I have shown my work around the Seattle area over the last 3 years or so. You can check the home page for current shows.
If you are interested in commissioning a painting please contact me with a detailed description of what you would like and I will get back to you with a quote. The more information you send me, the better; if you have pictures, size, media (oil or watercolor) and color preferences, etc. please send those along with your initial request. I look forward to hearing from you! Below are a few samples of my work, with a short explanation about each painting. There is also a gallery page with images of all current work. View Gallery
This painting was done on an old cabinet door. My husband removed the hardware and cut it down for me. The pale green grey background was the cabinet’s original color before it was scrapped. The girls in the painting were inspired by a group of friends I observed on vacation in Rome. Two of the girls in the group seemed to be wearing identical pairs of red skinny jeans. I drew a cartoon of them in my sketchbook (left) and then did this painting when I got home. Something I am beginning to do more often is to incorporate text into my images. I love how it can change an image, adding meaning, texture and visual rhythm.
This is another painting done from a sketchbook page (above). A tourist I saw in Switzerland. She had a fantastically square face, framed in by her hair and scarf. Unfortunately, I did not get to sketch her at the time that I saw her so the drawing had to be from memory. The painting is one more step removed as it was done months later, and was done as loose interpretation of the drawing.
Sometimes I like to paint objects that appeal to me: like my shoes. I love these shoes. A $5 find at my local thrift store. I applied a ochre gesso to the wood before I painted the image. Usually I don’t like covering the lovely wood color before painting, but I think it worked nicely in this instance.