Friday, November 26, 2010

Miss Rodeo Idaho

What could be more fun than painting lots and lots of flowing blonde hair, a freshly starched hot pink blouse, a sparkly embroidered silk sash, and a flawlessly beautiful face?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010 Idaho Watercolor Society Group Show, Initial Point Gallery. "Curley Calhoun" and "Susie's Hibiscus." UPDATE: PORTRAIT OF CURLEY CALHOUN WINS BEST OF SHOW!!

"Curley Calhoun" and "Susie's Hibiscus"are on display at the Idaho Watercolor Society group show at the Initial Point Gallery at the Meridian City Hall through Thursday, December 2, 2010. Please attend the opening reception on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 11 am to 2 pm.

UPDATE: There was a large crowd at the reception and the paintings all looked wonderful!

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Magnolia Soulangiana San Jose II" Wins Silver Anniversary Award!

"Magnolia Soulangiana San Jose II" won the Silver Anniversary Award at the Nampa Art Guild Centennial 25th Juried Art Show 2010!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Curley Calhoun

New Portrait!! Curley Calhoun, in character as a member of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association--Idaho Shootists. The group holds regular shooting competitions in Idaho City.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Website Posting About My Show

The entry on the City
of Meridian's website announcing my show.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Meridian Arts Commission Poster

The poster prepared by the Meridian Arts Commission for my show.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Solo Art Show

I am very excited about the one-month show of my work at the Initial Point Gallery located in the new Meridian City Hall starting August 13 and running through September 10. I will be exhibiting 40 paintings in this beautiful, dedicated gallery space with vast walls, high ceilings, and great light. There will be an opening reception for the show on Wednesday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Idaho City Fast Draw--In the Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show

Idaho City Fast Draw won the Golden Artists' Colors Award at the Idaho Watercolor Society's 2010 Annual Show and is now part of the traveling show throughout Idaho.

Jordan Valley Rodeo

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Snake River Valley AVA II

This painting is one in my new series that commemorates the new Snake River Valley Wine Appellation (American Viticultural Area "AVA"). Inspiration provided by the University of Idaho, Parma Agricultural Extension.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nymphaea Watercolor Painting Demo--Idaho Watercolor Society 2009 Annual Spring Workshop

I've posted the complete demo for painting this watercolor floral on the Facebook Page, "Idaho Watercolor Artists Fan Page" at!/photo.php?pid=166278&id=110399995652046
It was the project from the Idaho Watercolor Society 2009 Annual Spring Workshop that I taught. Please click on the URL and go there to follow along!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Show at St. Luke's Eagle Medical Center Gallery

I will be having a one-person show of watercolor portraits and florals (hurray for Spring!!) at the St. Luke's Eagle Medical Centre Gallery for the month of April. This artist's series is sponsored by the Eagle Arts Commission.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

For Mari

A flower from my backyard in Hawaii. I captured its evanescent beauty with pigment and water on paper. The painting went to my Hilo-born brother Peter and his wife on the occasion of their marriage. The painting has never had a title, so I'd like to rededicate it to precious little Mari, their new daughter.

Susie's Hibiscus

My mother Susie, who will soon turn 80, grew this huge hibiscus in her backyard in Hawaii. The painting is a full sheet, and was one of my very first watercolors. The flower was spectacular, and the plant it came from produced blossoms over ten inches in diameter. I've posted it in honor of her birthday.


This man is from the same area in Michigan where my family has had roots for five generations.

Snake River Valley AVA I

This painting is the latest in my series celebrating Idaho's first wine appellation--The Snake River Valley American Viticultural Area. Effective April 9, 2007, wineries located within the 8,263-square mile Snake River Valley American Viticultural Area were able to place the new appellation name on their labels. These luscious grapes were growing in the vineyards of the University of Idaho Agricultural Extension in Parma, Idaho.