Dear Friends and Patrons,

The weather forecast for the first week of September sounds frightful, so an exhibition about water might just cool you off...and if not, the gallery is air-conditioned!

I am very happy to be showing the 3rd installment of my Future Dictionary of Water project at Waterstone Gallery this September. Since my last exhibit (Imbue/Imbuere, February, 2016), I have completed another 16 paintings, representing 16 words that people imagine might come into use in our future.

Grounded will feature all 16 new Dictionary paintings and several mixed media pieces inspired by water. With the help of my puppy Aster, I have recently been following Arnold Creek from its source (as it seeps slowly out of the ground) through the SW Portland watershed until it finally goes out to sea. There will be a short video documenting the creek as it meanders through this corner of Oregon.

(You can read the review of Imbue/Imbuere by Bob Hicks of Oregon ArtsWatch here.)

Above: Quaquaqua, from the Future Dictionary of Water project, meaning: 1—drenched delight, from when earthwater was abundant; 2—the lapping sensation of almost but not quite being able to name what has been lost; word and definition submitted by Krista Hoeppner Leahy. (Aster helped model for this painting...)


September 5 - October 1, 2017

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97209
Here's a map

Gallery Hours:
Tues - Sat, 11 - 5:30pm; Sun, 11 - 4 pm

Preview Reception, Wed, September 6, 5 - 8pm

1st Thursday, September 7, gallery open until 8pm

Artist's Talk, Sun, September 17, 11am

I hope you will join me for one of these events. You can see more images from this exhibit here.

Additionally, I will also be gallery-sitting on September 5th, 15th, and 23rd. Or, if you would like to meet up at the gallery on another day, let me know, we'll see what we can arrange.

Online, you can also find me here:
Vimeo, a few short "making of..." videos

Gratuitous puppy picture.

This was taken in Loll Wildwood Natural Area in SW Portland. Arnold Creek comes seeping out of the ground from springs dotted throughout the woods. Aster and I go exploring in there almost daily during the dry summer months.