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I am a contemporary painter. My goal is to create artwork that is unique and colorful. I start by making doodle drawings for a design idea. Next, I create handmade papers that become part of the painting. I am an intuitive artist. I draw with wax resist on my canvas or paper first, then play with the colors of pigment.
As a child plays with materials, I enjoy moving my handmade paper shapes around until I see pleasing shapes. I also love the process of squeezing out fresh color onto my palette and watching as the magic happens. The simple process of drawing with wax or a bold marker to define shapes can be delightful to the senses.
I create colorful, one of a kind works of art with strong design elements. My hope is that my audience will feel joyful each time they view my work. Making a mark on a blank sheet of paper with wax or graphite can begin an unpredictable work of art.
In my work I want to see brush strokes, crayon marks, wax resist and textures that excite me. My hope is that my work stands out as strong, gutsy, and vivid.
My inspiration is from Picasso, Matisse, and many other contemporary artists who have taught me over the years. Nature is one of my greatest inspirations. Observing the light in a landscape at sunset inspires me to see light and shadows in a beautiful new way.
2018 Minnesota Artist’s Association award of excellence for “Funky Hill Town”
2018 Gallery 96 Honorable Mention for Anna -The Lama
2017 Minnesota Artist’s Association award of excellence for
2016 Minnesota Watercolor Soc. Second Honors for “The Picnic”
2016 Gallery 96 2nd Place for “Feeding Frenzy” in the Wild Show
2015 Gallery 96 Honorable Mention for “Still Life with Crow”
2014 Gallery 96 Places and Spaces, Honorable Mention for “Blue Hat”
2013 Robin Gallery Mostly Minnesota Show, Honorable Mention for “Butterfly Fish”
2013 Montana Watercolor Society Board of Director’s Award “Birds”
2013 Lyric Center for the Arts, Virginia, MN “Open Water Show”
Bobber Award for “Green Fish”
2011 Northstar Watercolor Fall Show Honorable Mention, “Norbert”
2011 Gallery 96 First place award in Lemon & Lime Show, “Market Bag”
2009 Watercolor Wyoming 24th Annual National Exhibition,Third Place Award “Still LIfe with Apples”
2009 Northstar Watercolor Show, second place in peer voting for the “Rooster”
2008 Merit Award Northstar Watercolor Society
2007 Gallery 96, Artist Choice Show, Merit Award
National/International Juried Exhibitions:
2017 Red River Watercolor Society “The Picnic”
2017 Arts in Harmony “The Picnic”
2015 ISAP International Society Acrylic Painters
2015 Woman Artist Registry of MN Portrait Show
2015 Arts in Harmony in Elk River
2014 Montana Watermedia 32nd Annual
2014 Watercolor Missouri International
2014 Arts in Harmony in Elk River
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