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Why do I paint fish and ocean critters?

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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More sketching

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 […]

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Perfect weather – and trying something new

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 […]

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Something’s Fishy about Mother’s Day cards…

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. […]

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Something’s Fishy!

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, […]

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Been away for awhile

Being an artist is no easy task. Fun, but not easy. I’ve sold only one painting and a handful of cards. And that’s OK. My goal now is to get exposure. Not sure how I’m going to do that (I’m researching), but I decided to jump in the deep end of the art pool and […]

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First blog post

No, the picture is no indication of my mood — the fish is grumpy, but I’m not! This is actually a pretty cool day: I’ve started a blog and am moving more into art marketing. Self-promotion and all that. I guess this means a commitment. Woo-hoo! So to kick it all off, here’s a 5×7 […]