Perspectives of the American Experience

A National Juried Exhibition of Women Artists Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York On View: January 19 – April 22, 2018 Closing Reception: Friday, April 20, 2018 “Gender bias still exists in the fine art world. Female artists are disproportionately underrepresented in museum collections, despite receiving critical recognition and focused scholarship. Juried shows like this help… Read More

Fresh off the Easel

  In my studio is a large shelf unit where I keep my still life props. It is a crazy mix of things I have collected. Some from my childhood, an odd assortment of china pieces from my grandmother, vases handed down from my mother, skulls from the woods, things passed on from friends… I… Read More

A Trip to Tennessee

Tom and I have recently returned from a trip to Tennessee where he had the opportunity to do a mentorship with Master chair maker Curtis Buchanan Here are the two chairs that he made while there: While they worked and told stories in the chair shop, I went off to paint the beautiful Eastern Tennessee countryside…. Read More

Winding Roads Art Tour

Spring is upon us, and so is the Winding Roads Art Tour!  There are so many fabulous artist and artisans in these hills, and here is your chance to visit them in their studios and workshops.  Visit the tour website at to see the list of artists and the maps of studio locations.   This… Read More

Painting Sessions

It is so important to find time to hang out with “your people”, and it is especially so for artists.  Although I live outside of a pretty small town (just over 4000 residents), I am fortunate to paint every Wednesday morning with a group of dedicated artists.  We are also extremely fortunate to find so… Read More

Eight on Main

Stop by Encore (114 South Main Street, Viroqua WI) this Saturday between 10:00 and 5:00 to see the group show of eight local artists.  This is one of the paintings I will have hanging.  Hope to see you there!  

Grand Marais Plein Air

I am just back this past week from Grand Marais Minnesota where I participated in the Plein Air event run by the Grand Marais Artists Colony.  Could there be a more beautiful place to paint?  Tom and I stayed at a state park south of town.There were a few storms that came through during the… Read More