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.
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.
The fondest memories most people have are not always about the “big event” but the normal everyday experiences that lead up to it. As an artist my intent is to visually capture a memory and convey it. A walk, a place, a person a workplace, a gift, a meal, all little things but they are part of every ones personal life mosaic.
Each piece I produce incorporates a unique story behind its creation and each story is connected to other stories waiting to be shared and painted. That is why a lot of my work involves a series of pieces that are connected. As they are produced they unfold to tell a bigger story.
These stories are the very essence of what I paint and they continue to drive me to want to paint art that connects emotionally.
To have an impact the piece should evoke a memory, an emotion something to be lived over every time you view the art. If my work can do this than I know it is a success and a meaningful piece.