A New Adventure

Before I even had a chance to write my goals for this year–including all the steps to reach them–a goal was met, which dictates all the remaining goals for the year, PAINT!

Here’s what happened–a gallery owner and her husband saw my work in a publication (American Art Collector).  Her husband said, “Watch this artist”.  She contacted me via email and said, “We love your work”, we met at the gallery on Tuesday, January 5, and the rest is history.  I now have my first major gallery representation at Northwest By Northwest Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR.

I feel honored to be represented by NW by NW Gallery, hosts of some very prestigious artists.

The cool thing about this is, “Gallery representation in Cannon Beach, OR” was the first thing I was going to write in my goals for the year.  I feel so blessed to be able to check that off my list and move on to the next thing on my list–PAINT–which is exactly what I need to do to reach the goals that Joyce, the gallery owner, and I have set.  My focus will be on producing more pieces to add to the bird-watcher series, which means, it’s time to start blogging about the adventures of Orin T. the bird-watcher–something I’m sure you are looking forward to.

Yesterday, I began cleaning an area in my studio for the still-life where the Great Blue Heron will “live.”  This is the fourth painting in the series, the creative juices are flowing–it’s wonderful to feel excited about this series again and to have a place where it can be seen by so many.

Heron props
Heron props–soon to be arranged.  Orin T. is feeling overwhelmed by the project.


  1. Patricia says:

    So excited for you and can’t wait to see all you paint and accomplish in 2016 🙂

    1. kmcgheeart says:

      Thank you Patricia!!

  2. Jane says:

    So looking forward to seeing the heron done. Two days ago I stepped out my front door and surprised a heron taking off from the tree tops. It surprised me, too, for this was the first heron I’ve seen on our property in the 11 years we’ve lived here!

    1. kmcgheeart says:

      I’m looking forward to it too! I’m still in research mode–I wish I had a stuffed or dead one to work with. How exciting to see one in your trees. I hope it comes back for you.

  3. Janella Riter says:

    This is fantastic! So happy for you. God has blessed you with greatness. You have spent hours and days and years making it grow. What an accomplishment. What dedication. What beauty and passion. Thank-you for sharing with us.

    1. kmcgheeart says:

      Thank you so much Janella!! 😘

  4. Heidi Hjort says:

    Iiiiiiiih!!! So, so happy for you!! Wonderful news ❤

    1. kmcgheeart says:

      Thank you Heidi 😀

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