Wednesday, March 20, 2019

ACT2 Palette Knife Painting at Rockwood South Hill

Acrylic Palette Knife Painting
Bold artist get ready to let loose with the palette knife. Learn to blend colors, control the thickness of your paint, and create dramatic textures and expressive lines. We will be staying loose and lively in this impressionistic paint class. Beginners welcome!
Location: Rockwood South Hill Art Room
Tuesdays 2-4 pm
April 23 – May 14

To Register for this, or any other Act2 class, call: 
(509) 279-6030
or go to the Act 2 Website for more information.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


This is very likely my last Mixed Media Mania class!
I've been offering this fun Sunday class for over four years now, but all good things must come to an end. 

Don't miss out. Join me and loosen up, laugh, and create in the fun "anything goes" art class. We will combine traditional acrylic painting techniques with stenciling, collage, fabric, texture mediums, and more. Learn how to layer and distress paper, use gold leaf, and incorporate found textures and objects into your art.

#2305  3/3 - 3/17 Sundays (3 weeks)
10am - 2pm 


To Register Online go to
or call (509) 755-2489

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fresh off the Easel Petite Paintings

"The Striped Vase"
8 x 11

"Wild Pears"
8 x 11

"Cold Sunrise"
Acrylic & Gold Leaf
8 x 11

"Evenings on the River"
8 x 11

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fresh off the Easel

"In Bloom"
11 x 14
Already Sold!

"Autumn Birch Trees"
9 x 11
Mixed Media

"Wild Poppies"
16 x 20

"Cold Morning"
Mixed Media
9 x 11

Currently my art is up on display at Rio Wellness.
1003 E Trent Ave Suite 130, Spokane, WA 99202

Rio Wellness will hold a First Friday Event
"Wine, Women, Art, & Wellness"
February 1, 2019

About Rio Wellness:
"Rio Wellness in located in the Riverwalk building, right on the Spokane River. We offer yoga, Pilates, meditation, massage therapy, and quarterly self-development workshops. Starting in 2019, we will hold semi-annual retreats to provide an immersive self-care experience"

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Registration is open for Act2 Winter Classes!

ACT2 Winter 2019 Classes

Open Art Multimedia  
Whatever your art medium, the emphasis is on exploring your own style. Develop and expand your skills with instruction and demonstrations in composition, color, and design. Learn to work with nontraditional art materials, create layer and depth, explore texture mediums, and push your artistic boundaries. In addition to your art materials, bring something you are working on or an image for inspiration. All levels welcome.
Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave
#3446   2/5 - 3/12 Tuesdays (6 weeks)
9am - 12pm 
Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155 
session one #3445 1/9-2/06      Wednesdays  (5 weeks)
session two #3446 2/20-3/20     Wednesdays  (5weeks) 

Acrylic Painting  
Learn and practice acrylic techniques like blending, scumbling, glazing, dry brushing, and palette knife painting. Mix vibrant colors, experiment with altering the textures and consistency of you paint, and explore a variety of acrylic mediums. Bring a project to work on or follow along in a step-by-step.
Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155 
#3450 2/14 - 3/21 Thursdays (6 weeks) 
9am - 12pm

Skyscapes in Acrylics
Elevate the beauty of your landscapes by learning effective compositions for skyskapes and how to create a sense of perspective when painting clouds. Learn to mimic the look of a back-lit cloud, create shadowy storm clouds with rays of light peeking through, and mix and blend the beautiful colors of sunrises and sunsets.
Rockwood South Hill Art Room
#3448   2/19 - 3/19 Tuesdays (5 weeks)
2 - 4pm 

To sign up for one of my Act2 classes or workshops call: 
For more information go to:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Palette Knife Painting

Palette Knife Painting at the Corbin Art Center
Friday Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 2018
1-4 pm

Acrylic an oil painters welcome, supply list sent upon sign up.
Sign up Spokane Parks & Rec: 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Painting Spokane

I think this year might be one of the most beautiful Octobers I have ever experienced in Spokane, and I just wanted to share a few of my Spokane paintings. Some of these were done from photographs, and some are plein air from this summer. 

My acrylics class out in the valley all painted the Spokane Clock Tower together. This one is mine. Acrylic on canvas. I took out the ugly overpass behind the walking bridge. 

This is the Manito duck pond from the northwest corner, done mid July. I used a palette knife and acrylic paints. Also, I took out all the pine trees behind the willows. 
It's very difficult to paint that pea-green water. Kind of looks like grass.

 This is the marsh at the Slavin Conservation area heading out from Spokane towards Pullman. A great place to hike and ride horses if you've never been there!

And the Clocktower again, this time with a palette knife.

This is the waterfall behind the Discovery Center, Mirabeau Point Park in the Spokane Valley. Watercolors.

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