Newsletter — December 2016

Time to wrap up a beautiful fall here in Minnesota.
Things were busy for me once again, with shows,
workshops and travels. I’ve posted some new
paintings on my website as well. Recent-Works

In September I was one of 8 Minnesota watercolor artists included in the
‘Artistry Awash’ exhibit at the Bloomington Art Center. The show featured work
by Cheng-Khee Chee, Stan Fellows, Terry Genesen-Becker, Sandy Muzzy,
John Salminen, Nanci Yermakoff, Jane Freeman and myself. Great show
along with an artists’ panel discussion and workshop.
Daunting Daunting 11×15

September also brought a wonderful honor, as I had three paintings included in the
‘American Masters’ Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York.
Thank you to Tim Newton for including me! PassersbyPasserby 12×16

October found me in California once again, as I took part in my 5th
‘Wild Side’ Exhibition, featuring paintings of Catalina Island to raise funds
and awareness for the Catalina Island Conservancy.  Good sales again
and enjoyed spending time with artist friends. MoonstruckMoonstruck 15×11


Wild Side Artists

I just returned from my 4th trip to Kaiping, China.  13 artists went to paint and
enjoy spending time
  with our fellow painters in China. Kevin Macpherson
had an exhibit opening at the Kaiping Art Museum,  ‘Reflections on a Pond’,
which we all attended and
were amazed by. Great to spend time with him
again, along with Joe Paquet, John Cosby, Wei Jason Situ,  Mian Situ, Michael Situ,
Bryan Mark Taylor, Josua Clare,
  Keith Bond, Eric Bowman, and Calvin Liang. sunset-on-the-riverSunset on the River 11×15

paintinginchinaPainting In China


“MISA West at the Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson Arizona”
January 9-13, 2017
Tanque Verde Ranch recently received a #8 ranking in
Top Ten Resorts in the USA, and #1 in Top Resorts in
the Southwest! Should be a nice getaway from winter
for all you painting snowbirds. You can find details
at, or email
for registration details.


‘Cotswolds, England’, through Coastal Maine Art Workshops
May 3-13, 2017, this will be a plein air workshop experience
to cherish for a lifetime! I have been heavily influenced
by the British watercolor painters and am very excited
to visit this beautiful, pastoral area that inspired many
of their finest paintings. Hope you can join me, you
can find information at


Extremely excited to announce this rare opportunity
to study with two world-class instructors in one week.
The class will be held the week of September 25-29, 2017
at the wonderful Madeline Island School of Arts.
Advanced concepts, critiques and paint outs will be
supplemented by evening panel discussions.
Space is limited so act quickly. You can email the
school at or call 715-747-2054.

Workshops at our very own Evansen Art Studio
Hastings, MN

Spring 2017 Weekly Wednesday class: March 15-April 19, 2017
4 Day Studio Workshop: April 6-9, 2017
Fall 2017 Weekly Wednesday Class: October 4 – November 15, 2017
4 Day Studio Workshop: October 26-29, 2017