Artist Statement

Art follows what I ordinarily do. An outdoors person, I hope my landscapes invoke the sense of a moment in time: light reflecting off wet rocks on a distant shoreline; a sky that as kids made us imagine clouds as objects; homes in other countries different than ours; reflections on a quiet pond on a summer morning or those times between sunlight and darkness. An acquaintance once told me until seeing a show of my landscapes he rarely looked at the sky and now does as a matter or habit. That's a response I'm very thrilled with.

Selected Exhibitions and Awards

2010 SW Michigan Land Conservancy/Plein air Artists of West Michigan Calendar Project

2009 The Saugatuck Dunes, Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance book project

2001 Artist-in-Residence, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

2001 Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, MI

2001 Borgess at Woodbridge, Kalamazoo, MI

2000 Art Council Greater Kalamazoo Gallery Hop

Kalamazoo Regional Show: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990 (Honorable Mention), 1991, 1992 (2nd Place Award), 1994, 1995,1996, 1998

Carnegie Center for the Arts: 1993

Kalamazoo Area Painters' Society Award 1995

Kalamazoo Area Painters' Society Award 1996, 1997

Krasel Center All-Michigan Competition: 1993 & 1995 (Purchase Award)

Muskegon Museum of Art Regional 66: 1993

Battle Creek Art Center Regional: 1993