I'm putting my photo workshops on hold for the time being since my schedule with art festivals is up in the air at the moment. Once I know which art festivals I'll be attending this year I can take another look at offering photo workshops again.
It is here! My all new, rather tiny, antique booth at School Day's Antique Mall in Sturtevant, WI.Read More
Milk paint has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. It is suggested that early cave paintings, some dating back as far as 20,000 years ago, were made of a simple combination of milk, lime, and earth pigments. In the early days of America (and even earlier in Europe) painters carried dry pigments with them which could then be combined with farmer's or homeowner's milk and lime.Read More
For those of you who know about my antiques and my woodworking sales, I will be getting space at a local antique shop to sell those wares! Selling out my studio has been fun, but it is time to step up to a space in a store with daily business hours where people can more easily buy my products. And for that, an antique store makes the most sense!Read More
As I venture into the world of color I feel it is important to keep my vision of dreams. With my black and white work it often evokes a dream or mysterious quality for viewers. It is always wonderful to hear customers share the stories they get from one of my photographs. Black and white itself separates most of us from reality since most of us see the world around us in color. My work with wet plate collodion, gelatin dry plate, salt prints and cyanotype print take it a step further.Read More
Large format camera have long been the standard for serious photographers, and still is—even in this digital age. This workshop will be great for anyone wishing to learn how to use a large format camera such as a 4x5 view camera using traditional black & white film. It will also be a great introduction to large format landscape photography.Read More
A few days of warmer weather and rain melted much of the snow we had and I was itching to ride my mountain bike. The warmer temps and rain over night brought in a nice heavy fog this morning and the woods were looking rather photogenic so I headed out with camera, and bike.Read More
I'm honored to have been chosen to have one of my pieces in the The Biennial Kenosha & Racine Invitational Show at the H.F. Johnson Gallery at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This new exhibit begins a biannual survey of Kenosha and Racine artists who have regional and national exhibition records and is bound to be an excellent exhibition!
Dates: Jan. 9-Feb. 25, 2017
Opening Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
I will be having a solo exhibition at Re:Vision Gallery at 4625 Sheridan RD in Kenosha, Wisconsin from January 1 - 29, 2017. Opening reception is Saturday January 14th from 6-9pm.
I'm honored to have a solo exhibition at Re:Vision Gallery in Kenosha, Wisconsin for a couple reasons... I grew up in Kenosha and recently moved back to the area after 26 years of living in Milwaukee and then Colorado. I had some of my first exhibits in Kenosha at the Upstairs/Downstairs Gallery and Gallery 124 (I later became the gallery directory of Gallery 124). It is also great to see Kenosha's gallery scene growing with Re:Vision Gallery, Lemon Street Gallery, Artworks, Left of the Lake Gallery, Anderson Arts Center, and probably more that I'm missing! It is great to see how much Kenosha's art scene has grown and I'm happy to give back and be a part of it again.
Most people know me for my black and white landscape photography, but I've always shot color along the way too. Back in the day I shot a lot of 4x5, 120, and 35mm transparency film, and these days it is digital for my color work.
With my color landscape photography, I am still trying to go for the dream-like, mysterious look that I have in some of my B&W photograph—especially the wet plate collodion work. To get this look and feel I often spend hours in Photoshop working on an image until it fits the vision I had in my mind when I first shot the image.
I've added a new gallery of this work to my site and plan to offer prints in 2017.