Monday, October 9, 2017

Continuing the color block theme

This piece is 12"H x 9"W and has a field of sunflowers at the top and an abstract grid of color beneath. I think the blocks of colors evoke aerial views of farm fields as well as quilts. I'm using leftover strips of imagery from previous collages to layer up the areas of color and some of the golds are from a previous sunflower collage.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Working on new pieces for a spring 2018 show

I think I'll use landscapes, birds and flowers as subject matter for my show next spring in Monmouth, Illinois. I plan to experiment with more layering, adding paint, stenciling, and using scraps of imagery from past collages to make abstract fields of color....

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Finished Commission

A couple from Peoria asked me to do a collage using a panoramic photo they'd taken. The photo featured purple martin houses and a bench dedicated to the man's grandfather who had instilled in him a love of purple martins. In my art, I added a purple martin in the foreground, fragments of a poem by Carl Sandburg about purple martins, and the park name and man's grandfather's name. The piece is 12"H x 36"W.

Successful Show

It was great fun to be the featured artist at C2C Gallery in Grand Haven, Michigan. The opening was Friday, July 7th and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with tourists and locals about my art process. The gallery sold 4 of the 20 pieces on display in 24 hours! To date, they've sold 7 works, and the show will be up through the end of August.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Piece #20 for my Michigan show

This piece is made up of two 8" x 8" cradled panels, the bottom panel is 1" deep and the top panel is 1/2" deep. The water has a poem about a fish overlaying the surface that is mostly I'm calling it Poem Fishing.

Friday, June 9, 2017


I love walking up a boardwalk to Lake Michigan, cresting the sand dune and finally seeing the big lake stretched out before me! With this art piece, I'm evoking that feeling of anticipation and the quietness of being at a beach in Western Michigan. It's an intimate piece - 12"H x 6"W.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


I finished this collage today and will be giving it to my stepdaughter for her graduation from graduate school. Her late mother took this photo of her parent's farm. Very excited to gift it and to have worked with the photo that is so meaningful....