021415 Sauvie Island 72 ARTIST STATEMENT Intrigued by the challenge of how to paint varied landscapes such as snow bedecked mountains, undulating fields of grass, high desert plateaus, clouds, and water in a convincing manner, I have chosen luscious oil paints on canvas or buttery soft pastels on sandpaper as my materials. By painting in the traditional plein air style and by using an impressionistic touch, my landscapes invite the viewer into the scene. These landscapes can bring to mind the smell of sage after a rain in the desert, the feel of soft mist from a foggy morning on your cheek, or the taste of a salty ocean breeze on your lips. Crisp, refreshing, and vivid are words that have been used to describe my paintings. The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work which I developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer.  As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer.

 

AWARDS, JURIED SHOWS, EVENTS, INVITATIONALS
2016, Portland Open Studio Tour, Portland, OR
• Washington County Artist Studio Open Studio Tour
• Paint the Peninsula 2016, Port Angeles, WA – “Best Waterscape” Award
• Plein Air & More, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
• Los Gatos Plein Air 2016, Los Gatos, CA
• 23rd Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA – “Best Pastel” Award and “Honorable Mention” Award
2015, Portland Open Studio Tour, Portland, OR
• Washington County Artist Studio Open Studio Tour
• Paint the Peninsula 2015, Port Angeles, WA – “Olympic National Park
Superintendent’s Award” and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
“Honorable Mention” Award
• “Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational Exhibition” Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
• 29th Annual Northwest Pastel Society International Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
• Pastels – 3 Artists, Valley Art, Forest Grove, OR
• Plein Air & More, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
• Los Gatos Plein Air 2015, Los Gatos, CA
• 22nd Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA
2014, Portland Open Studio Tour, Portland, OR
• Paint the Peninsula 2014, Port Angeles, WA
• Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Hood River, OR –
“People’s Choice” Award
• Plein Air & More, Cannon Beach Arts Assoc. Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
• Shared Oregon Visions, Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
• Los Gatos Plein Air 2014, Los Gatos, CA
• 21st Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA – “Best Pastel”
Award, John Burton, judge
• Golden West College Gallery “Plein Air Painting”, Huntington Beach, CA
2013, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Hood River, OR -“Best Pastel” Award, Becky Joy, judge
• Laguna Plein Air Painters 9th Annual Best of Plein Air, Costa Mesa, CA –
“Second Place” Award
• Los Gatos Plein Air 2013, Los Gatos, CA
• 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA – Honorable
Mention Award, Calvin Liang, judge
• 27th Annual Northwest Pastel Society International Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
• Golden West College Gallery “Plein Air Painting”, Huntington Beach, CA
• 35th Annual Celebration of Creativity, Beaverton, OR
2012, 30th Annual Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton, OR
• Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Hood River, OR
• Portland Art Museum Plein Air Paint-out and Exhibition, Portland, OR
• 8th Annual Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO
• Los Gatos Plein Air 2012, Los Gatos, CA
• 19th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA – “Best Pastel” and
“People’s Choice” Awards, Gil Dellinger, judge
• 26th Annual Northwest Pastel Society International Exhibit, Tacoma, WA –“Juror’s Award”, Elizabeth Mowry, judge
• Golden West College Gallery “Plein Air Painting”, Huntington Beach, CA
2011, City of Brea Gallery “In the Light of Day” Plein Air Exhibit, Brea, CA
• 13th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA
• Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Hood River, OR
• Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared, Costa Mesa, CA
• Laguna Plein Air Painters 7th Annual Best of Plein Air,
The Esther Wells Collection, Laguna Beach, CA – “First Place” Award
• Expressions West 2011, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2010, Expressions West 2010, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
• Art & Agriculture, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR
• 28th Annual Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton Arts Commission,
Beaverton, OR
2009, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Landscapes, Aurora Gallery, Vancouver, WA
• 17th Juried Art Show Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA
• 27th Annual Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton Arts Commission,
Beaverton, OR
2008, Northwest Pastel Society, Mercer Island, WA
2007, Portland Plein Air Painters, Broderick Gallery, Portland, OR
2006, Portland Plein Air Painters, Tualatin Heritage Center, Tualatin, OR
• Portland Open Studio Tour, Portland, OR
2005, Northwest Pastel Society, Ideation Gallery, Olympia, WA
• Photo & Fine Arts Show, Ocean Shores, WA
2004, Northwest Pastel Society, Firdale Gallery & Framing, Edmonds, WA