This painting has been hanging around my neck a couple years, unfinished and unloved. I felt it was a mostly finished painting that was boring. The more I looked at it, the more I swore at it, wanting it to have a little more zing, so I would like it. Recently, I worked on it and now I think I like it. 

Chimney Smoke. Heavily textured with inclusions. Acrylics and pumice, pebbles, sand.

She enjoyed standing on her roof. Sometimes she waved at passersby. At other times, she gave them the finger. 

36X12 on a gallery canvas. Acrylic and pumice. January 2017.

This lady was standing outside Nye's Polonaise Room (which is now gone, one of the world's best bars destroyed for condominiums). She was clutching her iphone. This painting was originally posted on my blog in December 2015.  I added Bob Spycat, Super Spy Cat as her iphone wallpaper.

Woman Standing at the Bus Stop with her Iphone. 20 X 16, acrylics and gel.




This painting was originally a still life of flowers. The title (above) is what I found inscribed by pencil on the back of the canvas stretcher. I changed it up a little bit.

With Love by Mom, 16 X 20, acrylics.

A number of my pieces were purchased by an art collector from San Francisco for his townhouse in southwest Minneapolis. Among the pieces are "Somali Women on Central Avenue", "At the Table", "Mojave Desert, California", "Georgia O'Keefe", and a diptych "Red/Blue". Below are images of three of the paintings.


Three paintings were purchased by an art collector couple in Northeast, Minneapolis. These two collectors are also school teachers. As I was also a classroom teacher, I am happy these paintings have found a good home. The art collectors are also musicians. 

The purchased paintings are "House of Cromwell", "Farm Shed" and "Blue/Yellow". 


Every artist seems to do some sort of still life with flowers. This is my still life. I added teeth just because I can. This painting sold while the paint was still drying. It is going to an art collector who lives in a beautiful mid-century home in Palm Springs, California.

Still Life With Teeth. 20 X 20 in a gallery canvas. Acrylics.

What happened behind those windows? What did these buildings witness? Did anyone keep a journal or a diary that tells us a story? 

12 X 36 inches on a gallery canvas 1.5 inches deep. Acrylic, pumice and dirt.