Tuesday, September 8, 2015


I was just unpacking "Roots,"  formerly known as "End Of The Day." It was being returned from the Springfield Art Museum National Watercolor USA exhibition.  There was a very nice gloss catalog for this exhibition in the package.  On the second page there was a huge glossy photo of my work. I don't think I will ever stop being amazed at seeing my art in print like that - little me a tiny speck adrift in a huge ocean of artists having my work honored like that.  And I am always amazed when the same thing happens several times.
  • This piece was also juried into the Americas" Northwest Art Center. Minot ND exhibition. 
  • And the "Bold Expressions 2014"  National Exhibition at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

Judge Diane Budde said this about “End of The Day” Best of Show Manito Art League, Manitowish Waters, WI.  “One of the things I most admire about painters is the ability to develop a unique language to express something deeply felt but not apparent.  In this work, the gestural marks work like calligraphy and refer to the Asian tradition and sensibility in which each touch of the hand describes a growth, a brook, and decay.  These marks perfectly pair with the subject matter, an old tree, and even though the tree isn’t represented form one point of view with the light falling on it, I feel its life cycle, its structure, its energy and its release into surrounding space.  I like how some of the lines that seem to be shed branches contain little bits of energy ready to be released.  This is a very encouraging and wise work that also displays, like a very adroit dancer, a great sense of timing, an elegance of movement, and knowing mark-making that bravely delves into the medium’s fluidity and freedom, and yet hits the mark right on every time it meets the surface. “  Judge Diane Budde, MFA, University of Wisconsin Marathon County.

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