I am an impressionist oil painter specializing in innovative western USA landscapes. I create impressions of moments in time and place, sharing with the viewer a unique visual and emotional experience. I draw the viewer to the work from a distance by a strong value pattern. I intrigue the viewer up close with the quality of the painted surface and the subtle nuances of color and value. I use layers of paint to create an optical color mix. My oil paintings reflect my prior experience with watercolor and pastel media. I think a good painting has both good planning and expressive execution.
Workshops with Jill Carver, Judi Betts, Frank Webb, Milford Zornes, Harley Brown, Ray Roberts, Chauncey Homer, Phil Starke, and Michael Dudash.
Former President, Eastern Washington Watercolor Society.
Batelle Corporation, Westinghouse Corporation, Kadlec Medical Center, Evergreen Hospice.
Associate: Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters, American Impressionist Society. Sonoran Plein Air Painters. Arizona Plein Air Painters. Friends of Western Art.
Two articles in “The Artist’s Magazine” including “Game Plan for the Thinking Artist” July 1991.
My watercolor works have been accepted in over 50 juried shows and I am former signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society. Other shows include the National Watercolor Society, The LA Audobon Society and the Georgia Watercolor Society.
Recent Juried Shows and Awards for Oil Paintings:
Stockton Art League at the Haggis Museum 2016. * Sharon Elizondo Special Award for Oil.
Richeson 75 Landscapes 2016.
Art Muse Sept 2016 Emerging Artist Finalist – Wilde Meyer Gallery Show, Houston TX 2017.
National Oil and Acrylic Painters International Online Showcase 2016.
American Impressionist Society Small Works Show 2017.
Shemer Art Center Show: “Outside Arizona”, Phoenix, September 2017.
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Small Works Show 2017.
WHAM Plein Air Event Juried Competition: * Councilwoman’s Award, April 2018.
Sonoran Plein Air Painter’s Juried Show, April 2018, 4 works accepted.
Arizona Plein Air Painter’s Juried Show, May 2018, 2 works accepted.
Richeson 75 Landscapes, 2018.
Questa-Wild Rivers Plein Air Event, Questa-Red River, NM; July 2018: * First place award in Architectural Category.
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild “Share Our Walls” Juried Show, September 2018.
Sonoran Plein Air Painter’s “Off to the Races Show”, February 2019, * First place award.
Desert Ridge Plein Air, Phoenix, AZ; 2019 * Honorable Mention award.
Richeson 75 Still Life and Floral Online 2019: Meritorious selection.
Arizona Plein Air Painter’s 2019 “Water in the Desert” Show.
National Oil and Acrylic Painters International Online Showcase 2019.
Wild Rivers Plein Air Competition 2019: * First place award in Experimental Category.