September - The PTFF (Port Townsend Film Festival) commissioned me to do the artwork for the poster and T shirts for the 2017 festival. The original painting for the poster sold the night of the unveiling!

May - Opened the new “Don Tiller Gallery” in the Flagship Landing at 1015 Water Street in Port Townsend. See my May 4th blog post for pictures of the gallery and location.



October 10th - Commissioned by David Pablo Cohn to paint a large piece depicting their newly acquired ranch complete with barn, house and pond. His challenge for me was to capture the feel of the acreage as it is now, before restoration begins. We agreed on four panels each 20 inches wide by 36 inches tall.

July 21st - Commissioned by Hudson Valley Health Systems in Middletown, New York to create artwork for their new Physicians office building. Nina Favata, the art curator was searching for a large piece for the surgical waiting area. Because the folks waiting here are family members of people having surgery, she thought that the uplifting and bright imagery of my work would be a welcome respite. The finished artwork consisting of three panels fifteen feet long was crated, shipped and installed on a 24 foot wall in the waiting area just days before the grand opening festivities!

July 16th - Commissioned by Eric and Casey Reeter to paint my rendition of their sprawling, beautifully manicured Wilderbee Farm. The painting consists of two 30x40 inch panels that will make a great presentation in their new Meadery.

May 15th - Opened the “839 Pop up Gallery” in the historic Hastings Building for one more summer. Another great season of fun and art sales with fellow artist Jim Jacobson.

March - Hosted a sold out two day workshop in my studio in Port Townsend.



November and December - Group show at the Childhoods End Gallery in Olympia. WA. Sold three paintings off the floor while hanging the show! Fun!

November 21 and 22 - Held 2 day workshop at my studio. Last workshop for this year. Much fun!

October 24 and 25 - Held a sold out 2 day workshop at my studio overlooking the bay here in Port Townsend.

August 7-29 - One person show at the Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island. Showing 15 new paintings completed within the last year.

May 15 - Opened the 839 Pop Up Gallery in the Hastings building on main street in Port Townsend.. Partnered with two other local artists Jim Jacobson and Jolene Sunding. Very successful and fun filled Summer venture.

Feb. 21 and 22nd - I was invited to put on a 2-day workshop at the Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island.

Feb. 13 - The Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce chose my painting "Slow Boats" for the cover of their 2015 downtown tourist map.



May - Childhood's End Gallery - I am one of the featured artists at the Childhood's End Gallery in Olympia, WA for the month of May. A few of my featured paintings are "Meet me for lunch", "Sizzle", & "After the rain."

April - Commission - "Shelter Belt" was commissioned for the Grand Opening of Fist Interstate Banks new location in Billings, Montana. We collaborated in the design of "Shelter Belt" by discussing the size and style needs as well as their favorite features from some of my other painting.

March 4th to 31st - Guest Artist of the Month at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim. Art Talk on Tuesday March 18 at 6 PM.

January 8th to February 8th- Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery solo show “Sky Narratives.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery
800 Bellevue Way, NE, Ste. 111, Bellevue, WA 98004



AUGUST 24th-25th 2013 - Art Port Townsend 13th annual Studio tour. Over 150 visitors to my home studio. A lot of work but great fun!

August 3d 2013 - Artisans on Taylor. One of the last shows (sadly) for this great gallery.

APRIL 10-14 2013 - 2nd annul Plein Air painting exposition in Monterey California. Check out my April blog post for more info and some great pictures!

APRIL 5th 2013 - Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island. Group show.

MARCH 1st to 30th 2013 - Pop-Up Show displayed in the upstairs loft at the Spice Market here in Port Townsend. Fun and profitable!



NOVEMBER 28th 2012 - Invited to present a painting demonstration for the Port Ludlow Artist’s League.

NOVEMBER 17 2012 - 5 Blended Visions - Building Community through the Arts. A gala event organized with 4 other artists to benefit our local theatre’s new building fund. It was held at my loft studio and handing over a check meant mission accomplished. Magnificent turnout and feedback!

NOVEMBER 14 2012 - Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery 800 Bellevue Way, NE, Ste. 111, Bellevue, WA 98004 Solo show featuring new paintings.

OCTOBER 5 2012 - Group show at Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia, WA.

AUGUST 25-26 2012 - 14th Annual Port Townsend Studio Tour. This year 37 artist’s studios were open to the public for 2 days. This was my 4th year and enjoyed at least 150 people through my studio.

