Minnesota born and raised, with a life-long study of the local landscape including close study of the local flowers, trees, and parks. Residing in Minneapolis.
Self-taught oil painter. Professional Interior Designer, student of Tai Chi, meditation, and energy work.
In my paintings I am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower an object of contemplation and meditation.
I spend lots of time in nature. My work starts with drawing on my canvas, and then adding layers of oil paint to produce my images.
My paintings are oil on canvas, generally using 3 layers of paint to create depth, dimension, and texture. My technique has evolved into a color-blocking style with very crisp edges. The larger paintings can take several weeks to complete.