Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring has Sprung

The desert is heating up and the longer days are keeping it hot!  I wonder if I will ever become acclimated to this environment?  Fortunately I will be traveling out of state to escape some of the temperatures, starting off with my attendance to the Oil Painters of America exhibition in a few days.  My painting “Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose” was accepted into the show and shipped out this week.

'Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose'  Oil  24x30

 The event is held in Fredericksburg, TX at the acclaimed InSight Gallery.  For more information on the exhibition and works you can go to:


or visit 

Following this exhibition I will be traveling to my Solo exhibition at Art on the Boulevard and teaching my Oregon workshop the first week of June.  The 2 day plein air workshop will be held June 8th & 9th on beautiful Sauvie Island and will include access to private lands.  If you have never been to Sauvie Island, it is full of wildlife preserves and pristine farms surrounded by and infused with waterways.  The workshop will be limited to 15 students to ensure individual attention and is $250 for both days.  I have a few slots still open.  If you are interested in securing a slot or have any questions, please contact me at

The Solo exhibition will be held on June 6th at Art on the Boulevard in Vancouver, WA.  I will have 33 paintings on display.  The title of the show is “A Sense of Place” and includes a wide range of subject matter.  Here is the postcard and a sneak peak of some of the work.

'Gondolier'  Oil  30x15

 'Oregon Surfer'  Oil  14x18

 I look forward to seeing you if you are able to attend any of these events.  I hope your spring has started out great and that life is good.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The new year's 'news'

     A new year is here and it is time to catch up with you on the upcoming events and news.  The previous year seemed to fly by, particularly the last few holiday months.  January is nearly over and there seems to be no slowing down with 'Father Time' in the upcoming year.  With this in mind, I thought I would share a new tiding before it becomes 'old news'.  I was honored and humbled to have a feature articletitled 'Engaging the Senses' in the January issue of Southwest Art Magazine.  The publication is top notch and is one that I subscribe to and always look forward to receiving.  The interview was quite interesting with the well known freelance writer Norman Kolpas from Los Angeles.  His calm demeanor yet searching questions meandered through our conversation while he clacked away with a shorthand form of typing which you could audibly hear.  You would have thought it was morse code he was transcribing in an emergency situation!  He was kind to make sure I felt comfortable and at ease with every response, and I appreciated that.  My thanks go out to the him, and especially the editors and friends at the magazine for this opportunity.

The online version of the article can be found at this link:

     For those in the 'Centennial State' I am preparing for a two man show with my good friend Eric Jacobsen at the Cogswell Gallery in Vail, Colorado.  We will be in attendance for the opening nights on March 15th & 16th and would love to see you if you are in the area.  I will be sure to send out another follow up newsletter in March regarding the shows invitation and opening.  Here are a few of the paintings that will be on exhibit in the show and are of the local Vail scenery.

Winter Pines

Above Piney Lake

     I am also preparing for my Solo show at the Art on the Boulevard Gallery in Vancouver, WA on June 7th.  In conjunction with the show I will be holding a 2 day intensive Oregon plein air painting workshop on June 8th & 9th.  The weather is always beautiful during this time with the skies finally opening up to be blue and the blooming flowers in full array.  The workshop is limited to 15 students to ensure individual attention and is $250 for both days.  If you are interested in securing a registered slot, please contact me at  I will send out another newsletter announcement as we draw closer to the dates with more details.

     I hope the New Year will bring you success, as well as perseverance in keeping those New Year's resolutions!!   I hope to cross paths with you again and this year and all the best from the studio.