JULY 6, 2012 - JULY 6 2012 - Toucan Gallery 2505 Montana Avenue, Billings Mt. 59101 Solo show featuring new paintings in conjunction with my second 2-day workshop at the gallery. There were repeat students from last year so that is encouraging!

JUNE 22 & 23 2012 - 2-day workshop at Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island. WAC is a unique destination for art classes and art workshops, taught by regionally and nationally recognized instructors and professional artists.

MAY 2012 - I was contacted by Watercolor Artist magazine to contribute an article for their monthly “Creativity Workshop” feature for the August edition. Entitled “Paint With Abandon” it describes my layering and glazing technique using fluid acrylics as a water medium on various substrates. Read the article here:

APRIL 12-15 2012 - To Las Vegas to attend the 1st Annual Plein Air painting exposition. It was 3 days of inspiration watching professional artists demonstrate their outdoor painting techniques as well as lectures on marketing that stimulated ideas for the future.

APRIL 6 2012 - Directors Gallery Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Solo show successfully featuring and selling my early oil paintings.


OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 9, 2011 - Gunnar Nordstom Gallery
800 Bellevue Way, NE, Ste. 111, Bellevue, WA 98004
Solo show featuring new paintings.

AUGUST 5 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 - Toucan Gallery
2505 Montana Avenue, Billings Mt. 59101
Solo show featuring new paintings.

AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 - Artisans on Taylor Gallery
236 Taylor street, Port Townsend Wa. 98368
Solo show featuring new paintings of local scenes.

My painting ‘Door Jam” was chosen to been shown on the exterior face of the Northwind Art Center Gallery. It is part of a collaborative project involving other local artists who are also painting on hollow core doors of the same size. As the finished artwork becomes available the exterior exhibit will periodically change.


OCTOBER 11 - NOVEMBER 9, 2010 - Gunnar Nordstom Gallery
800 Bellevue Way, NE, Ste. 111, Bellevue, WA 98004
Solo show featuring new paintings.

The painting "A New Season" won Honorable Mention and will be
published in the February 2011 issue of Watercolor Artist.

This 2-day event brought 140 visitors to my newly remodeled studio. The weekend was a success in many ways. It takes planning and effort to get ready but it was worth it.

APRIL 2-25, 2010 - Northwind Arts Center
2409 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA.
Invitational show along with six other local professional artists featuring Plein-Air paintings.


NOVEMBER & DECEMBER, 2009 - Bishop Victorian Hotel
714 Washington St., Port Townsend, WA
Annual solo show at the Bishop.

OCTOBER 14-NOVEMBER 8, 2009 - Gunnar Nordstom Gallery
800 Bellevue Way, NE, Ste. 111, Bellevue, WA 98004
Solo show featuring new paintings along with cityscapes.

AUGUST 1-31, 2009 - Dual show at Northwind Arts Center
2409 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA.
This show features the first showing of all 32 of my cityscapes and a new 6 panel, 12' long series, and 28 small studies. The reception was August 1st in conjunction with Port Townsend's monthly Gallery Walk. The weather was beautiful which led to a great turnout.

SERIES IN THE ROUND - April 10 -July, 2009 at The Art Mine
The new series is a compilation of eighteen undulating 4' x 2' paintings connected in an 8' tall x 12' diameter circle on a portable wall. The imagery flows from city to plains to mountains to sea and back to the city. The exhibit allows the viewer to walk around from the outside.

The Inn at Port Hadlock, an exquisite waterfront destination hotel, houses the 3-floor Art Mine Gallery. The series was installed in the lobby along with paintings encompassing the entire second floor gallery. Check out this GREAT location!


Western Art Collector Magazine - May 2009
I'm pleased to announce the 4-page spread highlighting NEIGHBORS: The Connection Series on view at Rive Gauche Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Read and see the article HERE.



The Artist's Magazine - March 2008
Selected to be a part of an article featuring 20 artists over 60 in the March 2008 issue. The feature article includes a photo of my painting "Tree Line" as well as a short biography. Considering the vast number of entries (500) it was an honor to have been chosen one of the twenty professional artists being profiled.

As a result of this article, The Artist's Magazine is doing a feature article in July, showcasing "Suppertime" on the front cover. It will discuss my techniques in acrylic, and show a demo of my process in a series of photos. Read and see the article HERE.

MAY 2008
Rive Gauche Gallery, 7173 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ. NEIGHBORS: THE CONNECTION SERIES, my series of 18 paintings (60 ft. long) all together on one wall.