My 90th Birthday

I invited my family to come celebrate with me in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Although I took my Art Journal, there was no time to make prisma colored pencil sketches of the town that I usually do. But, Oh My! What fun we had as a family. Doing art in Mexico has s always been so rewarding… Read more »

Photos frm Native Mural

Here are the photos that didn’t get into my last blog. Did you know that Seward was named the Mural Capital of Alaska by the state legistlature? At that time (2015) we had 15 murals around town. Now we had 35 by the Seward Mural Society and many others by the schools and private commissions,… Read more »

Photos of Our Native Mural

In my Blog, I forgot to include these photos of the 2022 mural that Seward Mural Society painted last September. The Seward Mural Society is an offshoot of the Seward Arts Council.

Another Mural

Barely 2 weeks after finishing the small, but tedious, portrait mural in September 2022, we started on a large one called “Seward’s Native Roots”. It is a huge job to put one together and find grants and donations. This one was no exception. My town of Seward, Alaska has an interesting beginning history involving indigenous… Read more »

Mural Finished in 2022

I actually helped to paint this mural in 2021 but we were using such tiny brushes to paint the mural we didn’t finish when our rental lease at the public library was up. It was put in storage until 2022. It was then brought to my garage where only 3 of us artists painstakingly worked… Read more »

Update on Business

I am trying to retire. But artists don’t retire. And yes, I am still painting, creating new work. One way I can think to reduce my work load is to reduce the amount of framing that I do. So, when you order something framed, I may have it in stock, and the order will continue… Read more »

Our Favorite American Artists

Imagine how thrilled I was when I learned that I had been named one of TOSCA’s favorite American artists. TOSCA is the most comprehensive arts guide in the Twin Cities. They put out a slick magazine called Exploring TOSCA 4X a year and have a website The magazine was highlighting Minnesotan Artists, and but… Read more »

I got lucky when my art was chosen

This is my first blog. I thought I’d start with a nice break I got from a call from Sec. of State. Rex Tillerson. He needed gifts to give to the other 7 Arctic countries. I think he selected my watercolor, “Back from a Paddle”, because it showed one of Alaska’s melting glaciers. Afterall, the… Read more »