View from the Mountain

Hocker-mountain-sketch Went up Mount Roberts today–the view is gorgeous though a little surreal: because I went up on the tram I didn't have that feeling of pain-earned and endorphin-fueled accomplishment one usually gets from climbing 1000 feet up that steep trail.

I had sketchbook and a variety of supplies; I wanted to do a very fast watercolor sketch (10 min) of the view down Gastineau Channel. Decided to play with the metallic watercolors, which I hadn't done in a while. I like the earthiness of them.

When it came time to add the human elements in the lower left (bridge, harbor, town), I totally lost interest…Ah well.


If you’d like to purchase any of the following items, please contact me via email to order or to get more information. My ordering system is pretty rudimentary right now, so let me know what you’re interested in and we can work out the shipping and payment information.

Art Cards

Hocker-dippers  Riley-hummingbirds

Four designs, and perhaps more to come! $2.50 each, 8 for $15. Envelopes included.


Handmade Fluke Pendants


These pendants show the distinctive flukes of several of Southeast Alaska’s humpback whales. The base is wood, with handpainting and a clear resin overlay. They’re strung on a cotton cord or a chain (your choice) with magnetic clasp. $24.


The Singer in the Stream

32-page full-color children’s book  about the American Dipper, a bird everyone should get to know. “Go and see him, and love him, and through him as through a window look into Nature’s warm heart,” said John Muir about dippers.$10.95.


Illustrations and Custom Artwork

Plants, animals, landscapes, and more. Pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, acrylic…and more.