Summer Open Studio/Sale!
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This weekend Saturday, August 4th, I am hosting a summer open studio! From 11am – 5pm, come tour my studio, gardens and browse a wide variety of affordable art for sale. Enjoy a glass of wine and be the first … Read More

COSM Journal
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Honored to be featured in the latest volume of the COSM Journal of Visionary Culture, Love! ¬†This beautiful publication produced by Alex and Alyson Grey, COSM Press, highlights visionary artists, thinkers and community builders dedicated to transformative living around the … Read More

Costa Rica
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Back in February, we took some needed R & R and ventured to Costa Rica for 10 days. In short, it was an amazing trip which enriched my vision to create! ūüôā We rented a car and traveled around the … Read More

Summer Art Shows- Dragons + Littles
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Portland friends/followers- you can see my work in two wonderful group shows during June and July. I’m pleased to again be part of this fabulous local juried show which I have participated in since 2015, curated by the talented Alea … Read More

Cat Quilt + Portland’5
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  Currently on display at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, in a show entitled “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”, this sweet piece is dedicated to my feline companions. I don’t often paint still lifes, but for this show it seemed … Read More

Universal Love + Portland Love Show
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    agape- “an ancient greek term referring to the highest form of love” ¬†“a response of the¬†heart to all existence of life” ¬†“in a state of wonder” “universal love” ¬†“spiritual love” In a nutshell, these various definitions describe my … Read More

WordPress Tips – Security Basics
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Welcome to my new series of WordPress tips!¬† Let’s start this topic off with a bang and talk¬†security… If you run¬†a WordPress site, it needs ongoing protection or¬†sooner or later you’ll run into difficulty. ¬†As hackers, spammers and bots get … Read More

Holiday Show/Sale + New Paintings!
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It’s that time of year again… Happy Holidays! A collection of my small originals and prints are on sale this month:   RPS ONLINE SHOP HOLIDAY SALE For the next two weeks (December 6-20), I’m running a holiday sale in … Read More

Reflection painting, Siren Nation
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  re-flec-tion 1. the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. “the¬†reflection of light” 2. serious thought or consideration. Synonyms: contemplation, pondering, mediation.   I created this painting for the Siren Nation … Read More

Fall Shows, Sacred Connection + Ecstatic Joy
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This fall/holiday season, I am happy to once again be in multiple gallery shows! ¬†For the month of October, two of my recent pieces are on display: Sacred Connection and Ecstatic Joy.¬† It’s my third time participating in Splendorporium’s Tarot/Day … Read More

Reflections in the Fall Garden
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  An extraordinary magnificence In her dying hour Leaves fly through the air Like flecks of gold   Fleeting but never forgotten She turns within Deep embers burning A rebirth unfolds   (short poem I wrote recently) It’s harvest time … Read More

New Site Launch: Soft Brush Studio
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Latest website from the studio!   Darlene Kaplan of Soft Brush Studio creates serene and beautiful Oriental brush paintings in addition to offering art classes year round. Her work is just lovely, isn’t it?¬†For this site, the goal was to … Read More

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