Greetings from Troutdale,
I am happy to share with you my new work from my recent trip to Arizona. I have created two new portfolios, one under Landscapes and one under WaterColors II. In the Landscapes I have new images of Lower Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ. Also, an image of Chapel of the Holy Cross, in Sedona, AZ. Under the WaterColors II the new images are from Oak Creek, Sendona, AZ. Below are a few of my favorites! I hope you will enjoy the new work!
2014 Desktop Calendars now available! Come get yours this Saturday July 20th, 2013 at the Gresham Art Walk in historic downtown Gresham, OR. From 9am -5pm.
Lloyd Center Beard’s Framing presents
On display from May 1st to 30th
I am thrilled to be the Featured Artist for the month of May. I will be showing photographs depicting familiar Northwest landscapes and abstract bodies of colorful undulating water.
Join us for a reception on Friday, May 10th from 5pm -7pm. Come out, enjoy refreshments and meet me! See you soon!
Lloyd Center Beard's Framing
1025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-9 , Sun 11-6
Last weekend, I visited the Wildwood Recreation area. This spot was a favorite of mine during my thesis work at PNCA in 2001 and captured one of my favorite images “Dreams”. It felt great to return to this spot and brought back many memories. Although it is getting a little late in the fall season, there were still a few maple trees to enjoy in its beautiful fall yellow color and low laying fog along the river. When I came here in 2001, I was using my Mamiya 7II and still getting
used to all the settings and rangefinder. I thought it would be only fitting for me to come back to this area and try out my early Christmas gift from my husband, the new Nikon D600. I had an idea of what I wanted to photograph at the Salmon River, Wildwood Recreation that afternoon, but when it did not materialize I didn’t feel as if I had to do my usual images of water reflections. The landscape presented itself in another manner.
I found myself looking at the magical mystical light and fog along the river. While I was standing at the side of the river and enjoying the relaxing sounds of crashing water against the rocks I was caught off guard by the splashing salmon in the river. I
was able to capture a few frames of this salmon before it swam off. I continued up the trail and found another area where the natural stream runs through the area; here I came upon more salmon taking a rest under a fallen log across the stream bed. I was lucky enough to see one of the salmon in its mature state, with its dark reddish color and hooked nose. I later learned from a sign that the camp hose posted that there were at least seven fish from here to the Salmon River.
Over the years, I have continued to return and capture my water color images along the Wilson River. This past
Saturday I returned for my sixth visit. When I left Portland it was still cloudy but by the time I arrived at the river the sun was out. With Otto by my side we made our way down the nature trail to the edge of the Wilson River to find a quite spot between a couple of fallen trees and the stream bed. I positioned myself for several minutes capturing different variations of sky reflections off the water and rocks. We made our way back to the parking area, then went back along the river and walked down the rock beds to the base of the river by the bridge; here the glow of the river was just spectacular! I spent about
an hour here just listening to the rumbling sound of the river and soothing reflecting colors off of the river.
Below are some of my favorite images from the Wildwood Rec. Area and Wilson River.
Over the weekend of October 20th I drove over Mt. Hood to visit my friends in Central Oregon. On Saturday evening we went to Tumalo State Park to do some senior picture of my close friend Amys son Joey. Amy has been a close friend of mine here in the Central Oregon for fifteen years &I have watched Joey grow up over the years, he is now a Senior in highschool and will go on to great things.
I am so proud of his devilopment as a young man and I am honored to be part of his Senior year.
The next morning I went back to Tumalo State Park for a walk and with my Nikon in hand I found a lot of beauty along the Deschutes River with all the trees and bushes
in fall bloom.
On the return drive home I decided to stop along the roadside.
It was snowing quite heavily in the pass. After a few minutes and a few frames
the leaves were covered in snow. With my iPhone in hand I found this image to
the left and with my Nikon the frames below.
This stop reminded me that Beauty is around us every day, everywhere, if you only slow down long enough to
Please join me at the LOCAL 14 Art Show and Sale, where 80 women participating artists will be displaying artwork, including myself !
World Forestry Center-Miller Hall
4033 SW Canyon Rd.
(Zoo Exit off HWY26)
First Night, First Sight, First Bite
Thursday, October 4, 6-9PM
$10 Admission Includes light appitzers
Catered by Phresh Organic Catering
2012 Dates and Hours
Thursday Oct 4 6PM - 9PM
Friday Oct 5th 10AM - 7PM
Saturday Oct 6th 10AM - 5PM
Sunday Oct 7th 10AM - 5PM
($5 suggested donation to fund the scholarships program)
Amazing art created by women from Oregon and the surrounding area. 80 different artists are represented by this show, so you are sure to find something that you cannot live without!
For more information and directions : www.local14.org
This month my husband and I celebrated our five year anniversary and as part of our celebration we spent some time along the Oregon Coast. During one of our outings we came upon a short hike along the coast just outside of Tillamook, Munson Creek Falls. This waterfall drops down about 320ft in three tiers and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Oregon's Coast Range that I have seen. At the bottom of the falls are many small pools of water where I spent most of my time taking photographs.
During our ride home we pulled off to stretch our legs at the HB Van Duzzer State Park along Highway 18. Since it was Monday it was very peaceful and gave us a chance to enjoy the old growth Douglas-fir trees along the Salmon RIver. Below are some of the photographs from our beautiful weekend along the Oregon Coast.
This evening I attend the Hughes Water Garden Waterlily Festival- Gala in the Garden opening reception. This is probably one of my favorite shows to be part of. Absolutely beautiful summer event amongst many other talented artists. This is my third year as a participating artist and I think this year is one of the best so far. As always they had great wine from Namaste Vineyards and musician by Shawndeya Costello played the harp and flute.
Also I want to send a big Thank you to Chris S. for stopping in and seeing the show! It was so nice to s
Four new images added to the Water Colors gallery today!
Come see this one and several others during my show during the entire month of August at the Summa Real Estate in Hillsboro, OR. I will be showing this one along with several new images from this year!
Come join me for an evening of tranquility at the Hughes Water Gardens. Gala in the Garden, July 20th from 6:30-9:30! Filled with beautiful gardens, wine and ART! One of my favorite wine vineyards will be there, Namaste Vineyards!
I will be showing four of my photographs at this show this year! The show will continue thru the 29th during regular garden center hours. See the Hughes Water Garden website http://www.hugheswatergardens.com/storehome.html
Hope to see you there!