Birds on the Brain

For some reason I find myself wanting to paint birds, lately. I’m not sure why, but it probably has to do with the shortening days and the dreary weather. I need a little brightness and colorful birds always bring some cheer.

Blue Elegance
24×12 Acrylic on canvas
prints available

This blue beauty will be available at Shearwater Gallery in Seward, Alaska. Drop by and have a look. Maybe it will bring you some cheer, too!


One of the great things about living along Cook Inlet and Kachemak bay is the abundance of shorebirds that either migrate in each spring, or live here year round. We have a beautiful annual indicator that spring is here when we start to see our feathered friends arrive in their thousands.

Shorebirds, 15×30, acrylic on canvas, $600.

(You can find this little group of shorebirds at the Art Shop Gallery in Homer.)

I just love watching them poke about in the sand and pebbles for food, always squabbling amongst themselves and filling the air with their squawks and cries. So entertaining!