Activities and Resume

Throughout my life I have found no finer subject for my canvases than the natural beauty and pristine environments of the out of doors. Again and again, I am compelled to take my brushes and recreate the places where I’ve hiked, camped, explored, and canoed. These places have formed me as both an artist and a human, providing nourishment for my heart and soul and compelling me to take an active part in the protection of our earth’s natural ecosystems.

2016: Harvey Dunn Plein Air Art Show, De Smet Event Center, De Smet, South Dakota
2016: Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Show, Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
2016, 2015: Grand Marais Plein Air, Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais
2015: Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Gallery, “Tornado: The Art of Remembering,” Pastels, Fridley, Minnesota
2014: Original Paintings Exhibition, Blaine City Hall, Blaine, Minnesota

2015 – Current: Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Gallery and Gift Shop, Fridley, Minnesota
2016: Encore! Performing Arts Center and Gallery, “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” Visual Arts Show, Cloquet, Minnesota
2014, 2013, 2012: Krista Artista Art Gallery, Anoka, Minnesota
2012, 2011: Skyline Art Gallery and Gift Shop, Duluth Minnesota

2016: Harvey Dunn Plein Air Paint Out, De Smet, South Dakota
2016, 2015: Grand Marais Plein Air Festival, Grand Marais, Minnesota
2016, 2015, 2014: North Artists Studio Crawl, Anoka County
2016, 2015: Cloquet Art Fair, Big Lake Golf Club, Cloquet, Minnesota
2005: “Wild Rice Moon,” Wrote, photographed and self published

2017: Honorable Mention, “Duluth Port Storage,” Plein Air Duluth, Paint du Nord, Sponsored by the Duluth Institute of Art
2013: Best in Show, “Winter in Minnesota,” Mixed Media, Blaine Arts Council, Blaine City Hall, Minnesota
2001: Second Place, Visual Art Award, “Gift from the Gods,” Mixed Media, Haute Dish Magazine, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota
1984: First Place, Visual Art Scholarship, Portfolio, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California