Sunday, June 10, 2018


Another recently delivered commissioned portrait.  The second of five granddaughters. 

"Sumner"   14" x 11"   Oil

Saturday, June 9, 2018


A recently delivered portrait commission.  The first of five granddaughters.

"Jewell"  14" x 11"  Oil  

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mossy Tree

As I was driving along the road one wintry morning, I saw this tree illuminated by the first rays of the sun and I just knew I had to paint it.

"Mossy Tree at Dawn"   14" x 11"   Oil

Friday, May 11, 2018

American Wigeon

I often see dozens of these birds swimming along the shores of Langley-by-the-Sea.

"American Wigeon"   10" x 14"   Watercolor

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Crow Visitor

One of our regular visitors, wondering when that next peanut snack will be offered.

"Crow"   10" x 14"   Watercolor

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pacific Madrone

I pass by this madrone tree every day on my way to and from my studio.  When it is illuminated by the afternoon sun it never fails to stop me in my tracks.

"Pacific Madrone"   36" x 24"  Oil

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Portrait of Charlie Brown

This is Charlie Brown (so named by my 6 year old grandson).  He is the guardian and protector of a brood of chickens and he takes his job seriously.  When he struts around he is very impressive - and I think he knows it.

"Portrait of Charlie Brown"   36" x 36"   Oil

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rabbit in Snow

Langley, Washington is known for its rabbit population that runs freely around town.  (A few years ago there was a "prison break" at the county fair and several rabbits escaped.)  On the day after our white Christmas, I observed this little rabbit just outside my studio window.

"Rabbit in Snow"  12" x 16"  Oil

Thursday, January 4, 2018

On Langley Beach

Driftwood on the beach in Langley, Washington.

"On Langley Beach"   30" x 24"   Oil

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Old Schoolroom / New Studio

A recent cross-country move to Whidbey Island, Washington has prompted the need for a new studio.  I've converted the old arts and crafts room in a former middle school to my new work space.  It feels good to be back to work!

 Here are some before-and-after photos.