My initial intentions for a painting are rarely apparent at the end. I paint abstract landscapes and focus on following the flow of the paint. Letting go of expectations and desire of what I want is challenging, but the joy and freedom of “anything goes” is worth the risk every time.
Painting layers of rich translucent colors to create visual texture is key to my painting. I enjoy experimenting with a variety tools and viscosity of paint to discover the textures and shapes that reveal the landscape over time.
Current Gallery Representation
Art Elements Gallery, Newberg, OR
Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, OR
Austin Industries, Newberg, OR
Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center, Newberg, OR
Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, Portland, OR
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
Thompson & Bogran P.C., Lake Oswego, OR
NW Pipe Company, Portland, OR
ReMax Real Estate, Portland, OR
Sheraton Real Estate, Portland,OR
Multnomah Therapy, Portland,OR
My Bodyworks, Portland,OR
International Private Collections
Selected Shows and Exhibitions
2014 Art Elements Gallery, ‘Acrylic Dreamscapes’, Newberg, OR
2014 Artist Reperatory Theatre, ‘Somewhere in Time’, Portland, OR
2014 Lakewood Center for the Arts, ‘Featured Artist’, Lake Oswego, OR
2009 - 2016: Sitka Center'Annual Invitational', World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
2011: Art Elements Gallery, ‘Illuminations’, Newberg, OR
2008: Lake Oswego Chronicle 'Invitational', Lake Oswego, OR
2008: Art-etc Sales & Leasing Gallery, ‘Featured Artist’, Portland, OR
2007: Columbia Center for the Arts, ‘Two Views on Landscapes’, Hood River, OR
2005: Oswego Lake Gallery, 'Solo Exhibition', Lake Oswego, OR
2005: White Sturgeon Gallery, ‘Horizons’, Vancouver, WA
2005: Moreland Frameworks and Gallery, 'Solo Exhibition, Meditations on Landscape’, Portland, OR
2004: Festival of the Arts, 'Juried Artist', Lake Oswego, OR
2004 - 2007: Moreland Frameworks and Gallery, 'Solo Exhibition', Portland, OR
2002 -2003: The Sitka Center, ‘Annual Invitational’, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
2002 -2003: Beaverton City Library, ‘Beaverton Arts Commission Showcase’, Beaverton, OR
2002: Graystone Gallery, ‘Creative Arts Community Show’, Portland, OR
2001: City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, ‘Textiles’, Gresham, OR
1999: OMNI Gallery, ‘Portland Open Studio Show’, Portland, OR
1998 – 2009: World Forestry Center, ‘Annual LOCAL14 Arts and Crafts Show’, Portland, OR
1999; 2000; 2003: Participated in the Portland Open Studio Tour.
Public Speaking Engagements
2012: “Mingle and Muse” artist lecture series, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
2007: “Views on Landscape”, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR
“Fields of Vision”, Pelican Post Coast Explorer, First Quarter 2009
“Woman in the Arts”, NW Women’s Journal, July, 2006
“Quiet Winter Blazes with Color”, Clark County’s Magazine LaCamas Life, March 2005
“Floored by Art”, The Register-Guard Home and Garden; June 26, 2003
“Creating Your Own Painted Floorcloth”, Home Front Magazine; May 2002
“Artwork for the Floor” Oregon Home Magazine; Spring 1999
2009 - Present: Committee member, Sitka Art Invitational (SAI)
2004 – 2006: Curator, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Art and Craft Fair.
2001 – 2009: Board Member, LOCAL14 Woman’s Art League.
1999: Steering committee member, first annual Portland Open Studio Tour.
1994; 1995: Executed faux finishes in the Piedmont California Showcase Home Tour.
1989 – 1996: Decorative faux finishing artist, San Francisco, CA.
2006 - 2013: 'Experiments in Abstract Landscape' at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
2001 - 2004; 2011: Floorcloth workshops at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR.
1999 – 2004: Artist in residence, Young Audiences teaching drawing and painting (K - 8).
2003: Floorcloth workshop at Creative Arts Community, Corbett, OR.
1999 - 2003: Workshops at Art Media on floorcloths, gilding, and stenciling.
1998 - 2003: Assisted mural students at Jackson Middle School with independent study program.
1997 - 2001: Developed and managed the Art Literacy Program at Stephenson Elementary School.
1996: Assisted director Robert Marx from ‘The Finishing School’ in New York.
1980: State University of New York at Potsdam, Bachelor of Arts