UART 2016 Online Pastel Competition

28 Jun


It is so exciting to post good news…
My pastel painting “Jetty Surge” has been accepted into the UART 2018 Online Pastel Competition show! 600 Entries and 100 accepted.
Thanks to the judge, Lyn Asselta, and to UART the sponsor of the show. The winners will be announced July 7th and the show will be published on the UART website. Here is the link to the online show.…

“Jetty Surge” is currently on display at the Second Street Gallery,

Pastel Society of Oregon’s “Water Challenge”

17 May


Congratulations to Antonia Carriere for winning the Pastel Society of Oregon’s “Water Challenge” with her image of Owynee River North Fork. I received one of three Awards of Distinction for my “Jetty Surge.” The other Awards of Distinction went to Janis Ellison for her “Turquoise Water” and to Nancy Sorrell for “Down Under.” All of the images of pastels entered and winners can be seen on the PSO website,

Expressions West 2016

24 Apr


Johnson Creek Mist


Under the Boardwalk


The Expressions West 2016 juried competition opened at the Coos Art Museum on April 22.  “Johnson Creek Mist” was awarded an Honorable Mention and “Under the Boardwalk” received an Award of Merit.

For the show, Juror Leslie Kenneth Price selected 61 paintings by 55 artists from California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

The show runs through June 25, 2016.  Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon.




Jetty Surge

1 Mar


The king tide surged through the mouth of the Coquille river for an up close look at wave action.


King Tide

4 Jan


The dramatic king tide covers the beach and crashes against
the rocks and cliff at Coquille Point in Bandon.

Cloud Reflections

1 Jan


The retreating tide left a soft mirror surface to reflect 
the evening clouds.

Sea Sparkles

30 Dec


The lower sun and winter light gave a touch of gold to the incoming waves at Bandon Beach.