One question I frequently get asked is: “Why do you paint fish?” Honestly, I don’t know. It could be because I’ve been involved in the seafood industry for most of my working career, either as a fisherman, photojournalist or a lobbyist. It could be because I grew up on the shores of Joe Ney Slough, […]
Tall ships are coming!
The Festival of Sail is coming to Coos Bay/North Bend soon (June 1-4). In celebration, I created some art in honor of one of my favorite tall ships that visits the area: The Lady Washington. The weather was perfect for an evening stroll down to the Coos Bay docks when the Lady Washington and Hawaiian […]
Is summer here?
It’s hard to believe but some blue sky is making its way to Charleston today. Maybe the cold Northwest wind is gone for a bit and has taken the fog with it. The long rainy winter had one benefit: It gave me time to complete some artworks. Most of my art is small, with the […]
Ready for the holidays!
Time flies when you’re having fun — or working. Sure enough, the months flew by since my last post. Thanksgiving was yesterday (already!) and Black Friday shopping is today. #SmallBizSaturday is just around the corner, in time to #ShopSmall. Christmas is a month away and that time will fly by as well. To that end, […]
Saturday morning was nice, so I loaded the dogs, took them to the beach, grabbed a coffee, then headed out for some sketching time. Decided to try some downtown sketching and picked the Coos Head Food Co-op and nearby buildings in North Bend, Ore. Granted, the perspective is a little off and so are the […]
Haven’t had much time lately to pursue actual artwork. And that’s OK — have to keep the day job so I can keep the supplies stocked. But I did want to try something new, just to stretch the brain cells. Been following some urban sketchers on the Internet. I have a ton of sketchbooks, some […]
Yes, I almost missed Mother’s Day, but three different designs to celebrate the mom in your life are for sale at Bayside Coffee in Charleston. There are two days left; hurry in to get yours before they’re gone. And yes, Father’s Day is just around the corner! Fresh Father’s Day designs will be available soon. […]
Happy spring! Er, summer?
A lot has happened in the last few months. I can hardly believe my last blog post was last year. Yeah. Crazy. Since then, Christmas, New Year’s, Groundhog Day, friends’ birthdays, travel to California and Washington, St. Patrick’s Day, Presidents’ Day and more all have passed. Good grief! Time flies, whether having fun or not. […]
Christmas cards for sale just in time for the holidays at Bayside Coffee As Bayside Coffee posted on its Facebook page, only 18 shopping days remain until Christmas! An easy way to send your loved ones some fishy Christmas love is with fish- and shellfish-themed Christmas cards, for sale exclusively at Bayside Coffee in Charleston, […]
New! Cards based on artwork
I’ve had some requests for greeting cards of some of my artwork but haven’t gotten around to getting anything done. Until now. Today, I edited all the photos of all my artwork and turning them into cards. Some of the cards are originals, but some are printed copies of larger artwork, with greetings printed on […]