Jurying is in - For both the Muskegon Art Museum 84th Regional Exhibition and Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition. And to quote my husband, I am batting 1000! I submitted 2 pcs to each show and was fortunate enough to have each show accept both works. The first two images shown here were juried into the Muskegon show. The first piece, River Bend, is acrylic and cut paper collage. Acrylic is a relatively new medium for me in the last year and I especially like it for working in the field as it dries almost immediately. River Bend was actually painted in my car this past January while down at Riverside park. The second image - In the Middle of Things, is oil on canvas. 12x24.
The second set of images are the paintings accepted into the Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition. Blues and Whites won a Warner, Norcross & Judd Purchase prize and is an oil on canvas. Along the Grand is a small oil on paper.
I have been working as a freelance illustrator since graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in 1992. My commercial career has included projects for many national and regional clients; American Greetings, Mc-Graw Hill Publishing, Booth Newspapers, North Star Teacher Resources, to name a few.
The crossover from illustrator to fine artist seems to be a natural one for me. Much of my mispent youth was spent in Northern Michigan, where I developed a love for the serenity and beauty of the woods and the "Big Lake". Time and time again, I find I am still drawn to those places. I have exhibited work in galleries in Traverse City, Harbor Springs and Grand Rapids, MI.
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