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.
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
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