|Artists||Exhibitions||News||About & Contact|
The chance to hold on to a moment that has been totally absorbing is something that my art gives to me. For these last nine months I have drawn from the memory of what it was to watch the dawn touch minarets and listen to the first call to prayer around Istanbul. I found the late afternoon light across the lane where women gather their tea harvest on the Black Sea. The heat, the scent of pine, the blue of the Mediterranean. The sensual experience of such a place gave new life to my work. I consider soft pastel a bridge between drawing and painting. The intensity of color and softness of the medium are satisfying - the shadow of a pine, the shimmering Turkish blue.
Lewis and Clark College
University of Washington
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
"True Bearing," PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Art Slate,” Condon, OR
“The Quiet,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Turkish Blue,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Physical Manifestations,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Sunlight Following the Hand,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Gallery Artists,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
“Art Slate '97,” Condon, OR, curated by Jane Beebe
“Fire and Ash,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR.
Library of Congress fall '94, “The Whole Wide World Pours Down: William Stafford Remembered.”
OHSU “Connecting Earth and Sky,” with poetry by William Stafford.
KFS Corporate Collection
United States Library of Congress
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Honorable mention, “ArtSlate,” Condon, OR
Card and book design: United Nations peace card.
Covers for books of poetry.