Hello and welcome.  I recently moved from Seattle to the rolling farmlands of Lancaster PA.  I paint in a studio tucked above the garage-usually with a cat curled up on part of my art and my paint brush dipped in my coffee.

I have a passion for a simple still life, the diverse texture and beauty of nature, and the human figure.  Lately a hint of mischief has taken over; animals and people interact and stories emerge.  Usually the painting dictates the way it wants to go and my original idea morphs into something entirely different. 

I love the connection between color, texture and found objects.  Colors dance, lines zig, plaster crackles, slick paint glides over layers of the past, layers build up, buttons pop, thread stitches, stories unfold, the discarded becomes current, the ordinary is elevated, and words from books bring conclusion. 

Welcome and I hope you smile,



BA Fine Arts Scripps College, Claremont CA

1977 Thomas J Watson Fellow 1977-8

Art Exhibits and Sales

2016-'17 City of Issaquah utility box wraps

2017 The Playground of Life, juried show, Columbia Winery, Woodinville, WA 

2016 The Great Outdoors juried show Summit Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2016 What if...  Solo Show, Blakely Hall, and artEAST front window, Issaquah WA

2014  Crow/Raven:  Magic and Mystery  juried show, artEAST, Issaquah WA, Curator's Award

2014   Funny Bone:  Humor in Art  juried show, University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA

2014  Friends and Family  juried show, University House, Issaquah, WA

2013  Wondrous Stories juried show, artEAST, Issaquah WA

2013 artEAST Enthuse Instructor Exhibit

2013  artEAST 150 Feet of Art  juried show

2012  UPFront Art Gallery juried member, Issaquah WA

2012  artEAST Art of Giving Show

2012  Sammamish Art Fair - juried booth

2012  artEAST Creature Comforts juried show

2012  artEAST 150 Feet of Art

2012  Sammi awards - top 10 finalist

2011   artEAST  Art of Giving show  

2011   artEAST 150 Feet of Art

2003  Trinity Lutheran College, Issaquah, WA  Liturgical Art

1980  Uptown Art Gallery, Seattle WA  Solo Show

1977  Campworks Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA  Solo Show

Sold my art through Jigs Camp, Della Vita, Country Interiors, artEAST, and Gallery One

art in private collections internationally

Published Art and Articles


Create with Me Vol. 2, 2012Vol. 1, 2011

Somerset Studio July 2011March '11, November '10, January '10

Inspired Studios 2010