Create Magazine Issue VI

My work was recently selected by Brock Brake of Athen B. Gallery for Issue VI of Create! Magazine and I'm honored to be included in this fascinating curated selection of artists - many of whom I already  admire and slew of others I'm excited to explore. 

I also had the pleasure of being interviewed for this issue and you can read the full interview here detailing a bit about my path as an artist as well as some insights about my process.

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Fluid Reflection. 2016. Water soluble oil on canvas. 30" x 30" 

A New Print and a Visit to Minted

I'm happy to announce my 10th award winning print is now available in my limited edition print collection at Minted! 'Merge' is based on a photo I took last summer in a Pacific Northwest garden near my home on Bainbridge Island. In this painting leafy branches and cedar boughs hover above golden green and yellow painterly brushstrokes leading across the surface of a pond. This piece was selected as an Editors' Pick in the latest West Elm x Minted Art Challenge.

In other Minted related news, I was in San Francisco this past weekend and had the opportunity to visit Minted headquarters as well as the Minted Local retail store in Union Square. Both were so beautiful and inspiring! And it made my day to find my print, 'Arise', available in stock in the Minted Local shop!

West Elm Seattle March Show and Pop-Up Shop

I'm excited to once again show my work at the downtown Seattle West Elm location. I have six new paintings on view for the month of March. I'll also be at West Elm for a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, March 4, from 12 - 3 pm with my collection of limited edition prints on hand as well as a selection of small original paintings. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello!

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All work is available in my online shop. West Elm is located in South Lake Union at 2201 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

New Print Available

I'm excited to announce the launch of my latest limited edition print available on Minted.com. 'Silver and Gold' was selected as an Editors' Pick in the Spaces and Places Art Challenge last Fall and also won the 'Behind the Piece' Special Prize for the piece that had the most interesting story: 

“This painting is based on a photo I took from the ferry crossing between Seattle and my home on Bainbridge Island. Gray can be overwhelming here in the winter months but I’ve come to appreciate the many shades of gray found in the Pacific Northwest as seen in the green, gold, lavender and blue tones in this piece.”

'Silver and Gold'

'Silver and Gold'

'Silver and Gold' is available in multiple sizes and can be ordered on standard or premium archival paper, unframed or framed in one of Minted's seventeen custom framing options. Shipping is free with the code SHIPFREE

Vote in the 2017 Minted x West Elm Art Print Challenge

Minted and West Elm have teamed up again this year to select new art prints and I have submitted 7 paintings in this challenge. Winning entries will be sold as prints online and in West Elm stores as well as on Minted.com. I would be so excited to see my work made available at West Elm! Please take a moment and vote for each of my entries - voting closes at 10 am on Feb. 15. Just click each of these images to be taken directly to the voting pages. Thank you in advance!

Room & Board Holiday Entertaining Event

Seattle Magazine hosted an inspiring evening focused on holiday entertaining at the University Village Room & Board this past Thursday, October 27. A talented roster of local interior designers and bloggers each styled festive rooms in the store and shared their top entertaining tips for the season. I was thrilled to have my paintings featured in the beautiful space curated by Keri Petersen of KP Spaces with help from Alyse Hufford of Anthology House. Here are a few photos from their party-ready room:

'A Vivid Perspective' at the Bloedel Reserve

I'm excited to announce my solo show, 'A Vivid Perspective', at The Bloedel Reserve here on Bainbridge Island. The show runs August 16 - October 16 with an artist reception Sunday, September 18, from 4- 6 pm. I will be showing new work featuring five paintings based on The Bloedel Reserve. Please RSVP to Shayla Miles if you would like to attend: smiles@bloedelreserve.org

'Reflection Pool I', 20" x 30", water soluble oil on canvas

It is an honor to have my paintings on view in the dining room of the beautiful residence that was once home to Prentice and Virginia Bloedel. The entire Reserve is such an amazing and incredibly inspiring place. If you have the chance to visit I highly recommend spending a few hours exploring the grounds and soaking up the experience.

'Merge', 20" x 20", water soluble oil on canvas 

'Meadow Path', 36" x 36", water soluble oil on canvas

'Reflection Pool II', 20" x 30", water soluble oil on canvas

'Warm Rain', 20" x 30", water soluble oil on canvas

Each of the thirteen paintings in the collection are available for sale through The Bloedel Reserve. Contact Shayla Miles for more information, smiles@bloedelreserve.org

'Wavelengths' at Bainbridge Performing Arts

Thirteen new and recent paintings are featured in my show 'Wavelengths' at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery for the month of May. I'm thrilled to see this collection of seascape-based paintings hanging together in this beautiful space here on Bainbridge Island. 

On Friday, May 6, an opening reception was held during the Bainbridge Island First Friday Art Walk - it was a lovely evening and a nice opportunity to talk about these pieces with friends, family and the local community. The show continues until the end of May. Bainbridge Performing Arts is located at 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 12 - 5 pm and 1 hour prior to each performance. These paintings are now available for purchase in my online shop.

'Camouflaged Sea', 2016. 24" x 24", water soluble oil on canvas.

'Camouflaged Sea', 2016. 24" x 24", water soluble oil on canvas.

'Silver & Gold', 2016. 20" x 20", water soluble oil on canvas.

'Silver & Gold', 2016. 20" x 20", water soluble oil on canvas.

'Hot Water', 2016. 18" x 24", water soluble oil on canvas.

'Hot Water', 2016. 18" x 24", water soluble oil on canvas.

