Green County (WI) is where I was born and raised. After more than 30 years living in the Milwaukee area, our family decided to move back to the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Even though I have traveled back and forth countless times over these 30 years, it's as if I'm seeing an old friend again. Now is my time to explore and rediscover the land that is home.
During this year of COVID, everything was like a giant snowglobe, shaken up weekly, sometimes daily. Our world has changed forever. Some businesses thrive, while others struggle. Families are heartbroken as we are apart from loved ones. We all hope and pray the snowglobe will be upright and unshaken as we move into 2021!
Like many artists, nothing about the year is normal. Events are cancelled. I had one gallery close its doors. On the bright side, the organizers of the Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour in the Cedarburg area went ahead with a safe, socially distanced tour and it was a huge success for all who participated. I'm grateful for everyone who stopped in to see me one last time in my garage gallery in Mequon.
I was able to venture out plein air painting and did a few demos over the summer at the Cedarburg Art Museum. Now I'm creating a new body of work for the 2021 Gallery and Exhibit season. Keep watching for details of a studio tour in the Driftless Area scheduled for early June....come see my new studio!
A painting session before the firm lock down in March.
The farm cat was anxious to help me mix paint.
Demo at Cedarburg Art Museum, summer 2020
Plein air painting near Blanchardville, WI
Painting sunflowers near Lake Country
Plein Air in New Glarus, WI
"Light as a Feather" Oil 16 x 8"