I am working on ink drawings for another book by Vic Foerstoer, "Hidden in the Trees."  I am very much enjoying the process of stroking on paper witn a delicate point, and creating fine gradations of value in drawings of trees.

 

My primary work is an attempt to combine imagery and abstraction, an ongoing striving to communicate while going deeper, whether I use animals or trees or no imagery at all.

 

In January I will have a retrospective of my work, in the Finlandia Gallery, until mid-February.

 

I can no longer work in oill, for health reasons.  In late spring or early summer, all of  my remaining oil paintings will move to Montana to a new gallery in Anaconda, where they will reside permanently.

 

In October I will have an exhibition of drawings and mixed media work at the Community Arts Center in  Hancock, and in 2018 I will have an exhibition at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba.

 

My studio is in an old elementary school, 801 North Lincoln Drive in Hancock. I love visitors!  I am usually there but please call first: 906-370-3183.  My hours are erratic.

 

 



Artworks : Tree Paintings

 When I moved back to the Upper Peninsula I responded to the beautiful trees everywhere in the forests, now grown back after being logged since the early 1900's.  Birch trees especially became a symbol for nature's ability to survive; the spaces between them as important as the trees.

 

These paintings are also about our connections to what is around us and how we leave our marks on everything we relate to.  



Owl and Birches
Owl and Birches
Pink Tree
Pink Tree
patchwork birch
patchwork birch
spirit trees
spirit trees
Quiet Birches
Quiet Birches
Birch for Baghdad
Birch for Baghdad
6 Gold Birches
6 Gold Birches
Patchwork Birches
Patchwork Birches
Autumn Birches
Autumn Birches
Three Birches
Three Birches
Birches and Sunset
Birches and Sunset
5 Tied Yellow Birches
5 Tied Yellow Birches
Forest Clothesline
Forest Clothesline
Birch Tree
Birch Tree

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