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Boise, Idaho, United States

Artist's Bio
As a child, my mother allowed me to paint and draw on the walls of a spare room to my heart’s content. My parents would whitewash each exploration of art so I would always have a fresh canvas and no attachment to my previous discoveries. At the age of 12 my father taught me how to oil paint. At 15, I was offered a scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania’s Governors School of Arts for painting. During this six week program, I became a Pottery student and returned home to work with world renowned potter Jack Troy at Juniata College. Soon after, I began to attend classes at Juniata and apprentice for Jack Troy.

I continued my education at Boise State University earning a B.F.A with an emphasis in Painting and Pottery and a K-12 certified teaching degree. I then opened the “Garage Gallery,” my small art business.

For me, art comes from an ephemeral experience, such as sitting on a rock getting ready to begin a rock climb. I notice the wind feather in the grasses below and my next painting unfolds before me. Creating is my way of communicating through color, texture, line, and form. Idaho rivers and landforms carry a story and significant value to me. As an artist of the western landscape, I remember the forms of earth I visit and paint them as they resonate in my memory. The draining of snowmelt in the foothills, the way it carves the land on its way to the river, and the cultivatation of the farmland inspires my work. The colors at the close of each day define my palette.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Creators, Makers, and Doers!

Brooke Burton created a beautiful portrait of me on the Boise City Arts and History web site. Scope the "Creators, Makers, and Doers" to read about our intimate conversation. She got me to open up and share parts of myself that were buried with time and life. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

This clay canvas was recently delivered to long time (20 years!!) patrons! Good thing I have not changed my email or phone in almost 2 decades because we lost touch and they still had my original business card! Creating art for this lovely couple took me on a journey beyond my imagination. I learned the power of giving and gratitude and was reinforced with love by humanity. I learn so much when I get the chance to humbly create for someone. This winter I look forward to more time in the clay studio as I work on paintings non-stop. There is never enough time for all I wish to do so I patiently look forward to opportunities to delve into my other media. HUGS!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Spunky New tumblers!

I am hoping to keep better at updated my studio adventures!! More to come!! For now, here is a peek at my wacky cups! These are wheel thrown, carved and under glazed, fired and sanded, and then finally glaze fired! These little vessels make me happy!! Salute!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Aslo Available....

 20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas  "Before The Storm"  

  20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas  "Boise Foothills"

   20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas   "Wishing Across the River"

  20" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas  "Dreaming of Blue Skies"

Acrylic on Clay  5 1/2" x 7" x 1 3/4"    "Opening"

 Acrylic on Clay  10" x 12" 1 3/4" "Earth, Sage, Sky"

 Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas  10" x 30" x 1 3/4"  "Happy Boulders"

Acrylic on Canvas  20" x 24"   "The Farm"

Acrylic on Canvas  5" x 7"   "Meditation"

 Acrylic on Canvas  20" x 24"  "Puddle Wishes"

 Acrylic on Canvas  11" x 14"  "Shoshoni Flats"

 Acrylic on Canvas  24" x 20"  "Sage Exhile"

 Acrylic on Clay  5" x 7"  "The Great Stacker"

   Acrylic on Clay  5" x 7"   "Tractor"

  Acrylic on MDF  9" x 12"      "Folded Hills"

  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas  24" x 48"  "Mantra"

  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas   18" x 36"  "Oregon Trail"

  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas  48" x 60"  "Flight to Sawtooths"

  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas  24" x 36"  "Coast is Clear"

  Acrylic on canvas  9" x 12"   "The Cliffs"

  Acrylic on canvas 9"x12"  "Idaho Lovers"

  Acrylic on MDF  9" x 12"    "Earth Redeeming Power"

  Acrylic on canvas board   14" x 18"  "Sage Friends"

  Acrylic on Canvas  11" x 14"   "Water Line"

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Showing at Initial Point Gallery for the Month of February

Please Join me at the Opening Reception for "BOLD EXPRESSIONS"
Tuesday, February 4th - 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Initial Point Gallery, Meridian City Hall, 33 E Broadway Ave. Third Floor.

Art Work by Artist Sherri K. Young Stehle and myself.

I have completely new sculptural works of layers of resin in ceramics that relate to my 2D art and all new (2013-2014) paintings that explore the Expression, "The other side of the Fence" Including themes of Idaho Landscape, Barns, Farming, Sagebrush and Idaho History.
You will have plenty of space to stand in front of many beautiful works of art.

Feel free to invite friends. Hope to see you there! 

Best Wishes,

Show will be up for the month of February!

Monday, May 20, 2013


 Idaho, Enduring Spirit

These paintings are both my proposals for a public mural at the Boise Airport. I am a finalist among 2 other very talented artists and am thrilled. I love Idaho and would be honored to be selected. Public comments close today and a decision will soon be made.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012