After decades living and painting in the Bay Area, in the winter of 2013, I moved to the small town of

Sisters,Oregon. Population (about) 2038. Altitude 3185 ft. Named for the Three Sisters Mountains that

rise just southwest of this little town. Sisters rests on the east side of the Cascades, at the eastern edge

of the Deschutes National Forest, a few miles east of the Metolius River, 18 miles west of Bend - the

line at which pine forests give way to stands of juniper and sage and become the High Desert of

Central Oregon.

 

I visited Sisters many times over the years and have close friends in the region but had never seriously

considered leaving my family or the busy excitement of the Bay Area - until I actually did it! Neither

could I imagine what a person would find to paint in the middle of all that green. Moving here has

opened my heart and my eyes to the glory of brilliant blue skies, insanely wonderful cloud formations,

wild flowers, wild rivers, native birds and stunning rock formations. Plus … Oregon history, the

energetic people who once settled here and their descendants who live here now - my neighbors -

who are outside every day, exploring and reveling in the surrounding wilderness.

In addition to making paintings, I have had a lifelong love affair with photography and my enthusiasm shows no signs of diminishing. I ran a small portrait studio in the Bay Area and loved doing it. My specialty was photographing children, families and business portraits. I am available to work with you and your children.  Just phone or email. 

 

Note:

Some of the paintings were done long ago and have been sold to collectors in the US and England. Most  images can now be reproduced as fine art pigment prints. If you see something you like, let me know -  we can make it happen.