Turning a Black Bird Blue

If I Were Blue, 2019, 25″ x 30″, SOLD

If I Were Blue is included in Yosemite Renaissance 35!

The exhibit opens at Yosemite Museum February 21, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 and will be displayed February 22, 2020 to May 3, 2020. Then the exhibit travels to other galleries.

This may be a raven judging by the curvature and thickness of his beak apparent in my photos. He had a glint of blue on his back.

I’ve been mulling over these photos for several years, thinking about ways to fade the background and layer fabric onto the branches and bird. At the same time I was reading naturalist Bernd Heinrich’s fascinating descriptions of ravens’ playful intelligent behaviors in Mind of the Raven and other titles.

So last year this all merged when I found a blue fabric and assigned a thought (and a bluer hue) to this black bird in Yosemite. It is the only piece I produced last year because of a torn hip muscle. I am honored.

Check out https://www.yosemiterenaissance.org/yosemite-renaissance-35-2020 for more information. Or keep up with the daily news from Yosemite at https://www.facebook.com/yosemite.renaissance/

Yosemite At Work is headed to Brooklyn!

I considered myself in good company when Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition notified me my work was declined for last year’s Wide Open 7 exhibition. After all, only a small percentage of hundreds of works were juried into the show. This year, I am beyond thrilled to have Yosemite At Work accepted (!!) into the BWAC Wide Open 8 exhibition, by juror, Cara Manes, Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art. Continue reading “Yosemite At Work is headed to Brooklyn!”


Yosemite Renaissance has selected Steeper to be in their 32nd exhibition at Yosemite National Park! What a great way to end 2016! Continue reading “Steeper”

The Jury is Still Out on Rock Faces

Viewers seem split about 50/50 on this piece. I made Rock Faces because I had a close-up photo of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and began to see faces in it. Lots of them. Continue reading “The Jury is Still Out on Rock Faces”



April 24 Update: Morning is accepted to Telling America’s Stories: Celebrating 100 Years of National Park Service at The Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell, MA. The exhibit runs May 7 – June 10, 2016.

I am so pleased to have my work included in another National Parks exhibit! When I began to work on various National Parks, I had no idea these kinds of opportunities would become available and I’m grateful for each one of them.


Morning, 2015, 21H x 17W, textile

I’m excited that Morning won an Honorable Mention at the Wisconsin Artists Biennial! The exhibit runs February 6 – March 27, 2016 at MOWA Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI. You can see the catalog for this exhibition here and even order a copy of your own, if you like. Continue reading “Morning”

Nevada Fall Mist

I am excited that Nevada Fall Mist is also included in Yosemite Renaissance XXIX! The opening is February 28, 2014 at Yosemite Museum Gallery in Yosemite National Park. The show runs from March 1 through May 11, 2014 and travels to other galleries after that.  Continue reading “Nevada Fall Mist”

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