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Friday, January 18, 2013

mary...


When my friend Emily asked me to recreate a painting that was originally made for her Grandmother I was thrilled. The original piece that hung in her Grandmothers house was made by a friend of hers who was in art school at the time. Emily reminisced about how all the pictures from her "Gram's" house had this painting in the background. It was a very nice memory for the family. After her Grandmother passed, the piece was left to her Mother along with the silver pitcher that was the subject of the painting. Emily was quite surprised when her Mother brought both to her so she could have them in her new house. Knowing how much the painting meant to her Mother, Emily asked me to make a new fresh version as a birthday gift. This is the result, named Mary after her Grandmother of course. Thank you Emily for this great opportunity, I think your Mom is fabulous and hope the painting brings her wonderful memories.
(Above : The girls and I with both of the paintings.)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

beatrice...

A home for bee or in our case BEA. This piece is named after our new baby girl Beatrice-Louise. Who knows, maybe it will end up in her room. Measures 2 feet wide by 3 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $247 }

Thursday, November 22, 2012

cecelia...

I imagine a breezy afternoon on a sleeper porch with a glass of lemonade (of course) and a good book. Maybe because that sounds like a fabulous afternoon and this is one of my favorite pieces. Measures 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $237 } SOLD

Saturday, November 3, 2012

tallulah...

Under the sea. This guy happens to be one of my husbands favorites. 1 foot wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $237 }

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

bill...

Whenever I see an old truck I think of my dad. This piece is named after him. It makes me want to carve some pumpkins. Measures 2 feet wide by 3 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $287 }

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

margret...

A house on the hill. Measures 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $197 }

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

kurt...

Elephants are so endearing, I think it is the eyes. 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. {$267} SOLD

Thursday, September 13, 2012

april...



I wonder if my best friend keeps up on my blog because if she does this will ruin her Christmas present surprise! 1 foot wide by 1 foot tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box.

Monday, September 3, 2012

max...

I saw one of these little guys on the gutters of our home town market (big bears) I knew I wanted to paint him right away. He inspired my bug series. Measures 1 foot by 1 foot and sits on 2 inch wooden box frame. { $137}

Friday, August 31, 2012

naomi...

Here is the first birch painting I finished. I loved it enough to paint another in a different size. 4 feet wide by 1 foot tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $297 } SOLD

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

birch trees...


I recently started a series of birch trees. I have to admit every time I finish one I think of a place in my house to put it. If I didn't resist the erge to keep all of them my walls would be covered! More photos to come...

Friday, July 27, 2012

elenor...


This one is for my Best Friend, she just received it for her birthday ( I wont tell the blog world which birthday it was) but the name and painting was inspired by her...

Sunday, July 8, 2012

lucy...



I am really excited about the new series of paintings I am working on. Vintage trailers, I will keep you updated as more are finished. Measures 1 foot wide by 1 foot tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $157 } SOLD

Thursday, June 14, 2012

trailers...



I have been seeing trailers everywhere since I decided to start a series of older travel trailers. Not only are there a few directly across the street and next door to our house but a ton between our us and our parents three hours away (a trip we take quite often). My husband thinks its an odd subject of choice, I on the other hand think the vintage trailer theme is full of fun. So as I promised here are a few more of the trailer pieces.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

vince...

Vince might just be the fattest walrus I have seen, or painted. But really, have you seen a skinny one? Measures 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $197 } SOLD

Thursday, May 3, 2012

egbert & ernie...

Egret number two... Hippos are among my favorite animals (they rank up there with rockchucks and meerkats) The only way to make this hippo better was to put an Egret on his head. Measures 1 foot wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $287 }

Monday, April 9, 2012

dorothy...



I actually do not have that many pairs of shoes. I do however, think shoes can be art. I have seen some amazing shoes, I just can not manage to get away from my chacos and rain boots. Vintage shoes are what inspired this painting. I imagined this hanging in a dressing room with a lighted mirrored vanity and a feather collared silk robe. Measures 1 foot wide by 4 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $267 }

Saturday, April 7, 2012

the source...

Exciting news... I recently had the opportunity to be featured in The Source Weekly. Art and style was the topic so not only did I get to wear some amazing clothes I had the chance to talk a little about my art. Even though my name was the one in the tittle my baby girl Elsie was the real scene stealer in her own set of adorable digs. The article turned out great (thank you Mike Bookey). Check it out here...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

jill...



I had been on a fruit kick lately and this is the result. I had been meaning to do a few smaller pieces for an upcoming show, this is the first of those. Measures 1 foot wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $147 } SOLD

Sunday, March 11, 2012

john...

Measures 1 foot wide by 1 foot tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $117 }

Friday, February 17, 2012

lewis...

I realized that I have yet to show any photos of my husbands wonderful framing work, here is the first of many to come. Measures 1 foot wide by 6 inches tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $77 }

Friday, February 3, 2012

eli...

