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Narrative Walk Through

The Farmer's Daughter
14x20 LaCarte
Wes Schultz Reference

"Out on the Edge"
12x16 LaCarte

Commission Painting  Reilly Family
Boys of Summer


Hard Day's Rest
18x24 La Cart
Concept Art - various thoughts and references

Moving Day
24x30 Uart
Concept Art - No Reference

"No Bull!"
20x16 PastelMat on board
Photo Reference: Wes Schultz

"Just a Pinch"
20x16 LaCarte Board
Wes Schlutz Reference

Summer Pasture, Sierra Foothills
16x20 Uart 320
Adapted from a photo taken by Loren Oest

Bitterroot Gold
18x24 UArt 320 mounted
From the Victor MT Bitterroot Valley

Looking East Into the Wind
12x16 UArt Board
Adaptation from a Brian Zimmerman Image

"Soup Bone"
12x16 Pastel on LaCarte panel
Photo Reference: Anne Worner


Bhutan Harvest
16x12 Uart 320
Reference: Steve Evans

Emanuel's Lens
16x9 LaCarte
Photo Reference: Meadow Geddes


"Children of the Rain"
16x20 LaCarte Paper on gatorboard
Adapted from a photo taken deep in the
Madagascar rain forest by Steve Evans

"The Craftsman"
12x16 LaCarte on panel
Gift for our neighbor who cut our signs. 87 years young and
still has a great eye!

Kathryn's Golden Trees
24x18 UArt Pastel 320 Ground
Adapted from a series of images I took around
Morbley's Cabin outside Jasper AB

Inoculation Day
14x11 PastelMat
Adapted from a Wes Shultz image

Day's Done
12x16 PastelMat on Panel
Wes Shultz Reference Photo


Saddle Up!
16x20 on LaCarte Card
For Malorie and Family!

Calving in a Blue Norther
9x12 pastel on Premier 320
Private Collection: John Jackson & Delette Zieglemann Jackson

24x28 UArt 320 on panel
Landscape from Aspen CO area
Horse and rider courtesy Eric Ward Flikr CC

Sell Art Online 

12x16 Canson Touch
Our Daughter Meadow

Catskill Canyon
20x20 LaCarte
From our 2015 fall trip to New England

"Prayer Bubbles" Bhutan Monk
12x16 LaCarte Card
Photo: Steve Evans

Nancy "My Girlfriend" (of 44 years!)
12x16 LaCarte Pastel Card

"Clancy" 20x16 LaCarte Paper
Photo Reference: Todd Klassy

Flower Child
12x16 LaCarte


3 Amigas
11x14 on Strathmore Grey Toned Paper
Photo Courtesy S. Fisher

Longing for Home
Photo Courtesy:
Eric Ward

"Testing the Water"
18x24 Wallis Museum Board
Photo Courtesy Travis Swan

"In the Eyes of a Child"
Photo Reference Courtesy:
Steve Evans

"Longhorn" 16x20
Canson Touch
Photo Courtesy David A Wilbanks
Private Collection:
Mr. John W. Jackson
Mrs. Delette Ziegelmann-Jackson

Daybreak on River Road
9x12 Plein Air - East Fork Lewis River


12x16 LaCarte Soft Pastels

12x16 LaCarte

18x24 Pastel on Uart

"Caddis Light"
24x18 Pastel on UArt 320 Panel

Bitterroot Ranch
16x12 on Artist Hand Made Panel
Collection of Paula and Tony Freston

From a P. Freston Photo

Cottonwood Gold
12x16 on my Pumice Ground Board

'40 Pontiac Woody
10x6 on wood panel
Pastel & Pitt Pen
Photo Reference: Rex Gray

Golden Tree of Light

12x16 Wallis Board
Inspired by a Phil Bates Work
and a golden maple on our river bank

Tea for Two
Chiaroscuro Still Life 11x14 on PastelMat

Ballerina Small Works Series

All works must have an outside frame size of less than 12 inches.




Private Collection

Werkuha: Precious Water
12x16 Pastel on Canson Mi Teintes
From a Steve Evan's Photograph

Patricia Lake Reflection
SELECTED for the 27th Annual International Open Exhibit Pastel Show

May 4th Tacoma WA:

 the 27th Annual International Pastel Exhibit for the Pacific Northwest Pastel Society was juried by renown pastelist and painter Lorenzo Chavez. There were 300 entrants from all over the US and Canada, so  I felt very fortunate and proud to have been selected for the exhibit and I was awarded the first annual NPS Maggie Price Memorial Award for my painting Patricia Lake Reflections.

Maggie Price recently passed and was instrumental in the promotion and appreciation of pastel painting. She was the founder of the Pastel Journal I am most pleased with receiving the first Maggie Price memorial award. I have spent many hours reading Maggie's books and watching her DVDs. Although I never met her, I felt connected to her through her teaching and love of pastels.... Her absence is heartfelt in our community.  

Lorenzo was kind enough to have a photo taken with me after his critique of my work. I would also like to thank my mentor, Phil Bates, for all the help and support he offered during the painting of Patricia Lake Reflections and my other projects!

This show is the best I have seen and has many excellent works of art on display. The show runs through June 14th. The American Art Company is hosting the show and the show can be visited and paintings purchased Monday through Saturday at 1126 Broadway, Tacoma WA, 98402



This is a 2 minute slide show with the stages I went through to create my self portrait.

I enjoy working with my hands and using my artistic imagination. I am only now beginning to understand the importance of this to my soul.

In 2008 I picked up a pastel and made my first mark. At the time I had no idea it was the beginning of a journey and the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Art allows me the freedom to express myself and answer my curiosities. I make paintings that provoke thought and pleasure. And hopefully create a connection with others that I know and I haven't yet met.

I am still learning… I have only begun my journey… Take a moment to share my travels so far.

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