Author Archives: Janet

Room 213 at Ronald McDonald House

We are back at the Ronald McDonald House once again working with the incredible team from Marriott Hotels.  This time it is a “jungle” themed room, which Karen is designing.  It has morphed into a sort of safari/circus room, full … Continue reading

Swimmers for a Pink Bathroom

My friend Carrie Knapp has a beautiful mid-century home in California, and with it came the quintessential pink bathroom!  She and her husband got inspired to keep the perfectly good tile when they were doing some remodeling, and had fun … Continue reading

The Heathman Hotel

 We are back at the Heathman to complete this first phase of the Secret Passage!  Here comes Karen with her first load of supplies through the kitchen…. Now its time to start adding in details and making the surfaces richer … Continue reading

Painting at the Heathman

Last week, I started painting a hallway at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland.  This hallway and staircase is the “secret passage” between the hotel and the performing arts center next door, and I have the privilege of making it a little special … Continue reading

Painting Class at Oaks Park

Ronald McDonald House Charities threw their annual volunteer appreciation night party in April, and asked Karen and I to teach a “wine and paint class” as part of the evening’s festivities.  How could we say no?  So Karen came up … Continue reading

Marriott Adopts Room at Ronald McDonald House

Of course, I can’t resist stopping in to visit the Train Station in the dining room, to see someone having a little fun with it on my way to meet the new room adopters!               My partner, Karen And I had … Continue reading

Table and Chair Affair, 2014

April brought us the annual Community Warehouse gala fundraiser, this year held at the Left Bank Annex in Portland.  The collection of handmade, hand painted or otherwise creatively decorated furniture was provided by local artists, and eventually bid onby the … Continue reading

Black and White and Gray

Recently I have been painting some unusually colorless walls – but while they feature only shades of gray in their palette, they are certainly color-full in their visual impact.   This bedroom, when it is done, will be completed with all … Continue reading

Art Show at Paper Tiger Coffee

All month long at the fabulous Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters in Vancouver, Washington, I am the featured artist, and I am showing my 12″ x 12″ mixed media paintings.  Please come on by and check them out while you are … Continue reading

One Square Foot Paintings

After I completed my project for the bonsai exhibit (see previous post), I found myself with 100 pieces of 1/4″ x 12″ x 48″ boards that were leftover from the large display.  What to do….. I decided to chop them … Continue reading