On a recent trip to France, I enjoyed all the Monets in Paris. I also
studied with Serena Barton, noted artist and author in oil and cold wax
painting. This pivotal event led to a change in my view towards abstracted
landscapes. While I love a far horizon (so good for goals), I now shift my
gaze downward or upward. Instead of looking "out" for inspirations, I watch
my step seeking through the tangle of field and stream. Or I crane my neck
to feel the wind in the woods. Finding fresh perspectives for oil and cold
wax textures, I still rely on mixing primary colors to achieve new goals.
I strive to capture beautiful, complex, transparent, textured and colorful
surfaces in my paintings. "What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence"
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1976
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1980