Here I am in the studio working on a painting to commemorate Operation Arctic Care 2010 and wearing my boots from The Boot Campaign. Check their website-www.bootcampaign.com. It's a great program and I love wearing my boots! In the past several weeks life went into crescendo and is now beginning to level off a little. The week of September 13-17 I attended a class in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement hosted by the Federal Way Police Department. It was a revelation in drawing the human face. We learned a lot about facial features as well as witness interviewing. There were 15 students in various stages of education and we received a certificate from Stuart Parks Forensic Associates confirming our accomplishments. It was one of those "bucket list" things for me, but the more we learned, the more I find that I would like to offer my services in this area. Returned home to full swing rehearsals for the chorus show! Our quartet sang "When I'm 64." Everyone involved did a great job and the audience was so very appreciative. Performing is great fun, and this is a carryover from the glory days of community theater and dance recitals in Kodiak. It is, however, easier for me to dance on stage than say lines. Now I am so far behind it is a mystery as to where to start catching up. Commission is finished, four paintings mailed off to a client in Alaska, quartet is learning a new song, time to start working on pieces for the Coast Guard Art Program deadline, and we are contemplating a visit to the Coast Guard Air Station in Astoria soon. Life is good and there are so many wonderful things to see and do! We are truly blessed.
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.