Measures 1 foot wide by 1 foot tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $117 }

Friday, January 27, 2012

gilbert...


Gilbert is a little awkward and tall, just what you would think a baby giraffe to be. Measures 1 foot wide by 4 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $287 } SOLD

Saturday, January 7, 2012

olivia...

I am in love, I secretly don't want this painting to go. Something about Olivia says "be my best friend". Measures 2 feet tall by 1 foot wide and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $287 } SOLD

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

mitch...


Again, I am inspires by the beach. This is a throw back piece for me. It combines the illustrative style that I would say describes me with the grungier style that used to. Measures 2 feet wide by 1 foot tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $ 227 }

Saturday, December 10, 2011

adam...

Books are full of character, I am pretty addicted to them, this is one of many book paintings you will see from me. Measures 1 foot by 1 foot and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $117 }

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

casey...


Named after an old friend of mine whom always managed to make me smile. Button button button, whose got the button...Measures 1 foot by 1 foot and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $137 }

Thursday, November 17, 2011

sally...


What is better than a collecting shells at the beach? Not much. I love the coast (Oregon's coast in particular) This piece combines two wonderful things, shells and a mason jar. Makes me want to take a trip. Measures 1 foot by 1 foot and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $137 }

Thursday, October 27, 2011

hank...

They just don't make'em like this anymore. I just read that the newer generation will not care much about classic or antique things. How sad is that. I on the other hand love old things, including this old truck. I hope this is not the last old automobile you see from me. Measures 2 feet by 2 feet and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $397 } SOLD

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

gus...

Beeeeeautiful, I think bees are so wonderful. Not only do they keep flowers alive they look great doing it. Here is another painting of an intimidating creature that when looked at just right is charming. Measures 1 1/2 feet wide by 1 foot tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $197 } SOLD

Saturday, September 17, 2011

elliette...

If an elephant just isn't enough, add an egret! I just discovered this great bird. They have an interesting choice of friends, among which are alligators, hippos and yes, elephants. If you were a small bird in the wild wouldn't you want an elephant on your side, I would. Measures 1 foot wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $267 }

Thursday, September 1, 2011

burt...

My Mother winced when she heard that I was painting an octopus, she said something close to: they are so mean, can't you paint something that makes people happy? Well, if this doesn't make you happy what can? Once she saw Burt she fell in love, and quickly changed her mind about our friends that octopus. Measures 4 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $397 } SOLD

Saturday, August 27, 2011

pierre...

This painting brought out the still life in me. I guess it is my twist on the fruit bowl most art students are required to paint in school. Measures 4 feet wide by 2 feet tall. { $307 }

Saturday, August 13, 2011

melvin...

No animals were harmed in the making of this painting. I grew up at a summer camp in Corbett, if a camper received three or more letters in the mail camp tradition required said camper to "kiss the moose" which hung on the lodge wall. Naturally the moose's name was Melvin. Measures 4 feet wide by 4 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $387 } SOLD

Monday, July 18, 2011

hubert...


"A wise old owl lived in an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?" Measures 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $297 } SOLD

Monday, July 11, 2011

murrilla...

This windmill sits on a very nice couples property in Bend Oregon. Along with this windmill are some amazing antique signs and gas pumps. It would be a pickers dream. Measures 2 feet wide by 4 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $297 } SOLD

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

johnny...

Johnny was named after my mother made a comment about this painting... think Folsom Prison. I love old buildings and industrial areas, they definitely inspire me. Measures 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. {$177}

Friday, June 3, 2011

faye...

Sometimes you just want to do something different, Faye is a representation of that. I do think everything looks great with a black outline, maybe this is to prove that it can still be pretty with out the harsh outlines. I think this became one of my favorite pieces because it is undefined and understated. The piece measures 2 feet wide by 4 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $297 } SOLD

Saturday, May 28, 2011

annabelle...

There are so many things that can be stored in a mason jar... watch for more to come! Measures 4 feet tall by 2 feet wide and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. {$397} SOLD

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

chuck...


" You rock Chuck." This painting was inspired by some friends of mine that live near the old mill in Bend Oregon. Measures 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. {$177} SOLD

Friday, April 29, 2011

nana bee...



Nana Bee was inspired by my own mother who's grandchildren call Nana. Measures 2 feet tall by 4 feet wide and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. {$307} SOLD

Thursday, April 14, 2011

poindexter...

There is safety in numbers. Measures 4 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. {$387}

Sunday, March 13, 2011

arie...


Someone (who will remain nameless) once told me that they used to catch lightning bugs and pull off the glowing rears to stick them around there wrists or neck to look like bracelets or necklaces. I on the other hand would prefer to let them live in a jar but to each there own. Measures 1 foot wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. {$197}

Thursday, March 3, 2011

lou...

Lou measures 4 feet wide by 2 feet tall and sits on a 2 inch wooden box. { $397 } SOLD