For Joan

My great aunt passed away recently. She was like a third grandma to me. She made everything fun and her lighthearted spirit made a special place seem magical when I was a kid. This painting was done in her memory.

Firefly Pastoral

This was a house warming gift for someone special who was missing the farm. Jayne the donkey and Winky the sheep graze in the holler at Firefly Farms, Knoxville.

Flow of History

  This is the largest plein air painting I’ve ever done. It is 18×24 inches. I worked on it over two beautiful days on October, for a total of about five hours. This painting will become part of the collection at the Warrenville Historical Museum and Art Gallery as a part of my Albright-Inspired Artist…

Many Ways

There are many ways…many ways of coming and going, many ways of communicating, many ways of embracing or alienating community and tradition.

Warren Tavern

I began my Albright-Inspired Artist Residency last month. So far, I have done two plein air paintings, both featuring Warren Tavern. Upcoming painting dates and times will be announced in my newsletter. 

Historic Bungalow House Portrait

I had my first real taste of painting historic houses as part of my West Chicago  / Meeting Place series. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a few commission paintings. These homeowners contacted me and asked me to create a portrait of their homes. This is the first commission that has been…