Monthly Archives: May 2010


If you’d like to purchase any of the following items, please contact me via email to order or to get more information. My ordering system is pretty rudimentary right now, so let me know what you’re interested in and we can work out the shipping and payment information.

Art Cards

Hocker-dippers  Riley-hummingbirds

Four designs, and perhaps more to come! $2.50 each, 8 for $15. Envelopes included.


Handmade Fluke Pendants


These pendants show the distinctive flukes of several of Southeast Alaska’s humpback whales. The base is wood, with handpainting and a clear resin overlay. They’re strung on a cotton cord or a chain (your choice) with magnetic clasp. $24.


The Singer in the Stream

32-page full-color children’s book  about the American Dipper, a bird everyone should get to know. “Go and see him, and love him, and through him as through a window look into Nature’s warm heart,” said John Muir about dippers.$10.95.


Illustrations and Custom Artwork

Plants, animals, landscapes, and more. Pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, acrylic…and more.


Otterbahn  Here's a page of sketches from my recent stay in Seldovia, where I spent a couple of wonderful weeks as artist-in-residence. The school is very small (50 kids K-12) so I got to work with every student, every day.Great kids, great teachers, great staff, nice community… thanks, Seldovia!

One evening, I walked out the "Otterbahn" trail (constructed by a group of high school students in the 1990s, I think) to a small beach. As I settled down to sun and sketch, I heard harlequin ducks making agitated noises. The ducks huffed and squeaked, then finally took off just as a big otter rounded the point. He climbed ashore, shook himself off, and proceeded to entertain me for about twenty minutes, as this page attests.