Ever since I got my first car when I was 17 I nearly always factored in extra time to opt for travelling via the scenic 2 lane highways, and this was one of my more memorable surprises on my last day of driving back to Portland from Vermont in 2008. For those of you who live in Portland and travel Powell Boulevard, it’s pretty long you know, goes all the way from the Oregon coast to the middle of Nebraska. As you come into Oregon from Idaho and have gotten used to relatively flat and open high desert, suddenly you will notice a mountain with a huge crack in it getting closer and closer. Then it swallows you up as you pass right through it’s body of craggy canyons that follow the riverbed of the John Day River and go on for miles, forever changing the way you glance at a cover of a road atlas or AAA travel planner magazine.

As I worked on this picture from my perfect perch 50 feet above the road, what was just as amazing about what I saw was all the different kinds of birds I heard that one would not expect to be in a dry place like that even if it was near a river.

It also was a lucky day for weather. Though this picture would still look good with a usual cloudless desert sky, I was delighted that cirrus clouds appeared. You most often see them on days following stormy weather with several more beautiful sunny days ahead, which was the inspiration I wanted to enhance the expression of blissfullness of what I felt on the day I found it.

Entrance to Picture Gorge, ink and pastels, 30″X22″, May 2017


MY GREETING CARDS, CALENDARS (October-January), AND PRINTS, ARE AVAILABLE AT THESE OREGON STORES. Most serve good to excellent coffee.


AVALON (greeting cards) – 520 SWt 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

LOTUS AND BEAN (greeting cards) – 536 SW 3rd Avene, Portland, OR 97204

CENTRAL DRUGS CO. (greeting cards – large selection) 538 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

FLOWER TEMPLE DESIGNS (greeting cards) – 111 SW Columbia St., Portland, OR 97201 (inside US Bank)

HOLIDAY CARD SHOPPE (greeting cards – very large selection, calendars) -5117 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239

LUBLINER FLORIST (greeting cards, calendars) – 1300 SW 5th Avenue #120, Portland, OR 97201 (in the ground floor of the Wells Fargo tower, easiest to enter through doors at SW 4th Avenue)

OBLATION (greeting cards, calendars) – 516 NW 12th Avenue  Portland, OR 97209

PEARL GALLERY AND FRAMING (greeting cards, prints, calendars, books) – NOW AT: 2250 NW 22nd Ave #404, Portland, OR 97210

RILASSI (greeting cards, calendars) – 3580 SW River Pkwy, Portland, OR 97239

WORLD CUP COFFEE (greeting cards, calendars) – NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR


ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE CENTER (greeting cards) – 701 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

K + B FRAMES (greeting cards, calendars) – 7828A SE Stark Street  Portland, OR 97215

PEOPLE’S COOP (greeting cards, calendars) – 3029 SE 21st Avenue,  Portland, OR 97202

REED COLLEGE LIBRARY STORE (greeting cards, calendars) – 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

ROCKING FROG CAFE (greeting cards) – 2511 SE Belmont Street  Portland, OR 97214

SALTY TEACUP (greeting cards) – 8416 N. Lombard, Portland, OR 97203

SPACE MONKEY COFFEE (greeting cards, calendars, prints, books) – 5511 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206

TWILL (greeting cards, calendars) – 3352 Se Belmont St, Portland, Oregon

UPS STORE SELLWOOD (greeting cards, calendars) – 1327 SE Tacoma St  Portland, OR 97202

WAREHOUSE CAFE/KNOW THY FOOD (greeting cards, calendars) – 3434 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

HAZEL AND PEAR (greeting cards) – same as Warehouse Cafe, on the other side

YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW (prints) – 7506 North Albina Ave. Portland, OR 97217


SPRING CREEK COFFEE HOUSE (greeting cards, calendars) – 10600 SE McLoughlin Boulevard, Milwaukie, OR 97222

MYSTERY GALLERY (greeting cards, calendars) – 13750 McLoughlin Boulevard, Oak Grove, OR 97222

WILLAMETTE VALLEY BOOKS AND BULLION (greeting cards, calendars, prints – large selection) – 603 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon

SWEET MASTERPIECE CHOCOLATES (greeting cards) 616 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon

THE CHOCOLATE BOX (greeting cards) -115 N Water St, Silverton, Oregon 97381

OLD STONE COFFEE – 95 N. Main Street, Mount Angel, Oregon (greeting cards)

FIND ME AT THESE UPCOMING SHOWS: (calendars, greeting cards, and small prints will be available)


Saturday, August 5, 2017! Fremont Fest consists of a kid, spandex clad turtleheads and pet parade starting at 10AM, pub crawl at some of our best breweries and restaurants, kids activities and of course great shopping in the streets! Come see our more than 125+ vendors of handmade items, clothing, art, food and that’s about it.
Saturday, August 5th
10AM – 5PM
NE Fremont St between NE 42nd and NE 50th
Portland, OR 97212


Over 100 booths of artists and so called ones, food vendors, local groups and more meet in the park for two amazing days! Enjoy food from around the world, appreciate & purchase the work of local & regional artists, enjoy live music, and demos & activities for kids and adults! Hours: Saturday August 19th 10 -6, Sunday August 20th 10-5. Un-coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St.



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