ARTIST STATEMENT

Observing nature and painting in situ is a challenging and rewarding experience. An artist can experience the effects of light first-hand and translate those visual and emotional responses directly to paper or canvas. I particularly enjoy painting in Michigan. This region contains all the elements of a sublime landscape: vast skies, clear water, sandy beaches and verdant hillsides. I paint on location when the weather and time permits but also bring sketches, color notations and photos (what the French painters call aides-mémoire) to my studio to complete paintings or to revisit a scene.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 – Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2016 – All-Media Juried Art Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, MI
2016 - One Person Show, Ann Hall Artist in Residence, Old Art Building, Leland, MI
2016 - The New Players, Group Show, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2016 - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Artists in Residence Group Show, Munster, IN
2016 - 88th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2015 - All-Media Juried Art Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI
2015 - One-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2015 - 23rd Annual "Art Leelanau", Leland Community Cultural Center, Leland, MI
2015 - 87th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2015 - Postcards From Rome, Blk/Mrkt, Traverse City, MI
2014 - 543 Five Artists for Three Days, Ledbetter Gallery, Traverse City, MI
2014 - Art in Our City, Invitational, Frauenthal Center, Muskegon, MI
2013 - Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Juried Exhibition, Dennis Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
2013 - Featured Artist, Fall Downtown TC Art Walk, Traverse City, MI
2012 - Fish Stories and Waterscapes, Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI
2011 - Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH


EDUCATION

1980: MFA - University of Notre Dame
1977: Certificate - Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1977: BFA - Northern Kentucky University