About the Artist

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I received my degree in Fine Arts at the Central Washington University and now reside in Happy Valley, OR with my husband, daughter and son. I really enjoy sketching and oil painting most, but am also practiced in water color painting, photography, sculpting and ceramics. Recently I have been painting on canvas with acrylics and am enjoying the pace at which it dries. I am looking forward to my new business adventure to help people host their own paint nights. Please email me if this is something that you would be interested in doing!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

16' x 20'
Multi Media Acrylic on Canvas
This piece was commissioned for a present to her husband who loves his cat!
Wanted to give the piece a more masculine feel, so I added depth to the sheets
by adding paper towels to the canvas with a water glue mixture.
When looking at it on the wall the bedding gives a realistic appearance.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

                           Steele Bridge, Portland OR
                                Oil on Canvas, 36" x 24"
                                     Not Framed
                                         For Sale

                                   Oil on Canvas,18' x 24'
                                           Sold $300
I wanted to bring depth to this painting so I decided to use the dry paint that was scraped off my pallet from earlier paintings. The can and the table is were I used the dried paint, I feel this gives dimension for the viewer.
                                   Birds and Cherry Blossoms
                                            Oil on Canvas, 2pc

These were created for a nursery. The colors chosen were also used in the decoration of the room. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The War

The War 2003
charcoal on Paper
68" x 51" framed and matted

The war between good and evil has been around for many decades, along the same lines comes the fight about the truth to religion. This piece is about my inner turmoil about such things. The idea was taken from one of Michelangelo's earlier works, Battle of the Centaurs. The fluidity of the twisting figures keeps you interested. The eye wanders and never really stops on one figure inparticular. There is only one woman in this drawing. She is in the upper left corner, and she is screaming; maybe telling them to stop, stop fighting this war that will never end!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


This painting was done for my son's room, which is a nautical theme. I found it easy to work on something that I wasn't trying to sell. I saved some of the paint from the walls of the room to work with on the canvas. It dries a lot faster than oil paint but was fun to experiment. Parts of the sky now match the room.

Monday, August 2, 2010

On the Outside (Seattle, WA)

12" t x 36" w (Sold $200)
This 2010 painting featuring the Seattle skyline, is another in the Tree-Silhouette series. It's an impressionistic painting with wonderful balance and depth. This is my first panorama painting and I'm very pleased with the result. (Not sure if I want to paint anymore highly-recognizable objects like the Space Needle anytime soon, as it took 4 attempts to get it just right!)

Thursday, February 25, 2010


18" w x 24" t (SOLD $200)
In August of last year we got the chance to do a little wine tasting in Leavenworth, WA at a winery named Eagle Creek. Outside there was an area to sit and enjoy your wine and cheese and next to all the tables was this small fountain. This painting is pure and gives the sense of what femininity is. The daintiness of the female figure and the use of the white and black to make all the shadows and curves gives a feeling of calm.

Wonder Woman

Oil on Canvas, For sale
42"t x 30" w
I painted this while in college at Central Washington University as part of an assignment. The goal was to first create a collage of images with paper, then portray it onto canvas. This came from when my learning to snowboard at Snoqualmie pass and one of my favorite heroines, Wonder Woman. This is also on a canvas that I constructed.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009


20" w x 24" t (25.25" w x 29.25" t with frame)
This 2007 painting was done during my pregnancy with my daughter. It originally started out as a different painting entirely. I was experiencing an emotional roller coaster having just moved to a new state, quitting my job, getting married, becoming a dog owner, getting pregnant. In the end, a beautiful paining was created that was a journey unto itself. It represents the seasons of the world and those of life in leering, vibrant colors.

Saturday Morning (Stanwood, WA)

24" w x 18" t (SOLD)
This painting is from 2005 and is done from a photograph that was taken near Stanwood, WA. We were at a our friends wedding the previous night and the next morning my twin sister and I were driving past all these beautiful farm fields and the morning fog had not yet lifted.

Earthly Delights

18" w x 36" t (not currently framed)
This painting is from 2005, and it is inspired by a 15th century triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by artist Hieronymus Bosch. A triptych is a work of art that is divided into 3 panels. They were a popular standard format for altar paintings in Christian churches beginning in the middle ages. To me, it represents the non-linear division between good and evil.

Rose Parade

28" w x 22" t (not currently framed)
This painting is from 2003, it was inspired by the Elliott Smith song of the same name.

Rose Parade by Elliott Smith (lyrics)
They asked me to come down and watch the parade
To march down the street like the Duracell bunny
With a wink and a wave from the cavalcade
Throwing out candy that looks like money
To people passing by that all seem to be going the other way
Said won't you follow me down to the Rose Parade?

Tripped over a dog in a choke-chain collar
People were shouting and pushing and saying
Traded a smoke for a food stamp dollar
Ridiculous marching band started playing
Got me singing along with some half-hearted victory song

Won't you follow me down to the rose parade?

The trumpet has obviously been drinking
'Cos he's fu**ing up even the simplest lines
They say it's a sight that's quite worth seeing
It's just that everyone's interest is stronger than mine
When the clean the streets I'll be the only sh** that's left behind

Won't you follow me down to the rose parade?

Devil in Disguise

23.75" w x 38 .75" t (not currently framed)
I created this painting in 2002, while I was still in college. It's part of series of 3-dimensional projects focused on myths and legends. The outer edge of the primary subject is a layered texture that gives depth to the piece.