"Purple Sticky Geranium" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - For Sale - Recent studies discovered that this Montana flower is actually carnivorous.
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"Last Chance at Dusk" - Dye on Silk - 20" x 16" - For Sale - Sometimes the best catch of the day happens as the colors of dusk flood in.
"Riding the Current" - Dye on Silk - 20" x 24" - For Sale - I love to paint fish, and in Montana waters we can see them.
"Rippling Water Whispers" - 11" x 14" - Sold -This is by walks along the small creeks along Going to the Sun Road in Glacier.
"Little Rocket of the Sky" - 8" x 10" - Sold- Occasionally I see hummingbirds in my yard.
"Glacier's Offerings" - 28" x 36" - For Sale -This is by walks along the small creeks along Going to the Sun Road in Glacier as well. This piece was a challenge just because of its size in relation to the detail with the gutta.
"Into the Future" - 11" x 14" - For Sale at Paris Gibson Museum Store -This is inspired by many of the young people in the farming community coming back to run the farm with the love of their lives to start a family.
"Snap of Twig" - 19" x 20" - For Sale - In the Fall it seems the deer all of a sudden become wary. Any other time, they are in the front yard, eating the trees!
"Untamed" - Dye on Silk - 20" x 24" - For Sale - This horse challenges the viewer as the storm approaches.
"Western Wood Pewee" - 11" x 14" - For Sale - Birds bring the hope of spring.
"Moose Drool" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - For Sale - In Glacier I have seen more moose in June when there is still a lot of snow pack, forcing animals down for fresh grass.
"Cougar" - Dye on Silk - 16" x 20" - For Sale - There have been many sightings of cougars on the plains where I live - Not a cute "kitty."
"Bull Rushes at the Lake" - Dye on Silk - 8" x 10" - Sold - Our lakes and wetlands make wonderful habitat for our birds.
"Red Fox" - 8" x 10" - Sold -There are many little foxes around Power where I teach. Lovely to see.
"Bugle Call" - Dye on Silk - 18" x 20" - sold- Elk are one of Montana's majestic treasures.
"A Breath Beyond the Golden Hour" - 8" x 10" - Sold - I love this time of evening in the evening shallows where the birds come to rest.
"Something to Crow About" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - For Sale - Crows are an important part of many cultures in Montana.
"Montana Kill Deer" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - For Sale - The call of the killdeer is a comfort when hiking out in the fields of Montana.
"Purple Sticky Geranium" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - For Sale - This little purple flower is a tough beauty of Montana. It is even known to be carnivorous.
"Montana Wolf" - Dye on Silk - 24" x 24" - For Sale - Although wolves are controversial in Montana, they are beautiful creatures.
"Morning Rippling Water" - 8" x 10" -Sold- In Montana I love the transition from the mountains to the plains.
"Meadows at Sunset" - Dye on Silk - These are four panels of 13" x 24" that fit together in an old farm house window - For Sale - This would be a beautiful view from a cabin window.
"Valley Rest" - 11" x 14" - Sold- As we all are isolated in our homes, I dream of summer and hikes in the mountains.
"Horned Owl" - Dye on Silk - 18" x 24" - Sold - Growing up owls were majestic predators.
"Yellow Rumped Warbler" - 8" x 10" - For Sale -At the tail end of winter, we look forward to little slips of color from Montana's birds.
"Western Tanager" - 11" x 14" - For Sale -This little bird is a beautiful example of how nature uses complementary colors.
"Canyon Wren" - 8" x 10" - For Sale -This sweet little bird steals my heart with its shot of bright red.
"River Trout" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - Sold- I have been playing more with a mixture of black and clear gutta to create underwater reflections on the fish.
"A Moment Before Winter" - 8" x 10" - For Sale Autumn is my favorite and shortest season in Montana.
"Ruby" - 16" x 20" - Sold-This is a portrait of Ruby, a friend's beloved pet. Would you need a pet portrait?
"Back view of St. Mary's" - Dye on Silk - 11'” x 14'” - For Sale at Paris Gibson Museum Store - A fellow hiker shared a photograph of this with me and allowed me to use it for a silk painting.
"Summer Thunder" - Dye on Silk - 23.5" x 27.5" framed and matted - For Sale - I have an affinity for the massive windmills in our area. They are like immense moving modern sculpture. Last summer Nature provided a thunder and lightening storm that roared through Great Falls, MT. A lightening strike literally melted the blades on one of the windmills. I was curious if I could replicate such an effect. I used a pearl gutta to create the lightening.
"White Tailed Eagle" - Dye on Silk - 8" x 10" - Sold - The white tailed eagle is one of the largest eagles in North America.
"Montana Cutthroat" - Dye on Silk - 28"” x 24” - Sold - My son loves fishing and has asked me to explore other species of fish. Playing with the color and light on the rocks continues to be an experinment. I also played with pearl gutta to create a shimmer and shift of light on the scales.
"Quiet Splash" - Dye on Silk - 8" x 10" - Sold - I enjoyed playing with watermarks and clear gutta with this one.
"Montana Red Band Trout" - Dye on Silk - 11'” x 14'” - Sold - This trout was the original Montana trout in the 1800's. As other species were introduced, this trout became more rare, living more in more isolated pools.
"Sunset in the Valley" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - Sold - First Place at Montana State Fair 2018 in Mixed Media - Summer sunsets in Montana can be breathtaking.
"Saint Mary's Lake" - Dye on Silk - Sold - Montana State Fair 2018 permanent collection - 12" x 16" - This is a yearly stop at Saint Mary's Lake for me at Glacier.
"Sunflowers" - Dye on Silk - 8” x 10” - Sold - A dear friend of mine has always loved sunflowers, and she gifted me some for my garden. I was delighted they actually grew.
