I just got a commission to do illustrations for a book about trees!  By Vic Foerster, who wrote the other book I illustrated: Naked in the Stream, about Isle Royale.  I am very excited, as I love trees and have been drawing and painting them ever since I moved back north.

 

Most recently, I have been working on a series of large oil paintings of trees, based on  two years of abstractions, now evolving into imagery. Two of the paintings from this series are part of the Embassy collection.

 

And I continue to work on abstract pencil drawings; my search to go deeper never ends...

  

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.



Pink Tree
Pink Tree
patchwork birch
patchwork birch
spirit trees
spirit trees
2 old red pines
2 old red pines
Forest
Forest
Birch for Baghdad
Birch for Baghdad
Birch Tree
Birch Tree
6 Gold Birches
6 Gold Birches
Patchwork Birches
Patchwork Birches
5 Tied Yellow Birches
5 Tied Yellow Birches
Autumn Birches
Autumn Birches
Three Birches
Three Birches
Totems
Totems
Forest Clothesline
Forest Clothesline
Elegy for the Birch Tree
Elegy for the Birch Tree
Birches and Sunset
Birches and Sunset

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