May begins my search for Michigan's beauty. My summer is spent exploring closeby in the Detroit area: Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Estate, my historical Dearborn neighborhood, downtown in the D. I travel the state throughout the summer, stopping to paint in local towns, along the Great Lakes, on the inland rivers and streams. I spend much of my summer in a log cabin along Lake Michigan and ferry across to Mackinac Island as often as possible. I keep my plein aire supplies in the back
I am a palet knife oil painter. Much of my landscape work focuses on water scenes in Northern Michigan on location in plein Air. I specialize in architecture and floral combinations at historic sites, such as Greenfield Village, Historic Dearborn, Mackinac Island and Lake Michigan cottages. My work is textural.