"Pheasant" - 11" x 14" - For Sale -I have to dodge these colorful birds almost everyday on the way to work.
"Cloud Shadows on Autumn Creek" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - Sold - Montana has extreme seasons. One of my favorites is Fall, although it is short and glorious.
"Bluebird" - Dye on Silk - 11” x 14” -Sold- This year my trees were full of chattering birds. When fall cleared the leaves, I could spy many of the birds and their intricate nests.
"Fawn at Dawn" - Dye on Silk - 14'” x 18'” - Sold- I cannot wait for the new births of spring.
"Spring Hummingbird" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - sold - Hummingbirds are common visitors in my front yard in the summer.
"Daffodils" - Dye on Silk - 11'” x 14'” - Sold- As winter in Montana drags on, I so look forward to the first flowers of spring.
"Aurora Borealis" - Dye on Silk - 22'” x 28'” - Sold - I had wanted to try a pattern I already had in brighter colors. While painting I spilled an entire bottle of neon green dye, so I quickly decided I would make the Northern Lights!
"Morning Blush" - Dye on Silk - 12'” x 36'” - Sold - First Place at Montana State Fair 2017 in Mixed Media- I love being in the mountains early in the morning.
"Montana Vista" - Dye on Silk - 11” x 14” - Sold - I painted this picture from a reference photo taken by Jason Olthof of Mountain Man Photography. He is an avid hiker, and I appreciate the views he captures.
"Fall Trees in the Park" - Dye on Silk - 11” x 14” - Sold - The fall trees in the parks this year in Great Falls were beautiful this year.
"Autumn Creek" - Dye on Silk - Sold - Fall view auctioned at Paris Gibson Museum of Art.
"Montana Trout" - Dye on Silk - 34” x 29” - Sold - Nearly 20 years ago I did some art work involving underwater habitats for Fish Wildlife and Parks. I recently decided to revisit the topic of underwater wildlife. I also played with clear gutta to create the dapples on the trout and the rocks.
"Montana Elk" - Dye on Silk- 22" x 18" framed and matted - Sold - Here I wanted to play with the cool colors balanced between top and bottom. I also tried a pearl gutta to create some texture on the Elk's fur. Elk are iconic wildlife in Montana.
"Oso" (Bear) - Dye on Silk - 22" x 28" - For Sale - Here I used gutta much like pen and ink to create the texture of the fur. Greens, burgundies, and deep blues were used for shadows. Grizzlies are only one impressive example of Montana wildlife I have seen at Glacier.
"Montana Elk" - Dye on Silk - 16" x 20" - Sold (Quick Finish)- On the Front Range near Choteau, Montana, the elk are on the move as hunting season begins.
"Hidden Lake" - Dye on Silk - 14" x 18" - Sold - This is a tribute to Hidden Lake in Glacier and its beauty. Seeing parts of Glacier charred this summer was very emotional for me.
"Caballos" - Dye on Silk - 21" x 28" - Sold- A friend took a photo of these two, and I wanted to see how the gutta would work for details of horsehair and how the dye would work on their bone structure.
"Red Barn" - Dye on Silk - 8" x 18" -Sold - I love fall in Montana as well as old buildings who have stories to tell.
"Summer Lilies" - Dye on Silk Scarf (Which can be hung, framed, or worn) - Only a segment shown here - 52" x 7.5" - Sold - This piece was painted at the Montana State Fair during demonstrations. I referenced orange lilies from my garden.
"Mountain Ram" - Dye on Silk - 16" x 20" - Sold - I have been working on "controlling" watermarks in evening skies as well as shading on wildlife.
"Untamed" - Gutta on Silk - 20" x 24" - Sold at Quick Finish at Shadows of the Past - This piece is gutta only and went to the quick finish to dye. I have had requests for prints in the black and white form and can do that. This pose reminds me of trying to train horses as a teenager. Often my horse said, "I don't think so!"
"Pura Vida" - Dye on Silk Scarf - Partial View - 8" x 60" - Sold - My grandmother had lived in Costa Rica for about 20 years, and I recently was able to travel there myself. I fell in love with the bright sticking of the locals and tried to duplicate the look in silk. "Pura Vida" is also a friendly universal phrase from Costa Rica. It means Pure Life.
"Montana Wheat" - Dye on Silk Scarf - 8" x 60" - Sold - I find ripe wheat against Montana Sky beautiful and peaceful.
"Summer Daisies" - Dye of Silk Scarf (which can be hung, framed, or worn)- 52" x 8" - Only section shown - Sold, - I was demonstrating silk painting at the Montana State Fair, so I quickly grabbed some daisies from my garden to reference. I love silk painting for its vibrancy and intense color. This image was chosen for Colors of Fall advertising.
"Back of Bridger Bowl" - Dye on Silk - 8" x 10" - Sold - This is a place my son loved to explore while attending college in Bozeman, Montana.
"Undaunted by Hail" - Dye on Silk - Sold - Lewis and Clark Foundation sponsored a competition for artists to compete to create a kite to represent our city and show in a traveling exhibit throughout the country. The design for the 10ft kite needed to be based on journal entries of Lewis and Clark from our area. I enjoyed reading the journals, and one involving a story of hunting near a butte while surviving a hail storm with large hail inspired my design. I was thrilled to win the commission. See the silk painting process page to see how the kite progressed from start to finish.
"Serenity at Sunset" - Dye on Silk- 11" x 14" - Sold - This is a smaller version of an asymmetrical design with a wolf, a controversial animal in Montana.
"Golden Harvest" - Dye on Silk - 11" x 14" - Sold - In Autumn the edges of the wheat fields near Power, Montana have random wheat stalks standing tall after missing the blade of the combine.