Address: 7901 State Hwy 42, Egg Harbor WI 54209
Medium: Oil, Mixed Media
Gallery Representation: Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, and Edgewood Orchard Galleries
Art is made from the soul. I feel that a day is not complete without something ‘artfully’ done!
It is the landscape imagery and its deep space that I explore in my work by building up 30-40 layers of oil paints and mixed mediums. I apply very thin layers of oil paint to the wood board adding texture, scraping the paint, dissolving areas and then rebuilding them as I construct the painting. The removing process is as important as the layering. This ‘surface tension’ eventually is transformed into a peaceful, subtle mix of texture and natural colors. I strive to accomplish a feeling of serenity not only as I paint, but for the viewer as well.
My local surroundings as well as distant trips continue to inspire my artwork. You may see an influence of my travels to Italy, France Portugal, Spain and Ireland as well as my inspiring trips to Santa Fe, New Mexico AND of course my local surroundings in Wisconsin and Michigan. Skies, vast lands, colors and the light also inspire me and I am thankful for the beauty around me and the ability to transform it into my art.