It’s Show Time Again

Well, it’s that time of year again. Show season. Starting February 11th we will be at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in booth 963 at the Washington State Convention Center. Then starting February 14th we’ll be at the Seattle Home Show.

We have a special booth design for both shows this year. At the Flower and garden Show we have a mural painted on aluminum set into the back of the booth. This is a material I have used frequently in the past for exterior work as it’s a great alternative to painting directly onto an exterior surface if that surface is unsuitable for some reason.

For the Seattle Home Show I’ll be painting a 6 x 4 canvas on site during show hours from Monday Feb 16th through to the close of the show.

And just in time for the show we won the 2014 Angie’s List Super Service award! That’s two years in a row!

Also coming up on Feb 7th it’s the annual Cole Gallery Anniversary Show. There is a fabulous collection of new work by gallery artists and it’s always a fun packed and mesmerizing event. Drop by and spend a little time taking in the array of beautiful art!

flower show

Our booth at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show is 963. Hope to see you there! (bring coffee!)

Out with the old-In with the New!

It’s the time of year again when we take that slight feeling of cabin fever and turn it into home projects. It somehow feels right to reorganize our spaces, clean out the closets and begin to plan for those home improvement projects we’ve been thinking about over the holidays. That’s why all the Home Shows and Remodeling Shows start right around now, to capture that imagination that’s been brewing.

We’ll be in the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and the Seattle Home Show again this year with some new displays and (at least at the Seattle Home Show) some in-show painting! But that’s all in February!! There’s still a month or so to go and now’s the time to get your ideas developing. The month of January is typically a great time to ask for quotes and design work so that you can have your project scheduled before the annual showtime rush. We usually book out 2-3 months following the show season so don’t wait to get in touch.

Last year was a good one with many new and exciting projects and new directions of work. One new opportunity arose in the form of McMenamins Restaurants who are opening a new place in Bothell later this year. I’m proud to say that I’m one of the 14 artists hired to work on this colossal project.

Don’t forget, it costs nothing to find out how you can change your environment in 2015! Consultations and design are free. So while you’re emptying out the nest and making more room, take a look at your flat, boring walls and imagine the possibilities. I’d be happy make your visions a reality.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Here’s a brief glance back at just a few of the projects from last year.

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2014 began with the completion of the Edmonds Theater murals in downtown Edmonds.

Penn Cove West oil on canvas 18x36 $1,850  Penn Cove East oil on canvas, 18x36 $1,850

The grey winter months proved to be great inspiration for some subtle paintings. “Penn Cove East” and “Penn Cove West” were purchased later in the year by Swedish Edmonds.


Out of show season we landed some fun and intriguing projects. One of which was this set of trompe l’oeil bookcases.

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A project on Bainbridge Island found me painting Lake Cavanaugh for the second time in two years.



A couple of shots from a multi part project in Woodway from early in the year.

barnstorm 30x40 oil on canvas 3,450

The spring was busy with preparations for the Cole Gallery show. “Barnstorm” above would become one of the most popular pieces from the show last year.


This model train layout backdrop on Mercer Island was a highlight of the spring.

albert copy

When a great friend lost his companion I was honored to be asked to try to capture his character. “Albert”


Great fun and good friends at the opening of my show “Ambiance” at Cole Gallery in July

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The summer saw a couple of firsts. This harpsichord lid was painted in the style of a 18th century Japanese painting while the space scene below completed the windows of the “Jupiter” spacecraft from “Lost in Space” for an enthusiast in Gold Bar.

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Mcmenamins’ call for artists for their Bothell location was a wonderful event of the late summer. The panels for this project will go on for some time. Below is the Thanksgiving panel.

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The year drew to a close with this fabulous opportunity from #6 Cider in Seattle. The mural was based on the art of William Keith and measured 33′ x 13′

Penn Cove 24 x 72 oil on canvas $5,800

Finally, a couple of quiet winter scenes put a bow on 2014.

silver mist 30x30 oil on canvas $3,550


New piece

Here’s a new piece just completed. This is “Penn Cove”. 24 x 72 oil on canvas. A nice quiet winter scene from the Pacific Northwest.

