Water > Water

In a Cool Corner
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 in
2018
Shimmer of Its Diamond Depths
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2017
Moon Dims on the Night Sea
oil on Canvas
20 x 20 x 1.5 in
2017
Ruffled Laps Upon the Shore
Acrylic and Watercolor Crayon on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2017
Where Skies Beneath Us Shine
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30x 1.5 in
2017
The Little Wave Laughs and the Mermaids Sing
oil on Canvas
16 x 16 x 1.5 in
2017
Grass sways beneath Dancing Seas
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2017
Dune Grace Dancing
oil on canvas
24 x 24x 1.5 in
2016
Desires of Reeds
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2014
Bamboo Bathing
oil on canvas
24 x 24x 1.5 in
2015
Drift
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2015
Dreams at Dusk
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2014
Through Moss and Moonlight
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2013
Musings
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2015
Magnolia Swamp
oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2013
Where They Meet
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2015
Changing with Your Tides
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2013
Sea, Sand and Sky
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2015
A Spoonful of Sky
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2013
Each Reflects and Refigures
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 x 1.5 in
2013
Reflecting Passages
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2015
Leaves travel the Chicago River's islands of algae.
oil on Canvas
30 x 40 x 1.5 in
2012
Dance of the Emerging Mangrove
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 x 1.5 in
2014
Lincoln Park Lagoon, Chicago
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2013
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park -drop of water from my kayak oar.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2011
Floating over the water I stare through distorted surface to life below.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2011
The Shore Travels With The Tide
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2013
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2010
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2010
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2010
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2010
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2018
Lake Michigan's stoney bottom viewed from above.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2012
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
12 x 36 x 1.5 in
2011
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2011
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
12 x 36 x 1.5 in
2011
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
12 x 36 x 1.5 in
2012
Floating over the water I stare through distorted surface to life below.
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2011
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
36 x 28 x 1.5 in
2010
A shoreline carved out by the receding tide -the power and majesty of our waters.
Oil on Canvas
36 x 28 x 1.5 in
2010
Surface light filters underwater to fleeing fish.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 x 15 in
2012
Floating over the water I stare through motion distorted surface to life below.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x 1.5 in
2011
Light patterns play over water's surface to sculpted sandy bottom.
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5 in
2011
One Dissolves into the Other
oil on Canvas
20 x 16 x 1.5 in
2013
Refletion of light dancing across surface of water.
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 x .75 in
2012
Note on a Wave
Oil on Clayboard Panel
12 x 12 x 7/8 in
2013
Shore Swirl
Oil on Cradled Panel
12 x 12 in
2014
Over Measureless Meadows of Seagrass
Oil on Panel
12 x 12 x 5/8 in
2012
$225
Glimpse of life below water's agitated surface.
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 x .75 in
2012
Its Life Cannot be Contained
Oil on Panel
12 x 12 x 5/8 in
2013
And The Welkin’s Light Shines Through
Oil on Panel
12 x 12 x 5/8 in
2012
$225
Mighty Waters Rolling Evermore
Oil on Panel
12 x 12 x 5/8 in
2012
$225
Refections of trees on silver surface of algea in waters of Magnolia Plantain 's swamp, N.C.
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 x1.5 in
2010

Water, the mother of life and our most valuable resource- one that shapes our everyday existence and will dictate our world’s political future—has been diminished by our dismissed respect and lack of care. Humanity’s elevation of self over nature, presumes we can ever access and control our environmental assets by right.
Most of us live our lives without fearing lack of clean fresh water. We hear the threats to far away people, places and other life forms. We listen to foreboding forecasts of future depletions and habitat devastations. These threats seem as far a way as the horizon.
Rather than painting the vast endless flow from shore to horizon, I choose to paint more intimate portraits. I hope to paint personal experiences- what we can see standing on shores’ edge, looking down from a boat, pier or bridge, or physically standing in the water.
I attempt to portray water’s power to shape the land. Water’s mutable bodies are daily and hourly carving- barely visibly and sometimes extremely- refiguring its shores. I’ll explore the patterns of water’s flow around and over obstacles, its deft ability to distort our perception through its layers of motion. Lastly, I hope to suggest its surface patterns and the reflection of earth and sky.
If I can capture a moment, evoke memories in others of time spent captivated by the power, beauty and movements of water perhaps those horizon lines will be foreshortened and our need to take action internalized.