Kids and meditating: 7 tips

Kids in school, kids out of school, where to have school…when the world is full of uncertainty, meditation can calm everyone, even children. I know you’re thinking, “My kids are too lively to sit quietly for anything!” My experience as a teaching artist has taught me a few tricks for settling them down and getting […]

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Peek …Into the Woods

Into the Woods: Families Making Art in Nature was just released on two more platforms, the Barnes and Noble Nook and the Rakuten Kobo. Just the right size to tuck into a bag or pocket, the paperback version is available on Amazon.  Look to the right on this page for Watercolor Printed Leaves, a free […]

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Into the Woods: It’s out!

  PAPERBACK IS OUT! •     KINDLE RELEASE JUNE 3:  PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON   •     APPLE BOOKS release date:   JUNE 10  • Discover your family’s inner artist in the great outdoors!  Into the Woods includes  12+ chapters of family-friendly games and art activities designed to engage the senses and get your family in touch with nature at any […]

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Hand prints and Nature Prints

Here are a few photos of hand-printed clothing that was to have been (using that verb tense a lot these days!) in the Marblehead show.  I had planned to exhibit a selection of women’s shirts, canvas bags, and black aprons. I printed most of what you see here last fall (before all the leaves dropped), […]

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Leaves Two Ways: Yosemite Valley

  I’ll be an artist-in-residence at Yosemite in June, based in the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.  If you will be in the valley, come join the art class from 10-2 PM Monday to Saturday. You’ll learn to draw, paint and print leaves from the Sierra Nevada, no need to bring anything but yourself […]

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Smithsonian Classes: Fish and Leaf Prints

This spring I’m teaching for the first time at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.! On April 27, I’ll be teaching watercolor and printmaking in a 5 hour workshop called Leaves Two Ways.    First you’ll transform contour drawings of leaves into transparent watercolor paintings.  Then you’ll use the same leaves to make leaf prints using […]

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Georgetown Public Art

  I received this mural commission in July 2018 to design and paint eight nine-foot columns in an open-air plaza at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Over eight days, my assistant Morgan and I started at 7 AM to avoid the July heat. First we primed and then painted the columns, taping and painting […]

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New Yosemite watercolors

  Yosemite Falls in June (watercolor and ink on paper, 8 x 6 inches) and two other new paintings from my time in the park this past June show up in the new video by SR/A Gallery in Chevy Chase MD.   You’ll find them in the first 30 seconds of this 1 minute video. […]

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Summer in the Sierra

If you’re traveling out west this summer, I’ll be in Yosemite National Park for two weeks as an artist-in-residence beginning June 11. I’ll be teaching a 4 hour class called Painting and Printing the Park each day (except Sunday) from 10-2. Here’s a link to more info on the Yosemite Conservancy site. I’ll be posting […]

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Big thanks!

Sending out a very big thanks to everyone who came to the SR/A gallery opening! I was lucky enough to sell a painting that first evening, a watercolor from Yosemite National Park’s Soda Springs. The other paintings I’m showing are from Yosemite too.  The biggest piece is a white-line woodcut of Kolana Peak in the […]

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