Cassidy is a vintage, coin operated "quarter horse". She is part of the Pony Up Quarter Horse Project who has chosen artists from around the country to give new life to these retired ponies. The ponies will be auctioned to support Wades' House, a place for families who have lost a child to come away from the challenges and heartache of their loss.

I feel honored by the opportunity to set the tone for Cassidy's new life. I wanted to set her free, back into nature with a big heart and a joyful spirit. I used paper mache to free her of her saddle. That process gave her a robust yet streamlined new shape to house that big heart and spirit. It also allowed the arrival of her feathered friend so she will never be alone.

Check out the process video I put together while working on Cassidy. Learn more about the project at

Cassidy in the studio getting her new coat

I am honored to be one of five artists invited to take part in an anniversary show celebrating this truly special gallery. Marmot was named as one of 10 GREAT DIY ART SPACES by USA TODAY, is Winner of INLANDER’s “Best Of” competition and SUNSET magazine chose it as the best way to end a perfect day in Spokane! See? Fabulous! Bring on the cake and champagne, there is much to celebrate!!!




Art lovers attend First Friday at Marmot Art Space in Spokane's Kendall Yards

I had the distinct pleasure to create the signature artwork, "Winter Is Here" for the Old Mill District Winter Campaign in my beautiful hometown of Bend, Oregon. Setting a festive tone for winter in our neighborhood, the art is featured on banners lining the streets, the magical background at SantaLand, holiday ornaments and the Winter Guide. The original is on view at Tumalo Art Company through December. Read more about the project

Cover of Bend's Winter Guide featuring "Winter Is Here"