Nostalgia in Independence, Oregon


When I was young, 8-10, I would spend a week every summer with my grandparents in Independence, Oregon. My grandpa drove a Union 76 oil delivery truck. On the day he delivered to the farms I got to ride along. The highlight was stopping at a little store on a narrow road, grandpa always got…

Winter sunrise and Mt Hood


The first half of my life I lived in Oregon. Mt Hood and it’s trails were home and even today are frequently in my thoughts. Sitting tonight in front of the fire I did a painting, winter colors are amazing.

The “Old” Friends Church, Newberg, Oregon


Newberg, Oregon is the home of George Fox University. The Friends Church has been a central figure in the city since the late 1800’s. Still today its steeple is a landmark of distinction, looking much as it did in 1892.