Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I wish it could always be summer! I look out my bedroom window, and I see lush green trees. The foliage is forgiving. It covers things I don't want to see. Memories I'd rather forget. But that's the thing about memories. We are not allowed to forget. Our experiences, whether good or bad, make us who we are. Here in Minnesota, we celebrate the four seasons. They are a fact of life.

Yesterday I was in the dentist's office, and I saw beautiful stained glass pieces, celebrating the four seasons.

For now, I will celebrate the green curtain that protects my eyes.

At least in the winter, the snow will come, softening the edges, and creating a different kind of beauty.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Last month, I went to a sale at an old school in Red Ridge, Michigan, and picked up this antique box. I love imagining the history of it, being a hand made box, and wonder what it was made to hold. It has a removable tray in the top. There was a larger one available that day, but I didn't have room in my car to bring it home.

I've been thinking about not painting fish in trees anymore, but it is a theme that I love to play with, so I probably won't quit for a while.

Also seen at NorthShore ArtScene. Thanks Joan!

Sunday, June 19, 2016



I wanted you to know we are so thrilled with your beautiful paintings. We will treasure them always. Don't the Salmon look like they were meant for our DR wall? A dream come true.

Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016


When most people talk about fishing around these parts, they mean removing fish from a lake. For me, it means adding fish to a painting. How many new fish do you see? I think I count 9.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Our mind plays tricks on us

Our mind plays tricks on us. It sees this paint stroke as the trunk of a tree, this blue patch as sky. I like to see the paint as paint within the intended forest. Sometimes I paint colors only to see an image in it later on. I recently heard someone say that the purpose of a painting is to entertain, and I hope mine do that. I derive so much pleasure from the act of painting, and hopefully this will translate to the eye of the viewer. These images contain stories in my head, and I wish I could share them all. But I have to let them speak for themselves.

Comics: Art In Relationship

I've finished the final project for my class through California College Of The Arts!

It's an 8 page comic.