Power Island, 24x30x1.5, Oil on Canvas, $875.
When You Let Her Go, 36x72x1.5, oil on canvas, $3,000
I Heard He Likes You, 36"x72", Oil on Latex, SOLD
Dancing With Traverse City, 36"x72"x1.5", SOLD
She's Mine, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil on canvas, $3,000.
Safe Harbor At Martin Beach, 36x72x1.5, Oil on Canvas, $3,000
Dune Karma, 24x36, oil, $1,200.F
Begin Again, 24"x30", oil, $1,200.F
Dune Day, 24"x36", Oil, $1,200.F
Douglas Sate Park Dune, 8x10, $225F
Of Substance, 24x18, Oil, $540
Red Tractor, 30x20, Oil, SOLD
Bates Road 2, 36x72, oil, SOLD
What Resonates, 18x24, Oil, $540F
Monarchy 2, 10x13, $255F.
Quoting Robert Frost, 48x48x1.5, SOLD
Edge of Bright Lake 2, 30"x20", Oil, SOLD
Edge of Bright Lake, 24"x18", Acrylic on Gesso Box, $725.
Path To Hickory Meadows, 24"x36", Oil/SOLD
Promise Of A New Tomorrow, 36"x72", Oil, SOLD
Running Naked, 30"x48"x1.5", Oil/Latex, SOLD
The Day I Found You, 30"x20", Oil, $1,200.F
What Is Reality, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/Latex, SOLD
Where The Birds Rest, 30"x20", Oil, $1,200.F
Great White Pine 6, 24"x18"x1", Oil on Gesso Box, $975.
Still Dancing, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD
On The Back Of A White Tail Deer, 30"x20", Oil, SOLD
Old Friends, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD
Commonwealth, 30x48, oil, SOLD
Monarchy, 30"x48"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD
Spring Break, 24"x48"x1.5", Oil, SOLD
Leland Loading Dock, 16"x20", Oil, SOLD
You're Safe With Me, 24"x36"x1.5", Acrylic on Gesso Box, SOLD
Paint Box at Ptobego, 36"x36"x1.5", Oil, SOLD
Leaving The Nest, 48"x30"x1.5", Oil, SOLD
Big Plans For Little Chicadee, 30x48, oil, SOLD
Life Line, 48x48x1.5, $2,500
Surrender, 48x48x1.5, oil, SOLD
Beyond Glory, 36x24x1.5, Oil, SOLD
Spring Season Line Up, 36x24x1.5, Oil, $1,200.
Let Her Rip, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.
Lucky In Love, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.
Quantum Challenge, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.
See You Later, 9x12, Oil, $175.
Taking Lead, 8x10, Oil, $175.
Today's The Day, 9x12, Oil, $175.
View From A Gunboat, 12x9, Oil, $175.
Grace Harbor, 12x16, Oil, SOLD
Sundae, 8x10, oil, $185F
Before Dinner Snack, 8x10, oil, SOLD
Our Piece of The Peaceable Kingdom 24x30, oil, $1,000.
This is my take on Edward Hicks Peaceable Kingdom created for The Michigan Artist Gallery show opening May 4, 2018. Edward Hicks’ Peaceable Kingdom inspired me to examine the convergence of people, animals and vehicles in Traverse City that need to get along on our streets, sidewalks and waterways. My experience partaking in this lively facet of our city provided rich visual recall as reference (aided by my photography). My take asks us to all own our part in the health and harmony of our community.
I think the placement of figures in Hick’s work --their shapes and sizes in relationship to each other, to space and distance –is important but it wasn’t always in accurate perspective. Maintaining this integrity/non-integrity required a more deliberate composition. With that, subjects in my painting are placed in vulnerable yet peaceable juxtaposition in similar fashion to Hicks’ placement of animals and people. One major incongruity in my work is an opposing wind direction on the water.
Parallels, intentional and coincidental, can be found: the car, in my work is the equivalent of the Lion in Hick’s work; the dancers and the dog potentially vulnerable to the car. The cat vulnerable to the dog, the kid on bike in Norte gear a metaphor for “The child who came to lead them all” in the Hicks’ reference to biblical passage Isaiah.
An important subtext to Hicks’ work was about the “light” (Christ) within us all and within our world. I wanted to convey a similar tone of warm early evening light and the sense of peace and calm conveyed with glowing water and sky shown through a clearing of the warm cover of olive green trees.