Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wishing you blessings and joy!

Wishing you blessings and joy this Sacred Season.

May the New Year bring peace and 
contentment to you and yours.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

My Fine Art website

I have updated my Fine Art website. 
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Blueberry Dress

oil on panel  |  12 x 9

Another painting I have been thinking about for a long time. She loved being in this dress and the thought still makes her smile. The painting is a birthday gift that will be delivered when framed. Her birthday is the same week as one of her sisters, the model in Ready to Go posted on October 13th.

The models, Sophia in Ready to Go and Annalisa in Blueberry Dress, with Gala, their mom—who is also one of my daughters. Very good company!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

46th National River Road Show — Baton Rouge

The Mid-Day Meal. posted on September 30th, is one of 75 paintings accepted into the 46th National River Road Show. The exhibition opens Friday, December 4th and runs through Tuesday, December 29th. 

Louisiana State Archives Building, 
home of the annual River Road Show

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ready to Go

oil on panel  |  12 x 9

Something I have been wanting to paint for a long time, quite long . . . she is now in college! The painting is a gift for her 21st birthday. It will be delivered when dry and framed. 

She saw the painting when she came to visit last week with her sisters. Huge smiles! All three of them like it.

They came with a combination of homework and sketchbooks. We spent the afternoon around the family room table.  

After a while I brought out some of my favorite art books to share. Great way to spend the afternoon.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Mid-Day Meal

The Mid-Day Meal
oil on panel  |  12 x 9

Once a month I met with a few of my colleagues. We critique our recent paintings and have lunch together. Interesting conversation and much laughter seems to always be part of our time together. On this day, I loved the colors and shapes on the table, the trees outside and the body langue of two of my friends. Seemed like a painting to me.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fast Break

oil on panel  |  8 x 10  

My intention was to paint players in motion. I was pleased with this attempt and framed it. The painting is now in the collection of the player in green—a gift on her 16th birthday. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015


oil on panel  |  14 x 14

Christine Goff as Katisha in the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's Mikado, is one of the paintings showcased in the National Association of Women Artists 126th Annual Exhibition in New York City.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Maha Greetings

Maha Greetings
oil on panel  |  9 x 12

This is one of those paintings that slowly evolved. I wanted to create the atmosphere of this room, with the good company one finds here. It took a while to create something that pleased me. This does.
The painting has joined a private collection. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Impressions

Wu Cha: Afternoon Tea
oil on canvas  |  30 x 24

A WPW members show juried by Anne Schreivogl
June 5th - August 4th  2015

I have just learned Wu Cha: Afternoon Tea has won an award in this exhibition!

Opening festivities Friday June 5th
Private reception for WPW artists and guests  5-6 pm
Gallery Walk is open to the public 6-9 pm

Scott Milo Gallery
420 Commercial Avenue  |  Anacortes  WA  98221

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Larson Gallery Visual Voices reception

Receiving Best of Show award for Namaste from Helen Drummond and Judith Heim.

Artists: Mia Schulte, Rita Gesinger, Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield, Judith Heim, 
Elizabeth Kincaid, Beverley Shaw-Starkovich, Nancy Rothwelll, Helen Drummond, 
Marsha Lippert, Marilyn Webberley and Carole Barrer. 

The photos in this posting are by Gary Miller. 
His book, Visual Voices, is a collection of photos from the 
closing reception of this exhibition on February 21, 2015.
 The book can be previewed or purchased by clicking here

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Best of Show!

Namaste has won Best of Show in The Visual Voices exhibition,
Larson Gallery, Yakima WA. Exhibition information is given in the post below.

oil on canvas  |  36 x 18"  |  click on image to enlarge

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Visual Voices



The Frye CafeNamaste and My Red Bow 
have been juried into Visual Voices. 

I have just learned Namaste has won Best of Show!

An exhibition catalog, Visual Voices: Women Painters of Washington, by David Lynx and translated into Spanish by Ricardo Chama, will be made available to participating classes in Spanish, English, Art, and Humanities classes. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014917019.  ISBN: 978-0-9894446-2-0

Larson Gallery | Yakima Valley Community College
16th & Nob Hill Boulevard | Yakima WA
January 15 - February 21, 2015

Closing reception for the public at the Larson Gallery 
February 21, 2015, from 3 to 5 pm.