during the ever popular Snoqualmie Railroad Days happening next weekend, I always look forward to the Plein Air paint out competition in conjunction with the event. Hope to see you all there!
ART GALLERY OF SNOVALLEY
Address: 8130 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PMPhone: (425) 213-9321
New solo show is now up at Studio 202 Salon in Fall City! The boutique hair salon is in the heart of Fall City and I couldn't have asked for a lovelier place to display some of my work. The owner, Sarah, is very personable and passionate about hair (and art!) and I enjoyed the chance to meet her and hang some new paintings for her clients to enjoy. A varied selection of my wildlife, botanical, and landscape watercolors are available for purchase, book your appointment today to have a premium salon experience and enjoy some local artwork.
4219 Preston-Fall City Rd SE,
Fall City Washington, 98024
email@example.com \ Tel: 425-222-4102
T: 9am - 6pm \ W: 11am - 7pm \ Th: 9am - 6pm \ F: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm \ Sunday & Monday: Closed
I am pleased to share my latest work, "Sunrise in the Foothills". I took the reference photos for this composition on Christmas Eve morning last year; the sun rose so low in the sky as it does so near the solstice, creating beautiful long shadows across a dewy field with Rattlesnake Ledge rising proudly in the background. It is such a privilege to witness such magical moments in nature, it was a joy to bring the scene to life in watercolor.
Summer is nearly here which means its art walk season!!
I am a proud participant of the Snoqualmie Finally Friday Art and Wine walks and have been for three years now. The 2019 season kicked off on May 31st with an amazing turn out, I think they've added several new and very talented local artists this year and I hope I get to meet them all. These are always very popular events so be sure to get your tickets early to enjoy the wine, food, music, and art!
The art walk is always the last Friday of each month from May through September in historic downtown Snoqualmie, from 6pm - 9pm. For more details on participating wineries or to buy tickets, please visit the website:
The next one is on June 28th, I hope to see you there!
I love driving through downtown Snoqualmie and seeing my artwork up on their streetlight banners, what an honor! I won the Plein Air painting competition in 2017 and was thrilled when the city approached me about featuring my winning composition on their banners. There are four different artworks by four different winners and they really add a beautiful custom touch to the town center. Be sure to look up next time you're passing through! The city has an article about the banners here:
My little feature as follows:
The small works show at Gallery North runs through the end of March and I am excited to have four of my pieces available for purchase! The show is always very popular and showcases 150 pieces by over 50 artists.
"This highly anticipated event includes a wide array of small paintings depicting a variety of subjects including landscape, wildlife, portraiture, still life and more. All paintings are for sale, and collectors are advised to come early for the best selection."
All works for sale are available to view on the gallery's website:
Gallery North | 401 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone | 425-774-0946
There was a great turnout at this year's Railroad Day's Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out and I really enjoyed participating again at this fun annual event! I found a nice spot by the river down in Sandy Cove Park and noticed a few other artists perched on the edge of the riverbank between two large trees. This looked like a great composition full of contrast, highlights, and shadows. I always enjoy painting outdoors in the fresh air for a couple hours, one of life's many joys!
It was great to see all the other artists' works, particularly from the artist I painted in my own work, there was a lot of talent on display. I came away with third place this year, already looking forward to next year! A big thank you to the Snoqualmie Arts Commission for hosting this wonderful event.
Artist, travel enthusiast, gardener, photographer, born and raised in the PNW.