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Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional show

My painting “Incognito” was accepted into the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional show. It will be held at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art Cincinnati, Ohio, September 9 – October 8, 2016.   It is such and honor to be a part of one of these shows.

Incognito 14" x 11" $1350

14″ x 11″

Upcoming Painting Demonstration



This coming weekend I will be in Red Wing Minnesota to judge the Red Wing Plein Air event hosted by the Red Wing Arts Association.  On Thursday at 1:00 I will be giving a plein air demonstration outside the Depot gallery. Stop by if you are in the area!



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Cedarburg Plein Air

The Cedarburg Plein air event was this past two weeks.  What a wonderfully run event it always is!  150 artists, 500 paintings make for a fun time and a fabulous show.  Here is a sampling of my work from the week.

"Sunday Morning" 9" x 12" Sold Honorable Mention

“Sunday Morning”
9″ x 12″
Honorable Mention

"Old Farm Road" 11" x 14" Available

“Old Farm Road”
11″ x 14″

"The Land Remembers" 12" x 20" Avavailable

“The Land Remembers”
12″ x 20″

"Sentinels of Summer" 8" x 10" available

“Sentinels of Summer”
8″ x 10″

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Winding Roads Studio Tour

This coming Saturday and Sunday is the area Studio Tour.  There is something to interest everyone from paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, and printmaking to woodworking and stained glass.  Visit the Winding Roads Studio Tour website for a complete listing of the artists.


Joining me in my studio will be my husband Tom with is fine woodworking, and our daughter Alison with her lovely pottery.

birch bowl

Road Home wheeler  clay studio





Below is a map of the various studios that will be open to the public.  I hope you can make it!





Plein Air MKE

I just returned from the Art in the City Plein air event on the museum mile in Milwaukee.  It’s a beautiful stretch along the Lakefront.  I spent most of my time the Lake Park exploring the woods and the streams in the ravines.  My little painting done in the ravine was awarded second place by this year’s judge Pam Ruschman!


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Fast and Furious Portrait Event

This past Saturday I took part in the Fast and Furious Figure and Portrait Demonstration at the Richeson School of Art and Gallery in Kimberly WI.  The Show itself has been hanging since December 22 and will come down on February 13th.  The event on Saturday comprised of 7 artists drawing and painting from a live model for the public to watch.  It was a great turnout, a fabulous model and a great group of artists.  Here are some photos from the event

















Snow Day!

It has been a few years since my kids were in school and many, many years since I was in school, but it still feel the excitement when schools are canceled because of the snow.  I decided to paint out in the barn yesterday because we were a bit snowed in, and it was coming down pretty hard. Everyone was laying down chewing their cuds. Perfect!  I pulled over a bale of hay and set up. It all felt quite cozy- beautiful light, peaceful cows and sheep. Turned out to be a bit of a challenge.  As soon as I was set up, they all  came over to check things out and to give a chew on my board.  We are all best friends after all.  I settled on the sheep as he and the ladies milled about. Moving target, cats on the palette, dog tipped the solvent…not quite as peaceful as I had envisioned, but still managed a little sketch..


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Upcoming Event

fast and furious

I will be one of eight artists participation in this event. Join us on Saturday, Feb 6th for an evening of ART!

Enjoy watching and interacting with artists demonstrating drawing/ painting from a live model and immerse yourself in alla prima style portraiture through the exhibit. You don’t want to miss this!

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Holiday Studio Open House

Christmas doorI hope you can join me in my studio for my annual open house on December 11th, from 5:00 till 8:00 at 304 South Main Street in Viroqua WI. Come visit with friends, sample some holiday treats and view my latest work.

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Up Coming Event


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