In recent years my artwork has taken a certain direction away from landscape and towards a more risk-taking, abstract style. My intention is to explore the visual surface through a kind of drawing/painting that evokes a flat pattern plane, that uses mark making in collaboration with the subconscious (and unconscious), and that moves outward from the calligraphic to an expression of the living world.

I have been most influenced by the early 20th C French painters - Bonnard, Matisse, Dufy - and by the Chinese calligrapher, Ch’i Pai-Shih, by the process painters who believe that working and reworking the unfolding painting surface is the essence of a piece, and from training in Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, martial arts, Buddhist thought and practice.

2004 requiem for quiet places, new work Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA
2000 memory/reflection Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA

2014 lanny little and friends Lucia Douglas Gallery
2014 sky Smith/Vallee Gallery, Bow WA
2013 group show Lucia Douglas Gallery
2011 growing Lucia Douglas Gallery
2009 evanesce Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham WA
2010,08, 06 Art + All that Jazz Exhibit NW Artists Whatcom Museum, Bellingham
2005 Whatcom Land Trust Invitational Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA
2004 The GASp Artists Group Allied Arts, Bellingham WA
2004 True North: 4 Artists Mindport Gallery, Bellingham WA
2003 The Great Wu Woo Show Edison Eye Gallery, Edison WA
2003 The GASp Artists Group Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA
2002 4 Women Artists Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA
2002 Urban Landscapes Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA
1999 Whatcom Land Trust Invitational Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA
1999 Travels in Italy Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA

“Driven to Abstraction”, Bellingham Alive! Feb/Mar 2015. pp 32-33
"Visions of Whatcom", The Bellingham Herald, Jan 1, 2002. pp 20-21.

St Joseph Hospital Cardiovascular Center, Bellingham WA

BFA Painting 5th year student, University of Washington– studied under Jacob Lawrence and Robert Jones; Japanese Calligraphy under Yamanouchi Sensei
Cornish College of the Arts – studied under Charles Stokes
MA Counseling Psychology, Seattle University
Post-grad certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, School of Social Work, University of Washington
BA Social Psychology, University of Washington

Licensed psychotherapist in private and clinical practice; program director for psychiatric clinics; college instructor in psychology and psychology honors; founder and chair of psychology professionals coalition
Community advocacy, president, neighborhood association; president, friends of the library; member, mayor’s advisory commission.
Martial arts instructor