Dream Time
Dream Time

36”x48”x1.5” Oil, Plaster

Dream Time. Many of my paintings have the iconic Sugar Loaf Bluff in the background symbolizing Winona, my home for ten years and part of a larger region Known as the Driftless Area. Formations like Sugar Loaf are unique to this region of the Mid West and resulted because the great glaciers bypassed this area leaving the craggy bluffs and deep river valleys. In fact, Sugar Loaf is a man made phenomena formed from a mining operation but its form to me, and others (Including Aditi C., my muse for this piece) has become the dreamlike reference point known as “home”. F

Featured at the MN Marine Art Museum Jan 7-May 20, 2018


Swim Girl
Swim Girl

48”x48”

Mixed Media

The Swimmer
The Swimmer

The Swimmer. The determined swimmer breathes as she prepares to dive deep. The earth is 71 % water, adult humans are 60% while newborns are up to 78% water. The metaphor of water is used throughout mythology, religion, and art to symbolize a psychological transformation or to express a dive into elements of the subconscious mind. The swimmer lets go of all the internal and external chatter and allows herself to connect to her watery core and the ebb and flow of universal consciousness.

Featured at the MN Marine Art Museum Jan 7-May 20, 2018


Stolen Moment
Stolen Moment

Commissioned portrait for the Minnesota Marine Art Museum

48”x60”

Mixed Media

Apres Swim
Apres Swim

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20, 2018.

Anna
Anna

From the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Night Swim
Night Swim

48”x60”x1.5 Oil, Plaster

Featured at the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Golden Swim
Golden Swim

36”x48””x1.5 Oil, Plaster

My work is influenced by the great Masters. “Golden Swim” is inspired by Da Vinci’s “Lady with Ermine”. The enigmatic expression here is timeless. The swim cap brings her to a more modern time yet not our time, while the gold leaf background elevates her to a sacred space and an eternal present. My portraits are about emotion, but not one I want to dictate. I prefer the viewer to spend a moment putting reason and knowledge to the wayside and allow themselves to just feel.

Featured at the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Back Into The Deep
Back Into The Deep

48”x60”x1.5”

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20, 2018.


Towel Girl
Towel Girl

Was featured at the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Currently on display at the One Division Gallery in Buffalo, MN through June, 2018.


The Deep
The Deep

48”x60”x1.5”

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20, 2018.


Gold Swim Cap
Gold Swim Cap

48”x60”x1.5”

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May20,2018


Happy Hour
Happy Hour

36”x48”x1.5”

Oil Pastel, Plaster

Happy Hour. The days’ hard work is done and anticipation of friends, family, beverages or relaxation begins. Sarah and the beaver have each earned this golden moment. Inspired by my hard working friend Sarah and our equally hard working river friend, the Beaver.

From the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Swan Dive
Swan Dive

48”x60”x1.5”

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN

Show dates; 1/7-5/20/2018


Perfect Form
Perfect Form

4’Hx9’W (without spacing between)

Perfect Form Triptych. It is a myth that you have to have a certain body type in order to be healthy, athletic or for that matter worthy or beautiful. Australian swimmer Leisel Jones, achieved her dream of becoming a nine medal winning Olympic Champion. Her moment of triumph was broken by cruel jabs about her weight. Despite her notable and heroic accomplishments she was reduced to being just a “fat girl”. On the day of her Olympic glory, she was quoted as saying; “I wanted to crawl under a rock and die”. This is how we as a society all too often dismiss women. Happily, there is a sea-change occurring (pun intended). Predatory and insensitive men (and women) are being called out and held responsible for their behavior and it is not a moment too soon.

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Little Diver
Little Diver

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Siren
Siren

48”x60”x1.5”

Oil, Plaster, Silver Leaf

Won Judges Choice and Peoples Choice Awards at the Wyoming Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition 2016

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Siren 2
Siren 2

Oil, Silver Leaf, Acrylic, Plaster 36x48

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Red
Red

16”x16”

Encaustic


Sparkling Water
Sparkling Water

Oil Pastel 24"x36"


Swim Girl
Swim Girl
The Lake
The Lake

Oil 48"x60"


Swim Girl Mississippi
Swim Girl Mississippi

Oil 36"x48"


Immersion
Immersion

Acrylic 36x48


Mississippi at Winona
Mississippi at Winona

Oil 36x48


Swim Girl with Sunglasses
Swim Girl with Sunglasses

Oil 36x48


Swim Girl
Swim Girl

Oil, Plaster 36x48


Sugar Loaf Swim Girl
Sugar Loaf Swim Girl

Oil, Plaster 36x48


Swim Girl with Golden Cap
Swim Girl with Golden Cap

Gold Leaf, Plaster 30x30


Swim Girl with Blue Cap
Swim Girl with Blue Cap


Favored one
Favored one

Mixed 10x16


Dream Time
Swim Girl
The Swimmer
Stolen Moment
Apres Swim
Anna
Night Swim
Golden Swim
Back Into The Deep
Towel Girl
The Deep
Gold Swim Cap
Happy Hour
Swan Dive
Perfect Form
Little Diver
Siren
Siren 2
Red
Sparkling Water
Swim Girl
The Lake
Swim Girl Mississippi
Immersion
Mississippi at Winona
Swim Girl with Sunglasses
Swim Girl
Sugar Loaf Swim Girl
Swim Girl with Golden Cap
Swim Girl with Blue Cap
Favored one
Dream Time

