This time of year we live in a world of snow, ice and cold, but I don't mind. I grew up in Minnesota.Read More
Amidst all the changes in the last year, one thing remained constant: the beauty of the Great Lake in our backyard.
For the last eight years, I've created a Lake Michigan calendar to highlight my work. But this year, I want to do more with it — and I’d love your help.
One of my favorite things about visiting the lake so often is the details I discover. The little things that emerge when I really see the lake rather than just look at it.
As fall sets in and the weather cools, I look forward to crisp, blustery days that bring big waves to this side of Lake Michigan.
Better late... than never.Read More
It's finally here: summer! Long days, less work, more playRead More
If you’re looking for a fun night out, join me for opening receptions June 2, June 9 or July 7! Details below…Read More
One of the goals of my art is to make Lake Michigan part of people's everyday lives. I’m now taking that a step further with a new concept.
Is there any question that art is good for us? That it evokes emotion, inspires, motivates, educates and touches us in ways that nothing else can? We admire art in public spaces, we watch it on stage and the big screen, we hear it on the radio. Art, in all of its forms, is an essential part of our everyday lives.Read More
Thank you for taking your valuable time to glance at this post. I know how inundated you are with information, so I appreciate it very much. This will be short. Please take a look on my website at the exhibits and events I have coming up in the next few months. I'd love to see you at one or more of them. Happy February!Read More
My colleague Nelson Armour and I started a journey four years ago to create an art exhibit focused on Lake Michigan. Later this month, this project will come to fruition when “Surface Tension: Beauty and Fragility in Lake Michigan” opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
For several years now, I've sent my Lake Michigan calendar to each of my elected officials, from President Obama to my Evanston alderwoman.
I'm proud to be the first artist featured in Evanston’s new Outside the Box program. Emily Lubin, a local high school senior, came up with the idea of covering utility boxes at street corners with local art. Check it out at Sherman and Church streets in front of Barnes & Noble!Read More
This month's image, "White Water," brings to mind possibilities. Where does the sky end and the water begin? What’s on the other side? The breakwater descending into the water leads us somewhere unknown. What is life like under the surface, where a vast ecosystem resides?
Just when I think I’ve captured Lake Michigan, new possibilities arise. The lake’s constantly changing colors, textures and moods drive me to create new art every day.
This month's image, "Sunrise with Cloud," was taken on the dog beach in Evanston while I waited for Mike, Nillie and Molly to join me. One of those is a human and two are adorable, energetic dogs.Read More
This month's image, "Soft Lake," shows breezes drifting across the water on a summer's afternoon. But other times, the lake ripples, roils and convulses with waves and swells.
The wind keeps the surface in constant motion, producing ever-changing textures. Along with light and color, I find texture gives the lake personality and reveals the greatest range of its moods.