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North Country
(Minnesota & Wisconsin)

Southwest USA
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Four Corners & the Cathedral

Southern France



I first really discovered art in Paris.  

When I was student in my early twenties, I lived in Paris for a year.  I remember sitting on a bench in the Jeu de Paume (the old Impressionist museum) staring at Renoir’s “Bal au Moulin de la Galette” and deciding that I must paint.  After visiting the museum, I went out and bought watercolors and paper, and I did my first painting.  

I continued to paint from time to time as I pursued a career as a lawyer and raised my children. In 1990,  I began formal instruction in art. Since then, I have received positive critical attention, and have had many showings of my art. See my art resume.

For me, above everything else, painting is a search for beauty.  When I begin a painting I try not to have a preconceived idea of how it will look when it is finished.  I start many paintings en plein air.  My sketches become my finished paintings. 

I love to paint the North Country where I have lived most of my life.  But I also love to paint in France, Italy and Ireland.  And in the past few years I have spent time in the Southwest, and I have begun to understand and interpret the landscapes of that area. 

Choose a picture on the left to see examples of my painting from these different places.