Fall 2015 Update

I've been busy updating my website today, with new images of paintings that I've done in the past year.  I have been busy trying some new imagery, along with working on some pieces from my Seasons of Life series that I would like to continue.

Check out the new work section of my website and see what I've been up to!

I'd like to update you on my Sea Star project as well.  My contacts with the Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon fell through.  So I've been sitting on my project wondering which direction to go next.  I would ideally like to raise at least $500 for research on this wasting disease that is affecting the sea stars along the West Coast.  I want to give to research specifically in Oregon, since that's where I live.

And I'm excited to have a new possibility.  A local tap room in Eugene, Oregon does a monthly fundraiser for various non-profits.  They spotlight a beer, and then part of the proceeds for the day go to the chosen non-profit.  I have approached the organizer with the idea of spotlighting Rogue Brewery's "Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale."  The Rogue Brewery (out of Newport, Oregon) developed this beer for the purpose of highlighting the plight of the Sea Stars.  For every beer sold a portion goes to research.  Perfect right?  So the idea would be to have the fundraiser for this research, highlighting this beer, and perhaps raffling off my paintings for the extra $500.

Anyway, we have a call into Rogue Brewery with a few questions, and I'm waiting to hear back.  Thanks to my friend Sharon for letting me know about this particular beer.  And I'll let you know if this becomes a go.