Birch Music

Birch Music

This piece was inspired by birch forest elements and images of birds on a wire. Especially the birds on the five power lines that someone (yes, I saw this on Facebook) actually made into a musical composition using the birds as the musical notes. The larger glass...
Tribute

Tribute

The tragedy of 9/11 has become a beautiful memorial. I regret that I was not able to see the site when I was in NYC, but was able to snag this image online. And I simply had to make a panel in remembrance with bevels lighting up the tower locations and a scattering of...
Winter’s Glow

Winter’s Glow

I love this image, and it has inspired a multitude of pieces in the years since I met Jean Accola and bought the print of “Norwegian Wood”. The print is actually a digital version that sliced the original watercolor in half and placed the pieces side-by-side to form a...
The Meadow

The Meadow

This image is so simple. Green. Yet it just drew me in; I could feel the blades of grass tickling my feet and the sunshine on my face as I imagined walking in the meadow on a perfect early summer morning.
Fire in the Birch

Fire in the Birch

Artwork Inspiration During an open studio a while back, someone brought me a photo. It looked like birch trees that the printer had created by having an issue with its ink. Or maybe it was a manipulated in Photoshop. Either way, I really like the streaks of white,...
Golden Fall

Golden Fall

Artwork Inspiration I like the soft, subtle colors. The foggy/misty background gives an impression of an early cold morning with the light snow melt just beginning to drip from the tips of the branches. Compositionally I love the curtain effect with the branches (I...
Adding New Artwork

Adding New Artwork

I have a show at the Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, WI that starts next week (more details here), and as I was compiling the inventory list to submit, I realized that of the 7 pieces I was showing, 5 of them had never been uploaded to the website! The City Dance...
Watercolor Sketches

Watercolor Sketches

Some artists cannot talk without sketching, like my friend Tracie Thompson. I have never really been a doodler, but I was one of those kids always drawing horses instead of doing my homework as kid. So with inspiration from Tracie, I have been making an effort to...