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Animal Planet Blog: Behind the Scenes Treehouse Rehab

I hope you got a chance to see my treehouse on the Treehouse Masters TV show this month.  Pete Nelson, the Treehouse Master, did an excellent job giving my old painting studio a new look.   If you’re like me, you want to know all the details about how a project comes together.  The Animal Planet blogger and designer extraordinaire, Tory Jones, has provided all the info on how she updated our treehouse in the link below.  She included information on the lighting, blinds, paint, bedding and much more.  I enjoyed working with Tory because she’s amazingly talented and creative. She specializes in designing spaces, sourcing materials and installation  – all in a very limited amount of time!  Go Tory!

This is one of the paintings that was featured on the show.  My good friend, Sherry, sat for this portrait.  She’s from Texas.

portrait of woman in pink shawl with blue sky and desert background

Reverie, 20 x 16


Treehouse Masters – Reality TV Show, Here I Come!

My husband and I are soon to claim our 15 minutes of TV fame, tomorrow, Friday, August 7th at 10 pm when we aire on the Animal Planet’s show called Treehouse Masters!  We built one of Pete Nelson’s (star of the show) treehouses back in 2002, and I used it exclusively as my art studio.  After many years of “hanging in the trees” it needed some repairs.  Pete called us and asked us if we’d like to be part of the show while they do the repairs (and a little upgrade).  Of course, we said “YES!” and here we are!  My art work will be featured on the show, as Pete is one of my collectors.  Here are a couple of the paintings that were hanging in the treehouse when they filmed.  Watch the show tomorrow night and you might see them!

female with white hat, red scarf, pearl earring, brown hair, representational

Rachel, 17 x 12

Mt Rainier, dawn, pink sky, reflection, pond, evergreens, alpine trees

Mt. Rainier II, 24 x 24

Map for Self-Guided Snoqualmie River Arts Tour

Here is the beautiful map for the Snoqualmie River Arts Tour.  I hope you can come out to the Valley on June 21-22 for an exciting self-guided tour of artist studios.  The website for more information is  June 21-22, 10am – 6pm.  You can visit me in my studio and have a look at my work in a gallery on my front porch!  All artwork for sale.








Snoqualmie River Arts Tour

I will be hosting an Open Studio as part of the self-guided tour of the Snoqualmie River Arts Tour.  Fall City Arts is sponsoring this event with help from 4Culture.  Come see my treehouse studio and gallery!

The hours are 10am – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday on June 21 & 22.

Everything you need is on the website,  There is a Googlemap of the studios on the website as well as a gallery of all the artists.

Here is a quote from the Snoqualmie River Arts Tour: “Meet artists in their Open Studios, see the region’s galleries and art-friendly businesses while you enjoy the scenic byways of the Snoqualmie River Valley. This is a unique opportunity to see the creative spaces that produce some of our most accomplished local art. This year the tour lands on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year; So there will be plenty of light to see a wide variety of art.  Plein air paintings, monumental stone carvings, unique metal sculptures––you will encounter a wide variety of quality work on this trail of discovery through one of our region’s most picturesque rural landscapes.”

fir trees, distant mountains, yellow clouds, early evening sunset

Rattlesnake Ridge, 9 x 9

Two Upcoming Shows!

I am pleased to announce two upcoming shows where I will be showing new landscape and portrait works.  Please join me at the openings!

Here are the flyers for the shows:















The Portrait Sketch

Portrait Sketch of Mark  11″x11″ Oil on Linen
Portrait Sketch of Mark – Profile  11″x11″  Oil on Linen
A portrait sketch is an attempt to capture the essence of the model in a limited time frame.   The artist makes sense of the essential information, including basic shapes, value structure and color notes.

New Horizon

This painting was finished in June, 2012.

New Horizon  29″x18″  Oil on Linen

Georgetown Atelier Works

Skull Study, Oil on linen, 13.75″x15″

  Release, Oil on linen, 39″x24″
 Ragazza Paese, Oil on linen, 28″x20″
 Copy After Rembrandt-Self Portrait at the Age of 63, Oil on linen, 20″x16″
 The Poet, Oil on linen, 24″x19″
 Cast Study, Graphite, 21″x13″
 La Madre, Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper, 24″x17.5″
 Portrait of Zach, Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper, 24″x18″
 Veronica, Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper, 12″x18″
 Portrait of Rachel, Oil on linen, 20″x16″
 Hoagie, Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper, 24″x18″
 Portrait of Jenna, Oil on linen, 24″x18″
Slim Chance, Oil on linen, 24″x 24″