Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2010
“Botany Pond, UChicago” is from my series of cityscape paintings that feature the Main Quadrangle at the University of Chicago campus. Botany Pond was originally built as an outdoor research lab by John Coulter, who was the first chair of the botany department at the university. The traditional grey, stone Gothic buildings in the background contrast with the red, blue and green colors used to portray today’s students in the foreground. The painting won first prize at the South Side Impressions exhibit, Beverly Art Center in Chicago, 2011.
I grew up in Midland, Michigan. There I admired the beautiful buildings designed by Alden B. Dow, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. This inspired me to become an architect, but I always made time for art as well. I graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of Michigan. I also studied at the the Hyde Park Art Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have displayed my art in local, national and international exhibits. My recent solo exhibit, Colorplay, displayed my approach to painting - color swirls over the canvas, with strong, lively brush strokes. I live near the University of Chicago and enjoy painting the Gothic buildings on campus. I was especially encouraged when my painting “Botany Pond” at UChicago won first prize at the Beverly Art Center. I have since won several awards and honors. I am also honored to have my art in private collections across the United States, as well as in London and Moscow.