I hope you enjoy the images that capture my attention and find their way onto my canvases. I work mainly in oils on canvas, panel, or linen. But I also have an interest in water color, pastels, and block printing. My studio is in the Dow Building at 2242 University Avenue in St Paul, suite 310. I have a current exhibit in the Dow Gallery on the first floor of that building. Please come by to see it.
Painting is a language for me. It's how I speak to you about the beauty and wonder I see around me every day. As Aristotle once said, "The aim of art is to represent, not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." When I paint a lovely flower, people having private moments in public settings, or the human figure, I'm speaking of their inner meaning and beauty. I paint, in other words, in order to tell you the story I see before me.
I have always loved plants and horticulture. In the past, I worked in the design industries dealing with floral design and gardening. I have also had large floral gardens of my own and you'll see many still life settings and floral images in my work.
I'm also interested in intimate settings where people encounter each other, their pets, and the world around them. Many of these are set in Paris and Barcelona, as well as the urban and rural areas of the United States, France, and England. I love to capture private moments in public settings: people who are just going about their daily business are very interesting to me!
Most of my works are for sale. To initiate a purchase or send me a note, please use the contact links scattered throughout the galleries. Please make reference to the catalog number for the works in which you're interested. Thanks again for visiting this online gallery. Isn't it a beautiful world?
Just to get us started, here's one of my recent favorites:
Sur la Plage Oil on canvas -- 20 X 30 What is more sweet than an afternoon spent reading on the beach? Maybe it's when the beach is in the South of France. Catalog #18140