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Winter/Spring 2024

Off to a great start with news of acceptance into the Blue Whole Gallery!   

I am super excited to announce that I am now one of the members of Sequim's Blue Whole Gallery!! An artists' owned co-op since 1997. I'll be selling originals and my cards (from photos of my originals). I likely will also sell prints down the road. It's a beautiful gallery with amazing artists and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. 

On a bittersweet note, it was time for me to say goodbye and leave the Sutter Creek Gallery in Amador County CA.   I was one of the original artists when it began, and I remained a consignment member after I moved to Sequim.  But it's time to devote my energies here and let the space in SC Gallery be occupied by a local Amador County artist :) 

I continue to show my art at WindRose with the Peninsula Art Friends


How did that year go by so fast??   I didn't do alot of painting, but did put alot of effort into the September - 2nd annual art faire of the Peninsula Art Friends group here in Sequim.  It was alot of work and great fun to participate with my art friends, but it was incredibly hot, which resulted in most people angling for shade and A/C rather than visiting an art show.  

The NOW group put on two shows that I participated in - February at the 5th Avenue community in Sequim, and at the Parkwood Community Center.  Both shows looked awesome. 

I continue to show my art at WindRose with the Peninsula Art Friends. 

Winter 2022/2023

Whew!  My art is out and about!  


I'm participating in the OPAA member show at the Sequim Museum and Arts building in the months of December & January.  I have 3 pieces in this show.    For more information and to see the virtual version of the show go to OPAA website. 

Two pieces were accepted into the Juried show at the Sequim Civic Center - theme - All about Color.  Show is Jan, Feb and March 2023.    

Accepted:   FairPlay Vines (watercolor on Yupo) and Tulip Town (acrylic on cradled panel)

I'm hanging a few pieces with another art friend for the month of January at 1st Security Bank in Sequim.

I continue to show with the Peninsula Art Friends group at WindRose Cellars in Sequim. 

Summer/Fall 2022

The summer seemed to fly I think because it was such a late start after that long wet spring!   The Peninsula Art Friends show at the Sequim Museum and Arts building was a huge success.   We had lots of visitors and I had my booth all set up showcasing my prints and greeting cards from my original artwork.   It  was a fun and successful event! 

Spring 2022

It's been an especially rainy and cold Spring here in Sequim!  But I've still managed to get some painting in (should post soon on website) and new exciting plans are in the works for later this year.   One of my painting groups - Peninsula Art Friends - will be holding an Art Faire Sept 2 and Sept 3 in Sequim at the Sequim Museum & Arts building.   We will be showing inside the museum as well as some of us will have outside booths where we'll be selling additional items like cards and prints.  More to follow as we get more details on guest artists for this faire. 

Fall/Winter 2021

I'm participating in the Olympic Peninsula Art Association member show which is hanging at the Sequim Museum & Arts building in Sequim.   The member show is running December through January 31.   You can also view online (and order) at 

I'm also so happy to see that I was given 3 placements in the WASH ( painting of the year for 2021. Over 200 entries for painting of the month from 2021 were reviewed and judged across 7 categories by juror Anthony “Tony” Rogone, NWS CWA. 


Abstract & other - HM - Clear Water Stream

Animals - 2 - Fall Colors and Koi

Animals - 3 - All Dressed Up 

You can also still see some of my work hanging at Wind Rose Cellars in Sequim! 

Happy New Year!

Spring/Summer 2021!

I'm excited to be participating in the NOW group watercolor show at the Sequim Museum & Arts.   We are proud to be a part of the grand re-opening of the Sequim Museum & Arts center with a show from 15+ artists from the group and upwards of 65 paintings in total.   I have 5 pieces hanging in this show which runs the month of June.   If you're in the area, stop in and check out the interesting museum and the fabulous artwork of the NOW group. 





Summer 2020!

Since the Covid-19 shutdown it seems I've been concentrating on work on our property and garden and less time on painting  I miss painting with my painting groups in person here in Sequim but thanks to ZOOM,  I'm enjoying weekly meetings  with a small group here, and also with my former painting group back in California.  They are prolific and talented painters and always have great paintings to show each week.  I get inspired to paint daily as they do.  

I've had some of my work hanging in a show at the Bishop Hotel in Port Townsend in August and my painting "Patience" sold recently!   I'm always thrilled to see one of my paintings go to a new home.    Starting in late  August, I will be showing along with the NOW group at the Spice & Tea Exchange in Port Townsend. They have a great upstairs space with lots of wall space. 

Meanwhile, I'm busy working on framing some new work, and finishing a few in progress pieces. 

Winter 2020!

Happy New Year! We are in our first snowfall of the season - hopefully this will be last but I expect we'll get one or two more before spring :)   We don't get much but when we do it causes some havoc.  

This holiday season  Nov & Dec, I participated with the NOW group (North Olympic Watercolorists) in a show hanging at Harbor Audiology in Sequim.  Some of the group will be showing at the Sequim Library Feb - May end.  First of May will be the OPAA membership show at the Civic Center in Sequim.  I'm working on paintings for that show now.  

I've been watching alot of YouTube painting videos as I ride my exercise bike to rehab meniscus knee surgery.   You can always learn something watching other painters, now matter what or how they paint!   

Each year I like to focus on something new - a subject, a painting style, skills improvements etc.   And this year it's about values and strong value changes.  I'll be focusing on boats, cityscapes with figures for some stronger value changes, and working on portraits with more of their subtle changes.  