Illuminated at the Bainbridge Island Public Library

I'm happy to be showing ten of my paintings during the month of March here on Bainbridge Island at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. The paintings in 'Illuminated' focus on the interaction of sunlight, water, clouds, and sky. Bold and bright saturated color juxtaposed against soft neutral shades creates movement and echoes the shifting light found in nature. All ten pieces are available in my online shop.

'Skip'. 2015. Water soluble oil on canvas. 10" x 10"

'Sorbet Sky'. 2015. Water solube oil on canvas. 12" x 12"

Ghost Gallery for Rocco's

My work is currently on view at Rocco's in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle in a show curated by Ghost Gallery. If you're in Seattle be sure to stop by and check out my work and score some fantastic pizza while you're there! The show will be up through early April and the paintings are available to purchase online. Rocco's is located at 2228 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

There are ten pieces on view including five new paintings:

Sway. 2016. 30" x 30", water soluble oil on canvas. 

Spill. 2016. 20" x 30", water soluble oil on canvas

Pool. 2016. 30" x 30", water soluble oil on canvas

Haze I. 2016. 24" x 24", water soluble oil on canvas

Haze II. 2016. 24" x 24", water soluble oil on canvas

Seattle Showhouse

Recently ATG Stores, Decorist and Porch came together to makeover a home on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill and I was honored to contribute 3 paintings for the event. 8 rooms were 100% virtually designed by 8 designers and the result was both beautiful and cohesive. This video provides a peek into the home as well as the Cocktail Party where I was able to see the home in person. As you can tell from this video, the view of downtown Seattle is jaw-dropping. And be sure to look for my painting, 'Gleam III', in the boy's bedroom about half-way through:

Pulp Designs commissioned a large painting for the home office based on my Minted print, 'Night Clouds'. I created this 36" x 48" piece titled, 'Into the Night' and I was blown away when I saw it in the finished office. It was definitely one of my favorite rooms in the home.

Into the Night, 36" x 48", water soluble oil on canvas

Photo by ATG Stores

Photo by ATG Stores

Melissa Schenck commissioned this painting from my Gleam series for the boy's bedroom. Called 'Gleam III', it measures 36" x 36" and was perfectly complemented by her masculine/nautical design.

Gleam III, 36" x 36", water soluble oil on canvas

Photo by ATG Stores

Photo by ATG Stores

Photo by Jeff Beck/ATG Stores x Decorist Seattle Showhouse

My final contribution for the home was chosen by Katja O'Brien for the girl's bedroom. The room is light and airy and my painting 'Morning' looked so sweet hanging next to this fun swing. Such a great room - I know my daughter would love it!

Morning, 20" x 20", water soluble oil on canvas

Photo by ATG Stores

Photo by ATG Stores

The remaining rooms in the home were designed by Alexa Hampton - master bedroom, Brian Paquette - living room, Ashley Redmond - kitchen, Massucco Warner Miller - family room, and LindHesse Design - foyer. And if you're like me and can't get enough visual inspiration, check out Sunset Magazine's blog for more photos and details.

HGTV Magazine

What a pleasant surprise to see my print in print! Convergence I, available on Minted, is featured in the January issue of HGTV Magazine. It really looks great in this remodeled kitchen/dining area and I love how they tied all the colors in the room together - especially that pop of yellow.

Happy Holidays & Pop-Up Recap

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Found + Gathered Holiday Pop-Up last weekend! The weather outside was truly awful, but the creativity and festive cheer inside was inspiring. I enjoyed meeting the many talented local makers and designers who participated.

It was a wonderful event with so many creative touches added by the team from Found + Gathered and Dandy & Fine Parties like this adorable countdown to Christmas photo wall (below). My two little elves got a kick out of it as well as the sweet goodie bags they were able to take home!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Found + Gathered Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Join me on Saturday, December 12, from 11 am - 3 pm for the Found + Gathered Holiday HOHOHO Pop-Up Shop at GreenHouse Studios in lower Queen Anne, 325 2nd Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119. I will have original paintings and my new limited edition prints, as well as gift certificates available. You will be sure to find the perfect gift amid Found + Gathered's curated collection of talented indie artists, makers and designers. Admission is free and the event is family friendly. Free giveaways and holiday goodies for the first 30 children accompanied by an adult with a reserved ticket. Sips and snacks for shoppers while supplies last. It's going to be a fun & festive event and I hope to see you there!

Limited Edition Giclee Prints Available

I'm excited to share my new Limited Edition Giclee Prints are now available on my website! These six signed and numbered prints were printed using archival inks on 100% cotton rag fine art paper by Sebastian Foster Gallery in Austin, Texas. The printing quality and paper are really beautiful and they come in a range of sizes from 11" x 14" to 24" x 24".

New Print On Minted.

Thank you to all who voted for my submissions in the Minted x Domino Round 2 Art Challenge. My painting, Rift, was selected as an Editors' Pick and is now available on Minted.com in sizes ranging from 8" x 8" to 44" x 44". Prints can be ordered unframed in standard paper or premium archival paper or framed in one of 15 different framing options.

Gift Certificates Now Available

I've added Gift Certificates to my online shop. Available in the amount of your choice and printed on luxurious heavyweight paper, these make a great gift and allow your recipient to choose the piece of art that is perfect for them. These can be applied towards original paintings, prints or commissioned pieces available on my website shop.

New Minted Prints

I have two new limited edition prints now available on Minted!

Night Clouds

Night Clouds

Davison Head

Davison Head

Both were selected as Editors' Picks in the recent For Art's Sake Challenge and can now be found in my Minted storefront. They may be purchased framed or unframed in sizes ranging from 5" x 7" to 44" x 60" in your choice of standard or premium archival paper and eleven different frame styles. I now offer a total of seven different prints on Minted and am thrilled to be featured on the main Minted Art page: