I recently had my early work digitalized and have decided to post some of it on this site.

Looking back I see a relationship between things happening in my life, and my imagery as metaphor.  My life at present is much more peaceful!

 

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.

 

Recently I have also been having fun making smaller drawings and paintings of animals, mainly those of the north woods of my childhood. 

 

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

 

A surprising turn of events is that the little dolls I have been making all my life just for fun or to give away to friends or family have started to be taken seriously.  I am not sure how I feel about all this, as they now start to take on a different identity... Still working this out in my mind. (see Animal Sculptures.)

 

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
Two Birches
Two Birches
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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