Just Up The Road

A few weeks ago I got an early morning text from a friend, “want to paint?”  What could I say?? Whatever plans I had for the morning got put on hold and off I went.  The roadside wildflowers have been glorious this year.

An Old Favorite Place

I painted out at the farm of some dear old friends the other day. It’s nice to know they are around for a couple of weeks again this summer. Artists, musicians, teachers and folks who know how to live close to the earth. You have been missed Mike and Kate- it was great to see… Read More


Ginger was our newest addition, born just a week ago.  Sweet and innocent. Sometimes nature deals a harsh blow.  She was taken by coyotes the night before last.  It has  been a sad couple of days for both her mother and for us.        

American Impressionist Show

I received some exciting news last week.  My painting “Woodworker” was juried into the 15th National Exhibition of the American Impressionist Society Show, October 2nd- November 1st 2014, at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.  There were over 1300 artists that applied  and only 165 were chosen, so I feel exceptionally honored to be included in… Read More

Goat Prairie

Prairie Flowers 7 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ One of my favorite spots on our farm is a little prairie remnant patch.  It is far too rocky and a little steep for tilling, so has been left alone by all the farmers that have called this place home.  I had walked up here yesterday with the… Read More

Staying Home

There is a general feeling that to do something exciting or worthwhile or see something beautiful, one must leave home to do it.  After spending so much of my time the past few years away from home, I think our little farm is a pretty sweet place to be.  I think that this year, I… Read More

Cedarburg Plein Air

Plein Air events are a great way to get together with other artists.  Paint out together, share ideas, learn from each other, talk shop, and get inspired.  For the last 10 days, I was camping near Cedarburg and doing just that at the annual Cedarburg Plein air Festival.  160 artists participated in the event, and… Read More