Sometimes a piece comes out just perfect on the first try. There is something that I just love about this. Roxy is not long for this world as she has terminal cancer and I'm so glad to be able to capture her for her adoring owners.
Flowers in Bloom for the Vashon Art Studio Tour in May!
I have decided that with all of the dreary weather lately in the Northwest that painting flowers adds a dose of happiness in my day. I am working on some large commissions as well and finishing some more animal pieces but this has really brought an element of joy to my studio lately. These pieces are all small works (6"x 6", 5"x 5", and 5"x 7") and will be available in my studio the first two weekends in May. Come smell the roses!
I'm still working on lots of animal paintings for some clients. I really enjoy the process and trying to capture their true likeness. Sometimes it's difficult but I just keep painting until I get it right!
I am an artist living on an island in the pacific Northwest. For the past year I having been painting exclusively in oils, mostly on board but also some canvas. For a few years prior to this, I painted furniture with acrylics in a style reminiscent of art from Oaxaca, Mexico. For many , many years before that, I was a professional french horn player. Life circumstances made me choose to put my instrument down permanently and this blog is evidence of my creative spirit coming out in different form. I love the practice of daily painting and after all the years in classical music, daily practice feels essential to art as much as it did to music.
All paintings are sold unframed with an option for framing.
Contact me for more information or if you are interested in a painting listed in the archive. Some works are in galleries and some are still available. I try to mark what has been sold right away after a show.