Current Projects:
Finding Jean: example above 
Everyone loves a mystery. Inspiration and creativity can be hiding renegades if you are not finding ways to interact with them.  Inspiration struck me the first time I saw the box of photographs left in my art room by an anonymous donor. I have spent the last 4 years letting this gift take me on a painting journey. Jean has has allowed me to travel world with her through my paint brush.   
Latest News
Studio Hours & Events

-Determination painting juried into NAEA Gallery in Washington D.C.  Will represent art educators from around the nation.  Show Dates: Current- January 4th, 2019. If you are in the area go take a look.

-Displaced and Unappologetic juried into the Maryhill Museum of Art in Washington.  Will be on display now through November 25th in their Beyond the Demos exhibit. 

-Working on Collaborative Portraiture Project.

- Working with International Peace Pole Project to install a Peace Garden at Forest Grove Community School.  

-Graduated! Academy of Art University, DONE!!!!!!

- Working on jurying "Finding Jean" into Museums, will update as I get responses! 

- UPCOMING: September 15th & 16th- Forest Grove Chalk Art Festival

Collaborative Portraiture:

I had an idea.  What if I could have the people I paint play a interactive role in their portrait? In both of these paintings I had the model create their background out of cold wax and oil. Then using the artwork they created I paint their portrait on top.  You can see their abstract paintings through the thin layers of oil glaze I use to create my work.  The model and I both play a role in the artwork. I learn so much about my model by the colors they choose and the forms they create.  This makes the portrait I create feel like it was extension of both of us.  This is a new idea, It is in the testing phase. It is a nice departure from the realistic oil painting I have been creating for so long. Fun, light and so personal, I love it!

Studio Hours- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday- 4 pm to 8 pm. Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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