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New show up at the Battle Ground Community Library

This month I've got an art show up at our local library in Battle Ground, WA.  I have several portraits and also sea-scapes (water-scapes??) that I've been working on. If you're around the area, please stop into the gallery room!  The library also has 4 of my other paintings on permanent display on the opposite side of the building, in the reading room.  

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Fun art visit to York Elementary School today

Had a great time today visiting York Elementary School today. Talked to the kids about painting, drawing and answered lots of questions about the process of creating art!  I think a lot of them are excited to go home and start drawing and painting! It was a lot of fun & makes me want to get back to teaching again. Kids are awesome!! 

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teaching art to kids

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Thoughts about Religion and Art from an LDS perspective

A few years back I created a website that was meant to be a gathering place for LDS artists, but because of limited time I never really made it what it could have been. But as part of that project I researched some information that I want to keep for future reference: 

Article in our local Battle Ground newspaper

Last week as we were heading down to CA to visit my sister for Thanksgiving, I received a text from a reporter from our local Battle Ground newspaper, The Reflector.  He said he was working on a story for Christmas, and wanted to promote local art and buying gifts locally, and asked if he could talk about my art.  Of course I was willing!  

Here's the article - and the image was a full 1/4 page in paper!  

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Why Guinevere? -- and some process pics

Why Guinevere? Well, after not painting much last year at all (mostly focused on writing the book), but also feeling a little lost artistically...  Amy and I visited England for the 2nd time.  We visited several galleries in both London and Oxford. After spending several days looking at all kinds of art I felt most impressed and inspired by some of the different Pre-Raphaelite paintings we saw. I was really moved by their ambition, their patience, the obvious planning, effort, and time that went into these images.

I've written a book

I confess, 2016 was not a very productive year for me as a painter.  I got it into my head to write a book, and it's finally finished and up on Amazon!  If you get a chance, please take a look: 

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Almost finished with this one

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. 

Preparation work for Painting "Living Water" - (portrait of Christ)

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

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