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The Fish Closet

Posted by admin on February 27, 2019 in new work, painting, teaching | 2 Comments

When I was a model for painting classes, I often heard one professor tell his students a story about a Chinese artist who received a commission for a painting of a fish. Some months had passed when the patron inquired as to the status of his fish painting. The artist replied he was still working […]

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“Making Our Mark” at the Bellevue Arts Museum

Posted by admin on October 17, 2017 in events, teaching | No Comments

Making Our Mark, which opens November 10 at the Bellevue Arts Museum, commemorates the 40th anniversary of Pratt Fine Arts Center, a mainstay and incubator of the visual arts in Seattle. It was named for slain civil rights leader Edwin T. Pratt. I got my start as a teaching artist at Pratt Fine Arts Center, […]

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An art birthday party for a dear collector

Posted by admin on July 13, 2017 in events, teaching | No Comments

Earlier this year I had the fabulous opportunity to create an art-filled birthday party for a friend and collector. Troy-Skott, who with his husband JR had bought this painting back in 2008, was giving himself a Paris sabbatical for a big (we won’t say which) birthday. He planned to  taking the time and space to […]

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NEW CLASS: Elements of Pattern

Posted by admin on June 27, 2017 in pattern, teaching | No Comments

Patterns—the fabrics I find and incorporate into my paintings—are such a driving force in my work that it’s inevitable that I would eventually gravitate toward inventing my own patterns. I’ve used made-up painted patterns in some of my paintings in the past.  For the most part, I’d concentrated most of my attention on the motifs, […]

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Field Trips: Putting the Life, and the story, into Life Drawing

Posted by admin on June 22, 2017 in drawing, drawing on location, teaching | No Comments

Time to fess up: I became a painter partly to escape the clutches of an anarchistic theatre collective which had come to resemble the authoritarian structures that it mocked. The idea of spending hours and hours alone in a studio mixing paint seemed preferable to spending hours and hours in meetings arguing about who resembled […]

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