September 10-13, 2010 at the Edgewater Hotel in Downtown Seattle was filled with observing, wandering and painting. I gained inspiration from an unlikely source: Our own Seattle Aquarium! Two of my new paintings are based on the octopus’ round tentacles. The new works have a sort of sea-like landscape, but are also abstracted, based on my sense of color, shape, dimension and canvas organization. The natural world, mixed with abstracted design, is continuing to occupy my canvases.

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14 Originals sold; 4 prints sold!! Proceeds to benefit King County arts programs.

We had a very successful show and benefit at Red on August 12th! This event displayed the results of my return to painting after a 6-year hiatus, during which I ran a business with quite a few employees, had a baby son, and then moved to North Bend. Living right on the river and at the foot of the mountains has been an incredible inspiration, whereas I thought that moving out of the city would stagnate my artistic drive.

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