Much to my surprise, I am having an exhibition at the Omphale Gallery in Calumt in September and October.  It was a last minute invitation, but since I have been working for 2 years without a show and have work piled up, I decided to accept.

 

The show will be about animals and how fragile their lives are, a subject that I have been working on for about 20 years.  They will be mostly new paintings with a few older ones, and a beautiful poem by Patiann Rogers,to help present the spirit of the work.

 

The opening is September 2 from 7-9 pm.

 

I also have tlittle animal sculptures in galleries: tthe Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet, the Community Arts Center in Hancock, and the Charlevoix Center for the Arts in Charlevoix, downstate.

 

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.

 

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
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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