Most of my paintings are inspired by the incredible beauty I find throughout the natural world and focus on creating a storyline of the sights within SE MN. I originate the visual and emotional setting of the story for viewers to weave together and complete as they desire, based on their own perceptions, emotions, and experiences. My methods and materials (traditional oils on hardboard or Claybord) are carefully selected for archival characteristics. I am largely self-taught through reading and practice. Some of my paintings, prints, and cards are currently on exhibit at the SEMVA Art Galery, 320 South Broadway, Rochester, MN. To view more of my artworks, visit semva.com and follow the artist links.