Splash Gallery Olympia Best of Western Washington    Monday, October 9, 2017

I have been part of Splash Gallery Olympia for a better part of two years now.  Splash is a fine art Gallery owned and operated by 17 Olympia local artist.  It has been nothing short of a pleasure to be part of Splash.  It's a fun and invigorating place to visit and be part of.

It's no surprise that we have been nominated as part of King 5 Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington.  There is something for everyone at Splash Gallery, at every level of interest, and for every budget.  Wether your window shopping, inspiration shopping, or holiday shopping, Splash is the perfect place to stop.

Splash is located on the board walk in Downtown Olympia, a short and beautiful walk from the Farmers Market.  Make a day of it and come down to the boardwalk, have some lunch at the market, and wander down to see what makes us Best of Western Washington material.   

And most of all, don't forget to vote for us!

Port Townsend Show    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I recently hung a show in a very cute cafe in Port Townsend Washington called Sweet Laurette Cafe.  The cafe is known for it's exquisite baked goods and quality fresh dishes.  

I fell in love with Port Townsend the first time I set eyes on it.  The fact that Ft. Warden resides just outside the town sealed the deal for me.  I was a teenager when I first visited as a student at a art camp hosted by the Centrum foundation at Ft. Warden.  I spent a joyful week experimenting in mediums I had never visited and sailing through the hills on my trusty bike.  

Almost fifteen year later I returned as an artist in residency for a milestone birthday present.  Once again I spent a whole week up at Fort Warden but this time without my bike.  Instead I focused on my printmaking.  I created a couple of lino cuts that had been haunting my vision for sometime.  But the big project I tackled was a series of mono prints.  I had been itching to get my fingers mucked up with ink in a couple of my favorite mono print techniques.  The mono prints were a success and I am now in the process of raising funds for an order of frames so I might show these prints to the world.

While I was in Port Townsend for my artist residency I approached Laurette, the owner of Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro.  I showed her my work and she agreed I was a great fit for her beautiful cafe and we scheduled my work to hang.  At the beginning of August I borrowed a very good friend and spent the weekend camping and biking in Fort Warden.  The weekend was finished off with the hanging of my art in Sweet Laurette.  For the month of August and September 2012 my work is hanging in her cafe.  It is a gorgeous site to see, and I hope you make it to Port Townsend to see my work, and perhaps fall in love with the town like I did.      

                

Found Treasures     Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My home and a small portion of my studio recently underwent a remodel.  As a result I was forced to do a lot of reorganizing and moving around.  As a bonus, my studio did expand a little in size!

While doing some deep cleaning and organizing I found these two canvases that have not seen the light of day in a long time.

Here they are, on my work bench, a quick glimpse...

It's been awhile since I've played with acrylics on canvas.  I painted these while I was attending college and working at the local art store here in Olympia, WA.  At the time I was doing a lot of painting.  Finding these two have really given me a bug to paint.  I want to "burn the midnight oil" like my painting teacher use to say for encouragement to put the extra time into our work.

It's not that I don't paint, I do a fair amount of hand painting on clocks.  But I'd like to paint something framable.  So I have begun to pull out the blank canvases I've stretched in the past that never got used.  Now they are front and center in my studio, stark -white, blank canvases that scream with ideas and anticipation.  Perhaps my bug will sink it's teeth in soon (or I'll find the oil)  and I will cover those worthy canvases with my brush strokes.

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