My painting, "Book Club," of which you see a detail here, was part of the group show, "A Beautiful Ghost," at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, February, 2019.

My painting, "Susanna and the Elders," was in the "My Me Too" group show at the Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA, October 5-28, 2018. This painting won the show's People's Choice Award.

My painting, "The Interruption," was featured on the Instagram for Colossal, an art, design, and visual culture site, on July 12, 2018.

My painting, "No Room at the Table," was published in "Paddenstoelen in Kunst, Cultuur en Natuur" (Mushrooms in Art, Culture and Nature) in November 2020. 

This book is written and compiled by Antoon Kulmann and Dominique Clement of the Botanical Garden Nijmegen, and published by KNNV Uitgeverij, the publishing arm of the Royal Dutch Natural History Society.

The goal of this book is to inspire people about mushrooms and foster a new generation on conservationists.

I took part in the 15th Annual Blab! Show at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The show is curated by Monte Beauchamp.


The show opened September 12, 2020, and ran through October 3, 2020.

To see the 15th Annual Blab! Show at Copro Gallery, go to

"Human Nature," my solo show at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, exhibited in May, 2020. Shown here is "The Sick Child," one of the paintings in the show.


To contact the gallery, go to

To see more information about the series of paintings in this show, explore the Human Nature menu in my website: Human Nature paintings.

All 19 of my self-portraits, a series of paintings based on my Instagram nature photography, were part of the "Masters in Miniature" group show at the Vashon Center For the Arts, December, 2018.

"Lush Life 6," the October 2018 show at Roq La Rue gallery, was featured in Crosscut as one of "8 things to do in Seattle," Oct. 18, 2018.


My work, "No Room at the Table," was featured on Crosscut's Instagram account post for "8 things to do in Seattle," and I was mentioned in the review of the show (see review below).

My work was part of the group show, "Lush Life 6," at Roq la Rue gallery, Seattle, WA, October, 2018.

Kirsten Anderson, Roq la Rue's owner and director, was interviewed in Beautiful Bizarre magazine, about the reopening of her gallery and her role in the art world:

City Arts magazine published my painting, "The Interruption," on Sept. 26, 2018:

I exhibited my work at the 2018 Seattle Emerging Arts Fair, July 28, 2018.  This event was produced by Seattle Art Post.

2021 Group Shows:

February: "A New Utopia" at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, USA, opening Feb. 11.

May: "Small Works 2021" at Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, opening May 22.

September: "16th Annual BLAB! Show" at Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, USA, opening Sept. 11.

The image of the garter snake is a detail from my painting, "Lay Me Down to Sleep," which will be part of February's "A New Utopia" show at Roq la Rue.

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