36”x48”x1.5” Oil, Plaster

Dream Time. Many of my paintings have the iconic Sugar Loaf Bluff in the background symbolizing Winona, my home for ten years and part of a larger region Known as the Driftless Area. Formations like Sugar Loaf are unique to this region of the Mid West and resulted because the great glaciers bypassed this area leaving the craggy bluffs and deep river valleys. In fact, Sugar Loaf is a man made phenomena formed from a mining operation but its form to me, and others (Including Aditi C., my muse for this piece) has become the dreamlike reference point known as “home”. F

Featured at the MN Marine Art Museum Jan 7-May 20, 2018


Swim Girl

48”x48”

Mixed Media

The Swimmer

The Swimmer. The determined swimmer breathes as she prepares to dive deep. The earth is 71 % water, adult humans are 60% while newborns are up to 78% water. The metaphor of water is used throughout mythology, religion, and art to symbolize a psychological transformation or to express a dive into elements of the subconscious mind. The swimmer lets go of all the internal and external chatter and allows herself to connect to her watery core and the ebb and flow of universal consciousness.

Featured at the MN Marine Art Museum Jan 7-May 20, 2018


Stolen Moment

Commissioned portrait for the Minnesota Marine Art Museum

48”x60”

Mixed Media

Apres Swim

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20, 2018.

Anna

From the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Night Swim

48”x60”x1.5 Oil, Plaster

Featured at the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Golden Swim

36”x48””x1.5 Oil, Plaster

My work is influenced by the great Masters. “Golden Swim” is inspired by Da Vinci’s “Lady with Ermine”. The enigmatic expression here is timeless. The swim cap brings her to a more modern time yet not our time, while the gold leaf background elevates her to a sacred space and an eternal present. My portraits are about emotion, but not one I want to dictate. I prefer the viewer to spend a moment putting reason and knowledge to the wayside and allow themselves to just feel.

Featured at the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Back Into The Deep

48”x60”x1.5”

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20, 2018.


Towel Girl

Was featured at the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Currently on display at the One Division Gallery in Buffalo, MN through June, 2018.


The Deep

48”x60”x1.5”

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20, 2018.


Gold Swim Cap

48”x60”x1.5”

From Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May20,2018


Happy Hour

36”x48”x1.5”

Oil Pastel, Plaster

Happy Hour. The days’ hard work is done and anticipation of friends, family, beverages or relaxation begins. Sarah and the beaver have each earned this golden moment. Inspired by my hard working friend Sarah and our equally hard working river friend, the Beaver.

From the Solo Exhibition WATER PORTRAITS at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


Swan Dive

48”x60”x1.5”

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN

Show dates; 1/7-5/20/2018


Perfect Form

4’Hx9’W (without spacing between)

Perfect Form Triptych. It is a myth that you have to have a certain body type in order to be healthy, athletic or for that matter worthy or beautiful. Australian swimmer Leisel Jones, achieved her dream of becoming a nine medal winning Olympic Champion. Her moment of triumph was broken by cruel jabs about her weight. Despite her notable and heroic accomplishments she was reduced to being just a “fat girl”. On the day of her Olympic glory, she was quoted as saying; “I wanted to crawl under a rock and die”. This is how we as a society all too often dismiss women. Happily, there is a sea-change occurring (pun intended). Predatory and insensitive men (and women) are being called out and held responsible for their behavior and it is not a moment too soon.

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Little Diver

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Siren

48”x60”x1.5”

Oil, Plaster, Silver Leaf

Won Judges Choice and Peoples Choice Awards at the Wyoming Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition 2016

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Siren 2

Oil, Silver Leaf, Acrylic, Plaster 36x48

Part of "Water Portraits" a Solo Exhibition currently on display at the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN


Red

16”x16”

Encaustic


Sparkling Water

Oil Pastel 24"x36"


Swim Girl
The Lake

Oil 48"x60"


Swim Girl Mississippi

Oil 36"x48"


Immersion

Acrylic 36x48


Mississippi at Winona

Oil 36x48


Swim Girl with Sunglasses

Oil 36x48


Swim Girl

Oil, Plaster 36x48


Sugar Loaf Swim Girl

Oil, Plaster 36x48


Swim Girl with Golden Cap

Gold Leaf, Plaster 30x30


Swim Girl with Blue Cap


Favored one

Mixed 10x16


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