Really, Really Important Details about Upcoming Pre-sale!


It’s A Colorful Life Show Pre-Sale

I am hosting a Pre-Sale for all my artwork that will be featured in the upcoming Featured Artist Show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland WA (August 6 - September 1, 2019)!

How the Pre-Sale works (read carefully!)

On Monday, 8/5 at 10:00am PDT, the pre-sale page will disappear from view while I manually switch each painting from ‘Sold’ to available. When I republish the page, it will come back as a password-protected page. At 11:00am PDT the password will be sent out to all those on my mailing list.

ALL Pre-Sale purchases need to be made through my website using PayPal or a credit card. I’m sorry, but I cannot process phone, or email orders for the Pre-Sale.

Note: Upon checkout, enter FREESHIPPING so that my website doesn’t automatically charge you. You will need to contact Parklane Gallery separately at (425) 827-1462 to arrange, and pay for, shipping directly from the gallery.


1. Why will the Pre-sale page be password protected?

This is to reward my tribe – all of the wonderful, colorful, creative people who belong to my mailing list and graciously invite me into their in-box each week!

2. If I’m not on your mailing list, when will I be able to purchase paintings?

Beginning Tuesday, August 6 at 11:00 am the Sales page will be visible to all people so you will be able to purchase from my website at that time. Alternatively, you may contact Parklane Gallery (425) 827-1462. If you are in the Kirkland area, please come by the gallery (130 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA)! I’ll be there the afternoons of 8/6, 8/7 and for the Artist’s Reception on 8/9 5:00-8:00 pm.

Please note: after the pre-sale (which is only on-line) in the unlikely event more than one person tries to purchase the same painting at the same time, the sale will always go to the person who is in the gallery!

3. How is shipping arranged?

If you purchase on-line, please enter FREESHIPPING during checkout so my website doesn’t charge you shipping. Because Parklane Gallery will be receiving a commission from me, they will handle all shipments. Once you purchase a painting, call Parklane Gallery at (425) 827-1462 to give them your shipping address and credit card number – they will call you back once they calculate the shipping costs.

4. What if someone else purchases the painting I want before I finish checking out?

I am so very sorry, however, there is nothing I can do to prevent this from happening. This is truly first-come, first-served and being in your cart does not reserve it.

My advise: be at your computer a few minutes before 11:00am PDT with your payment info ready (hint: If you choose to use PayPal, your payment will be processed more quickly, especially if you are already logged in. If you choose to use your credit card, type out the info in another place, so you can copy and be ready to paste it in).

5. Can I email you with a list of the paintings I want to buy then send you a check?

I’m so sorry, but I cannot accept emails, phone calls or checks for the pre-sale. The reason for this is two-fold: First, I’ll be in the gallery hanging my show during the pre-sale and not available to take phone calls or check my email. Second: my website platform is the fairest way to make sure that the first person to purchase a painting is the one who ends up getting it!

6. I see you will be donating to No Kid Hungry, why did you choose this charity?

When I taught art in the elementary schools in my area, I looked into the eyes of kids whose parents couldn’t afford to feed them 3 solid meals a day. These kids, and parents, rely on the free-lunch program at their school for breakfast and lunch. However, during the holidays and on weekends, the beautiful, amazing, creative kids don’t get enough to eat. No Kid Hungry steps into this void to help feed them. And together I know we can make a difference!