Old Beach Cottage painting + Siren Nation show







So, I’ve finally placed the finishing touches on The Old Beach Cottage, inspired by the beautiful Oregon coast! It will be on display in ‘Paths to the Pacific Northwest’ Thursday, November 5

I started this small piece (6″ x 8″) a few years ago, but then put it aside in favor of larger pieces. Finally, our trip to Newport this past summer moved me to finish it. At the coast, you can feel the pure essence of nature and its vastness- the power of the ocean, the majesty of overhanging cliffs, the longevity of weather-beaten trees and rooftops which have been there for generations. Kites fly in the sky, and dogs run and play gleefully. Cozy cottages are nestled next to one another in the hills. My vision was to capture this warm feeling of timelessness, nature’s beauty and joyful moments.



Old Beach Cottage and Coyotes Under the Moon will be available for sale in ‘Paths to the Pacific Northwest‘, and I’m excited to be part of this group show featuring 30 local women artists.  The show opens Thursday November 5,  6-8 PM at Albina Press, 5012 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR.

Old Beach Cottage‘ prints are also now available in the RPS shop!
Plus check out the special value print set – ‘Old Beach Cottage‘ + ‘Joyful Spirit. These two pieces would look beautiful together in a beach-themed room, don’t you think? Save $5 on the set. 🙂

Old Beach Cottage + Joyful Spirit print set


 Every year we rent a charming old beach cottage in Newport for a family weekend (If you’re looking for rentals one of our favorites is bayshore-rentals.com). Here are some of the scenes that inspired me the most….



Is anything happier than dogs (or little ones) playing in the ocean? Phantom and Kiva are in dog heaven- especially when grandad brings frisbees!



Yaquina Head lighthouse with prairie in full bloom.


 Endless water and sky ♥


“Smell the sea, and feel the sky,
Let your soul and spirit fly,
Into the mystic…”

― Van Morrison