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Color, light, texture and form: four elements in nature that have captivated me for years! Whether I am looking at the grandeur of the landscape, a gemstone or ink as it is spread across a printing plate, I continually look for ways to incorporate my fascination with these phenomena in my artistic creations.
Although I will pursue a single theme in a variety of mediums and styles, these threads are present, regardless of the materials I choose.
My work varies from impressionistic to abstract. Art enables me to express feelings that cannot be said with words; similarly, abstraction provides me a way to convey emotions that cannot be portrayed with realism.
Much of my inspiration can be found in the contrast of weather-beaten rocks and canyons of the Southwest with softer elements such as vegetation, water and cloud formations. The duality of the ancient with the ephemeral keeps me returning to explore with brush, canvas, metal, stone, pigment and paper.
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, BA in interior design, 1976, Pi Kappa Phi scholar
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, art major, 1972-1973
Milwaukee Area Technical College, metalsmithing, 1991-2002
Thomas Merton Institute, Shorewood, Wis., art therapy/alcoholism counselor training program, 1986-88
Galleries (ongoing representation):
Art Escape Gallery, Thiensville, Wis.
David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, Wis.
Bilhenry Gallery, Milwaukee, Wis.
Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg, Wis.
The Peterson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Have a Heart" group exhibition, The Peterson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February, 2004
"Trading Spaces" dual exhibit, Kit Lynch's Purple Canyon Arts, Taos, New Mexico, July 2003
"Grand Opening" dual exhibit with Kyle Zubatsky, Art Escape Gallery, Thiensville, Wis., October 2002
"Inside/Outside" solo show, Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg, Wis., May-June 2001
"Conversations with the Land" solo exhibit, Studio 2015, Woodstock, Ill., January 2000
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, artist member
Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, professional member
Pastel Society of New Mexico, artist member