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Watercolor Retreat Labor Day 2013

The Fairbanks Watercolor Society spent the 2013 Labor Day Retreat at Cathedral Creeks B&B near Tok, Alaska. Thanks to Nelda and Tom Nixon for discovering and arranging for our stay. Had a great time meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones.IMG_0590





Preview: Visions of Alaska’s Interior

Denali: Autumn Tinge, 6"x12", c2013

Denali: Autumn Tinge, 6″x12″, c2013

Show opens with a Reception at The Alaska House Art Gallery from 5-8pm, on Friday, March 1, 2013

New Original Watercolor Cards

I am participating in the University Women’s Association’s annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 10am-4pm, in Wood Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. These are samples of new hand-painted, original watercolor cards that I will have for sale.  Please stop and look at the new work and to visit.

Inspriration for Painting

I am sometimes asked where I get inspiration for the paintings that I create.  When at all possible, I enjoy painting on location and I try to do this as often as possible. However, this is not always possible and when I have a deadline to produce artwork for an exhibit such as one that I have scheduled at The Alaska House Art Gallery for March 2013, I work from either my own sketches or my photographs. Below are several photographs that I took today during a walk with friends on the University of Alaska, Fairbanks campus near Ballaine Lake.  It was below freezing and the low light condition made for interesting contrast.  I will post painting images here if  decide to turn any of these  into finished paintings.


Art Show

This gallery contains 11 photos.

PAINTINGS FOR MEDITATION: Friday, Sept 7, 5-8pm, Artisan’s Courtyard Gael Murakami will display her work at the Artisan’s Courtyard (1755 Westwood Way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709, Corner of College Road and Westwood Way) for the month of September. The show title … Continue reading

Labor Day Retreat: Fairbanks Watercolor Society

The Fairbanks Watercolor Society held its annual Labor Day Retreat at Healy Heights Family Cabins in Healy Alaska.  We painted in the Healy area and also drove a section of the Denali Park Road.


New Artwork

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Please join me tomorrow, Dec 10, 1-5pm, at the Alaska House Art Gallery at 10th and Cushman here in Fairbanks. I will have some original watercolor cards and small paintings.

Zentangle presentation by Sandra Westcott at FWS meeting

On October 19, Sandra Westcott gave a presentation on the Zentangle artform. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher.

The following is from the website: “Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.”

Sandra teaches workshops on Zentangle  here in Fairbanks. To contact her or get more information go to


Victorian Tea At Georgeson Botanical Gardens

Georgeson Botanical Gardens

I have donated this small (5″x7″) matted original watercolor to the Georgeson Botanical Gardens for the silent auction at their Victorian Tea Party which is being held Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1-4pm, on the UAF campus.