Artworks
Watercolor + Graphite Pencil
9” wide x 14” high - unframed.
2017
Watercolor on 140 lb. Arches ColdPress
Unframed 18” wide x 9” high
2013
MetalPoint
2018
Watercolor on 140 lb. Arches Cold Press
2014
Watercolor + Graphite Pencil
20.5” wide x 11.5” high (UNFRAMED)
2018
Drawing/Watercolor on 300 lb. Fabriano Hot Press
Unframed: 10” wide x 12.5” high.
2014
Watercolor+Graphite on 140 lb Hot Press Watercolor Paper
16.25” x 12” (UNFRAMED)
2018
Watercolor on 140 lb Arches ColdPress
2014
Watercolor and Graphite on Paper
26” x 23” Framed.
2016
Graphite/Watercolor on 140 lb Lanquarelle Hot Press
2015
Drawing on 140 lb. Hot Press
13.5” x 20” Unframed.
2018
Watercolor on 140 lb. Arches Cold Press
2014
Drawing on 140 lb. Lanquarelle Hot Press
2015
Graphite Drawing on 300lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper
13.5” wide x 20” high. Unframed.
2018
Dry media on 140 lb. Strathmore Bristel Smooth
2015
Graphite Pencil on 300lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper
15” wide x 22.5” high. Unframed.
2018
Graphite/Pen and Ink/Oil Pastel
2015
Watercolor and Drawing on 300 lb. Fabriano Hot Press
15” wide x 22” high
2019
Watercolor on 140 lb. Arches Cold Press
2013
Watercolor and Drawing on 300 lb. Fabriano Hot Press
15” wide x 22” high
2019
Graphite/Colored Pencil
2012
Watercolor and Drawing on 300 lb. Fabriano Hot Press
15” x 22” Unframed
2019
Graphite on Strathmore vellum
2015
Watercolor on 140 lb Cold Press Arches
4.5” wide x 6.5” high (appox.) unframed
2015
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. Cold Press
5.125” x 6” Unframed
2015
Watercolor and Drawing on 300 lb. Fabriano Hot Press
20” x 14” Framed.
2016
Watercolor + Graphite Pencil
10” x 10”
2016

Activity

  • I started taking photos in the fall of native prairie plants and flowers (now brown and dehydrated from frost) that sweep the rolling hills of a wetland preserve just outside my backdoor. Even though all the grasses, plants, and wildflowers would appear lifeless to anyone walking the pathway, I saw characters emerge. That’s when the idea of a “Royal Court” series came to me. Large portrayals of queens, palace guards, ladies in waiting, dukes and duchesses, all derived from the photos I was…
  • Second in the Royal Court series inspired by the fall praire landscape after the frost has done in the native plants. From their shapes and poses, characters emerge. Milkweed becomes a small regiment of palace guards, with shields and helmets.
  • Member of the Native Royal Court series of native plants and wildflowers in a dried state post-frost. The series is designed to elevate the importance of native plants at all stages of their lives. They continue to contribute to the balance within their ecosystem - providing a place for insects to hybernate in their now hollow stems, hold the soil steady when the snows melt and the rains come and later return to the earth to replenish it with nutrients born from its decay.  I see more than a dr…
  • I started taking photos in the fall of native prairie plants and flowers (now brown and dehydrated from frost) that sweep the rolling hills of a wetland preserve just outside my backdoor. Even though all the grasses, plants, and wildflowers would appear lifeless to anyone walking the pathway, I saw characters emerge. That’s when the idea of a “Royal Court” series came to me. Large portrayals of queens, palace guards, ladies in waiting, dukes and duchesses, all derived from the photos I was…
  • Part of my Non-Human Architects series. An enlarged view of a small bird’s nest (possibly a wren’s) that I have had in my studio for years. This examines the structure at large scale (300% its original size) with its intricate weaving and detail. This project took well over 300 hours to complete. It was a meditative process I almost did not want to end. Artist prints are available here.
  • This piece is part of my Non-Human Architects series. I had saved “leaf skeletons,” the remains of insect ravaged tree leaves. Not great for the tree but the collateral beauty is the lacy patterns and design - drawn at 400% of original leaf size.  Art prints are available here. 
  • This is part of my Non-Human Architects series. Tiny Planet is a detailed look of a goldenrod stem gall commonly seen across Minnesota prairies and park preserves. The drawing is about 523% larger than the original gall itself and in drawing at this scale the surface offers up “mountain ranges, river beds, lake bottoms and craters” like you might see orbiting the surface of some distant planet.  Art prints of Tiny Planet are available here.
  • Part of the NON-HUMAN ARCHITECTS series of drawings. An enlarged view of a small bird’s nest (possibly a wren’s) that I have had in my studio for years. This examines the structure at large scale with its intricate weaving and detail. Artist prints are available here.
  • This piece is part of my Non-Human Architects series. I had saved “leaf skeletons,” the remains of insect ravaged tree leaves. Not great for the tree but the collateral beauty is the lacy patterns and design - drawn at 400% of original leaf size.  Art prints available here: https://bit.ly/2FZ3hJ4
  • This is part of my Non-Human Architects series. Tiny Planet is a detailed look of a goldenrod stem gall commonly seen across Minnesota prairies and park preserves. The drawing is about 523% larger than the original gall itself and in drawing at this scale the surface offers up “mountain ranges, river beds, lake bottoms and craters” like you might see orbiting the surface of some distant planet.  Art prints of Tiny Planet are available here: https://bit.ly/2FZ3hJ4