Here’s a look at the latest happenings…
Please feel free to send photos of you with your own “Bloom” paintings and I will be happy to post them right here.

My paintings can now be found in fabulous Door County, Wisconsin! I am honored to now be represented by and showing my work at the award-winning, Plum Bottom Gallery—all three of them! If you are anyplace close, please go in person, or stop by online to see the latest…mainly trees!

Come paint with me!  Happy to offer painting classes at the studio in Hilton Head. Such fun!

Port Royal Sound Foundation – Maritime Center neat Beaufort, SC, is hosting me in their gallery for the month of March. It’s a beautiful place—Hooray!

Life is good at the Studio!
If you are anywhere near Hilton Head, SC, come see me!

Pickleball royalty—Sarah Ansboury! 
Really fun to paint the paddle of world champion pickleball luminary— and my new friend. A thrill for the other gal in the photo—me! 

Mary got her own cow!
For her kitchen, the special request was that cow be eating…of course she is!

In a pandemic, we paint outside!
A great day for a Covid-friendly family painting class. What fun! 

In the News!
Celebrate Hilton Head Magazine – a nod to ME!

Paint Night!
Penny and Cade are painters! Thanks for a wonderful and fun evening!

A “Bloom” Art Walk!  The best part of my recent San Francisco show (just down the street from the parents’ place) was when it was over, my family jumped in to walk some paintings back home. My own Bloom posse!

“Ellie Mae”  I had no idea how much I’d like to paint cows!

Rancho Mission Viejo— and the Kingsbury commission…  We all threw paint!

Tacoma!  What a great time…

“Baby Cow” has a new home in Esencia!  Many thanks to Luz and her family for keeping her at Rancho Mission Viejo—right where she was inspired and painted!

What a place to paint!!  Happy to roost here in West Seattle for a bit…

Hooray for Ruthlee and Bill in LA—best clients, ever!  Just added “Wolfie” to their wall of Blooms…

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Sue loves her giant Polar Bear!

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Kansas City show on the 21st!  If you are near, come see me!

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Painting with one of my favorite families in Kansas City, MO!
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Petaluma forever! Thanks so much to the fabulous Benedetti sisters, Gina, Donna, and Bonna—and Jim and Sarah— for hosting a wonderful show.


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Walrus! —Thanks, Deena and Frank.
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Ingrid got her “Seasons” of trees—her first original piece of art! What an honor.
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It was a great show in Seattle!
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Andrea, in Tacoma WA, had me paint both her pups! Check out “Scout” and “Lulu.”  So fun to visit and see them in all their glory…

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Kansas City! — It was a great time at Wexler Family Psychiatry.

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June with Nick—her sweet Corgi. How cool are they?!So glad I got to paint Nick and meet them both in Tucson, AZ.
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Joan in Idaho got her three panels of Beach/Birds. Loved delivering and hanging them with her!

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One BIG Bear— Commissioned by and delivered to Herm and Marilyn in Sonoma, California!. Thank you!


A birthday present for her boyfriend, Becca commissioned this portrait of their gorgeous Siberian Husky. Thanks, Becca!

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Loren and LaRae in Juneau gifted young Chad and Amy with their very own “Bloom” otter!

“First Snow,” commissioned for a friend in Sonoma, CA. Acrylic, 4×5′. Thanks, Herm! It was great to paint this giant down in the warmth of Northern California.

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A little batch of birch commissioned for a friend in Seattle. Watercolor, 7×18″. Thanks, Teeny and Ray!
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This happy otter found a “forever home” in Tacoma, Washington! Thanks so much, Andrea.



Petaluma was such fun! Thanks so much to the Benedettis, Flynns, and Blooms for a wonderful show.  It was sunny—and the food, music, and company was grand!

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Happy to have scored a “centerfold” placement in Juneau’s  Capital City Weekly!  Thanks so much to reporter, Tom Kellar, for a really nice interview and resulting article.


The best part of my Juneau trip and show was seeing some of my first and best friends from my 10 years spent in Juneau, long ago. And, making sure they have my art work in their homes! Annie and Bud are two of my favorites. The weather? Stunning!


