"AMERICANA" PUGET SOUND, SPOKANE, AND MORE PAINTINGSFINE ART COLLECTIONS

FOUR-PLUS DECADES ~ I am a very passionate prolific award-winning fine artist. I've been creating acrylic-on-canvas paintings as well as pastel sketches, and pen and ink line drawings in the friendly "Americana" style for 40+. See dozens of paintings plus a handful of pastel sketches and line drawings on my Commission page.

I truly LOVE the dual career path I chose ~ creating fine art pieces and then enhancing them with my digital graphic design skills into prints, cards, calendars, puzzles and more. Digital design has changed the art and graphics world dramatically since I finished my very first canvas. With software like Adobe's "Creative Suite" (in particular PhotoShop and In-Design), there is almost nothing you can't do with a little patience and imagination.

MY FIRST EXHIBIT ~ I've painted and sketched all of my life ~ introducing my fine art at my first exhibition in the late 1960s when I was just 18 through my association with the Holy Names Sisters at Fort Wright College in Spokane, WA. Visit my Biography page for all the details on my "Life Story."

You'll learn how I began my decades-long career, accomplishments, awards, press clippings, charitable causes I'm committed to supporting ~ and more. My colorful family-friendly collection currently numbers over 400 pieces ~ with many more on my "wish" list to complete.

 

WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON THIS PAGE

Below I've shared a detailed list of all the fine art items available from this web site. You'll also find out how to be on my VIP (Very Important Patron) List ~ plus information about the two mailings I do each year.

 

2022 ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARBOR CREST FESTIVAL AT THE CLIFF HOUSE!

On Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th, after a two year absence because of COVID challenges, Arbor Crest Cellars will once again host its much anticipated HOLIDAY ART FESTIVAL. This special event has been an iconic tradition in Spokane Valley and the artists, fine crafters and the public are delighted with this news! My booth will display 18+ Holiday Inland NW images including my Arbor Crest Christmas portrait used to promote the event in 2020.

UNVEILING • 2 NEW PAINTINGS ~ For the first time, I'll be featuring "Snow Angels on the South Hill." and visitors to my booth will find hundreds of cards, magnets, prints, gift packets, 3 NEW 2023 calendars, 6 four-image jigsaw puzzles (2 NEW) ~ and more!

I've shared alll the details on this special Holiday event on the Art Venues page of this website. If you are on my V.I.P. List look for a postcard ~ either via U.S.P.S. or digitally.

NOTE ~ As Arbor Crest Cellars is a winery, guests must be 21 and older to attend. Hope to see you in November!

 

PRIVATE HOLIDAY MARKETPLACES ~ IDAHO'S HAYDEN LAKE C.C & SPOKANE'S MANITO C.C. .

Visit Art Venues for details on these private Holiday Marketplaces if you are a member of either of the two country clubs. NOTE ~These events are NOT open to the public.

 

V.I.P. MAILING LIST

SPECIAL EVENT MAILINGS ~ Normally, I send postcards via text, email or print (U.S.P.S.) sharing my schedule of events. If you are on my V.I.P. (Very Important Patron) List, this happens a couple times each year ~ SPRING INTO SUMMER and FALL INTO WINTER (including the Holidays).

NEW ART ITEMS ~ Also, I use postcards to introduce NEW items (like puzzles and calendars), and where you can find them in the Inland Northwest. Please phone me about availability at 206.406.1409. See a short list of art products below with a more in-depth description on my Ordering page.

YOUR PRIVACY ~ To be on my VIP List, phone / text 206.406.1409 with details. NOTE ~Your privacy is very important to me. I NEVER share your personal information.

 

PITTYPAT STUDIO ~ Due to COVID-19, our move to Moran Prairie, and recent family health challenges, I felt it was time to close PittyPat Gallery. Thanks so much to all who visited over the past decades. Your kind interest and generious patronage were so appreciated. With this closure, I'm focusing on my studio. My new and improved design space has everything I need to create in one place. I'm SO blessed! 2021 brought the completion of 14 NEW paintings and 2022 even more! I have been BUSY!

 

CREDIT CARDS

I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express ~ and in some cases, personal checks. Please contact me at 206.406.1409 for details. NOTE ~ my iPhone accepts calls, texts and voicemails.

 

 

 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ~ Contact me at 206.406.1409 if you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork. Several of the paintings in my collection are available.

COMMISSIONED PIECES ~ If you would like to commission a portrait of your home, someone who is special to you, or a beloved pet, click on Commission for a step-by-step ordering process shared on the lower part of that web page. You'll find 33 sample commission images on that page in three genres ~ paintings, pastel sketches and pen & ink line drawings.

WEDDING PORTRAITS ~ Blessed, weddings have found their way back to many bride's calendars, even though we are not completely out of the woods with COVID. Regardless, I am once again offering fine art wedding portraits ~ either as stand-alone mementos and / or for use as cover art for invitations. Visit my Bridal page to see the wedding portrait gallery of samples ~ and for complete details on portraits, invitations and other collateral items for your special day.

