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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.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Things to look forward to....

Today is the last day of the sale at the Artisan Gallery in Eagle, Idaho.

January I have a show of Idaho Landscape Paintings in Moscow, Idaho at The Cafe Silos. -I just can't get enough Idaho.- February 13th, 2009 I have my first figure painting show, I am so excited! The show will be at The Artisan Gallery in Eagle, Idaho and up for the month. There will be an opening reception on the 13th so please mark the date and join me and ALL NEW WORK!! The show is called "Erotica" and it will be a showing of my paintings and work by Karen Neiderhut, and Mark Davis. The Gallery at Hyde Park in the North end of Boise, Idaho will be featuring a collection of my work in April. Finally The Loft Gallery in Hailey, Idaho will be hosting a show and reception at a date to be announced! 2009 is going to be great and abundant year and I am bursting at the seams to tie up the loose ends of 2008 so that I can begin the work ahead.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

First Thursday at foxtrot to View my new paintings!

1419 W Grove street

from 5 -9 pm


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Ladies and Gentleman get ready for this years soup party!! This years event will be a little different, even I don't know what to expect! Live music, a bar, soup, artwork, fantastic people! The only certain thing is the artwork and pottery are BEAUTIFUL and Patrick will be ladling soup for those of you there to support me and my art. I will have about 150 pieces of pottery, lots of jewelry, and beautiful paintings. Please join us and bring your friends and family to consider purchasing holiday gifts at my event!


4-7pm (on Sunday after Thanksgiving)

1419 W Grove street (in the Linen district)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November First Thursday

This Thursday is first Thursday and I have all my new paintings beautifully displayed at Foxtrot 1419 W. Grove Street. One painting has already sold and all of the small pieces are priced very reasonably so that I can share this beauty with EVERYONE! I will be at foxtrot late in the evening (after 7pm) and the paintings will be up throughout December or until they sell. Thanks for your interest!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Boise Weekly Cover Auction

All of the Artwork on the Boise Weekly is donated by the artist. Each year the weekly has an art auction to sell all of the art (there are a lot of weeks in a year!) and this years is November 12, 2008 at the Idaho State Historical Museum. Doors open at 5pm and the Live auction is at 6pm.

I have a piece and it is a painting of the Black cliffs in the foothills. It may be and opportunity to get a piece of my work for a low price!! Hope you find a beauty to bid on!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


8th Annual SOUP PARTY

Holiday Art Sale!!

November 30, 2008 - 4-7 pm - at Foxtrot

I am hard at work in my studio preparing for this years event. For those of you that are new to this event it began as a way for me to share my pottery with friends. The idea was that you would buy a bowl and I would fill it with some home made soup. Then it just kept growing and growing and became a way for folks to get unique Christmas gifts directly from a local artist. For the first time this event is being hosted at a business and I will be able to focus on chatting with guests about my artwork. Paintings and jewelry will also be available.

WHERE: Foxtrot Style for Living in the Linen District 1419 W. Grove Street Boise, Idaho (208) 344-0979

WHEN: November 30th, 2008 -Sunday- from 4-7 pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


WHEN: October 2 / 6-9 pm / First Thursday
WHERE: Foxtrot Style For Living /
1419 W. Grove St. / 344-0979
For those you know, for those you love, & even for you! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy an evening you will not want to miss, embracing all those that cancer has touched. Enjoy delicious pastries, cancer fighting treats, wine and a full bar. There will be live music and fun for all!
I will be featuring "pink" jewelry as well as my clay canvas pendant necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.
Percentages of each sale will go to fighting cancer!
Hope to see you and your friends!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Soup Party

The 8th Annual SOUP PARTY is comming soon!

I had such success at last years holiday art sale that I am moving this art sale to Foxtrot Style for Living in the Linin District! We are shooting for November 30, 2008 from 4-7pm. I am hard at work thowing pottery and creating more signature chopstick bowls since they were such a hit last year. Here are some of the items I will have at the show.