I was so honored to have the opportunity to share my work with the Central Oregon community with my debut show at LUMIN Studios on Tumalo this past October. It was a family affair with help from my dear husband, parents, and in-laws with things like child care and help with meals as I painted 30 paintings in 30 days in the month of September and prepared my work to show at the gallery. I had a successful opening afternoon and sold 6 paintings. It was overwhelming to be surrounded by friends, neighbors, fellow parents from school, local artists, and even a friend from college at my show's opening reception. I'm so grateful to the wonderfully talented, Carolyn Stokes, of Photography In Bend for capturing the light in the gallery and showcasing my work and the reception. I'll even forgive you for the photos that include my double chin!