Second Nature

Second Nature - Birds in new show at Studio 103 Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle. Feb. 2017

I’m happy to announce that I’m exhibiting new work at ‘Studio 103 Gallery‘ in Pioneer Square, Seattle during the month of February. The show opens on February 2nd, Thursday. This is a group show with very talented friends of mine. The show is composed of photography and works in clay. Join me for food and refreshments at the reception! Reception Feb. 2nd, 2017, 3 – 9 PM Additional celebration: Feb. 11th, 12 – 5 PM Gallery Open every Saturday noon – 5:00 or by appointment Studio 103 Gallery is located at: Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, 306.. Read More

Our doubt is our passion…

Mandarin Music and Shadows

 “We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have.  Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” — Henry James  

Music in the Trees

People can relate to the music of shapes… Painting is ‘silent music’… Soft and hard edges are similar to loud and soft notes… Harmony, chords, pitch, rhythm, syncopation and timber can all be translated to the visual arts. —Clyde Aspevig I’m happy to share that this image was chosen for Mercer Island’s poster for Music in the Park 2015. Music in the Park is a series of free live music events held on the island. It’s always a fun evening to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music with friends.


Enough. These few words are enough. If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here. This opening to the life We have refused Again and again Until now. Until now. ~ David Whyte “Enough” from Where Many Rivers Meet by David Whyte © 1990

Big Dog Little People

Today was one of those days when the temperature was perfect and you never wanted to come inside. M and I took in the last of the light while sitting on the deck and talking about the events of our day. I took a photography workshop today and enjoyed capturing what I could find in town. Lot’s of people were out enjoying the day and except for this huge dog, I was focused on finding colors, reflections, light and shadows. Tap picture to view gallery.