"Beautiful Bandon Beach"
One of the most beautiful and unusual spots along the Oregon Coast!
48" x 20"
Oil on canvas
"En Pointe" - 8" x 10" Oil on board
"En Pointe", so named because the two lower leaves in this painting seemed to remind me of a ballet dancer's pose. :) This painting of Washington's beautiful Spring tulips was sold to clients in the UK, Mr. & Mrs. Lancashire of Sheffield. I'll frame it in dark green and ship it off this week.
"Poppy Fields Forever" 32" x 15" Oil on canvas triptych
Just sent this vibrant work to the home of my clients, Charlie & Susie Smith of the UK. Both are Veterans of the Military Services and both come from military families, so poppies have a particularly poignant meaning for them. It's such an honor for me to have them enjoy it every day in the dining room of their new home.
"Beautiful Bandon" 48" x 30" Diptych
This oil on canvas diptych of Bandon Beach on the Oregon coast has now been delivered to its new home in Redmond, WA. It graces the walls of my client, Mariam Hovhannisyan and works so well with the 'color story' of her new apartment.
"Baciata dal Sole"
Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
Baciata dal Sole translates to "Kissed by the Sun", and I've always felt that way about the beautiful Sunflowers that grace the world from one end to the other. This painting will soon be off to my client in New Zealand.
"Delicious, Granny Smiths & Oranges" Kitchen art, SOLD!
These three 8" x 16" paintings all sold to the same lovely client and now have a wonderful new home in a kitchen in Redmond!
"Come Away With Me"
I wasn't sure who I painted this gem for, but probably myself as I am seriously craving a vacation on a secluded Tropical Isle! This seemed a like a really good place to start....'from the visions in my mind'.
The little dinghy is named "You 'n Me'.
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"Tide's Out at Ruby Beach"
Perfect little gem for that small spot on your wall that needs brightening up!
"Bandon Beach Twilight"
There are so many views of this gorgeous place on the Oregon Coast, that I never tire of painting it. I've painted this area from many different views and with all types of weather. The sunrises and sunsets never fail to astound the many visitors to the area!
"Ruby Beach Sunrise"
Fewer places on earth evoke such emotion as this beautiful spot on the Northern Washington Coast.
I've painted it many times showing the wide variety of sunrises and sunsets - every one is so very different.
I know this is a good fishing spot because I've fished there! I not only enjoyed the day and the fishing, but also the serenity of the beautiful environment. .
"Utah Red Clay"
Another beautiful photograph for me to work from by my photographer friend, C Baker.
Tuolumne is pronounced 'to all o' me" so that makes it somewhat easy to say and remember. A beautiful spot, and I thank my photographer friend, C. Baker for the use of his beautiful photo for this work.
Taken in my studio 2014
"Tuscany Road Trip" and "Tuscany Picnic"
These paintings feature a unique technique, a texturized border of gel and painted over in oil, then antiqued. It simulates a frame, and since the art is gallery wrapped, it needs no other framing.
"Caribbean Sea, Beneath the Surface"
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"Puget Sound, Beneath the Surface"
Oil on canvas Triptych, 60" x 16"
I am always inspired by the beautiful region in which I live; the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. We have a rich variety of marine life here and I wanted to portray the view that many may never have the chance to see.
"Sonoran Desert Kokopelli" 6' x 2' Oil on canvas, custom art
Just completed triptych for a Scottsdale Arizona client. This art is 6 feet wide by 2 feet high. It is to be hung on a harvest gold wall. Please contact the artist at email@example.com for information on your custom project. Thanks!
"Stargazer" 30" x 30" Oil on Canvas
"Cutthroat Lake" 18" x 24" Oil on canvas
This painting is of Cutthroat Lake in WA state, near the town of Winthrop. It is so named for the many Cutthroat trout that inhabit it. It's 18" x 24" oil on canvas and has gone to its new home in Salt Lake City, UT to some very happy clients. PURCHASE HERE
Another Happy Client!
Daniel Smith Gift Certificate WINNER!
I just heard this good news and want to thank all of you who were so dedicated in voting for my art! The jurying by the art professionals and gallery owners has been done and my art was judged one of the top ten pieces in this national contest. I won $250 to spend at Daniel Smith Art Store, the best art store in the universe! Here's the winning art and again, thanks so much!
"Java Stack" 12x24" Oil on canvas
"Lotus Love" - Oil on canvas, 18" x 18"
Lizzy's Sunshine, 18" x 18", oil on canvas
I LOVE painting sunflowers - they just plain make me smile! This one is done in 7 layers, classical painting style to give depth and richness.
Washington State Flower, Rhododendron 18" x 18"
"Final Light" 20 x 30 Oil on canvas, SOLD
Lemon Tree 12 x 24 Oil on canvas SOLD
SOLD at Housewares in Edmonds. If you've not been to this awesome home decor store, it is SUCH a treat, particularly with Christmas coming up. Robert and Deb make the place a feast for the peepers! Be sure to stop in. They've usually got cookies or something this time of year. PURCHASE HERE
Cafe Au Lait, 18" x 18", Oil on canvas
Hydrangea, 18"x18" oil on canvas
"Sunshine in a Vase" - Oil on Canvas, 16x20 SOLD
SOLD - Lovely warm tones to brighten any gloomy day! This is on a deep gallery-wrapped canvas and requires no framing. All ready for hanging. You can make this purchase, by just clicking here. PURCHASE HERE
"Hot Stuff", Oil on canvas, 20"x20" SOLD
I LOVE painting peppers - their fluid shape, and the variety of colors offers so much to be creative with. The warmth of these surrounding colors seems to be just right for "Hot Stuff". This purchase can be made by just clicking the 'purchase' button. . PURCHASE HERE
"Queen" Iris - Oil on canvas - 24" x 24"
"Summer's Bounty" 6" x 6" each Oil on canvas
Ohhhhh, lovely tomatoes! I think of all the vegetables that I most enjoy painting, these top the list - but all sorts of peppers run a very close second. I like their form, their color, the satiny sheen of their skin. And as for peppers, well just the shape along is enough to intrigue any artist.
These little miniatures are perfect for that small area in the kitchen or dining room or small wall space. They also look wonderful on miniature easels that I will gladly offer complementary with purchase. Just $125 each painting. Please contact me for purchase or further information.
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"Sicilian Glass" 16 x 20" Oil on canvas
This was a challenge to get right - but I persisted until I did. I actually love painting reflections and metal and shiny stuff - but it's not easy. I'm pleased with this one though. It will be shown in the show at Oasis Gallery in November.
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Spring Tulip & Spring Iris - 24" x 24" Oil on canvas
A stately white Iris and a beautiful red tulip herald the first signs of Spring.
I could barely wait til' it felt 'Spring-like' enough to get these two paintings started.
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