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The paintings are always rooted in something specific. They often start with my fascination of a certain image from the natural world: the crooked line of a particular branch, the strong contrast of lights as a storm approaches from across the sea, the deepening color in the alley outside my studio window during evening in the winter.

I create still life in the studio and landscapes ‘en plein air’ in oil (I enlarge some landscapes later in the studio). The paintings are inspired by nature, but they also develop into explorations of the formal qualities of painting: of shapes, value, colors, lines, edges, and textures.

I am inspired by the profound and infinite beauty in the natural world. I am inspired by the concrete experiences of what materials are and can do. In my work, I am interested in the convergence of the profound and the concrete.

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Although the event is still the third week in July Fair days have changed to Thursday through Sunday  Please join us for the 2018 Art Fair Thursday July 19 – Sunday July 22! “Diversity, Live it on South U.” Located on the south edge of the U of M campus, the South University Area is […]