The Moths Have Landed!

The Moths Have Landed!

News

When I was 28 years old, I moved to Costa Rica and became a rainforest guide at Rara Avis. At night, we would hang up a sheet and illuminate it to attract moths for the lodge guests to admire. (Afterward, we would turn the light off and the moths would wander away, unharmed.) My new … Read More

Recent Work: “In the Shadows (Western Tanager)”

Recent Work: “In the Shadows (Western Tanager)”

Technique

If you’ve been following me a while, you might remember that last fall, I was an Artist-in-Residence at The Arts Center in Corvallis. This year, I was invited to contribute a painting to their annual fundraiser, Art for the Heart. Artists were asked to create works that were 8 inches by 8 inches in size. … Read More

If I was a Better Artist…

Tips

Lately, I’ve had this narrative running through my head that goes something like, “If I was a better artist, I would…” Like: If I was a better artist, I’d do an illustration about watching Woodcocks displaying at sunset on the shores of Lake Erie, which we did a couple of weeks ago. Or, if I … Read More

Learning to Walk

Learning to Walk

Tips

I’ve always preferred running over walking. While I may not literally be running, I move at a hurried pace. Just watch me in the grocery store sometime as I swerve around slower shoppers and zoom up and down the aisles. I got stuff to do, people, get out of my way! My need for speed … Read More

My Artist’s Statement

My Artist’s Statement

Tips

Soon after I got my artist-in-residence gig last fall, I started preparing for our joint show. In just three months, I needed to pull together enough finished works to fill my part of the gallery and on top of that, I had to write up descriptions of each work, submit my CV, and provide an … Read More

Recent Work: My Little Warbler Series

Recent Work: My Little Warbler Series

Sketchbook

A few weeks ago, we attended the Biggest Week in American Birding. In case you don’t know, my husband, Douglas, is an ornithologist. He is obsessed with birds. Just about every morning during our trip, Douglas would get up at 4:30 or 5 am, grab a cup of coffee, and go birding. I would crawl … Read More