Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2010
Contemporary still life painting. Yellow and gold sunflowers burst onto the canvas in this heavily textured still life. The texture was created by adding pumice from lava rock to the oil paints. The vase is painted in vivid hues of red and rust colors against a background of blue, grey and brown.
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.