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

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

Studio Open House

I will be hosting a studio open house Thursday December  11th, from 5:00 till 8:00.  Stop in to see my latest work and enjoy some light refreshments. 304 South Main Street in Viroqua, WI.                    

Mounting linen to boards

I recently found a glue roller bottle at at woodworking supply store.  It applies just the right amount of glue and the clean up is quick and easy.  You just remove the roller top to wash it, and replace it with the smaller cap.  I fill the roller bottle from the gallon jug of Lineco… Read More

Summer Beauties

Summer Beauties 12″ x 12″ Oil These sunflowers were dancing in the breeze outside my studio window, so I brought them in to perk things up inside. I hadn’t intended on painting them, but found myself putting aside the things that needed to get done so I could put them to canvas before they drooped…. Read More

Carnations and Copper

Carnations and Copper 11″ x 14″ Oil I am honored to have this painting accepted into the Oil Painter’s of America Eastern Regional show at the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts. The show runs from September 17th – October 15th, 2011.