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Title:

Maker Projects

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

At The Central Oregon Maker Faire (in Bend, OR), attendees, referred to as “Makers” were asked to contribute to what maker projects they were working on. Each year, there is an annual Maker Faire around the country. For the last two years, I participated in the Central Oregon Make Faire. This year’s event was in September, outside at the Deschutes Brewery. It was much warmer than last year’s snowy November event AND much, much closer. It was so close that after I dropped off my art, I realized I needed to run home to grab something and walked to get it.

Title:

Living at the Eddy

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

At the Grand Opening party in August 2022, residents were asked to contribute what they enjoy most about living at the Eddy, in Bend, OR. After a year of travel doing #vanlife, I shifted to a more permanent location and moved into the Eddy apartments, in Bend. Bend was a place I called home. After months of new neighbors moving in and everyone getting settled into our new surroundings, with the river right outside our door, coffee shops, and the Deschutes River Trail within walking distance, a grand opening celebration invited all the new residents to meet each other…

Title:

WINTER ADVENTURES

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

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.

Title:

SUMMER ADVENTURES

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On the First Friday in June 2, 2023 Stio welcomed me back after my first First Friday in November 2022, right as winter was beginning and guests contributed to the work: Winter Adventures. This First Friday was right in the middle of summer, so surprise, surprise…I decided to name this one Summer Adventures. HA! Andy Frame, the new marketing manager was an absolutely delight to work with, along with interacting with the rest of the Stio staff to get everything set up...

Title:

ART EXPRESSED

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

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.

Title:

HEALTHY HABITS

Dimensions: 36″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

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..

Title:

QUECHUA BENEFIT

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

At Quechua Benefit’s annual event, Education with a Destination, after dinner I shared an opportunity for the guests to share their experience of being involved with Quechua Benefit. That evening and over the weekend each guest would be participating in collective canvas that would later raise funds for the organization at a future event.

Title:

CREATIVE INSPIRATION

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″ Horizontal

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

The Bend Fashion Week inaugural event occurred in June 2022, and those in attendance contributed their creative inspiration.

Title:

ALL TOGETHER

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

In my first “Meet the Artist” event at Tumalo Coffeehouse in May 2022, participants shared words of inspiration and/or things they were working on and as the evening wrapped up, since everyone contributed to the work and I asked for a name, the group agreed on this works name.

Title:

VOICES OF CENTRAL

OREGON

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″ Horizontal

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On July 21, 2022, Michael Sipe had a fundraiser with Trey Taylor at Gary and Karen’s beautiful home out at Walker Ranch in Tumalo. It was another beautiful Central Oregon evening….

Title:

Go With What

Is In Flow

Dimensions: 36″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This piece started out at Late for the Train and has come back to be displayed for those that contributed to the Subliminal Story that lies underneath. For my first art installation at Late for the Train, in Flagstaff…

Title:

SUNSET THROUGH

THE CLOUDS

Dimensions: 36” x 36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

In 2019 I threw myself a Birthday party in the clubroom of my building. Yes…I threw myself a Birthday party. A few friends, Chelsea and Angela helped me decorate and prepare for the party.  I thought it would be fun to