I count myself most fortunate to be and artist. My paintings reflect the scenes and people in my daily life. Most are begun or painted entirely on location. Painting “en plein air” is filled with both challenges and great pleasure. No day is ever the same. To smell the earth and be surrounded by birdsong is a gift, and when it’s the coldest or wettest of weather I can retreat to the sanctuary of my studio. And so, I join a long history of adventurers who translate the beauty of their surrounding onto canvas with brushes and paint. It gives me great pleasure to know that I might share these moments in time with those who live with my paintings in their lives.

Shows and Awards

2013 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, McBride Gallery, Annapolis MD
Plein Air Easton, Easton MD
Cedarburg Plein Air, Honorable Mention, Artists Choice
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition,InSightGaller,Fredricksburg Tx
Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Petoskey MI

2012 Oil painters of America Eastern Regional Show, Bennington Vermont

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA
Richeson 75 Wisconsin Plein Air Exhibit, "Best in Show"
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
Red Wing Plein Air, "Artists' Choice"
Salon International 2011 Green House Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

Oil Painters of America Regional Exhibition, Wilmington, NC
Red Wing Plein Air Festival, Red Wing, MN, “Award of Excellence”, “1st Place Quick Paint”
Door County Plein Air Invitational, Door County, WI
Beloit Plein Air, Beloit, WI, “Best of Show”
Wayne Plein Air, Wayne PA
International Fine Art Painting Competition, Artist’s Haven Gallery, “Best Portrait/Figurative”

Milwaukee Plein Air, “First Place”
Door County Plein Air Festival
6th Annual Telluride Plein Air
Wayne Plein Air, “Honorable Mention”

Door County Plein Air Dockside Painters Quick Paint, “People’s Choice Award”
5th Annual Telluride Plein Air
National Oil Painters of America Show, Missoula, MT
“Barns and Farms” National Show, Kewaunee WI

First Annual Redwing Plein Air Competition, Redwing, MN, “Best of Show”, “Best Main Street Award”
Barns and Farms” National Show, Kewaunee, WI

Artist Magazine National Portrait Competition finalist

Fine Line Designs Gallery, Ephraim, WI
State Street Gallery, LaCrosse, WI
Viroqua, WI
WVA membership status:
oil, pastel, watercolor, drawing

Fur Coat




May 29 - 31, 2014
Three Day Plein Air Workshop
more info

304 South Main St
Viroqua, WI 54665

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