14Jul

A Dream Comes True

A Dream Comes True
I’ve always enjoyed the Japanese aesthetic, and it was my dream to one day visit Japan. My husband and I had the opportunity to experience Japan with a tour a couple of months ago. The trip was so exciting. We enjoyed seeing the beautifully cared for gardens and the natural beauty of Japan’s countryside, visiting […]

20Jan

Beach Houses

Beach Houses
It’s been cold and foggy here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m envisioning summer and whimsical beach houses.  

20Jan

Women

Women
Last summer my son and my new daughter-in-law decided not to register for gifts when they got married, but instead invited guests to donate money to a fund which builds wells in underprivileged communities around the world. I was inspired to paint a series of women when I saw photos of them carrying heavy loads. […]

21Sep

Pear x Three

Pear x Three
  I love pears. Each one seems to have a personality all its own. I started painting pears individually, and then I would pair them up or paint three of them. When they are arranged together they seem to be talking to each other!

03Sep

Cool Gifts from the Sea

Cool Gifts from the Sea
I took a palette knife, and just smeared paint onto layers and layers. I didn’t know what the end would look like so I just kept going until I got the feeling of fog and the ocean. Every wedding anniversary my husband gives me a lovely haiku. The title of this painting “Cool Gifts from […]

01Sep

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
I’m very excited that my talented daughter, Naomi, has created this website for me. It will give you a chance to see the variety of art work that I’ve painted over the years. This painting from several years ago, called “Autumn Dusk”,  is a collage with paper and gold ink.