Moving between watercolors with varying degrees of realism and contemporary, acrylic paintings, I find that each compliments and enriches the other. Houses and furnishings that originated in traditional village scenes find themselves listing, leaning and gossiping in my contemporary work and Italian sketches. My newest work is my Contemporary Art for Adult Children Series, explores childhood freedom with over 100 colorful paintings to warm your home and your heart.
My book, Master Disaster, 5 Ways to Rescue Desperate Watercolors, (North Light 2007) is designed to help you actually finish your paintings in five distinct steps. Naturally, it is appropriate for all media. The book can be found very reasonably at Amazon.com. My DVD can be viewed at www.ArtistsNetwork.com.
After seeing the American Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2012 while teaching in New York City, I thought to myself, I can do that, after all I wrote a book on how to paint the perfect painting. So, following my own book, I created a painting that got into the AWS exhibition in 2013 and another that was accepted and won a prize in 2014. I didn't get in the following year, but obtained my AWS letters by being accepted into my third show in 2016...and I won another big prize. I can be done!
I have been the art critic for the Rock River Times from 2003-2007, encouraging understanding and support of the visual arts in Rockford, IL. My articles and/or paintings appear in eight books and numerous magazines, including Art Calendar Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Artist's Magazine, Artist's Sketchbook and Palette Magazine. Click here for a several of my reviews.
My work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, winning 10 national prizes and 15 top regional ones, and my work is in 37 corporate and public collections. I am a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and the Watercolor Honor Society of Watercolor USA. Click here for my full resume.