Holiday Greetings and News – December 18

My pastel ‘ The Promise of Spring’ was selected to receive the Juror Award in the Louisville Art Association’s Winter Members Show. I am honored to receive this award by juror Jane Hunt.

I was also happy to receive news that I was juried into the 2018 Governor’s show. The  Preview/Opening Night Gala is scheduled for May 11, 2018.

Happy holidays and warm wishes to all!

Studio Tour this Weekend!

Oil painting of vase with white roses.

For the Roses | Oil on Linen | 16 X 12 | $600

Pastel of the cliffs on the San Juan River

The Last Bend | Studio Pastel | 12 X 16 | $800

I’m busy setting up my house and studio for the tour this weekend. And, finishing up some studio pieces. Pictured above is a pastel painted from an image I took on a San Juan float trip a few years back. And a studio oil of roses from my garden. I’ll be sad to see the summer roses going.

I’ll have more photos of my studio/home set up later today!

The Wind Rivers Backpacking – August 8- 14th

Island Lake Reflection | Pastel | 10 X 8 | $400

Island Lake Reflection | Pastel | 10 X 8 | $400

Several weeks ago we spent six days backpacking in the Winds Rivers in Wyoming. We hiked 12 miles into an area around Island Lake  An outfitter brought in our heavy supplies along with my pastels!  Above is a piece that I painted at our campsite on Island Lake. It was breathtaking to spend a week in this pristine area at 10,500 feet.



Paint Out in RMNP August 2nd

Flyfishing at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Casting a Line | Pastel | 11 X 14 | $500

Several weeks ago I spent the morning with my friend and fellow painter Joan Wolbier at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Below is a piece that I began as plein air and finished in the studio. As the wind kicked up and we were packing up a group started fly fishing. They became the perfect addition to the surrounding backdrop of Hallett’s Peak!


Boulder Plein Air Festival Opening Reception and Show

Fortitude -Plein Air Pastel at Pella Crossing

Fortitude (Pella Crossing) | Plein Air Pastel | 9 X 12

Last night was the opening reception for the Boulder Plein Air Festival.  I was awarded 2nd prize for my piece Fortitude painted at Pella Crossing. I have eight paintings hanging. All were done over this last five days. And sold two pieces! I am grateful for the support.

Exhibit hours are from 10 – 5 Sat – 6/17 and Sun –  6/18. at the Boulder Creative Collective, 2500 47th Street Unit 10 in Boulder.

Please stop by!

June Upcoming Shows & Events


Summer is finally here! The pastel featured above “Crane Hollow Barn” is one of two pastels accepted into the annual PACC show to be held on Friday, September 8th. I am excited to be part of the show this year.
I also have several events upcoming in June and August. Please mark your calendars. I look forward to seeing you and showing my new work.
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Early morning reflections at Wonderland Lake, Boulder, Colorado

Morning at Wonderland Lake | Pastel | 11 X 7 | $450

Monday June 11 – Sunday June 18  — I’ll be participating in the inaugural Boulder Plein Air Festival. The week is packed with events from paintouts to kids art events. In addition to watching 20 painters in action there will be plenty of festival activities that are open to participants. I’ll be painting with the group at Wonderland Lake on Monday, the Pearl Street Mall on Tuesday and Coot Lake on Thursday. A preview reception will be held on Friday evening followed by a public sale on Saturday and Sunday.

For location information and hours for all the festival events go to:


Pastel of a pond and tree at Pella Crossing near Longmont, Colorado.

The Test of Time | Pastel | 7 X 10 | $450

Thursday June 15,  5 – 8 pm I’ll be showing cards, original oils and pastels for sale and demoing at Left Hand Brewery in Longmont. It’s a fun event –
check out  my pieces while sipping a cold micro-brew! I’ll have cards, original pastels and prints available for sale.
1265 Boston Ave, Longmont.






Pastel of rock cliff at Sandstone Ranch near Longmont,Colorado

Morning at Sandstone | Pastel | 11 X 6.25 | $450

Saturday June 24,  9 am – 12 pm — Please join me for a plein air workshop in pastels at Sandstone Ranch. Arts Longmont sponsors these free workshops to raise awareness about our upcoming Longmont Studio Tour on September 23 – 24. For more information and a list of supplies please contact me at
Space is limited.


It’s a Jungle Out There – May 1

Over the last year I have been working on a commission for some friends. It was inspired by our mutual love (and hate relationship) for Kauai roosters. I took photos and did studies on a trip to our friends house on Kauai last year.

I completed it last week and sent it off to a new home! This piece is mixed media — inks and metallic leaf. I really enjoyed playing off the patterns in the metallic leaf and bringing them into the jungle foliage. Fun!