Happy to have been interviewed on KTOO (public radio) in Juneau, Friday afternoon 8/4/17, 3pm
You can listen here… my interview starts at: 6:40.
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Heading to Juneau! The poster is done…
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The show is up at Kaladi in Anchorage!


A shout-out from the road! My friend, Amanda Sesser, is on Sabbatical, diving and camping her way from Alaska to the Yucatan. Honored that she took a little piece of “me” on her journey. She even wrote about it in her blog!

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I was happy to paint my dear friend Cande’s lake view…

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Sandy finally got her “forever” Annamarie!

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Homer, AK! Honored that Anne and George chose one of my original watercolors for their new B&B in Homer, Alaska. Birds! Birds! Birds!


Paintings now up at The Kobuk in Anchorage, Alaska!

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The Latest Otter!

“Summer’s Path”— 4×5′ Acrylic – Just installed at The Alaska Club’s new facility in South Anchorage called, the “Studio.” The Opening Reception was a blast!


Jeff and his bear—
 It was a great delivery to Boise, Idaho.

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Just finished Sue’s painting!! This is what she said after we hung it in her house, “Love how the painting is helping me with my cabin fever—it makes me happy!”

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Goose eggs! They are so fun to paint! It has been many years since I had any of these giant eggs and thanks to some kind folks in Fairbanks, I now have a few to paint as gifts.
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Lucy and Scout now share a home…
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“Meisje” was a Christmas gift commissioned by Mandy for a dear friend who lives down South. She was so much fun to paint!


I am “Branching” out! Guess who is on ETSY now? Please check out my online storefront on ETSY at:


The December show at The Kobuk in Anchorage, Alaska, was wonderful. Thanks to all who showed up—and to those who now have their very own Bloom originals.




How cool is this?! The Kobuk, known for their specialty teas, has created a tea inspired by one of my paintings! Nina even threw in flecks of blue! The new label will be introduced at my First Friday at The Kobuk on December 2nd. Come check out my art—and sip some tea with us!


Laurie in Portland, Oregon is enjoying her two new watercolors.  I’m so happy she found me!



My friend, Steph, asked me to paint some sort of big, cold, tree and water scene for her Portland, Oregon home.  This is how it came out. Acrylic, 2×4′.

For Nancy’s birthday, her friends had me paint her dog, Gretel! In Anchorage, Alaska.

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Blooms are now in Hope, Alaska! – Take the gorgeous drive from Anchorage down the world-famous Turnagain Arm and visit the Sherritt Fine Art Gallery in Hope. Once there, please check out my watercolor trees and this latest acrylic otter called, “Tasty Treat!” This could be yours!

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Pet Portraits! – Check out my 2-page brochure.
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Social Media finds big love for ROUX!
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“Roux” made it to New Orleans!  Ruthlee and Bill (art fans in Los Angeles) gifted their friends in Louisiana with a portrait of their favorite Leonberger, Roux.  What a face!
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Finally! I made it over to see the giant stand of trees I painted for Evelyn and Karl’s new house.  It is just the best feeling to know my work is enjoyed by friends new and old.
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Ruthlee and Bill strike again!  This time, gifting a portrait of beloved “Leroy” to the family he left behind.  A very well loved dog—and kids/grandchildren.

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Look what a bunch of Barb’s friends had painted for her Birthday—her sweet dog, Scout! It was a pleasure…

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First Friday in support of GYN Cancer Awareness – Blue Hollomon Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska – “Nude at the Beach” Watercolor. February 5, 2016

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Look what Ranch Mission Viejo ( in Orange County, CA) made as a thank you gift for the new home owners in their latest development, Esencia. Flour sack towels—850 of them! “Our” Mr. Chow is getting famous!

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Mr. Chow – 4×4 ft Acrylic

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New winter trees – 16×40 Acrylic. Yep, it’s winter here in Alaska.


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Donna got her Birthday chickens!

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Meet the Adorable “Teddy!”

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“Petey and Cassie” are now in their “forever” home!

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Bill and Ruthlee with Bill’s Black Bear