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Awww, Pidge!My surroundings are threatened by development from the sprawling, growing Capitol city. I paint abandoned fields, dramatic summer skies, and farms. I paint them because they aren't going to be here in the future. In this part of Wisconsin, there is so much pressure on agriculture to develop that I am literally painting a passing landscape.

Artists are often inspired to paint by their surroundings. My landscape oil paintings are all done plein aire within a 10-mile radius of my farm.

The Gargan dancePeople have a false nostalgia of farming and a rapacious view of the land. It's very sad that these scenes will not be here in the future.

Painting in progressI am an instructor in the Art Department at Madison Area Technical College and live on a farm 20 miles southwest of Madison with my family and pygmy goats.

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions concerning my work or commisions.