Friday, February 22, 2019

Turtle In a Bottle

This image started as an idea to show how pollution is impacting our environment in different ways at different levels. There is a reason the plastic bottle has a brand name on it and a turtle is positioned in two different environments.  A box turtle native to the mid-west does not live near oceans and does not live in a plastic bubble floating out on the sea.

Creek in Spring

Waiting for Spring in the upper midwest has thawing ice remnants of snow and animals that have been hard to see all year start showing up near water. This acrylic painting shows all the changing seasons signs. There is just enough color patiently waiting for the splashes of colors to come when the thaw is complete. Summer is not far off.


A new acrylic painting featuring a bird familiar in the Midwest. The colors of the bird and the background highlight fall brilliance in late September in the heartland. Prints are now available of this 7x10 image.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

October "63 Expose" Art Show

On October this year I had my first large show of 63 pieces of acrylic art. The location was at the "Wicked Wort" micro brewery in Robbinsdale where refreshments and food were served along with music, videos, lively conversation and of course the two series of original art featured. The series were "The North" featuring boundary water pieces and "The Farm" featuring midwest rural scenes.

The setting was absolutely perfect and was well very attended.  The lower level space where the event was set up was exclusive and large enough for people to walk, step back, converse and really
view the art in a setting that was stunning and lit perfectly. We hope to have another Spring event at the same location. Times and dates of the Spring event are being firmed up now. Watch your email.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Flying Into The Light

This is a recent donated piece that I really enjoyed creating. There is something about an eagle flying at full speed with eyes fixed straight ahead that makes you do a double take. The clouds, shadows and eagles colors all combine to give the image the power and majesty the nations symbol deserves.

Boundary Water Reflections

This is another Boundary Waters piece that includes an interaction with a young lady, Monarch butterfly and water /sky reflections. What is real and what is a reflection all come to bear with this new acrylic painting. The painting is 36"x30" and will be included in my Spring show.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lake Maidens

This image depicts a young woman watching soaking in the view from the best spot on the lake and that is actually in the lake somewhere in the Northern Minnesota boundary waters. If you look carefully there is more than one person in this image.  

This young woman has just taken notice that she is not alone on the lake and she stops and tries to focus her eyes on something but she is not quite sure if it is really there.  For a hint the title of this painting is "Lake Maiden's" for a reason.

The magic of the boundary waters colors early or late in the day are really magical and I was trying to capture that unique combination of light and reflections that sometimes trick your eyes into seeing things that may or may not be there.

This 48" x 38" original acrylic painting was a lot of fun to do. Prints are available now.