 

For a complete list of ALL the paintings and a few of the sketches, please click on the graphic header at the foot of the Puget Sound, Spokane, or More Paintings pages. 8x10" is the most common size I work with, but I have also completed a few 9x12-inch, 11x14-inch and 16x20-inch pieces.

NOTE ON ENLARGEMENTS ~ If you would like me to compile a larger reproduction (i.e. an 8x10" print enlarged to 11x14," framed and matted to 16x20" with 206.406.1409.

 

CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS • FRAMED, MATTED & LABELED WITH THE TITLE ~ (8X10-iNCH IMAGES $250 EACH + TAX, SHIPPING & HANDLING • PLEASE ASK ABOUT LARGER SIZES)

 

FINE ART PAPER REPRODUCTIONS • FRAMED, MATTED & LABELED WITH THE TITLE ~ (8x10-iNCH IMAGES $200 EACH + TAX, SHIPPING & HANDLING • ASK ABOUT LARGER SIZES)

 

GIFT PACKETS (REPRODUCTION & MATCHING CARD) • MATTED & LABELED WITH THE TITLE ( $90 EACH + TAX, SHIPPING & HANDLING • ASK ABOUT LARGER SIZES)

 

 

BLANK ART CARDS ( $6.00 EACH + TAX, SHIPPING & HANDLING) and FRIDGE MAGNETS ( 4.00 EACH + TAX, SHIPPING & HANDLING)

MINIMUM ORDER ~ Art cards and magnets of paintings are available in minimum orders of 6 ~ either assorted or the same image. Magnets are about 3x2.4 inches in size.

CUSTOM GROUPINGS ~ Customize a card collection by referring to pdfs at the end of each settings on the Collection pages. 12 or more cards may qualify for a discount.

 

 

 

FOR SALE AT OTHER LOCATIONS ~ PRINTS, CARDS, MAGNETS, JIGSAW PUZZLES, CALENDARS & JOURNALS ~ Find a complete list of galleries and shops as well as my schedule of in-person art festivals, First Friday appearances, and more by clicking on my Art Venues page.

 

3 NEW 2023 CALENDARS ~ Click on the three 2023 Calendar Cover images below OR the corresponding "Bold Red Titles" to link you to three 7-page Overviews (pdf format). NOTE ~ My website is featuring the FALL INTO WINTERcollection, so these images honor the current seasons!

 

AVAILABLE NOW! OVERVIEW #1 ~ 2023 "WASHINGTON WHIMSIES (Gazebos, Pergolas, Windmills, and More)" ~ 2 NEW Paintings

FALL INTO WINTER COVER ~ "The Crescent at Christmastime" • This cover is a favorite, showing our family and other kids gazing in delight at the animated elves and revolving sweet treats in the Crescent Department Store's window. This magical experience always took place after family photos with Santa • Painted July 2009

AVAILABLE NOW! OVERVIEW #2 ~ SPOKANE'S MAGICAL MANITO PARK" ~ 1 NEW Painting

FALL INTO WINTER COVER ~ "Fun & Frolic at the Manito Fireplace" • This cover pictures Mirror Lake (known as Manito Pond when we were kids) ~ a favorite place for strapping on our skates once the pond froze each Winter. In the 1950s-60s, fellows from the fire station a block away on Bernard Street, not only groomed the pond for skaters, but kept a kettle of hot chocolate bubbling in this fireplace • Painted November 2006.

NOTE ~ MANITO WEBSITES ~ My.SpokaneCity.org and TheFriendsOfManito.org

AVAILABLE NOW! OVERVIEW #3 ~ 2023 "KIRTLAND K. CUTTER'S PACIFIC NORTHWEST LEGACY" ~ 1 NEW Painting

FALL INTO WINTER COVER ~ "Flying South Over Spokane Falls (Monroe Street Bridge)" • This is a truly iconic view of Spokane for everyone who not only lives here, but visits as well. The Spokane River had a number of bridges built to span it, but this by far is the most handsome one, decorated with Kirtland Cutter's sculptures of bison heads, reminding all that this area was once the wild western frontier • Painted September 2004

 

COMING IN 2023! 5TH EDITIONS OF WASHINGTON STATE AND SPOKANE JOURNALS

Fourth Edition Art Journals are SOLD OUT in both the Spokane and Washington State editions, but NEW fifth editions are currently in the design stage. These include:

 

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW! 504-PC. 4-IMAGE COLLAGE-STYLE JIGSAW PUZZLES ($35 + TAX, SHIPPING & HANDLING)

2022 JIGSAW PUZZLES ~ 2 NEW SPOKANE SETTINGS ~ "Four Seasons of Gonzaga University" and "Four Seasons of Historic South Hill Churches" plus rerpints of past favorites. Puzzles titles include:

Find more information on the Ordering page. NOTE ~ The "Fun 'Landmarks'" puzzle is not available at this time.

 

Currently, I'm in the process of revising my ORDER FORM and I hope to have this ready soon. In the meantime, please call or text me for simple details on ordering at 206.406.1409.

RETAILERS AND GALLERIES ~ If you would like to carry my cards, calendars, puzzles and other related artwork items in your shop or gallery, please phone me at 206.406.1409 for information on availability and special wholesale pricing.

 

 

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARTWORK OR CONTENT?

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