27th Annual National Juried Maritime Exhibit, Featured Artist

11 Jul, 2021 to 26 Sep, 2021

As Guest Featured Artist of the 27th Annual National Maritime Exhibition, I have an opportunity to shift the focus from boats and ships to that of marine life. I have lived near the Oregon coast since 1995, first on the Elk River north of Port Orford and now in Coquille, about 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and have a wonderful collection of photos and sketches to represent my time spent outdoors. This coastal reference I have collected is what I am using for this body of work.  I gathered this imagery with paintings in mind, and am very excited about this chance to not only create a body of work representing the natural beauty and wildlife of this area, but to gently suggest that we appreciate, respect and protect the wildlife and habitat of our beautiful coastline.  

Update: Due to the Coronavirus issues the world is dealing with at this time, this exhibit has been postponed to 2021.  

Thank you,


5x5: Celebrating Ten Years

3 Dec, 2020 to 18 Dec, 2020

I created a pencil sketch of a Pacific Slope Flycatcher for the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art fundraiser, "5x5: Celebrating Ten Years", so named for ten years in their new facility. All funds raised by sales will benefit arts programming. All donated works will be posted online and may be viewed from December 3 -18, 2020. Electronic bidding will be done with minimum suggested bids.

Famous Fido Celebration of Life

25 Jul, 2020 to 1 Aug, 2020

A six-hour streaming event featuring artists, musicians, animal activists and advocates coming together from around the world to help Famous Fido Rescue raise funds and awareness for all animal life!  Tune into YouTube channel ORIGINALFAMOUSFIDO on July 25 from 4-10 CST to see the auction live!  You may also take part on the Famous Fido FaceBook page until August 1, 8 pm, CST!  To view more information about this event and what Famous Fido is all about visit the link provided here.