Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Please CLICK ON THE PHOTOS, they are uploaded a bit large and are showing just partially.  Thank you   

Demo for a pastel group 9x12

I thought this little guy was worth painting!  9x12

Landscapes of Borrego Springs, California

At Palm Canyon Trailhead. 9x12

Thursday, November 27, 2014


I am on a mission to paint a LOT this winter!!

Here is an 8x10 I just finished today. 

MINI'S 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Fun little paintings that I have done 6 of so far, these are three of them.  There are reflections of the room on the glass as I did not photo them before framing them.  I think I may do a whole lot more! I can just do them sitting at my desk, no easel needed!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Currently in the Borrego Art Institute



On the easel.    

sitting in my Borrego studio prior to framing for the show

Calla Lilies, on the easel...... I forgot to take a photo prior to framing!  9x12

Time to paint again!

Painted in the spring of 2013, these are both 18x28

I am currently working to have Giclees of these produced.  

Carlee's is a mid century modern landmark in Borrego Springs, California    

And Threesome speaks for itself, it is currently available for viewing at the Borrego Springs Art Institute

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flagstop Gallery Show Opens June 20th




Flagstop Gallery at the Corner of Glover and Mavis
The Old CN Station
Open Weekends 12-4

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Art Institute of Borrego, California

These three pieces will be hung
in the Borrego Art Institute in Borrego Springs, California Jan 1-23, 2009



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

And another desert scene!

I have done just a few paintings since I have been here and this is another of the Anza BorregoDesert.

And painting under the awning of my RV, I finished this still life that I started in a group painting session in Borrego

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I Was the Demo Artist in the Langley Library Yesterday!

Yesterday I painted in the Library from 2 to 5 (they were closing or I would still be there, I cannot stop once I get into it!). They feature an artist once a month on Fridays and it drew a group of lovely people that were so enjoyable I would rather have been talking with them than painting actually!

I took this painting in with most of it done except the mug and the final touches on what I had started already.
I could not sleep last night thinking about a few things that I wanted to work on, so I got up and worked until ? (no idea as I did not want to know!!). But I am glad I did as it came together and I could sleep!

I will leave it like this for now and look at it again in a few days to see if I want to "fix" anything!

The subject flowers are from the Hydrangea trees we just planted and are the branches that broke in transport in our trunk. The lemon was a Margherita survivor!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Desertscape, warming up for painting in Borrego!

Borrego does not have this type of cactus, it is famous for the Ocotillo but I will paint those when I get there!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I am very pleased to announce that "The Commuter" is now hanging in the office of Amber Ogilvie, publisher and CEO of 24, the Vancouver daily paper, that so held the attention of my subject on her commute.

On a trip to Vancouver I took my camera on the Skytrain and snapped photos of the commuters. They did not seem to notice or mind, they may have thought that I was taking the scenes out the window.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Dancer

I am now in "The Figure" mode and am really enjoying the challenge of getting the proportions correct, not as easy as a piece of fruit or tree I must say! I am not certain that this will not get a few more layers of pastel as I see a few things I would like to change but this is pretty much close to being finished.

18" x 24" before framing

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Figure

Influenced by a workshop with Margaret Dyer, a pastellist whose work I have always admired. I have done a series of The Figure. Nine are started and these are completed.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I took a photo in Borrego Springs in a Arbour that belonged to Dan the bike man, he was fixing my bike gears that got twisted on the trip down. His arbour had several hummingbird feeders hanging from the beams and I took a few photos while I was waiting for my bike!