Bold Beauty

Stepping In, 2022. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 17x11". August 6th-29th, 2022. The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene. Featuring the work of Doug Fluckiger, Stephanie Frostad, Maggie Jaszczak, Tom Jaszczak, Aaron Johnson, Wilson Ong & Molly Sims. Artists' Panel Discussion, 2:00 Saturday August 20th. For more information: 208.765.6006 or info@theartspiritgallery.com

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Focus on the Figure

Plunge, 2022. Graphite & oil on art board, 10x8". A retrospective exhibition of Pattee Canyon Ladies' Salon 33 year history. Montana Museum of Art & Culture in Missoula. Opening October 14th, 2022 through January 7th, 2023. Featuring the work of Nancy Erickson, Stephanie Frostad, Kristi Hager, Becki Johnson, Leslie Millar, Shari Montana, Linda Tawney and Janet Whaley.

 

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MNHC Auction

Songster , 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 8x10". Montana Natural History Center Annual Benefit Auction. Saturday, October 8th at Missoula's Historic Wilma Theater. For tickets and more information, use the link below or call: 406.327.0405

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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.

Gathering Storm, 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 24x36" Sold
Gathering Storm, 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 24x36" Sold
Ravenous, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold
Ravenous, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold