I want to welcome you to my blog. I will share my art, creative process and a little of myself with you. My life as a Artist has been interesting and full of adventures. Come along with me as we explore the world and how the artist sees it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


FIRST FRIDAY ART SHOW - AUGUST 7TH 5:30-8pm Captain Cook Hotel Stephan Fine Arts Gallery. -- I am very excited about this show, I have some really nice little small paintings of Alaska and the colors that the artists sees. Colors evoke emotions, and when I paint Alaskan Scenery I am trying to capture the emotions of the moment that I see. I hope you can come to the show, see my new works and say "Hi".

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Painting In The Rain, Day One

Plein Air Weekend Show - Well the firs day went well, despite the rain. Attendance was good, sales were ok, not great but not bad either. What a great group the Alaska Plein Air Painters is, the artist and families involved are the greatest people. I am so proud to be part of this group, we truly enjoy each other. We had our Pot Luck dinner after it ended tonight, we were seranaded on piano and guitar by Donny Kolstad, John Calder and Eric Deeter. Its Raining hard now, so hope it rains itself out before tomorrow.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alaska Plein Air Outdoor Art Show

Saturday and Sunday Outdoor Art Show This Weekend - Our 3rd Annual Alaska Plein Air Painters Art Show and Fund Raiser for Clare House. Once again it is being held at Don Kolstads Homestead 5801 Barry Ave, go up Abbott Road to Birch Rd take a Right onto Birch, then the First Left is Barry Ave, the first House on the Left is Don & Cindy Kolstads home. We have over Ten Artists exhibiting, Drawings for prizes, Raffles, Silent Auctions and goodies to eat. Come out and support Clare House - a safe home for displaced women with children.

I painted these two 5x7's yesterday for the show. Going to knock out a couple more before the show, so come and see my new pieces.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Week With My Daughter

Christina & I spent a week together.
Christina my daughter flew up for a weeks vacation and we spent the whole time together. Went to Grandparents Cabin on the Kenai River, fished (no fish), Dip Netted with Grandpa and Uncle Chris ( netted 20 Red Salmon ). Went to the Town Of Living Trees Art Gallery and painted live there. Then we traveled north to Cantwell Alaska, took the Denali Highway to Paxon. That is the prettiest stretch of road in the whole State in my view. We camped out for the whole time. Weather was almost to hot at times. Great pictures, did a couple of color sketch paintings along the way. I really got to have one on one time with my daughter, that I will treasure. Now back to civilization.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kenai Bound

Purple Majesty - 8 x 10 oil Painted this painting at the Girdwood Forest Fair, sold the next week (sweet). My Daughter Christina is visiting for a week, so we will be out and about this next week. Going to the Cabin on the Kenai River for Salmon fishing and painting at the Town Of Living Trees Art Gallery. I have work there and want to paint live for a day there also.

Weather this summer has been fantastic, such a blessing after our bummer of a summer last year. Alaskans are out enjoying the sun and good weather this year.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Girdwoodian Life At The Forest Fair

34th Girdwood Forest Fair - The Forest Fair ran from Friday through Sunday, the weather was hot and sunny the whole time. People are always in such a good mood for this fair, Art, Music and Food. How can you go wrong, Girdwoodians are our Hippies of Anchorage Area. It is always fun to do this fair it is like going back to the late 60's and early 70's of my childhood. Huge turnout once again. I slept in a tent behind my booth, didn't get a lot of sleep the music played till 1AM each night. But it was great music to listen to. Sales were good and it is always nice to end on a high note like that. Looking forward to next year once again.