Monday, November 25, 2019

John Lennon Painting

This painting of John Lennon was donated and auctioned off this past weekend. All proceeds went to Totino Grace Lassallian education fund, a great cause. The original acrylic measured 50" tall and 24" wide and was based on a 1974 photo by Bob Gruen. This may be a part of an upcoming series of images that I hope to start later on this year. I Love John Lennon's music and the accompanying Lennon quote that I felt the finished piece.

Friday, August 16, 2019


This piece was recently finished for a legendary dive bar located near the University of Minnesota. Though it recently closed this was created to memorialize and sum up the diversity of patrons and odd things that happened at this bar and on this corner. From the menu to the t-shirts that featured the line "Some people don't like dive bars those people suck anyway" Sporty's bar was a landmark and will be missed. For me it was another bar restaurant acrylic painting that was truly fun to create. The final art measured roughly 55" x 40".

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer fun begins in downtown Robbinsdale. What is more fun than a sunny days search for a great cookie. This acrylic painting is part of a new series of art featuring small downtown, people, events and places.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Here is painting for just plain fun. If you look there are tons of images some hidden some not that mean something to someone who frequents Duffy's in Osseo Minnesota. Character's galore at this fun spot right in downtown Osseo. Duffy's is celebrating it's 30 year anniversary this summer in late June so put it on your calendar and be sure to tip one with a friend at this legendary bar and grill.

This 30x26" acrylic painting in memory of Eric Applen who played baseball for Champlin Park High School before cancer took his time away us. Through This painting I was hoping to convey that Eric is still and will forever be with us "On Deck" and ready to swing away.  It was donated to auction and to raise money for the 10th annual Eric Applen golf tournament for cancer research. Great people, great cause and great golf. The auction was a lot of fun for all attendees and helped to push more research dollars for cancer research.

A portrait study from earlier in the year. Striking eyes daring you to take a closer look. This was just a fun piece to put together.

This piece is drenched with early morning colors. A lot of symbolism combined with a composition made in the midwest. This started out as a simple landscape painting but it it turned into a lot more visually to take in. This will be another for the "Farm Series" of works.

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.