Musky Fly Tying Workbench

“Remembering the lovely things, we have forgotten is one of the reasons for all art.”  Madelein L’Engle


Preserving Memories with Watercolor Paintings

  • Are you in a time of transition?
  • Are you downsizing and finding it difficult to let go of objects?
  • Do you have a special someone that is at a milestone birthday, graduating, getting married, having health issue or end of life?

Creating watercolor paintings that include objects become memory triggers.  These object portraits preserve the memory a person by their association to an object, place or time.  Commissioning an object portrait will help you let go and move through transitions smoothly.  I have created a free, easy guide to help start the process, see below.

An original watercolor painting of tools including a Swanson square and plumb bob

How to Preserve Memories with Watercolor Object Portraits in 5 Easy Steps  

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Outreach Program:  Lineworkers Fundamentals of Fly Fishing

I learned to fly fish about four years ago with the help of a guided fishing trip.  I fell in love with this sport which taught me to refocus from my inabilities to my abilities.  I love those tiny to large fly sculptures that I have since used as inspiration for my fishing art.  I wanted to share my joy of fly fishing to raise up the next generation of fly fishers.  I have created a collaborative program of local guides and instructors to put together a program that covers casting skills with education.  

Fly Fishing training program


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Musky Fly ProjectA watercolor painting of a pink musky fly.


I fell in love with musky flies during a guided fly-fishing trip.  Each fly was a perfect sculpture of hook, feathers, tinsel and beads.  I try to capture their appearance as they float in water.   Preserving memories with watercolor Object Portraits of your favorite flies would be a great way to capture your fishing experience.