Since childhood, I have been making art. I even have a degree in it ( BFA from SUNY Purchase).
Most recently, I have returned to painting. After some bad dates, I have made friends with acrylics and have set to work painting the things around me. That includes chickens.
It seemed logical to take chickens to the fair. “At the Spa” won a blue ribbon at the 2016 Stanwood/Camano Fair and at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, where “Minerva Louise’ got a giant purple ribbon for Best in Show!
I also did a demo day at the Fair, where I painted on site — the subject was a 4-H rooster from the chicken division. Darlene, a 4-H poultry leader, stopped by — she knew right away he was a Sebright – a bantam-size breed. She explained some of the basics of poultry showmanship to me and now I understand why the bantam breeds are so popular — the kids have to pick up these birds all the time, and hefting a full-size Orpington could be hard!
I don’t just paint chickens. I started with ferns.
No telling exactly what will be next.
But at the moment, I am focusing on chickens for an exhibition tentatively titled “Farm Fresh Art.” . If you can’t wait until then, visit my Society6 page where you can also buy Giclee prints of some of my works, or go to the Schack Art Center’s Shacktoberfest (Everett, WA) from the 15th through the 25th of September, where I have a few paintings, including this one:
A few fern paintings are also available at the Gro Washington Store in Sultan, WA, and I am participating in other local exhibitions through 2016. Check my Triangle Ranch Facebook Page for current information and more new paintings.