Christmas came and went! Spent most of December working on the Coast Guard pieces and am now heavily into entries for the ASAA (American Society of Aviation Artists) exhibition. The Forum will be in Pensacola this year and celebrating 100 years of Naval aviation. The other current project is STILL the poster which I hope to have printed of Operation Arctic Care 2010. It is progressing, but the process of doing a montage is daunting. A dozen little stories are superimposed on a map of northwest Alaska, and the Work in Progress is shown here. Tomorrow I'm taking the day off and my husband and I are going to the art store in Port Townsend. Been workin' pretty hard these last few months. By Thursday, paint will be dry enough to get into the details, and I hope to finish up by the end of the week.
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.