Media Category:
Pastels. Sometimes I use a mixed medium approach by combining oil paints and pastels. I enjoy the expressiveness of brush and strokes of pastel that capture movement and mood. In using dry pastels I begin with harder Nupastels and finish with softer Sennelier pastels. In 2004 I began painting with oil pastels. The creamy texture of oil pastels allows me to manipulate the medium and image for added effect.


Subject Matter and Style:
My subject matter varies from portraits to historic buildings, street scenes, and landscapes. In 2004 I painted eighteen works of historic and notable buildings in the Amherst and Iola areas. I work to create a scene or image with accuracy, but also look to add my own emotional response to the image. In 2009 I began working on uniquely Rochester scenes that add to the interest and charm of the city.


Exhibitions:
Riverfront Art Center 2004 “Two Points of View” (Ice Age Trail Landscapes)
Iola Village Library 2005 “Preserving History Through Art”
(Historic and notable buildings in Amherst and Iola areas)
Hidden Studios: Art Along the Ice Age Trail Tour 2004 through 2010
Ten Year Review Exhibit, Riverfront, Stevens Point, WI 2009
Alexander House, Port Edwards, WI A show of 34 pastels. Nov. 20, 2009 to Jan. 4 2010
Artigras Rochester 2010
Crossings Show in Zumbrota 2011


Awards: Waupaca Fine Arts Festival 2002. Waupaca Foundry Purchase Award
for oil painting “Woman with a Red Bandana”.


Commissions and Purchases:
American Family UW Children’s Hospital,
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company
International Bank of Amherst,
The Marshfield Clinic,
Theda Care Medical Office in Waupaca
Sontes Tapis Restaurant Rochester


Juried Shows:
Riverfront Art Center: Visions III thru VII
Center for Visual Arts, Wausau: Midwest Winter Show ( Jan. -- March 2005)
Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW Stevens Point: “Elimination of All Forms of
Violence Against Women” Show (March 2005)
2008Seven County Artist Exhibit at Bergstrom-Mahler in Neenah
2010 Accepted as member of SEMVA.