Drawings

Drawing has always been important to me.  Much of my subject matter has to do with how nature is endangered.  But there is a celebratory aspect to it as well.

The newest work evolves from abstraction and is part of a series about life and death. 

The  recent tree drawings are for a book just published, "Hidden in the Trees," by Vic Foerster, Arbutus Press. The Isle Royale drawings are for an earlier book published by Arbutus Press, "Naked in the Stream," also by Vic Foerster. 

The stones drawings were from a series a few years ago in which the stones became monuments for grief.

The Glacier Park drawings were done after a visit there.

The Haukki drawing was one I did during an artist residency in Finland.

I continue to carry a sketchbook or camera on my daily walks in the woods... 


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pencil on paper 8x8'

private collection
The Heart
pencil on paper 8x8'

private collection
pencil on paper 6x6''
Dancing Tree
pencil on paper 6x6''
ink on paper 9x12''
City Tree
ink on paper 9x12''

ink on paper 9x12''

One of the illustrations for ''Hidden in the Trees''
Light on the Trees
ink on paper 9x12''

One of the illustrations for ''Hidden in the Trees''
ink on paper 9x12)

One of the illustrations for "Hidden in the Trees".
Cabin at Night
ink on paper 9x12)

One of the illustrations for "Hidden in the Trees".
ink on paper 8x10''
Elegy for the Forest
ink on paper 8x10''
ink on paper  9x12''

In the collection of Cynthia Drake

One of the illustrations for ''Hidden in the Trees,'' published by Arbutus Press.
Forest Path
ink on paper 9x12''

In the collection of Cynthia Drake

One of the illustrations for ''Hidden in the Trees,'' published by Arbutus Press.
ink on paper12x7''

Summit Lake is a wilderness lake south of Herman, Michigan.  A trail goes most of the way around it and is very beautiful.
Summit Lake, South End
ink on paper12x7''

Summit Lake is a wilderness lake south of Herman, Michigan. A trail goes most of the way around it and is very beautiful.
ink on paper 13x10''
Fox, Fish, Rainbow
ink on paper 13x10''
ink on paper 13x10''

private collection
Moose and Lightning
ink on paper 13x10''

private collection
ink on paper 16x20'' framed

ink on paper

private collection
Buffalo and Raincloud
ink on paper 16x20'' framed

ink on paper

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ink on paper 10x13''

Dedicated to the many ice fishermen on Keweenaw Bay.

private collection
Ice House
ink on paper 10x13''

Dedicated to the many ice fishermen on Keweenaw Bay.

private collection
ink on paper 16x20'' framed

private collection
Deer and Storm
ink on paper 16x20'' framed

private collection







ink on paper 10x13''

private collection
Boat and Moon
ink on paper 10x13''

private collection
ink on paper 13x10'
Drawn after a visit to Glacier Park.
private collection, Frank and Ann Koskimaki
Mountains
ink on paper 13x10'
Drawn after a visit to Glacier Park.
private collection, Frank and Ann Koskimaki
ink on paper with watercolor

From far away these waterfalls look like tiny white lines, above the tree line.  This was in Glacier Park.

In the collection of Frank and Ann Koskimaki
Mountain Waterfall
ink on paper with watercolor

From far away these waterfalls look like tiny white lines, above the tree line. This was in Glacier Park.

In the collection of Frank and Ann Koskimaki
ink on paper 8x7'', 14x13'' framed
This wolf is watching from a place where you might not see him.This is in the book about Isle Royale.

private collection
Wolf in Hiding Place
ink on paper 8x7'', 14x13'' framed
This wolf is watching from a place where you might not see him.This is in the book about Isle Royale.

private collection
ink on paper 10x16''

One of the Isle Royale drawings.in the book, Naked in the Stream.

private collection
Waves of Minong
ink on paper 10x16''

One of the Isle Royale drawings.in the book, Naked in the Stream.

private collection
ink on paper 10x16''

Another of the Isle Royale drawings, in the book Naked in the Stream.

private collection
Offshore Wind
ink on paper 10x16''

Another of the Isle Royale drawings, in the book Naked in the Stream.

private collection
ink on paper 9x12''
one of the illustrations for the Isle Royale book, Naked in the Stream.

private collection
Fish
ink on paper 9x12''
one of the illustrations for the Isle Royale book, Naked in the Stream.

private collection
ink on paper 8x10''

In the book, Naked in the Stream.

private collection
The empty boat
ink on paper 8x10''

In the book, Naked in the Stream.

private collection
ink on paper 8x10''
About a story in the book, Naked in the Stream.
private collection
The Crossing
ink on paper 8x10''
About a story in the book, Naked in the Stream.
private collection
graphite on paper
5''x5''

In the collection of Elizabeth Flynn.
6 stones 1 shell
graphite on paper
5''x5''

In the collection of Elizabeth Flynn.
graphite on paper
8''x8''
The first in a long series of drawings and paintings of stones.

In the collection of Leah Koskimaki.
8 stones 1 shell
graphite on paper
8''x8''
The first in a long series of drawings and paintings of stones.

In the collection of Leah Koskimaki.
ink on paper 10x10'', 16x16'' framed

I drew this during my residency in Finland.

In the collection of Mark and Donna Beels
The Haukki in Alajarvi
ink on paper 10x10'', 16x16'' framed

I drew this during my residency in Finland.

In the collection of Mark and Donna Beels
embroidery on linen  8 1/2 x 7''

drawing with thread...
Skeleton 2
embroidery on linen 8 1/2 x 7''

drawing with thread...