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A Walk in the Woods

June 30 - August 2, 2020

Waterstone Gallery

     I became the primary caregiver for my Mother two years ago. While this has been a terrific opportunity to spend more time with her and nourish our relationship, it has precluded any long distance travel. So we decided that she would come with me on a more regional adventure where I could explore new creative endeavors while still being able to take care of her.

     We spent the month of April 2019 at some friends' home in Sunriver, near Bend, in Central Oregon. The purpose of this self-directed artist retreat was to make a drawing each day of  landscapes I am less familiar with, as I have done in Australia, French Polynesia, and Easter Island. While there are a few artworks from those previous excursions, most of the artworks included in the exhibition are based on drawings done in Central Oregon. I completed 30 drawings in 28 days.

   The bas relief paintings are acrylic on carved linoleum. I have also created seven etchings. In these etchings I tried to be as true to the orginal pen and ink drawings as I could, trying to capture the line quality and mark making, while including additional narrative elements. I used watercolors sparingly to bring out focal points in the prints.

     These narratives for me are metaphors of my internal life refelected in the external world as I navigate my way through it.


    To see videos of me working in my studio, how I make this work, and on site inspiration click:

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A Walk in the Woods
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
A Walk in the Woods
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Overlapping Niches
15" x 18"
SOLD
Overlapping Niches
15" x 18"
SOLD
Fast Water
18.5" x 18.5"
$850
Fast Water
18.5" x 18.5"
$850
From a Near Distance
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
From a Near Distance
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
Renewal
17.5" x 21.5"
$850
Renewal
17.5" x 21.5"
$850
Flow
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
Flow
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
Encounter
etching 
7.5" x 10.5 unframed
$250
Encounter
etching
7.5" x 10.5 unframed
$250
From a Near Distance
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250
From a Near Distance
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250
Fast Water
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250
Fast Water
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250
A Walk into Spring
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
A Walk into Spring
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
This Way
19.5" x 31.5"
$1600
This Way
19.5" x 31.5"
$1600
Keep
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
Keep
21.5" x 29.5"
$1600
Summer Garden
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Summer Garden
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
The Better Parts of Ourselves
29.5" x 21.5"
SOLD
The Better Parts of Ourselves
29.5" x 21.5"
SOLD
The Wading Pool
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
The Wading Pool
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Point of View
29.5" x 21.5'
$1600
Point of View
29.5" x 21.5'
$1600
Steadfast
12" x 10"
$450
Steadfast
12" x 10"
$450
Light Into Darkness
10.5" x 8.5"
$350
Light Into Darkness
10.5" x 8.5"
$350
Standing Stones
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250
Standing Stones
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250
Renewal
etching
7.5" x 10.5"
$250
Renewal
etching
7.5" x 10.5"
$250
Overlapping Niches
etching
7.5" x 10.5"
$250
Overlapping Niches
etching
7.5" x 10.5"
$250
Current
10.5" x 8.5"
SOLD
Current
10.5" x 8.5"
SOLD
The Road Home
21.5" x 16"
$850
The Road Home
21.5" x 16"
$850
Our Rivers Run Together
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Our Rivers Run Together
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Perspective
10.5" x 8.5"
SOLD
Perspective
10.5" x 8.5"
SOLD
Dances With Trees
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
Dances With Trees
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
Cascade
11" x 9"
$350
Cascade
11" x 9"
$350
A Walk in the Woods
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250
A Walk in the Woods
etching
7.5" x 10.5" unframed
$250

***PREVIEW PARTY: This year we are doing something a little different to make sure everyone stays safely distanced. We will hold a ZOOM preview party on Wednesday July 1st at 7PM. David and I will be at the gallery and will preview the installed show for you. The ZOOM MEETING ID is: 953 0912 0191, or follow the link https://pdx.zoom.us/j/95309120191

I will also demonstrate how to make our favorite cocktail of the year, and David will show you how to construct an easy and delicious appetizer. Here is what you will need if you wish to play along at home for the cocktail: Aperol, Gin, grapefruit juice, lime wedge and ice. For the appetizer: Kettle Brand salt and pepper flavor crinkle cut potato chips, smoked salmon, creme fraiche (or sour cream) and chopped chives. We hope you can join us.***