Contemporary oil paintings from a studio located deep in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

As The Crow Flies

6"x6" oil on canvas   

This work was painted to be included in the Wild Arts Festival fundraiser for the Portland, Oregon Audubon Society. Art Media (a local art store soon to become "Dick Blick"), donated the 6 inch by 6 inch canvases and asked artists to donate their time and talent to create a piece of art that will be sold at the festival held on November 19 and 20, 2011.  If you're in the neighborhood, stop by 2701 Vaughn street. It's a lot of fun!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hundred Valleys Art Exhibit


I feel honored to have these two landscapes included in the 5th annual Juried Art Show for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.  The show, entitled "Hundred Valleys Art Exhibit" will hang from September 16th through October 26th at the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery in Roseburg, Oregon.  The reception will be Friday, September 16th from 5pm to 7pm.  It's free!  Come on over!  

Friday, August 19, 2011

Endless Possibilities

36"x36" oil on canvas $4,800

After doing quite a few smaller works, I decided to take the size up a notch. At 3 feet by 3 feet, this cloud vista is impressive on the wall!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Concert

This piece was just finished and came off the easel a few days ago. It is a commission for a collector (and good friend) of mine. She gave me a specific size, color scheme and subject matter and this is what came off the brush. Normally for a commission there is a couple of emails depicting the work in progress. That didn't happen this time, but thankfully she loves the end result. Mission accomplished.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rising Clouds

8"x8" oil on panel $400

This little gem was was painted on birch panel. I've done a handful now, and the more I use the panels, the more I enjoy them as opposed to painting on canvas. I've been buying them with a 2 inch cradle (sides) so they really pop off the wall.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Waiting Their Turn

12"x12" oil on canvas $700

Lately, distant vistas, vast skies and voluminous clouds have been a recurring theme of mine. As we are still in the midst of a Pacific Northwest winter with many months to go before the skies clear up and the sun comes out, I had to find a way to access the kind of beauty and warmth that I longed for. So I painted it! This piece will be one of many to be in my next show at the Scott-Milo Gallery in Anacortes, Wa.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Late Summer

6"x6" oil on canvas

This piece, which I painted last year, was plucked off the wall just moments ago and into the arms of its new owner. Last year was my best in terms of exposure and sales, and this year is looking even better! It's a great feeling to know that people want your work.....and even better when they buy it! This calls for the happy dance.

Friday, January 7, 2011

River Watch


The New Year doesn't get any better when it starts off with a sale of art within the first week! To top it off, it sold through my studio and not a Gallery. It's nice to occasionally pocket the commission fees for myself. Because the buyer selected it from an image on my website and not in person, I am a little concerned of the discrepancies that will become apparent, as not all monitor calibrations are equal, and I'm not sure what she saw on her end. She won't really know what she's bought until she holds in in her hands. I'm hoping it lives up to the buyers expectations. This is a great start to a New Year!