North X Northwest

Mender, 2020. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 11x14". Juried show at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Dates are uncertain due to Corvid-19 closures. TBA later this Spring. 401 North 27th Street, Billings, Montana 59101. (406) 256-6817

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Blowing In Study, 2020. Graphite & oil on paper, 7x5"

Studies From the Figure

Blowing In Study, 20120. Graphite & oil on paper, 7x5". The Pattee Canyon Ladies' Salon annual show will be held at Gallery 709 in Montana Art & Framing. 709 Ronan Street in Missoula. The exhibition in this spacious venue runs from September 4-26th. For gallery hours and other information, please call (406) 541-7100.

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Fresh Perspective

Green Messenger, 2020. Graphite & oil on canvas panel, 36x24". Exhibition with Julia Galloway, Deborah Schwarzkopf and Laura Nuchols at The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 11 September - 3 October, 2020.

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Artist's Statement

As a narrative painter my objective is to present the essential elements of a story: a character or two, a sense of place and time, a moment of connection, tension or reflection. I seek figures, symbols and scenarios that are both personally compelling and socially relevant. With careful measures of clarity and ambiguity, I hope to create imaginative space for viewers to bring their own perspectives and experiences into the tale. One of my supreme joys is hearing stories that arise in response to the paintings.

Thematically I am concerned with traditions, stereotypes and myths that shape identity as well as relationships to home and family, to work, community and place. I explore these with equal interest in the actual and the metaphorical, striving always to combine convincing naturalism with provocative symbolism.

Higher Ground, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Higher Ground, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Dreamer, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold
Dreamer, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold