Finally Sticking Up For Yourself, 30x30x1.5 Oil, $1,000

Finally Sticking Up For Yourself, 30x30x1.5 Oil, $1,000

Left To Her Own Devices, 30x30x1.5, Oil $1,000

Left To Her Own Devices, 30x30x1.5, Oil $1,000

Power Island, 24x30x1.5, Oil on Canvas, $875.

Power Island, 24x30x1.5, Oil on Canvas, $875.

I Heard He Likes You, 36"x72", Oil on Latex, SOLD

I Heard He Likes You, 36"x72", Oil on Latex, SOLD

Our Piece of The Peaceable Kingdom 24x30, oil, $1,000.

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.

 

Dancing With Traverse City, 36"x72"x1.5", SOLD

Dancing With Traverse City, 36"x72"x1.5", SOLD

When You Let Her Go, 36x72x1.5, oil on canvas, $3,000

When You Let Her Go, 36x72x1.5, oil on canvas, $3,000

She's Mine, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil on canvas, $3,000.

She's Mine, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil on canvas, $3,000.

Safe Harbor At Martin Beach, 36x72x1.5, Oil on Canvas, $3,000

Safe Harbor At Martin Beach, 36x72x1.5, Oil on Canvas, $3,000

Dune Karma, 24x36, oil, $1,200.F

Dune Karma, 24x36, oil, $1,200.F

Begin Again, 24"x30", oil, $1,200.F

Begin Again, 24"x30", oil, $1,200.F

Dune Day, 24"x36", Oil, $1,200.F

Dune Day, 24"x36", Oil, $1,200.F

Douglas Sate Park Dune, 8x10, $225F

Douglas Sate Park Dune, 8x10, $225F

Of Substance, 24x18, Oil, $540

Of Substance, 24x18, Oil, $540

Red Tractor, 30x20, Oil, SOLD

Red Tractor, 30x20, Oil, SOLD

Bates Road 2, 36x72, oil, SOLD

Bates Road 2, 36x72, oil, SOLD

What Resonates, 18x24, Oil, $540F

What Resonates, 18x24, Oil, $540F

Monarchy 2, 10x13, $255F.

Monarchy 2, 10x13, $255F.

Quoting Robert Frost, 48x48x1.5, SOLD

Quoting Robert Frost, 48x48x1.5, SOLD

Edge of Bright Lake 2, 30"x20", Oil, SOLD

Edge of Bright Lake 2, 30"x20", Oil, SOLD

Edge of Bright Lake, 24"x18", Acrylic on Gesso Box, $725.

Edge of Bright Lake, 24"x18", Acrylic on Gesso Box, $725.

Path To Hickory Meadows, 24"x36", Oil/SOLD

Path To Hickory Meadows, 24"x36", Oil/SOLD

Promise Of A New Tomorrow, 36"x72", Oil, SOLD

Promise Of A New Tomorrow, 36"x72", Oil, SOLD

Running Naked, 30"x48"x1.5", Oil/Latex, SOLD

Running Naked, 30"x48"x1.5", Oil/Latex, SOLD

The Day I Found You, 30"x20", Oil, $1,200.F

The Day I Found You, 30"x20", Oil, $1,200.F

What Is Reality, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/Latex, SOLD

What Is Reality, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/Latex, SOLD

Where The Birds Rest, 30"x20", Oil, $1,200.F

Where The Birds Rest, 30"x20", Oil, $1,200.F

Great White Pine 6, 24"x18"x1", Oil on Gesso Box, $975.

Great White Pine 6, 24"x18"x1", Oil on Gesso Box, $975.

Still Dancing, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD

Still Dancing, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD

On The Back Of A White Tail Deer, 30"x20", Oil, SOLD

On The Back Of A White Tail Deer, 30"x20", Oil, SOLD

Old Friends, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD

Old Friends, 36"x72"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD

Commonwealth, 30x48, oil, SOLD

Commonwealth, 30x48, oil, SOLD

Monarchy, 30"x48"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD

Monarchy, 30"x48"x1.5", Oil/latex, SOLD

Spring Break, 24"x48"x1.5", Oil, SOLD

Spring Break, 24"x48"x1.5", Oil, SOLD

Leland Loading Dock, 16"x20", Oil, SOLD

Leland Loading Dock, 16"x20", Oil, SOLD

You're Safe With Me, 24"x36"x1.5", Acrylic on Gesso Box, 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

Paint Box at Ptobego, 36"x36"x1.5", Oil, SOLD

Leaving The Nest, 48"x30"x1.5", Oil, SOLD

Leaving The Nest, 48"x30"x1.5", Oil, SOLD

Big Plans For Little Chicadee, 30x48, oil, SOLD

Big Plans For Little Chicadee, 30x48, oil, SOLD

Summer Job, 8x8, oil, $150..jpg
Summer Love, 8x8, $150.jpg
Make Summer Last, 6x6, $150..jpg
Life Line, 48x48x1.5, $2,500

Life Line, 48x48x1.5, $2,500

Surrender, 48x48x1.5, oil, SOLD

Surrender, 48x48x1.5, oil, SOLD

Beyond Glory, 36x24x1.5, Oil, SOLD

Beyond Glory, 36x24x1.5, Oil, SOLD

Spring Season Line Up, 36x24x1.5, Oil, $1,200.

Spring Season Line Up, 36x24x1.5, Oil, $1,200.

Let Her Rip, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.

Let Her Rip, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.

Lucky In Love, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.

Lucky In Love, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.

Quantum Challenge, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.

Quantum Challenge, 30x12x2, Oil, Acrylic, $250.

See You Later, 9x12, Oil, $175.

See You Later, 9x12, Oil, $175.

Taking Lead, 8x10, Oil, $175.

Taking Lead, 8x10, Oil, $175.

Today's The Day, 9x12, Oil, $175.

Today's The Day, 9x12, Oil, $175.

View From A Gunboat, 12x9, Oil, $175.

View From A Gunboat, 12x9, Oil, $175.

Grace Harbor, 12x16, Oil, SOLD

Grace Harbor, 12x16, Oil, SOLD

Sundae, 8x10, oil, $185F

Sundae, 8x10, oil, $185F

Before Dinner Snack, 8x10, oil, SOLD

Before Dinner Snack, 8x10, oil, SOLD