May 2, 2016

Four little drifting boats

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“Drifting in Green Water”

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“Drfting in the Gloaming”

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“Orange Boat Drifting”

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“Blue Boat Drifting”


New web site!

February 5, 2016


River tapestries

August 6, 2015
Nisqually Reach

Nisqually Reach



5 easy pieces

February 18, 2015

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March 18, 2014

New painting inspired by the day we took Don and Char’s ashes out to be spread on Commencement Bay. Wake in all meanings of the word.

November 17, 2013

The top image is “Skokomish”, a diptych oil on canvas 24″ X 36″. The lower piece is a handwoven tapestry, “Little Deschutes”, 38″ X 35″.

new work

November 17, 2013

this blog has been long neglected! Here are a few new pieces as I continue to explore the ideas of light, movement, reflection and shadow on Washington rivers and beaches.skokomish059-DSC03618

April 1, 2012

These four tapestries were all completed in the past six months and are all over the board in terms of approach. The two topographical tapestries were woven for a collaborative exhibit that includes members of Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound and Tapestry Weavers South. The exhibit, “NW x SE” is currently on display at the Gaston County Museum of Art in Dallas, NC and will be shown at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor beginning in mid Sept. “USGS Vaughn” is the topographic map of where I live here in Washington and “USGS Southern Pines Quadrant” is my grandmother’s home in Pinehurst NC.
“Marsh at Minter” was woven for Pacific Portals , ATA’s unjuried show in Longbeach this summer. It is an estuary that demands a visit when the salmon return in the fall.
The final piece is “Skokomish at Staircase”, the second in an ongoing series about Washington rivers. This was inspired by an early summer hike in the Olympic Mountains to sea the river in full flood.

NW x SE “USGS Southern Pines Quadrant”

April 1, 2012

NW x SE “USGS Vaughn” 11′ x 11″

April 1, 2012