I took the photo for this painting in 2009 when we visited our friends the Feuillades in France. Lanvallay is in Brittany. It was July but true to west coast weather it was rainy and cool in Brittany. In the origi
nal photo the sky was black with rain clouds. That's they way I first painted this scene but it was too dreary so I took the clouds out of the painting and gave it a yellow sky.
A native Oregonian, I am an artist, an animal lover, and a volunteer with the Rabbit Advocates - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting rabbit welfare by educating the public about the care of domestic rabbits and finding loving homes for unwanted or abandoned rabbits.
I studied fine art at Oregon State University under the guidance of Nelson Sandgren and I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, 1 cat and 3 rescue rabbits (the number is ever-changing), koi and Pacific Tree Frogs.
Presently I am on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Society of Artists, 2014 Gallery Chairman.