Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Life only gets busier!!!!

It has been awhile since I have posted and for good reason. Life has been full of projects and 'nesting' preparations for our new little boy Spencer, born on November 23rd at 8 lbs 7 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. He is keeping us sleep deprived but he is worth it!!! I call him 'Mr Magoo' because that is who he looked like coming into this world. :)

Along with that big news I recently received an Honorable Mention in the 21 over 31 Emerging Artist Competition with publication in the November 2010 Southwest Art Magazine. There were over 3,ooo entrants so it was a honor to be selected as one of the 21. The interview for the article was fun but next time I will be sure to choose my words carefully, as my comment on the dogs in the painting not having a place to pee was published! Funny but maybe it didn't come off too professional. The link here will take you directly to the write up on Southwest Art's website:

This month I am also part of a miniature show with 6 other artists at the River Bend Gallery in Bend, Oregon. The show consists of 30 paintings by each artist, which are hung unframed with frames available for the collector to choose from and take part in framing the piece. The artist was asked to choose a format size to work in and I decided on 6x12 inches. There are a few pieces listed on my website and a few listed here below to view. If you would like to view more you can click on this link:

I also have a miniature piece in a show in Colorado at the Evergreen Gallery and can be view here:

High Noon Oil 6x12

Columbia Gorge Grandure Oil 6x12

Beartooth Canyon Oil 6x12

Autumn Color Oil 6x12