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Farmers Market


I was inspired by Alison Knox’s line: “I love hanging out at a coffee shop or cafe and simply paying close attention to how individuals have put their outfit together, use of color, texture, shape and silhouette can be such a creative catalyst for me.” I think we all people-watch from our own perspective and…

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My Vegetable Calendar for 2017

Original painting for the 2017 Recipe calendar

You might have seen some of the sneak-peeks of my 2017 vegetable calendar. I’m so excited that it’s almost complete. It will be available at Portland Open Studios and Washington County Open Studios in October. I chose vege…

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Curiosity 18″x 24″x 1.5″oil on panel$625Click here to purchaseI can’t wait to take pictures at the summer farmers’ market. (The Beaverton Farmers Market starts Saturday, May 2.) I take pictures of people sitting on benches rela…

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Shadow8″x 10″acrylic on gessoboardClick here to purchaseI took this at the Beaverton Farmers’ Market. This little boy is simply fascinated by his shadow!

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Good Morning?

12″x 12″acrylic on masoniteSaturday, March 9th, marked the opening day for the Farmers’ Market. After a long, dark, cold, winter, most of us were thrilled to get outside. This is the ONLY time of year that I feel like singing a Barry Manilow song: “We …

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Color Checking

Sample of color checking papersI am working on a triptych of canvases that are 18″x 36″. When I get excited about a painting I just want to start! But I made myself slow down and spend some extra time planning before I started painting. With this size…

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