Commissioned Portraits

This handsome fellow, Hutch, is a rescued silver haired schnauzer. His favorite place?  Stretched out on the back of his owners couch, snuggled close with his person.


The portrait was to be a special gift to her husband. After a conversation with...

I’m remembering a wonderful trip to Oregon’s West Coastline. We flew to Portland, Oregon, rented a car & drove the coast to the Redwoods in Northern California. What beautiful country…mountains on the east side rolling down to the Pacific Ocean on the West. Lighthouses...

Afraid to leap into that next project your heart is encouraging you to take?

What a comparison we can make with our own lives.  We can choose to stand afar off & watch others participating in what life has to offer.  We can stand at water’s edge or make the decision to...

My client, Abbey, emailed me a few reference photo of Olive the cat.  By the expression on Olive’s face, I believe she was surprised that someone actually had found her enjoying that sunbeam under the dining room table!

As I considered what I wanted this painting to say...

If you've read my first blog post, Winkle in Owl Bah-Wain, encouraging you to learn something new, this  new article might intrigue you to explore an old art form with a new twist!

Batik is an ancient art process of applying layers of colorful dyes a...

Years ago, our four year old returned home from pre-school announcing a new fact his teacher had told them that day.  “When we learn something new, we get a new winkle in owl bah-wain!” That has been a favorite saying at our house when we’ve come across a new thought o...

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