Penn Cove 24 x 72 oil on canvas $5,800


Don’t forget! The holiday print sale continues through New Years Eve!

Find all the details at the “Print Shop” feature on the website.

Holiday Print Sale

Only a few days left to take advantage of reduced prices on select limited edition prints. The print sale ends December 31st! These signed and numbered, canvas wrap, giclee prints are limited to editions of 100 and come with a certificate of authenticity. Below you’ll see the prints that I have on offer together with their original and reduced prices.

If you would like to place an order or would like more information please contact me at 206 579 3211 or at Alternatively you can order directly through my website by following this link . If you need shipping please contact me directly to find out if additional costs will apply.

To see my complete selection of original fine art and other print choices please visit my website

Thanks and Happy New Year!

silver mist 30x30 oil on canvas $3,550

“Silver Mist” 30×30 canvas wrap print. $750  $500



winter birch 36x36 acrylic on canvas $3550

“Winter Birch” 36×36 canvas wrap print $950  $630



old barn sunset 40x30 oil on canvas 3,450

“Old Barn Sunset” 24×30 canvas wrap print $650  $430



Jack's pass 30x30 oil on canvas 2,950

“Jack’s Pass” 30×30 canvas wrap print $750  $500



silent light 40x40 acrylic on canvas

“Silent Light”38×38 canvas wrap print $975  $650



sweep 12x24 oil on canvas $1,450

“Sweep” 12×24 canvas wrap print $400  $265

Inspired by William Keith

This week I was proud to put the finishing touches on a large-scale mural inspired by 19th century American landscape painter William Keith. Set in what is to shortly become the tasting room of No. 6 Cider on Elliott Ave W., Seattle, the mural measures 33′ x 13′. The landscape is altered to reflect the area in California where the business is located. Eventually a back bar will be installed centrally against the back wall to a height and width of about 6′ so only a small portion of the mural will get covered up.

It was a real treat to paint this. One of my favorite styles.


Christmas Commissions!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner again. If you’d like to order a commissioned piece of art this year, now’s the time to start the discussion! With about 8 weeks left it’s good to get the ideas and the paint flowing to allow enough time for drying and framing.

Whether you have a specific idea or not, I can help you figure out size/medium and cost and have your unique gift ready for you by Christmas morning.

silent light 40x40 acrylic on canvas

Edmonds Art Studio Tour

It’s time for the  Edmonds Art Studio Tour once again. I swear it feels like 6 months since the last one!! The tour is open Saturday and Sunday September 20th/21st from 10am to 5pm. The tour map and information on all the studios can be found by visiting the tour website at

Our studio is #20 and it’ll be filled with original art, giclee prints and work in progress. For the tour weekend only, we will be offering 10% of all original art in the studio. A limited amount of giclees will be on display and order forms will be available for those who wish to order additional prints. We’ll also have refreshments and (if the weather’s kind) somewhere to sit and relax outside in the garden.

Below are some of the original paintings which will be on display and prints available for order. All giclee prints are gallery wrap and are strictly limited editions of 100, each signed and numbered. Please contact me directly if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all!

Original art:

Trinity Rising 5'x14' Midnight at noon, 22x28 oil on canvas $2700 salt creek vista 28x22 oil on canvas $2700

sweep 12x24 oil on canvas $1,450 san juan sunset 24x36 oil on canvas

new light 24x30 oil on canvas 2,350

cloud 40x30 oil on canvas

morning mist 24x36 oil on canvas 3,250


evening at Lyons Ferry acrylic on canvas 24x18 flooded field acrylic on canvas 48in x 36in

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evening blues 24x30 oil on canvas 2,350 morning shroud, 36x24 oil on canvas $3,250 copy

Saanich 72x36 oil on canvas $6,850

winter birch 36x36 acrylic on canvas $3550



sweep 12x24 oil on canvas $1,450 old barn sunset 40x30 oil on canvas 3,450

morning blues 20x16 oil on canvas 1,450

Jack's pass 30x30 oil on canvas 2,950  calm 22x28 oil on canvas 2,150

barnstorm 30x40 oil on canvas 3,450

convergence 20x60 oil on canvas

silent light 40x40 acrylic on canvas winter birch 36x36 acrylic on canvas $3550