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EXPLORATION: Observed and Imagined Landscapes

On view at St. John's Episcopal Church

913 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290

May, 2024

Call 425-315-3628 for pricing and delivery

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Space of Our Own
20x24, oil on stretched canvas, artist's oak frame

When storms roll in, I love how land and sky colors mix to show the vastness of valley farms.

Rain

Approaching Storm
18x24, oil on stretched canvas

The simplicity of this color mixture intrigued me, and the ongoing symbolism of this piece continues to evolve over the decades.

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Evening at the Slough
11X14, oil on canvas, framed

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Blue Roof Barn at the Slough
16x20, oil on hardboard, framed

The blue hue of this barn roof shifts with the colors of the sky. Each time I walk to the end of the Ebey Slough trail I delight in seeing the effects of light.

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Everything Grows Here
20x24, oil on stretched canvas, artist's oak frame

The rich soils of the Snohomish River Valley nurture fields and fields of vegetables and fruits that support our community and help tiny farmsteads still make a go of it.

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Cows with a View
25x22, oil on canvas board, framed

Roaming cows sometimes get the best views.

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Mountain Puzzle
Oil, 16x20

After painting a more realistic version of this sunlit tree against the mountain backdrop, I wondered what it might look like as puzzle pieces. 

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Into the San Juans
25x22, oil on canvas board, framed

Some farmland stretches down to the water, so I couldn't help but include a painting of the Puget Sound.

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Rhodies as Big as Your House
Acrylic, 20x16
One of the main reasons I love living in the PNW is the enormity of the rhododend

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Flight Instruction
Oil, 16x20

Harvey Field instructors use this little yellow plane to help folks figure out how to stay above the rooftops.

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Water by the Wharf
Oil, 16x12

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Water by the Cove
Oil, 12x16
Early one morning the sun struggled to breakthrough at Penn Cove in Coupeville.

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Bluff by Ebey's Landing
Oil, 12x16
Standing atop Ebey's Landing, as I watched the marine layer evaporate, the striations in the landscape struck a chord with me.

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Fields Below Ebey's Landing
Oil, 12x16
I imagined the fields layered across from me and stacked up toward Ebey's Landing as a large layered cake, smeared with frosting.
 

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Mist over Wallace Falls
Oil, 11x14

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