“Nature’s Way” Solo Show at Art Brokers, Inc.


"Harmony"  20x27"  Pastel

"Harmony" 20x27" Pastel


 March 27-April 26….New Pastels at Art Brokers Inc., 2660 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA


Opening Reception:  March 27 from 6-9 PM.    Please come celebrate with me.   This latest body of work is a decisively more intimate view of the landscape with emphasis on painterly images of streams and other waterways, a commonly explored theme in my work.   New prints will also be unveiled at this show.

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My Continuing Love Affair with Water


"Winter Wildflowers"  23x31

"Winter Wildflowers" 23x31

Artists have been drawn to images of water, with its aesthetic and evocative qualities since the early cave man drawings.  There is a soothing quality to water…and evidenced based studies have shown that images of water create a calming, restful environment in healthcare settings.     


I was drawn to this composition  because of the strong blue  sky  reflection in this closed in waterway near my home in Eureka.   The winter brush and spent wildflowers had an amazing depth of color to play with.   This is one of the paintings that will be featured in my upcoming show at Art Brokers in Sausalito.   I will post additional images from the show in upcoming days.

I’ve wondered why I rarely paint seascapes since I’ve lived on the Pacific coast for the past 7 years.   I think I should make that be one of my challenges…

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Zen – 1997-2009  –  Our beloved dog Zen passed away on March 10.    Zen was a Japanese Tosa, a rare breed in this country.  He was the runt of the litter and when my husband Bruce adopted him he was suffering from parvo.   A little bag of bones weighing less  than 10 pounds, Bruce hand fed him and nursed him back to life…he lived for over 12 years.   Probably the least intimidating “attack dog” on the planet Zen always behaved like a baby would, and was not comfortable unless he had a human companion nearby to protect him.  We think our 10 year old black labrador Sara, Zen’s “little sister” , knows he is gone and in between trying to cheer everyone up by performing for us with her favorite squeaky ball, she looks for him around the house…we think she knows.

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