Archive for July, 2010

“Not An Exit”: New paintings

Friday, July 30th, 2010
Impasse 450x337

Impasse. Oil on canvas, 36" x 48", 2010.

I am pleased to announce an exhibit of my new paintings, along with the work of Doug Parry and Tracy Boyd.  Please join us to celebrate the opening at



(Between S Washington & S Main – entrance under the Viaduct)

Reception First Thursday, August 5th, 6-9 pm.
Live music by Andie Francouer and Adam Hunter

Gallery hours are 9-5 weekdays and by appointment on weekends.


Hard work and study

Monday, July 26th, 2010

I’ve been working like crazy this spring and summer to finish some new paintings for my show in August.  Today I had the incomparable pleasure of finishing up my last major piece before the show, and being satisfied with it.

Standpipe (Detail)

Standpipe (detail)

I wouldn’t even have been sure I could tackle it effectively six months ago.  Studying with Charles Emerson at Gage Academy last term helped immensely.  He is one of those treasures who not only has deep knowledge and understanding, but is able to explain clearly and with apparently equal enthusiasm to beginning and advanced students alike.

Back on track: my non-comeback

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

It’s very fashionable for cyclists to come out of retirement these days; everyone is doing it. However, I don’t think you can call my hiatus from the sport retirement, since that takes a real career to have retired from.  Lance can retire.  Jennie Reed can retire.  Me, I just stopped racing my bike two years ago.

And if it wasn’t a retirement, then it’s not a comeback.  I just started racing again.  I have a little more time now that I’m out of school, and the new women racers I’ve been working with on my team are infectiously enthusiastic, so why not get back on the velodrome and find out if it’s still as fun as I remember?

Whatever you call my non-comeback, you have to call it FUN!  It’s great to be back.

It turns out that some of the speed is still there, and canny riding makes up for some of the rest.   I was still able to play my preferred role of heat-turner-upper and doer-of-the-unexpected.

Last Friday was a terrific night of racing: strong field, some great moves, and even good weather for a change.    Hear that?  The gal is BACK!