Friday, October 28, 2011


Ripple (Breath 2)
Mixed Media
20" x 20"
in process

I am continuing to investigate the idea of breath and stillness in these small paintings using a very limited warm/cool palette. This exploration was inspired by a recent visit to the Seattle Art Museum - specifically the incredible work of Japanese artist, Tsuji Kako (1870 - 1931).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oregon Morning Ride

Morning 1, 2
Mixed Media
38" x 38"
These paintings were both inspired by 435 miles of cycling through Oregon in the middle of September. One morning in particular stands out where we woke early to climb through lifting fog, beside a river and through the trees. Up, up , up. With 2000 other riders stretching for miles in front of and behind me, I still felt the welcoming solitude and magic of the quiet, cloaked landscape.