Saturday, November 5, 2022

Winter Light


I am happy to be part of this exhibit in Salem, Oregon.  





In the dark, gloomy days of winter, light plays an important role in lifting the spirits and brightening lives around the world. To counteract the darkness, cultures – both here and abroad – hold festivals of light. This exhibition showcases the many different people living together in the Willamette Valley and celebrating winter with their own, unique customs.

Salem Art Association, in collaboration with Salem
Multicultural Institute, presents Winter Light, a juried exhibition of the work of local artists, depicting the beauty of light in the still, quiet moments found in nature and in the warmth of hearth and home.

Join us in celebrating this multi-cultural portrayal of winter, Winter Light.


Friday, June 3, 2022

Reuse and Recycle

I was never quite satisfied with this 60 x 48 inch oil painting of a 500 year old maple tree. There was just too much red on the bottom of the canvas. I cut it down, hung it in an old frame, and made a purse from the red section on the bottom.  Now I'm satisfied!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

I don't want to feel like I did that day

 Three 8 x 8 alcohol ink tiles were donated to the Arts Center in Corvallis for their annual fund raiser.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

The Arts Center---Howland Open 2022

So glad to be part of this community event again this year. 

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Flight of Fancy: Intersecting Light and Dark

 Flight of Fancy: Intersecting Light and Dark 

Birds, a Book, and Notan 

Corvallis Artists: Brenda Congdon, Joan Linse and Mary McDermott 

Truckenbrod Gallery

 517 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis Oregon

 Every Friday and Saturday from 12-4 PM during February, 2022 

And during The Corvallis Art Walk at 4 PM February 17th, 2022

I'm introducing my children's book illustrated by my friend Brenda Congdon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

A Day with Major Tom, he's one cool cat

Click the link to see the book on

 A Day with Major Tom, he's one cool cat

Monday, January 24, 2022


 I am excited to be part of an exhibit in the Benton County Museum.


Jan. 28 – March 5, 2022

At we are all “invited to paint a picture of the future we need – to really envision it – and delineate the critical steps necessary to get there”. Artists were encouraged to submit art relating to a vision of the future and any theme that feels right: environment, social justice, war and peace, location, community, family, or ___________.

Selected artists include Phil Coleman, Sabra Comins, Genece Cupp, Ramiro Diaz, Jan Dymond, Linda J. Edwards, Brian Egan, Leslie Green, Nancy Helmsworth, Vicki Idema, Karen Kreamer, Mary McDermott, Kate McGee, June Nissinen, Ralf Huber & Asante Riverwind, Judith Sander, Peggy Sharrow and JoAnne Walstad.