Welcome to my art pages. I’ve been painting since I was a kid, and completed my first “real painting” in watercolor at age 16. Through high school and college I did a variety of pencil, watercolor and pen/ink drawings – mostly of birds. But in 2005, I became even more inspired by watching Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Artist in Residence Bill Lathrop as he gave a demonstration at a Munising High School art class. From that experience I decided to purchase the materials and began painting in oils. Some 100 paintings later, I am still working on “getting it right” and exploring new techniques to express what I see in the Upper Peninsula landscape that is so interesting. Sailing occupies late spring, summer and early fall, so I primarily paint in the quieter part of the year.
I paint in an attempt to convey stories that might otherwise go untold…old barns, Great Lakes boats, pastoral scenes of landscapes. Below are a collection of works that haven’t yet sold. (Click on individual works for full screen.) I also sell prints of my work at the Falling Rock Cafe in Munising, MI. For sizes and price please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More recent work: (click on image for larger version)
Many painters have influenced my work. Among these are Canada’s Group of Seven, Rockwell Kent, Monet and Pissarro, Harvey Dunn, Georgia O’Keeffe, Clarence Gagnon, E. Martin Hennings, Maynard Dixon, Edgar Payne, Emile Gruppe, Isaac Levitan, Winslow Homer, Frederick Remington, Alfred Sisley, Charley Russell, and Philip Goodwin – just to name a few!
Below is a selection of paintings that have sold or been given to friends and family over the years…inquire if your favorite is available in a print.