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Ephemera

Winter Morning, (48X24), 2018 Painting is often about moments in a place, at least in my landscapes.  The above painting is of our backyard, as morning is breaking and the fog is starting to lift off the landscape.  Mornings during the … Continue reading

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Names

Autumn 16, 26X52″, Oil on canvas, 2018 I often get teased about the names I give my paintings.  There is a logic—my logic—behind my choices.  I don’t want to dictate how a viewer interprets a painting.  By choosing the simple titles, … Continue reading

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April dreams

Swamp 5 , 36X36″, Oil on canvas It’s been a cold spring this year.  The snow just kept falling and everyone I talked to was obsessed with the weather.  Instead of April showers, the landscape looked like December. Finally, it is … Continue reading

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In the Neighborhood

Hobsen’s Point 4, 36X48″, Oil on canvas, 2018 I’m fortunate to live in an area that continually inspires my art.  It’s a place where I can step out my front door and hear bald eagles calling, watch turkeys or deer crossing … Continue reading

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Tree Love

Overhead 22, 30X48″, Oil on canvas, 2018 A lot of my recent paintings seem to be focused on trees, dead or alive.  It makes sense, since my husband and I live on ten acres of woodlands.  I feel most secure when … Continue reading

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Winter whites

Lake Sylvan 6, 48X36″, Oil on canvas, 2018 Early in my career, I avoided painting winter.  The season made me angry.  Looking back, I think part of the loathing came from being car-less in Minneapolis, waiting for buses to and from … Continue reading

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Boat Rides

Lake Hattie 14, 40X48″, Oil on canvas, 2017 It’s natural to look back on the year as we come to it’s end.  A lot of my paintings stir strong memories of moments in my life.  The painting above brings me back … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Quartet

Mississippi River Quartet- each painting 44X22″, 2017, Augsburg University Jim and I installed the above suite of paintings in the Hagfors Center at Augsburg University today.  This is my old college (I graduated in 1981!).  It was a thrill to receive … Continue reading

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November and Confused

Maplewood 4, 40X48″, Oil on canvas, 2017 I just finished Maplewood 4.  Each painting takes a couple months to complete.  When I started this one, it was late summer, our world full of greens and warmth. Autumn really hadn’t shown it’s … Continue reading

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October 2017

Fall is a visually intense ride.  Some years, color explodes with such exuberance and then quickly burns out in about a week.  I’m not sure how long this year’s show will be.  We went for a walk in Itasca State … Continue reading

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