IMPORTANT UPDATE ... FREE SHIPPING!!!
Our "Free Shipping" program during last year's holiday season was so popular that we continued it into the new year and then decided to make it permanent. That's right. Order copies of my newest cookbook, colorful boxes of my Pacific Northwest-themed notecards, and limited edition prints and get free shipping.
If this is your first visit to my website, then welcome! If you're here because you're curious about my art, then you've come to the right place. Likewise, if you've been reading my newspaper column, Fresh Approach, and are following up on that or my new cookbook, well then, you're also on the right track. Just use the tabs at the top or bottom of this page to find your way, and enjoy your visit! Questions or comments? Do get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.
We'll get to the art shortly, but first here's the cover of my new cookbook, "Oregon Hazelnut Country - the Food, the Drink, the Spirit" which was released in December of 2010. Did you know that my home, the Willamette Valley, produces over 99% of the domestic hazelnut crop? But this book isn't just about nuts. It is 300 pages chock-full of great ideas for refreshing your cuisine with approachable recipes, complete with wine and beer pairings. The book is divided into fairly classic sections, from appetizers, sides, and entrees, to desserts, and menu ideas. Plus, lots of history, and a feel for what life is like here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, from Dungeness crab feeds to weekend wine touring.
The book is also filled with my artwork - both food and landscapes - along with the the photographs of popular regional photographer Karl Maasdam. You can click on the "Books" tab above for more information or to make an online purchase ($24.95). An in-depth review from fellow Oregon food writer Chris Peterson can be found at the www.tenriversfoodweb.org (on the home page, type in "Oregon Hazelnut Country" in the archive search).
Now, about the art. As you will see, much of it springs from my love of the wilderness, and the rest through my ongoing career as a food writer. All of the images began as paintings executed with the finest watercolor pigments on 300 lb. cold press rag watercolor paper. Some of these originals are still available for purchase. All images are available as high quality limited edition prints. These are produced by my own company, Stoneyburn Gallery, so I'm able to control quality from paintbrush through photography, proofing, printing and packaging for shipment. We use professional-level inkjet printers and lightfast inksets, with excellent color gamut and stability, that are designed specifically for the production of fine art prints. The inks are matched to heavy rag fine art paper that is textured to yield a look close to that of an original watercolor painting. When you purchase a print, it will arrive signed and numbered, encapsulated in conservation grade materials along with a certificate of authenticity, and boxed flat. Because we do all this in-house, we are able to keep our prices low and even cover part of the shipping cost for you.
Most images are also available as notecards. We print these with lightfast, high-quality inks on white card stock, then pack them in groups of eight with envelopes in attractive boxes for only $10. They make great gifts.
With that said, I encourage you to explore the portfolios, via the "Prints and Cards" tab above, and my blog. If you'd like to get in on some of my favorite seasonal recipes, information about a finished piece of art, or early notification of food, wine and art events, then by all means subcribe to my e-newsletter. And please feel free to contact me with comments, questions or suggestions - see the "Contacts and Purchasing" tab for ways to do that. If you decide to make a purchase, you can do so right online using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. Or you can get in touch directly for even more options.
All the best,