summer journal & news updates

My artwork is exhibited in three Olympia locations in July

Garden Rhapsodies Tour

On Saturday, July 25 I will demonstrate silk painting in one of the tour's featured gardens. This is my second year participating. Click here for tickets and tour info...

Puddy Home Open House & Art Show

All are invited...Sunday, July 26 from 11:00am to 5:00pm - Visit with the artist in this lovely home. See a large exhibition of new and old stone impressions on cotton paper, dye paintings on silk and oil paintings on canvas. 
Their lovely home is at 1823 Rose St NE, Olympia, WA 98506 

Childhood's End Gallery

222 4th Avenue W. Olympia, WA 98501 - Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 11:00-5:00.
Now through August 16 see my new silk painting scapes on display at Childhood's End Gallery. Inspired by scenes along the Chehalis Western Trail, I've painted these "landscapes of the heart" on pure silk with non-toxic, water-base dyes. They are suspended freely and move gently in the air currents. The gallery has paired my silk with beautiful hand-blown glass for a strikingly beautiful display.

public art project in Alaska

I’m so pleased to be working collaboratively with artists from North Carolina and New York to create a public glass artwork for Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska.

The Kenai River is the college’s central theme and will inform the visual imagery of our work. Glass is a new and exciting medium for me. My portion of 12 panels will be hand-blown rainbow glass (see image right for a sample) etched with river imagery. The other artists will use pieced stained glass while incorporating some hand-blown and etched glass into their designs. 

Each artist has one-third of the project and all the designs flow together as one installation. I was just in NC to plan and learn. So far this has been a very positive and exciting experience. I have been invited into this project by dear friends who I originally met in Alaska. Working with them is an honor, a wonderful collaborative learning opportunity, while also being a great reunion of friends.

I plan to post updates to this project as it develops and progresses toward our project deadline in summer 2010.

hood river "artist in residence"

Through dear college friends, an opportunity opened up for me to be a guest artist "in residence" for May-Term at Horizon Christian School in Hood River, Oregon.

My artwork was displayed in the commons and lobby areas of the beautiful new campus from May into July. During May-term, I met students during their art classes and led guided tours and discussions with art students and curious faculty.

Then I was again on campus May 28 for an art reception combined with the schools musical concert. (I was positively impressed with the talent and skill of these young musicians.) I was invited to briefly share about my artwork and my residency at Horizon with the concert audience, then we moved into the reception/commons/gallery area. The space was filled with people and with energy. I enjoyed meeting and connecting with so many students, parents, faculty and guests.

An additional activity made this reception special. Everyone who wanted, had a chance to try their hand at silk painting. The students were especially facinated with the silk and dyes. The finished silk painting was quite colorful! (read more) 









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