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Technique: Acrylic on Canvas
The Resound team embodies the phrase “You Are Remarkable” and invites their clients to do the same. Ths Resound team is comprised of individuals that are all remarkable AND fun! After knowing Mike for well over 7 years and working directly with he and the team for over a year and a half, I feel this painting reflects the sophistication of their work, with the fun of who they are. I love so much of their personality shines through, including an inside joke of President “Taft.”
This Subliminal Layer for this work began at StioⓇ with a prompt of Winter Adventures. The winter season was about to begin and their tagline Let The Outside InⓇ was a great source of inspiration. After spending 50 days on the mountain during the 2023 ski season, the feel and look of fresh corduroy on the mountain is captured in the texture of this painting.
After a weekend of makers attending a Central Oregon Maker’s Faire, Maker’s contributed how they expressed themselves through art. I captured the thoughts and excitement from the weekend in this work which has a similar look and feel to my book cover “Look At What’s Inside” where I invite people to tap into their creativity…whatever creativity may look like to them.
Healthy Habits began at a Maker’s Market as the year 2022 was drawing to a close. It’s never too early to begin applying new habits so even though it was early December I asked guests what Healthy Habits they wanted to implement in the new year.
On May 18th, 2022 I hosted my first ever “Meet the Artist” event. I opened the evening with “you think this is about “meeting me the artist…it’s not. It’s about…
The first Bend Fashion week was started by Bryan, Kevin and Elise in 2022. While working at Spoken Moto, I happened to hear the planning committee talking about the…
Dimensions: 24” x 36”
I met Emmy at Spoken Moto while I had my art displayed at Spoken Moto in June 2022. I was having regular talks with the community on Fridays and one day…
The 10x Catalyst group was asked to pray about what words and/or versus that meant something to each of them that they would contribute to a canvas. Beginning in August 2022 and wrapping up in September 2022, each member contributed to the canvas.
This contribution canvas began on February 4, 2022 when I participated in my First Friday at Outside IN, downtown Bend.
Dimensions: 16″ x 20″
The work is inspired by some of the wonderful Bend residents I met. After investing hours laying out the lines of design, I decided the people who call Bend home…
In August 2019, I traversed deep inside the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest on the Founder’s Journey with the Pachamama Alliance. After landing deep inside the forest, …
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″
There is a big heart at the center of this piece. I painted this piece as I was preparing for a gallery showing at Blick Tempe. I love Tempe and I decided to highlight the…
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″
After stopping into Late for the Train on a day trip to Flagstaff to get out of the Tempe heat, and looking around the coffee shop and seeing other art, I was inspired to…