Recent Blog Posts

Posted: Oct 19, 2015

Amy Jo and I have been enjoying the National Wildlife refuge in Ridgefield WA, which is not far from our home (just a few miles away).  I guess I got inspired to try my hand at some wildlife painting.  Typically I haven't thought about painting wildlife, but driving around this place and seeing so many different animals - mostly...

Posted: Oct 02, 2015

Here I am working on a large riverbed painting.  It was a commission from an old friend who lives in Texas now.  I don't think they have rivers like this in Texas.  I'm not sure they have water in Texas.  I digress. 

She said she's been watching me post examples of these on Facebook and always wanted one.  It's been a fun one to do!  I love to paint large like this, because...

Posted: Mar 16, 2015

Recently I completed this religious painting, a portrait of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Every three years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors an...

Posted: Nov 11, 2014

A few months ago the library approached me and said they were interested in acquiring some of my paintings.  I've had a couple solo shows there over the past few years, in the Swift Gallery which is part of the library.  They said the shows got such positive response that they felt maybe they should get some of my work to fill some of the empty wall space!  This library is fairly new, it was just built within the last 5-6 years or so.  

I've often thought I would love to see my work...

Posted: Oct 02, 2014

I've been asked to be a presenter at a local career fair again.  Our church puts on a pretty big career fair targeting youth ages 12-18 at a local high school, and it's often well attended.  I was surprised be asked a couple years ago when I did this the first time, and overwhelmed by the positive response.  There must have been around 600-700 kids...