Wednesday, December 5, 2018


I find it interesting how certain lines, motions and colors can be a part of you. This painting started out as a loose sketch to clear my mind and relax. I decide I liked the feel of it so I turned it into a painting using acrylic ink. After it was finished I thought it had a very familiar feeling. I was reminded of a painting I created over 10 years ago which had almost the exact spirit. It's a comforting thought to know these motions and colors stay with me. Flight is about the freedom to create, move, fly, dance and feel inspiration.

Flight is professionally framed using conservation glass to a final size of 12.5" x 9.75". I thought a clean white 2" Mat weighted a little more on the bottom would give it a modern feel and compliment the crisp lines. This piece is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $118.00 | 218-547-3729

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Winter Solstice *SOLD

As the snow slowly fell this week - visions of warm fires, layers, playing outside and hot beverages inspired me. Timing has everything to do with painting a winter scene. 

Winter Solstice is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas. I used very thick paint and layered white over color to give this piece a richness. The stretcher bars are 7/8" thick as compared to my usual 1.5" inch stretcher bars. I did paint the edges but imagine a nice maple frame complimenting this piece. Size is 11" x 23". Winter Solstice is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. SOLD | 218-547-3729

Dockside Reflection prints and cards

Prints of my 4th painting in the Walker, Minnesota series are here.  Unframed prints are 14"x5.5" plus a 1" border. I also have professionally framed prints for $98 and cards available for $3.99 each. | 218-547-3729

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dockside Reflection - Walker Series #4 *SOLD

My vision for the 4th painting in my Walker, Minnesota series was of a woman sitting on the city dock with a braid over her shoulder, long skirt, striped top - a peaceful pose - very feminine. I had some ideas for my model. Then one day, while I was at the gallery, the perfect model walked in.

Shannon was in town visiting family. She was dressed casually in a sleeveless top with stripes, jeans, braid over her shoulder and hat in her hand. Her long elegant form was perfect for the image I wanted to paint. Thankfully she wasn't in a hurry and I enjoyed getting to know a little bit about her as we walked to the dock to take a few inspiration photos. I commented on her perfect posture - turns out she is a yoga instructor...which makes sense considering her graceful and fit form.

Dockside Reflection is a brushed acrylic ink painting on arches 140 lb. hot press paper. This piece is professionally framed and matted with conservation glass. Final framed size is 27" x 14.75" and available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN | 218-547-3729

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Swirly Life *SOLD

This was a fun little painting inspired by lively plants with lots of color and personality.

Swirly Life is a 6.5" square brushed ink painting on 140 lb. cold press paper. It is professionally framed with conservation glass.

Lost Track of Time *SOLD

This painting is meant to remind it's viewers to enjoy the lazy days of summer, light, warmth and color. I used a palette knife to give the canvas an untamed freedom - the feeling of summer  with dancing light playing off of the cobalt and teal lake.  

Lost Track of Time is a 24" x 48" acrylic painting on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick stretcher bars and painted edges. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Modern Scandinavian Garden - Wild Weeds

This Modern Scandinavian garden piece is another one inspired by my surrounding at my sister's house in Montana. She captured my hands drawing as I sat in her red chairs and admired all the fun things growing around her yard. We visited and enjoyed a cocktail as I sketched. It was a perfect evening.

I finished painting this piece when I returned home to Minnesota. Vibrant greens, warm yellows and hints of reds give this piece it's Scandinavian twist. Modern Scandinavian Garden - Wild Weeds is a brushed acrylic ink painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It is professionally framed and matted with conservation glass. Final size is 8" x 19". Painting is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $225.00 | 218-547-3720