It's Christmas week! Just finished the fourth and final entry for submission to the Coast Guard Art Program. It's a jurying process, and after 17 years I still never know if what I send will be accepted. For the most part, I've been successful, thankfully. My work seems to be evolving and I am getting more and more opportunities to draw and paint people. Hopefully there will be some workshops I can take in 2011, but in the meantime, I've invested in some really good DVDs by Larry Withers. Since I was down with a cold the last couple of weeks, my non-painting/recovery time was spent watching the videos and there is another one on the way on the anatomy of the head. I did a demo at the December meeting of Sequim Arts which is a start on a still life for the members' show for next year as well as good advertising for the drawing and painting classes I will be teaching through Peninsula College beginning in January. Meantime, I am wearing my boots from the Boot Campaign to support the troops. (See their website at www.bootcampaign.com)
So as we slide into Christmas, eagerly anticipating the celebration of His birth, I wish all of you and yours the beauty and wonder of this most amazing season, and all the best in the New Year!
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.