Time has been rushing by- sounds like the beginning of a Christmas letter! I finished the paintings for Alaska Magazine and they expect the publish date to be for the June issue. Meantime, I am giving myself a sabbatical from painting to draw every day. Went to the cow pasture to see the newborn calves. Managed to do a couple of sketches there and then a couple of days ago saw newborn lambs at the small farm about a mile from here. Planning to start a silverpoint drawing this week. I led a beginning drawing workshop yesterday sponsored by Sequim Arts and the Museum and Arts Center. Everyone did great! I am grateful for the opportunity and hope to do it again.
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.