Want

Want

A few years ago a photo on Facebook caught my attention. The photo was that of a young child standing in a tattered doorway with the look of yearning, fear, and want. It haunted me, I had dreams at night thinking of this child. The image would pop into my head at...

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Awe of the Eve

Awe of the Eve

ArtPrize - the coolest art exhibit in the Great Lakes region (my opinion of course). It's estimated that the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, brings in about 500,000 visitors during the 18-day city-wide art show in mid-September. Retail shops, restaurants, banks,...

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Autumn Aspen – aka Quaking Aspen

Autumn Aspen – aka Quaking Aspen

Aspen or White Birch? These are Aspen - it's all about the bark. White Birch are identified by the presence of a paper-like peeling bark and Aspen contains multiple black bumpy patches. Aspen bark is smooth and a gray-white on the immature trees, crisscrossed with...

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A Show Opening Close to Home

  Did you know there's a lovely museum of art in Garrett, Indiana? Garrett is just a few miles west of Auburn. I am taking two paintings to the Garrett Museum of Art later today for a show opening the 17th of June.  The museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and...

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Our Biosphere

Our Biosphere

Next week I'll be taking this painting to the Indiana University Downtown Art Gallery in Kokomo.  The exhibit is entitled Biosphere. Our biosphere is where all life exists on Earth... land, sky and water. Artists were invited to share how they are inspired by our...

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Golden Aspen

Golden Aspen

I think of Colorado (and northern Michigan) when I see Aspen trees, their beautiful bark is a treat to behold, their heart-shaped leaves tell my story. In my past life, I went to the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  It was a...

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Luke 1:80

Luke 1:80

Occasionally I paint commissions, meaning someone contracts with me for a specific painting. This commission was for a collector I've worked with for more than a decade and was a gift for her grandchild.  The specifics were relative to size: 15x30", colors: teals and...

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Redbud Trees in the Spring

Redbud Trees in the Spring

One of my favorite times of year is when the redbud trees begin to show off their glorious springtime beauty. A number of years ago, we planted about 20 redbud saplings around the farm and we now enjoy their majestic color display in late April and early May. If the...

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The Anniversary Gift

The Anniversary Gift

The "Eternity" painting has found a new home, the perfect home. A guest at the studio remarked how the horizon looked like it went on forever, I told her the name was Eternity and she agreed that it was appropriately named. She contacted me a few days later and said...

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