Headed to Seattle today so that I can catch an early morning flight tomorrow for Savannah. It's HOT there! It's time for the American Society of Aviation Artists annual Forum. This year we have a great list of activities including painting with Charles Thompson, figure drawing with Gil Cohen and airplane lettering with Keith Ferris. We will also have some speakers and do some sightseeing. On June 27 I will be joining with a couple of other artists leading a drawing class for middle schoolers at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. It's great to meet up with aviation art friends and get inspired to paint. When I come home from these things my head is always swimming with ideas and I'm motivated to learn and paint more.
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.