ARTIST STATEMENT

With each work being an intimate record of heart, mind and soul,

I create Mixed Media Paintings & Drawings that reflect my love for the

language of color and the transformative power of gentle nature.

I am drawn to the purity, harmony and order of divine nature

and am driven by my sensibilites of the calm, the sound, and the tender.

My newest series of works, Nature Poems, uses the simplicity of

essence to echo the pure, meditative quality of being in nature or

in the presence of a loving being.

The subjects of the works are embodiments of living nature, inspired by the

moods of nature and the character of the living beings in my world.

My work explores the similar properties of Nature, Love and Design.

I work in a series of sessions applying layers of oil, watercolor, acrylic,

gesso, pastel and graphite on paper or canvas,

then lifting the layers with brushes & socks.

Pieces of painted and clay coated papers are used to

create compositions of character, note and mood.

This process allows me to use both my intuitive and analytical sides and

combines my love for both Modern and Classical works of art.

My visual language draws from the design of nature, graphic and

interior design and Modern and Renaissance Masters,

in particular, Fra Angelico & Da Vinci,

Rothko, Marden & Klee, Degas, Monet, Cezanne & Matisse.

BIO

Born 1963 Marshfield, WI

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, BFA: Painting & Drawing

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, B.S. Visual Communications, Minor: Art History

Tate, London England: Study Abroad

Rhode Island School of Design: Thomas Ockerse, Applied Semiotics

 

SELECT COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

The Museum Shop of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Beverly Hilton Aqua Spa, Beverly Hills, CA

Private Collections, New York, Chicago and Dallas

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019 Award of Excellence: Center For The Visual Arts, Caroline S. Mark Gallery, 29th Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibit,Wausau, WI:

2019 New Visions Gallery, Culture & Agriculture, Marshfield, WI

2018 New Visions Gallery, Culture & Agriculture, Marshfield, WI

2017 Manitou Art League Show, Manitowish Waters, WI

2014 Be,Solo Show, Delafield, WI

2013 New Visions, "Ideasthesia" with Sculptor Patrick Plunkett, Marshfield, WI

2013 Inner Piece, Wausau, WI

2011 Nicolet College Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI

2005 Center For The Visual Arts, Caroline S. Mark Gallery, Group Show, Wausau, WI

2005 Represented by MG Gallery Chicago, IL

2004 Red Door with Willie Bo Richardson, Chicago, IL

2004 Represented by MG Gallery Chicago, IL

2003 Transitions, Solo Show, Chicago, IL

2003 Represented by MG Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002 Gallery 2, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL