Creating Images that Reflect the Pacific Northwest




Northwest Beauty

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The last 3 years I have been exploring a new medium- metal art. It has been challenging to learn plasma cutting, Oxy acetelene, Mig and Tig Welding. The items I create are unique designs of the Northwest with a concentration on water related subjects. I am in the process of changing my website to display items I have created as well as those for sale.

The Pacific Northwest is a unique environment from forests to deserts and coast to cities. There is an amazing array of subjects to capture. I always carry a camera and my sketchbook for just those times when I feel inspired by an event or nature. Georgia O'Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas influenced my interest into creating my own style. It's their subjects and artistic treatments that are inspiring.

Nature is a large part of my work but I am becoming more interested in conveying the personal aspect of scenes. I add people kayaking, walking, or sailing.

Historical renderings have always been a part of my DNA. Frank Lloyd Wright lead me to this adventure. It's important to me to preserve what we have even if it is only on paper. Bridges and buildings are torn down too often. These are monuments of our culture and times.

My mediums are pen and ink, watercolor and metal.

Here is one of my latest renderings of Kayaking up the Skamokawa River from the Columbia River.

kayakers at Skamokawa WA