Process of From Dark to Light, March 2022

When I applied with this project for the 2022 Land Art Exhibition at the Idaho Botanical Garden I had no idea what it would take. I learned a great deal about pine needle baskets and how much actually goes into making one. I spent hours and hours creating this work but I loved every step of the way.

Creating the Tree Cozies March 2021

This was my second project for the Land Art Exhibition at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. Fun and endearing.

Falling Leaves, March 2020

These are work in progress photos of the ephemeral installation Falling Leaves. As I expressed in my artist statement, installations are really where I find my voice. From hand building my first leaf to the actual installation and beyond, this project was truly fulfilling and I am hoping for more of this kind in the future. 

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Governor’s Arts Award – March 22, 2018

I am honored that one of my pieces, Royal Purple, was chosen as one of the awards to be handed out during the Governor’s Arts Award Gala at the Biltmore in Phoenix. In an unusual tide Dennis Rowland and Doug Hyde both received an Artist award. Dennis is a well known vocalist, actor, recording artist, and music director, and was the voice of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra from 1984 to 1997.

In 2013 he suffered a stroke and a near-fatal cerebral hemorrhage. Through his unyielding determination he is back on stage and in classrooms where he has generously shared his knowledge over the years.

It was wonderful to meet Dennis. Out of all the honorees, he touched my heart the most. 

Memories of China Show

I was invited by Gallery Fifty Five in McCall, Idaho, to be the Guest Artist for December 2017. The show Memories of China was a great success and several pieces sold.

It is wonderful to be connected with a community of wonderful and talented artists.  My work can now be seen in this gallery on a permanent basis.

Celadon Pond

Fires of Change at 516Arts in Albuquerque

Thanks to Bryan David Griffith the show Fires of Change was exhibited one more time – this time at 516Arts in Albuquerque, a wonderful space with lots of great shows. Check them out at 

The show ran from May 27 to July 22, 2017. We had a great time reconnecting and installing the show a couple of days prior to opening. Bonnie Peterson, Jennifer Gunlock, Saskia Jorda, Helen Padilla, Kathleen Brennan, and Bryan David Griffith were all there, and we had a blast. Thank you everyone for making this such a great event.

Jingdezhen Slide Show

There are many impressions from my artist residency at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, that I want to share with you. I hope this slide show will give you a few more glimpses into this fascinating world. Enjoy!

Jingdezhen, China, October 18 – November 29, 2016 – part 2

Almost time to say good bye

My last couple of days of my residency have arrived. What a wonderful, amazing, enriching time I have had.  All that remains now is to pack up my work and getting it ready to ship to Los Angeles. Brian and I are sharing a crate. Once the crate arrives I will take photos and put them on my website so that you can see some of what I have been working on.

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