Born and raised in the Cascade foothills, my images capture nature in a constant state of change and reference the Pacific Northwest where the sky and water are constantly moving.  Painting full-time in my home studio in Ridgefield, Washington, while raising two boys, has been the perfect creative climate to work and continue to grow as an artist. 

"Beyond the Boundaries" exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR 2014

"Beyond the Boundaries" exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR 2014

1972   Born, Vancouver, Washington

1991   University of Washington

1996  Bachelor of Science, Drawing, Painting & Printmaking, Portland State University, Portland, OR

 

SELECT SOLO / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   Take Refuge, Solo Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2014   Beyond the Boundaries, Solo Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2014   Breathing In, Solo Exhibition, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA

2013   Art About Agriculture, Group Exhibition, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2012   Flow Patterns, Solo Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2011    Written in Water, Solo Exhibition, Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, WA

2010   Native Waters, Collaborative Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2010   Disturbance and Resilience, Collaborative Exhibition, Art on the Boulevard, Vanc, WA

2009  Where Elements Meet, Solo Exhibition, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA

2008  What the River Reveals, Collaborative Exhibition with writer Valerie Rapp, RiverSea      

            Gallery, Astoria, OR

2007   Forces of Nature, Group Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR. 

2007   Mapping Mountains, Charting Waters, Solo Exhibition, Yoshida’s Fine Art, Portland, OR

2007   Stumps and Clear cuts, Group Exhibition, Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen, WA

2006   The Confluence Project, Group Exhibition, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA

2005   Watershed, Solo Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2004   Regional Expression, Group Exhibition, Vancouver School of Arts &Academics,          

            Vancouver, WA                                  

2003   Reflections, Solo Exhibition, Yoshida’s Fine Art, Portland, OR

2003   Art about Agriculture, Statewide Tour, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Rogue Art Gallery, Medford, OR,

             Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR

2003   Balancing Act, Solo Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2002   Fisher Poets Gathering, Group Exhibition, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2001   Gorge Discovery Series, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA

2001  Washington State University Solo Exhibition, Vancouver, WA

2000  Vantage Point”, Solo Exhibition, Altman Gallery, Vancouver, WA

1999  Ritual, Solo Exhibition, Water Resource Education Center, Vancouver, WA

1998  Silent Season, Solo Exhibition, Altman Gallery, Vancouver, WA

1997  Endangered Ritual, Solo Exhibition, Water Resource Education Center, Vancouver, WA

1996  Connecting Waters, Juried Exhibition, Lower Community College, Longview, WA

 

COLLECTIONS / PUBLIC SPACES

Scripps Institute, La Jolla, CA

Pacific Continental Bank, Vancouver, WA

High School Pharmacy Inc., Vancouver, WA

Downriggers Restaurant, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Columbia Bank Building, Bend OR

Astoria Forest Products, Astoria, OR

City of Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, WA

Wendel Museum of Conservation, Vancouver, WA

Kaiser Permanente, Vancouver, WA

Dulce Int. Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA

Fort Vancouver Regional Library, Vancouver WA

Lewis River Golf Inc., Woodland, WA

Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA

Park Plaza Inc., Vancouver, WA

Northern Star Professional Building, Vancouver, WA

Riverview Savings Bank Headquarters, Vancouver, WA

Yuichi Ozaki, Matsudo Chiba Pre, Japan

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Cover art, Lost Salmon, poems by Scott T. Starbuck, 2016

Cover art, River Walker, poems by Scott T. Starbuck, 2012

Ten Years at Riversea, Hipfish, July 2012

American Art Collector, State by State, August 2011

New Library, Wows Crowd, the Art, by Dave Kern, The Columbian, July 2011

New Chapter for the Library, by Mary Ann Albright, The Columbian, July 2011

Ridgefield Artist looks to water for Inspiration, Courtney Sherwood, The Columbian, June 2011

Devastation and Renewal, Mary Ann Albright, The Columbian, July 2010

Best Bets, The Columbian, May 2010

Native Waters, Coast Weekend, August 2010

Cover art, Network of Oregon Watershed councils Gathering, 2009

Art and Environment, Cindi Mudge, Pelican Post, March 2008

Science and Art, Brett Oppegarde, The Columbian, Life, August 2008

What the River Reveals, Through paint and page, art and science merge, Hipfish, August 2008

Best Bets, The Columbian, June 2007

Cover art, Rain, poems from Clatsup Community College, Astoria, OR, 2005

Artists of the West, Skamania Mines Publishing, 2005

RiverSea painter explores artistic process, Coast Weekend, July 2005

RiverSea unveils young talent, Mike Strom, Astoria Review, August 2005