Icons of the West Exhibition in Missoula, Montana

Posted by on May 26, 2015
Icons of the West Exhibition in Missoula, Montana

For a second year in a row, my work is represented in the Dana Gallery’s Icons of the West national juried show. This year’s exhibition was the gallery’s most competitive yet, with over 500 art works entered and only 100 chosen. To celebrate, I treated myself to a quick trip to Missoula, Montana to attend the opening […]

Celebrating the American Bison

Posted by on May 3, 2015
Celebrating the American Bison

Western landscapes have always had a unique appeal for me—in art and in real life. When I have the opportunity to travel in the western United States and Canada, I like spending time in the national parks and wilderness areas. Wanting to participate in the western-themed national juried shows, I decided to concentrate my initial efforts on depicting the seasonal […]

Waterfalls

Posted by on May 2, 2015
Waterfalls

Moving water has always had a special appeal to me, Maybe it’s the sound falling water makes. Being an action painter, I also think the speed of the water and the way the scene is constantly changing holds my interest. I never get tired of observing water on the move. Here in the Northeast Ohio, we’re blessed with a […]

Ravens and Crows

Posted by on May 2, 2015
Ravens and Crows

A number of national juried shows are themed to celebrate avian wildlife. Wanting to enter some of these shows prompted me to start a series of paintings with ravens and crows as the subject matter. Painting these wonderfully smart and entertaining birds is also of personal interest to me. Growing up on a small farm, I had a pet […]

Painting the Desert

Posted by on May 1, 2015
Painting the Desert

In 2014, I had the opportunity to add the rugged landscapes of the American western desert to my painting subject matter. In recognition of a long-standing tradition between artists and the national parks, and specifically Joshua Tree’s impact on artists and visitors from around the globe, the Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts created an annual Art Exposition […]