Music Speaks

Music Speaks

  Why is it that words can not begin to convey our human complexities of feeling, but music can touch every chord in our emotional body? “When words fail, music speaks.” This quote by Hans Christian Andersen could easily be the heading for 2018. A year of...
The Maple & Rye Adventure

The Maple & Rye Adventure

Last year, out of the blue, I was contacted by a young band from Sweden who, through the mystical powers of the internet, stumbled across some of my work on pinterest, etsy or google.  They were interested in commissioning artwork for their upcoming EP album and liked...
Flying Tigers & Magic in the Sky

Flying Tigers & Magic in the Sky

I’ve always had a thing for tigers. I’m fascinated by the sheer majesty of the huge felines. Their beauty is riveting; powerful, rippling muscles, all wrapped up in sleek orange and sophisticated black stripes. One day last year I decided to add a tiger to...
Rita’s Garden

Rita’s Garden

I’ve been blessed with an amazing mother, and blessed yet again with my “other mother”, my step-mom, Rita.  She is a wonderful addition to our family, and is known for her love of gardening and her incredible potato salad!  I’d been offering to...
Winter Whimsy

Winter Whimsy

This piece, depicting a father and his two young daughters enjoying a North Dakota winter evening will always have a tender place in my heart. It was commissioned by my friend and high school English teacher, Rick Hilber, for the cover of his book, “Down the...
Shine

Shine

This piece is loosely based on a photo my daughter took of herself and emailed to me. (Having her live all the way across the country would be even more difficult without current technology!) Olivia has always been originally inventive with her make-up. Artfully...