Fall 2019!

It was a beautiful summer here in Sequim  and we are definitely now in fall weather!

In June two of my paintings were accepted into the Sequim Civic Center rotating art exhibit  "The Beach" July 1 through Sept 30!    One is a watercolor of my granddaughter "Marianne " playing on the beach and the other a new acrylic ocean scene of several images called "Windows to the Sea"   

I attended a Kim Johnson watercolor workshop focused on pets and portraits and I had  a BLAST!  Kim is an awesome instructor and truly nice person..not to mention a very talented artist.   I've been enjoying a renewed love of watercolor painting ever since!  

I'll be new member chair for OPAA  (Olympic Peninsula Artists Association) this coming year - that will really help me continue to meet new friends and fellow artists and I'm really looking forward to this and to helping out.

OPAA will be hosting a fundraiser 'Small Wonders Art show & Sale' - an open to the public show Nov 1-3 in Sequim Civic Center.    Entries no larger than 12x12 including frames... I happen to have a couple gallery wrapped canvases that size I'm starting to work out what I'm going to paint :) 

I have joined a wonderful watercolor painting group here in Sequim- Northwest Olympic Watercolorists (NOW).  They have regular weekly paint outs as well as participate in Art in Public Places and smaller shows together.  I'm really looking forward to learning and sharing as we paint together with the focus on Watercolor! 



Hello Spring 2019! 

Still working on the unpacking but I've started connecting and painting with local artists through the Olympic Peninsula Artists Association. The association has lots of good energy and nice people and so I'm looking forward to fun participation with the group. 

In January my pastel "Tabacon - Costa Rica" was accepted into the juried non-member show at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim.   I'm excited to continue to submit entries for my now local venues and competitions. 

Still in Sutter Creek Gallery, I'm happy to report I'm still selling my work there.  I just entered a recently finished acrylic painting  of an egret in the water titled "Patience" in our April Member show "things with wings".   



Summer 2018!

Biggest news update is my husband and I have moved from Fiddletown, CA up to Sequim, WA in June.   Through all the unpacking, I haven't had time to paint, but will soon:)  In meantime, I'm hoping to  meet some of the wonderful people and artists in Sequim and surrounding towns of Port Angeles and Port Townsend.  There is a vibrant art community on the Olympic Peninsula and I'm looking forward to becoming part of it. 

More exciting news for 2018!   Google maps has a virtual walk through of the Sutter Creek Gallery.  Take a look at the link below and walk through.  My artwork is on the left wall - you'll recognize my cat paintings and a few others that I show on my website.   Exciting stuff!!!  

Sutter Creek Gallery virtual tour 

News in 2018!

Jan 3 - Jan 29 - Better late than ever to post this.  My little Iguana acrylic painting "Just Hanging Out" is currently in the juried Sacramento Fine Arts Center Show - Animal House.   It's a fun show to look at so if you're in the Sacramento area, stop in and take a look.  

Jan through February at Sutter Creek Gallery - A new Valentines card series is available for purchase. 

March at Sutter Creek Gallery - A smaller group showing in the Sutter Creek Gallery will be all about CATS.  I'm excited since I love to paint them! 

April - Sutter Creek Gallery's member show - theme is Opposites Attract.  Be sure to stop in to see some great new art.

News in 2017! 

September 16 & 17  (2017)- Amador Artists Open Studios Tour.  Don't miss this one!  ACAA is doing it a bit different this year - 25 participating artists  (including me) will be at the Sutter Creek Auditorium both days starting at 10am.      

July 2017 - Amador County Fair - Although the fair is over for this year, it was a great show and a tough competition of wonderful artists, many who are good friends.  I received a 3rd place for 'Ginny's Chickens'  in the Ag Art category, and an Honorable mention for "Before the Harvest" in the Scenes from Amador County category.  

 May 6th (2017) - I'm featured artist  for the month of May at Sutter Creek Gallery in Sutter Creek, CA.   As part of the Amador County Art Trek, there will be a reception in the afternoon on the 6th where I'll be there to say hi and share some wine and munchies as you look at my art and the rest of the great art in the gallery!   Hope you can join the trek! 

News from 2016! 

3 big happenings in my art world !!  whew!!


9/17 & 9/18:  The FREE Amador County Artists Open Studios Tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  43 artists will be showing their work at 20 locations around the county.    I will be showing my work at the new Creekside Studio, downstairs from the Sutter Creek Gallery for this event along with artists Wendy Rogers and Cynthia Dunn-Selph !!   Come visit us for some demos, fun conversations and the great artwork. 


A September preview show will feature artwork for sale from each participant from Open Studios tour.  This show will be hosted by AmadorArts Gallery at 11A Randolph Street in Sutter Creek.  A reception, where you can meet some of the artists, will be held September 3 from 3 to 6 p.m.  I’ll be on a cruise so won’t be at this particular reception but don’t let that stop you from visiting.   Visit for additional information.



The month of October I will be the GUEST ARTIST at the Amador Arts Council Gallery at 11A Randolph Street in Sutter Creek!  There will be an artist reception event on Saturday 10/1 from 3 to 6pm to coincide with the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek.   I hope to see you at my reception and if not – please try to get to this gallery during October to see my show.  I have several new pieces in this show! This one is new, showcasing the beauty of Amador County and the Sierra Foothills.    This is from the Mokelumne River at the Hwy 49 bridge.   I received a 1st place ribbon at the Amador County fair for it.

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