The State Department has purchased four of my paintings for the American Embassy in Helsinki.  The ones they chose are:

 

6 Gold Birches

Patchwork Birches

(both under "Tree Paintings")

Waterfall

Ghost Fish

(see under "Paintings")

 

The art handlers have picked them up and packed them for overseas shipping. They should arrive there in a few weeks.

I am very happy to have my work where lots of people can see it!

 

 I just closed a solo show at the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet.  Small things: sketchbook drawings and animal sculptures (dolls!) things I do to entertain myself when I'm not doing large oil paintings.  I downloaded a few of them in the category "animal sculptures."  The ones not sold will stay at the gallery.  Meanwhile I seem to be obsessive about continuing to make them.  When they pile up too many I will try to sell them again.

 

I am still working on a series of large oil paintings of trees, which are taking their own time.

 

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 in 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.



6 Gold Birches
6 Gold Birches
Patchwork Birches
Patchwork Birches
Two Birches
Two Birches
Forest
Forest
5 Tied Yellow Birches
5 Tied Yellow Birches
2 old red pines
2 old red pines
Requiem
Requiem
Three Birches
Three Birches
Birch Tree
Birch Tree
Birches and Sunset
Birches and Sunset
Birch for Baghdad
Birch for Baghdad

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