Evolution of a painting: Blue Duet

When I start a painting I have a clear intention in my mind. The sense of place is of primary importance…what did it sound like, feel like, smell like to be in that landscape. I work from plein air paintings/drawings, making small graphite studies to establish the overall composition, but it’s an evolutionary process for me… More

Creek + Waterfalls: April Studio Open House

Saturday, April 13, 10 am to 5 pm, Refreshments, Everyone is welcome! I’m very excited to share my current body of work: Creek + Waterfalls. I’ll be showing the 8 x 8″ plein air paintings I did on location as well as all canvases, monotypes and graphite drawings I’ve been working on in my studio. In… More

Salon des Refusés

Northwest Michigan Salon des Refusés Friday, February 1, 2019 A Pop-up Art Show 5:30 to 9 pm Leelanau Studios 10781 E Cherry Bend Rd Traverse City, MI 49684 Following in the tradition of the 1863 Salon des Refusés — an exhibition of work rejected from the Paris Salon — we’re mounting an exhibition of our… More

SO worth the trip! Eric Aho’s show, Guide

My life can get rolling in so many different directions sometimes. Helping our daughter move and settle in to a new city, + major home renovations which equals moving within your own home, + excitement about the beginnings of two new series in my studio….but sometimes I have to press pause and just not miss something that my heart knows is important.… More

M22 Art2Art 4-venue art tour

Hope you can join us this weekend. I’ll be showing new paintings as well as some older work on paper, some figures, painting cubes and more. Here’s the details about the weekend: The M22 Art2Art Tour will feature award-winning work from nearly forty Michigan artists. The four-stop tour will take place at venues along M-22… More

Opening new Nocturne Series

I have been working on a series of small circular paintings recently, exploring the transition from evening to night. I chose the round format because it feels that’s what happens to my vision as I sit and wait for the night. Vision gets closer, more focused. A beam of light casts a round shape as… More

Upcoming Sept 7: Pulse + the human narrative

Painting the figure has been a peripheral yet persistent part of my practice for years now, and I’m thrilled to be sharing that work out in the world. I’m part of a 7-person exhibition, PULSE + the human narrative at Hudson Gallery in Sylvania, OH, adjacent to Toledo. The show opens Friday, September 7 and… More

Reconnect. A Landscape Exhibit

RECONNECT. With nature. With place. August 17 – September 9, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION Friday, August 17 from 6 – 9 pm Meet the artists and share refreshments with friends old and new. Free/open to the public, cash bar. Gallery hours: Thu noon – 6 pm; Fri noon – 9 pm; Sat 6 – 9 pm;… More

20Figures, a show at Blk Mrkt

A new series of my small acrylic figure paintings at my favorite coffee shop in town. My friend and collaborative partner, Carol Spaulding and I are curating this space with monthly exhibitions of engaging art. Through July 29, 2018 at Blk Mrkt coffee, 144 Hall Street, Traverse City, MI… More

Summer show at Wright Gallery

IRREGULAR SYMMETRY OF PATTERN I am so happy to be part of the summer group show at Wright Gallery in Northport, Michigan. Owner Pier Wright does a spectacular job curating an integrated, engaging exhibition. The show runs until the fall of 2018. Included in the show: Amanda Acker Royce Deans Scott Espeseth Jamie Morse Angela… More