Has it been three months since I posted? I seem to spend more time on Facebook than here, but perhaps that's because life has been so scattered, and FB is a great way to reach a lot of people with short comments. But today is a day of reflection and I am feeling contemplative. With family here, it's a time to do less work, fewer Tigger impersonations, and think about how I want to start the week when I do get back to work. It's THANKSGIVING! We are thankful every day for so many things. Today we celebrate the safe arrival of stepson & daughter in law to share the weekend with us. Awoke to heavy frost, snow in the upper elevations and a beautiful sunrise. For my morning devotional walk I sauntered down to the pasture to watch the cows being fed. Yeah, doesn't take much to intrigue my simple mind. When I asked the farmer if I could get closer he said "You want to go WHERE?" Alaska girls aren't scared of much. At least not of stepping in, um, that. Got some great photos and am eager to start a new painting.Watch for new works in progress along with a progression of the most recent portrait. Life is indeed awesome!
Thanks to my good friend, Susan Martin Spar (check out her blog, The Daily Muse by Susan Martin Spar), I have now entered the world of blogging. Here are some images of paintings that are still available. As time goes by, I will add new images. Enjoy!
My husband and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Before moving here in 2006, we lived on Kodiak Island in Alaska for 23 years. There, I worked in an art gallery, commercial fished (only for a summer), and taught art at Kodiak College for nearly 18 years. My specialty is aviation art, and I am a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the Canadian Aviation Artists Association, NorthWest Air Force Artists and the Coast Guard and Air Force art programs. I have won some cool awards from places like ASAA, Simuflite/Flying Magazine and Aviation Week and Space Technology and have done some work for Alaska Magazine, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Alaska Airmen's Association. I love painting airplanes, but find doing occasional still life and landscapes a fun diversion. Additional diversions are singing with a Sweet Adelines chorus and tap dancing. Boredom is not in my vocabulary.