This is a juried competition, which means that all the artists participating submitted an application and examples of their plein air work, and a panel of judges decided which artists would participate. It is a huge honor to be chosen as part of this event, especially considering the high caliber of artists participating.
|Investing In Gold 11x14 pastel 2011 PNWPA sold|
|Haven 8x10 pastel 2011 PNWPA sold|
I love the Columbia River Gorge, and I'm excited to have a reason to spend more time up there to paint! Paul and I lived in Hood River in the mid-80's, and it's fun to drive around and marvel at how the town has changed from logging town to the thriving tourist destination it has become. Hood River is unique in that it is perched between the hot dry east and the temperate western part of the state. It's right in between Mt Adams to the north and Mt Hood to the south, the Columbia River runs along its northern border. The views are magnificent, and the wind is legendary. I can hardly wait to find more magic there!