Upcoming Workshops for 2015

Be Hopeful  18" x 24"   Paper clay and acrylic on canvas
 I am pleased to announce a couple of upcoming Paper Clay Workshops!

Mendocino Art Center
5 days in a fabulous art center on the California Coast
June 15–19, 2015 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Mendocino, CA
An in depth, hand on workshop in paper clay and mixed media for beginners and advanced alike.
Click here for details

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
3 Days at a beautiful art center on the Oregon Coast
September 2-4, 2015 (Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm)
Otis, OR  (near Lincoln City)
A three day intensive in paper clay bas-relief for all skill levels.
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I am working on a couple of others, so check back. And thanks for visiting my blog/website!


Lotus Lilies

This project was a commission for some friends of mine. I normally don't do commissions, but could not resist this one because they let me do whatever I wanted for a special wall in their home. So I chose to do lotus lilies, a beautiful flower with magical meaning. They grown form murky mud into majestic splendor, a living metaphor for transcendence. I used gold metallic paint for this project to go in their very formal home.

All my work begins with a loose thumbnail sketch
Then I enlarge the drawing and refine it.
Here is the clay work before it was painted.

Lotus Lilies     Three 12" x 12" panels   Paper Clay on wood Panels


Paper Clay Workshop, Painting Day!

I am always amazed at how many different styles there are in class,  everyone with their own way of making art. Some beginners, others well seasoned, all fun loving, helpful and trying something new. We come together to make art, and we make friends.

I love the black and white stage.And when the colors come out, magic happens. Not everyone finishes. The day goes by too fast.  And we wish it would last. I am grateful in so many ways.


This weekend's Paper Clay Workshop at Lincoln Gallery in Eugene

Today's workshop was fantastic. So many great artists in one room,  all working with a brand new medium and making art together. I am always amazed at how well people do that have never worked with paper clay before.

Today we sculpted. Tomorrow we paint!
Can't wait!
Stay tuned...