Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Dawn Gallery Show

I will be showing at the New Dawn Gallery in Pocatello, Idaho for the months of January and February 2012 in an eight-person show of artists from the Boise area.

Idaho State Historical Society Show

I will be showing two paintings at the Idaho State Historical Society’s exciting new exhibit: “Mingling Time and Place: Plein Air Painters of Idaho.” The exhibit runs from February 10 through April 28, 2012, and honors Idaho’s historic places and people through art. The theme is: “If art imitates life then history invites art to preserve and record its visual stories.”

Saturday, August 27, 2011

2011 Idaho State Fair Fine Arts Awards

Jordan Valley Rodeo--First Place Western
My three entries in the Idaho State Fair this year each won top awards! "Jordan Valley Rodeo" won First Place in the Professional-Western category, "Miss Rodeo Idaho" won Honorable Mention in the Professional-Portraits category, and "Essie's Garden, Parma" won Honorable Mention in the Professional Floral/Still Life category. I also conducted a watercolor painting technique demonstration at the Fine Arts Exhibition Hall.

Miss Rodeo--Honorable Mention Portraits

Essie's Garden, Parma--Honorable Mention Floral/Still Life

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Seventh Idaho Paints Idaho Biennial Competition at the Museum of Eastern Idaho

I just received my notice from the Museum of Eastern Idaho that juror Scott Christensen   ( has selected both of my paintings for the Biennial Show "Idaho Paints Idaho" ( This is a tremendous honor! The show runs August 5 through October 29, 2011. There will be a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, August 6 at 6pm at the Art Museum.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Signature Status in Idaho Watercolor Society

My portrait of Wiley Petersen received a top award at this year's Idaho Watercolor Society Annual Show, garnering me Signature Status in the organization. The painting also received the honor of inclusion in the traveling show, which comprises the top 20 paintings selected by the juror. They will be displayed in 4 separate venues around the state for the next year.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Newest Painting! Another wonderful character from Idaho City, Idaho, an old mining town a hour northeast of Boise.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Smith & Coelho Show Off! 2011

Join us at Smith & Coelho's Show Off! 2011 on Friday, April 29, 2011!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Costco Art Roadshow, Boise, August 2011


Prints of my wine grapes paintings will be featured in a Costo Art Roadshow this August in a Northwest-themed show! Stay tuned for more details!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 2011 Show at the Eagle City Hall Gallery

Here is the blurb from the The Independent News announcing my March 2011 Show at the
Eagle City Hall Gallery.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wiley Petersen, Pro Bull Rider

Wiley Petersen is from Fort Hall, Idaho, north of Pocatello in Eastern Idaho. This painting will be on display at the Idaho Watercolor Society's Annual Show during the month of June at the Gallery at Boise State University.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Maestro! (Fred Choate)

I've been experimenting with painting portraits in oil, and here is my first effort, friend and fellow artist, Fred Choate. He was very cute about this painting: He said that if he were to ever post a photo on a dating website, this would be the image he'd use!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I started this painting about four years ago after moving to Idaho. I just quit working on it. I remember Iosing interest and not being happy about something. Looking at it today, I see great texture and color, and I'm moved to finish it! This interesting man was shopping at an herbal store's stall at an open market when he caught my (camera's) eye.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Louis captured the full range of the color spectrum in reflected light on his fair skin.