My 'painting with paper' medium predominantly includes mulberry paper, authentic ephemera, glue and ink. Sometimes threads, bits of rusty metal and other items make their way onto the canvas. Since mid 2016, I have been exploring non-representational abstracts and continue to work in this way. I find abstract art to be far more challenging for me and I enjoy that challenge. In many ways, abstract art is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle without seeing the picture on the cover. It isn't until a piece is around 75% finished that I start to see it for what it is, or what it could become.
Images of my previous work with recognizable subjects, before the transition to abstract, are still included in this gallery. This is just a small sampling of my work. To view more of my artwork, I invite you to attend any of my exhibits listed below.
Riverfront Art Center, Stevens Point: Blues Effect Exhibit: Sept 6 - Oct 20, 2019; TIDE
Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau: Roots - Taking Seed: July 19 - Sept 14, 2019; CREATIVE DNA
Riverfront Art Center, Stevens Point: Visions Exhibit: July 12 -Aug. 18, 2019; SPRING
Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, Wisconsin: 57th Annual Art Exhibit: June 14 - July 14, 2019; BUTTERCUPS
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin: 74th Art Annual Exhibit May 11 - June 9, 2019: TIDE
Riverfront Art Center, Stevens Point, Wisconsin: Winter’s Garden: Jan 18 - Feb. 24, 2019: ORCHIDS
Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, Wisconsin: Solo Exhibit, May 11 to June 8, 2018. (photos from exhibit appear first in the gallery below)
Vault Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, Wisconsin: Co-Exhibit with Graham Coulson Furniture, (Custom and Modern Furniture Handmade in Wausau) ... September 21 to November 30, 2018
Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, Wisconsin: Solo Exhibit, January 14 - February 8, 2019
WVAA Traveling Exhibit to Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff March - May 2019: Honorable Mention and First Place awards
Historic Artspective: collaborative exhibit with the Center for the Visual Arts and the Marathon County Historical Society: Sept 27 - Nov. 9, 2019: 2 pieces MCHS PINBALL and MCHS 2019 B&W
Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, Wisconsin: Joint Exhibit with Jan Pflieger, LeeAnn Schulz, and Shyanne Borchardt, Nov 4 - 24, 2019