Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More shore images

I've been working on more pieces for my summer 2017 show in Grand Haven, MI. I've overlaid navigational charts of Lake Michigan on the sail and depth charts of the lake can be glimpsed in some of the water strips. It is 11"H x 14"W. With the 8"x8" gull collage, I've added vertical strips and painted and sanded a frame around the bird. I think I'll do some more experimenting with painting frames around imagery.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


A dear friend just moved to a new city. I grabbed one of her photographs from her FB page and created this artwork as a housewarming gift for her.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

By the shore

I'm going to be the featured artists in July-August 2017 at C2C Gallery in Grand Haven, Michigan. I've started working with some imagery for that show. The lighthouse is on the shore of Grand Haven and I've made the collage at 8" x 8". The gull is a 6" x 6" collage. I used some natural sand texture gel on each -- in the water of the lighthouse collage and in the surf behind the gull.


I was commissioned to make art for a couple who was retiring and selling their independent bookstore. For extra interest, I embedded some pieces of text from books into the brick wall of the bookstore.  :-)

2 more Galena pieces

These 6"H x 12"W pieces feature photos of Galena, old and new. Available at Maggie Black Gallery in downtown Galena.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Galena Illinois

I made these two 8" x 8" collages for Maggie Black gallery in Galena Illinois. Stop in their store and ask to see my work!

Another Italy collage

This is an 18"H x 24"W piece I made in April but forgot to post! It depicts Manarola, one of the 5 fishing villages in Italy referred to as Cinque Terre. This has a nice deep view from the grasses in the foreground, to the crashing surf, the houses perched on the rocky cliff and the Ligurian Sea beyond.