I am an visual artist currently residing in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
A Search For Paradise
Horizon lines, skies, land, water, and human impact upon the land help form my visual syntax as a painter of landscapes from around the world. I have always felt the need to make visually tangible the sensations experienced and felt in a particular place. Through the format of a landscape space, I am happy to present my version of Shangri-La or vision of paradise to the viewer, as a way of sharing the vast and varied beauty of the world, while we still have it. Light and color are paramount, of course, as I am fascinated with what Claude Monet described as "the fugitive effects of natural light upon objects", which is really one of the primary directives of any landscape artist. My work is clearly representational now, but I cannot escape my Impressionist and Expressionist roots and influences. I prefer working from photos I have taken that offer sweeping vistas, which I hope will lure the viewer into a pleasurable experience.
SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE (Retired, after 40 years of teaching)
Drawing & Painting Instructor, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN. 2016-17
Drawing & Painting Instructor, White Bear Center For The Arts, White Bear Lake MN.
Instructor, Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis. 1998-2015
Instructor, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN; Edina Art Center, 1986-1997
Edina MN; Banfill-Locke Center For The Arts, Fridley MN.
Adult Education Specialist, Minnesota Museum of American Art. 1991-1993
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*Awards)
Outer Spectrum Landscapes, Night Art Gallery, Lindstrom MN 2018
Best Of Show. Drawing(pen & ink). 22nd Annual Extremely Minnesota 2017
Juried Show, Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale MN.
Collective Wisdom, Banfill-Locke Center For The Arts, Fridley MN.
Seeing Red, Arc Gallery, Chicago IL.
Faculty Show, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN.
Faculty Show, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN. 2016
A Sense Of Place, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN.
Healing Arts Exhibitions, The Phipps Center For The Arts, Hudson WI.
17th All Media Online International Juried Exhibition, Upstream People
Gallery, Omaha NE.
NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show, Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis MN.
The Landscape Today And Tomorrow, Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, 2014
SUNY, Geneseo NY.
37th Annual Art On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Maryland
Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD.
Art-A-Whirl, NEMAA, Solar Arts Building , Minneapolis MN.
Faculty Focus, Art Institutes International, Minneapolis MN. 2012
A Sense Of Place, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN. 2011
*Special Recognition Award. 13th Annual International Landscape
Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
*First Place, Drawing. 99th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota 2010
State Fair, St. Paul.
Art On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art,
Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD.
Sometimes Y, Faculty Exhibition, Art Institutes International, Minneapolis MN.
*Special Recognition Award. 8th Annual Summer All Media International 2009
Online Juried Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
21st National Juried Show, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana TX. 2004
Invitational Group Show, Athena Gallery, Omaha NE. 2000
Solo Exhibitions, Banfill-Locke Center For The Arts, Fridley MN, and The 1997
Phipps Center For the Arts, Hudson WI.
*Honorable Mention. 9th National Exhibition, Mable Cultural Center, 1996
Paradise Revisited, Swann Gallery, Detroit MI.
Gallery Artists, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR. 1995
Solo Exhibition. Above And Below, University of Dayton, Dayton OH. 1994
The Land Knows No Boundaries, Ohio State University, Mansfield.
Landscapes, A Personal View, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR. 1993
Realms of Reality/Realms of Fantasy, The Art Center of Battle Creek, MI.
Solo Traveling Exhibition. Inner Life Landscapes, North Dakota Art Galleries
Association (Five Venues)
Ana 21, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT. 1992
Solo Show, Works On Paper, University of Minnesota, Morris.
War And Peace, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis MN. 1991
Greater Midwest International VI, Central Missouri State University,
Contemporary Landscapes, Weir Gallery, Berkeley CA.
Fresh Currency, Artifex Alternative Museum, Minneapolis MN.
Special Achievement Award. Landscapes And Beyond, Clary-Miner Gallery, 1990
Miami Expo/89, Latin Chamber of Commerce of the USA, Miami FL. 1989
Best of Show & Purchase Award. Hoyt National Drawing & Painting Show, 1988
New Castle, PA.
Printmakers 33: New Talent, Galerie Triangle, Washington D.C. 1985
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN.
North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park MN.
University of California, Berkeley CA.
Dominion National Bank, Bristol VA
M.F.A., West Virginia University, Morgantown WV., Painting.
Awarded Teaching and Gallery Assistantships.
B.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville IL, Studio Art and English.
Graduated with Honors.