The colors are so vivid, I am loving the seaweed studies.
West coast artist, naturalist & low-key explorer.
A LIFE OF QUIET ADVENTURE
I've been a professional nature-based artist & designer since 2000, and a teacher of the same for almost half that time. In September 2012, I sold my house & most of my possessions, packed my art supplies in a minivan and bid adieu to my friends in Portland, Oregon to embark on a year-long west coast art-making adventure.
That was 2+ years ago. Since the very beginning of that sabbatical, the Salish Sea habitats & inhabitants have captured my heart. Everyday out here I get to explore, live in and depict the forested coast nature that I've adored since my childhood in Northern California's Bay Area and a rural family farm farther north, where we harvested prunes and walnuts outside the town of Corning, the "Olive Capital of the World."
My current adventuring is undertaken away from the city centers where I've lived all my adult life, so that I can once again experience the slower cycles of nature in-depth. It's about as far away as I can get from my college years in New York City!
I've learned that having a temporary home base for at least a few months in a given locale from which to explore suits my low-key adventure style best. None of that "Tuesday, Paris; Wednesday, Rome" breakneck itinerary. Or adrenaline shit like white water rafting or bungee jumping. I'm not out to conquer or prove anything.
No matter their form - drawings, paintings, photos, sculptures or crafted items - my highly detailed works are directly inspired by the bit of nature with which I'm currently obsessed, And my work is always a visual celebration of the small overlooked details & interconnections in all things.
In my mind, “people, plants and animals” or “art, craft and design” are not so different from one another. Everything and everyone are interconnected and similar — it's just a matter of each functioning with a different set of materials, and at varying speeds and scales.
EXPLORE WITH ME
You can vicariously & virtually participate in my explorations via my blog, instagram & twitter feeds.
Artist, Naturalist & quiet adventurer in the islands of the Salish Sea.
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Orders are processed, printed, packaged & mailed within 7-10 business days of receiving payment. Rush processing & delivery is not available here in the islands. You can be assured that your items are packaged well against damage in transit. Shipping costs for listed items cover postage, packaging materials & getting to the nearest post office (not always straight-forward here in the islands!).
International orders are accepted but delivery outside of the U.S. cannot be guaranteed. You are responsible for any custom taxes or fees - I cannot lower the customs value amount, or mark it as a gift.
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Additional policies and FAQs
Q: Do you offer custom or commissioned work such as custom artwork or website/blog design?
A: I adore special projects, but living remotely and working on my own projects generally keeps my days too filled to accept commissioned work.
Q: What sizes/formats do you offer in your shop?
A: I offer the following print sizes, based on the original artwork dimensions: 8.5" x 11" , 13" x 19" & 16" x 20". I do not offer prints on canvas, or sell digital copies of my work.
Q: Do you offer rush processing of an order?
A: No, sorry! I work and live among the Salish Sea islands, not all of which have daily postal service. My prints are printed ASAP in the order that they are received.