fine art

"Oh, to confront night, storms, hunger,
Ridicule, accident, rebuffs,
As the trees and animals do."

                      -Walt Whitman

Artist's Statement:::
A landscape will change little over time. The landscapes I have painted have remained constant, with little change from nature and erosion. My emphasis this year has been on water, trees, and rocks. In facing unexpected changes, will I bend like a tree, flow like water, or remain solid like a rock?
My  artwork  has been inspired by the words of  Walt Whitman:
"Oh, to confront night, storms,hunger,
Ridicule,accident,rebuffs as the trees and animals do."
 My purpose in creating art:
Should our words be weighed or counted? If a picture is worth a thousand words, does it need explanation? Is it our perspective that matters, or the viewer? I cannot make someone else see what I see, but I try.

I  grew up in Metro Detroit, but I have lived in Maryland and Ohio. My landscapes are influenced by the lakes of Michigan, the seascapes of the east coast, and the rural farmlands of Ohio. I did not pursue art as a course of study at the college level, although receiving a scholarship for further study. Using art as a form of communication is my goal.
I am pleased to have art represented by two new galleries this year:, and the trendy downtown Ann Arbor Art Gallery  117 Gallery Shop.
The online gallery , features collectable and famous artists alongside emerging artists. New York artist, Tyler Loftis, beautifully curates this online gallery. I am so excited to be a part of this online gallery exhibit.!
I am all smiles to have art in the Ann Arbor Art Center 117 Gallery, I have shown work there in the past, and I am happy to be a part of the gallery. I have had a busy 2019 so far, with 7 shows spanning December 2018 through  Jan 2019 already.  I was featured as one of four artists in "Nature's Perspective" at The Concourse Gallery in Upper Arlington.
 New to the site: I am trying PayPal and " a painting du jour" ( which is changing weekly, not daily so far). I was recently commissioned to paint pet portraits. Who could say no to such big brown eyes?

​Below: in consultation with my muse and studio dog.



Prussia, Michigan 12/5/2014