Thursday, September 12, 2013


My dear friends,

Time to summarize this incredible, warm, sweet, full of success and surprises summer.
Where should I start ?

First I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to my friends, family and mentors: my support system people. Thank you for all of your Love, trust and help!

This summer brought me great teaching and exhibiting opportunities.
I gained new talented students and have been invited to teach at Arts Umbrella in Bothell 
Classes started on September 5th and we still have spots available. 

Participation in two Plein Air art festivals was a fun, amusing and rewarding experience. 
At the Cle Elum “Fresh Air Artists” festival I was very happy to win Best of Show and to receive a second place ribbon. At "Paint the Peninsula", the first annual Plein Air festival in Port Angeles, I won Best of Show for my painting "Drifting" and took second place in a quick draw competition for "Merlot". As The Best of Show winner, in addition to a generous monetary award, I will have the honor of having "Drifting" become the image on the label of "Plein Air" – a Special Limited Vintage Wine produced for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center by Camaraderie Cellars.
 “Drifting” will also be featured in next year’s promotional materials for the Plein Air Festival. 
I also received " A Quarter Page Advertising Award " in Plein Air Magazine. I am grateful to the organizers, generous sponsors and juror of this event Ned Mueller for being given this amazing opportunity to participate with all of the incredible artists that were there. I am happy, honored and privileged beyond imagination to compete and win.
"Drifting" oil on linen, 11x15 "The Best of Show" winner, SOLD

"Emerald Pass" oil on linen, 12x9

"The Magic Hour" oil on linen, 14x8 - SOLD!

"The Wee Hours" oil on linen, 12x9

In August I joined the Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA). As a member I'm a part of the show "Splash" at the Seattle Design Center. Please join me for the  artists reception.  

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