My art is inspired by gardens and landscapes found in the Midwest and my own photography. I am drawn to the work of the masters, such as Van Gogh, and have long been enamored with large brushstrokes and the freedom of movement in his work.
Incorporating a variety of mediums into each painting including paper and objects found in my home, I work primarily in Acrylics and inks, on canvas or wood. Each layer adds depth and another meaning or story, to the piece. Drawing from the perspective of a child looking into a beautiful garden, I build up each piece from the texture and darkness to the light in most of my work - creating a sometimes illustrative and whimsical quality.
I have a daily creative practice that gets me through long Wisconsin winters. I paint to remember everything in my life.
A portion of all sales of my art, will go to a carefully and thoughtfully selected charity benefiting children.
-Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center - Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
-Eau Claire Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
-Mueller Professional Building - 243 S Central Ave - Marshfield, Wisconsin
Q Gallery Artists Cooperative - Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Sep 2, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2019 - Basil in Weston
Feb. 2019 - New Visions Gallery - Marshfield, Wisconsin
April 2019 - Solo exhibition at Lucille Tack Center for the Arts - Spencer, Wisconsin