Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"After Water" - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago- Interview

                                       (Rocky Beach, Old Mission Peninsula, oil on canvas, 11" x 14" )

 I was recently  honored to be interviewed for the radio series -"After Water" that is considering the fluxuation of the water levels in the Great Lakes from a variety of  view points including economic, ecological as well as aesthetic.    A photographer from Michigan will also be part of this interview.  It is scheduled to air within the next few days and will also be livestreamed  to other stations.  You can visit  the website-  for the airtime schedule.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Beach near Frankfort

Oil on canvas, 10" x 20"  While passing through Frankfort last summer,  I came upon this low lying dune hugging the shoreline near the harbor.   It was a warm sunny day and I attempted to capture the brilliant sunlight in the early afternoon.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hemlocks at Chapel Lake - 3

Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"   This painting was inspired by one of my favorite places in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  There is a 200 ft. drop off the  side of this ledge overlooking Chapel Falls.  This painting is one of 2 oils that will be part of the upcoming exhibition - " Three Decades of Art at NMC" at the Art and Design Center, Traverse City, Michigan.  The exhibition opens March 29th and runs through May 31, 2014.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Oil on canvas, 8" x 10"  - This is the first in a  series of oils  of a dirt road on Old Mission Peninsula within a few miles of the lighthouse.  On either side are orchards and possibly a vineyard.  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Stand of Birch Trees

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10"    I was fascinated with the diagonals created by the  birch trees and the play of sunlight and shadows across the snow. It was a bitterly cold morning, about -17 degrees.  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter Woods

Oil on canvas - 9" x 12"     This small oil was completed in 2008  as a demonstration piece for one of my students.  A larger oil, 24"x 36" was completed later that year.   A celebration of the  beauty of a "classic" winter that has embraced us for the past 2 months.