Seasons of the Vineyard

Show Title: " Seasons of the Vineyard"
Artist Reception: Jan 28, 2017. 5-7PM
ART Elements Gallery 604 E. First St. Newberg Oregon
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If you get the chance to spend time in Oregon's wine country you are in for a treat. Located just a few miles west of Portland, it's an easy drive with beautiful views to taste the bounty.  Some of the most beautiful scenery in this fertile region of Oregon. I've been drawn to the area since I was a little girl. Our neighbors had a homestead property up in the hills and we'd go out there to cut a Christmas tree or just enjoy the land. My friends Don and Wendy Lange and Susan Sokol Blosser invited me recently to come and paint the views from their beautiful wineries... nothing finer than a nice glass of Oregon Pinot and a sketchbook!

Last spring during my Oregon Harvest Show at the Oregon Historical Society I was approached by Loni Parrish, owner of the Art Elements Gallery in Newberg, to join her prestigious gallery. I was thrilled that she would consider my work and host a show for me. I wanted to have a complete and well composed show for her and I told her I would create a series with pieces from each season of the year. This body of work is titled the "Seasons of the Vineyard".

The show is varied... some small pieces, some larger, some on paper and some on clay board. There's even a piece composed of fabric of my design and quilted to represent the vineyards of the red Dundee HIlls. I think it will be a treat for my friends and collectors to come out to Newberg on a winter Saturday in January, sip a nice glass of wine and talk about the bounty of Oregon and our beautiful wine country.



Here are some of the production images of painting this show.


Sketching outside the Raptor Ridge tasting room. I love the view from here with all the vines in the foreground and the mix of hazelnut orchards and vineyard in the distance.


Susan Sokol Blosser invited me to sit beside her lovely pond and sketch. The sharpies and pencils have traded places with the cup of coffee.



This was a lovely view and gave me great color references for this piece I was working on from Susan Sokol Blosser's yard... you can see the tasting room blocked out above.