Thursday, July 16, 2009

Things That Keep You Awake

Untitled. 24" x 32" Encaustic and oil on paper on wood.
Even though I swore I was done with alliums, I returned again to the familiar and recently completed this painting of chives. The working title is "Things that keep you awake at night." I may end up keeping the name...and perhaps I'll do a companion piece in a darker, moodier atmosphere.

Above is a detail from the painting.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Visit to Lynda Lowe's Studio

Above: Lynda Lowe in her studio
I and two artist friends, Alison Lewis-Harlow and Robbi Firestone, had the good fortune to visit the studio of the artist Lynda Lowe. I was initially introduced to Lynda's work by gallery owner Patricia Rovzar, and was immediately drawn to the depth of color, the skilled craftsmanship, and the intensity of meaning as eye and mind are taken deep into the painting, and then brought back to the surface with finesse.

The studio is in a stunning location, up a beautifully landscaped path on the top of a small hillside, with a spectacular view of the water and wildlife of puget sound. Once inside, I felt immediately at home. Lynda is a gracious host, and she brings so much of herself into her work. The space is full of precious objects of inspiration -- rocks, shells, bones, books, brushes -- all things discovered on her many travels.

I hope you have the great pleasure of seeing her work in person. In the meantime, you can visit Lynda and her work on her Web site:

Friday, July 3, 2009

Patricia Rovzar Gallery

In October, my work will be represented by Patricia Rovzar Gallery. This gallery is surely one of the best in downtown Seattle, and it's a privilege to be selected to join her group of important artists. Please visit the gallery at
1225 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.