Events and Happenings


My latest collection of abstract paintings is up in the Project Art Gallery at the University of Iowa Hospital!  I spent the month of January working on this labor of love.  There are ten paintings total, each with their own dizzying array of marks and color combinations.  

Click HERE for some general info about Project Art.

My artist statement for Miracle and Wonder:

While creating this body of work, I thought about the moments that add up to a lifetime.  They are a breathtaking mixture of the magnificent and the ordinary.  The lovely and the plain.  The jubilant and the painful.  There are things to marvel and wonder about.  Tiny miracles are happening all around us and for us.  Many of us barely notice them.  As I move my hands over the canvas, I concentrate on these ideas of manifestation and gratitude.  I believe that a grateful heart is truly a magnet for miracles.  What we recognize as a gift or a blessing will multiply ten-fold, if only we take the time to pay attention and be grateful.

This is a fun community shopping event, where a portion of the proceeds are given to the Tumaini Junior School in Tanzania, East Africa.  The money raised helps them with ongoing building and expansion projects.  I will have lots of new goodies for you to choose from, and will be handing out hugs!  Stop by and say hi!!!

Artfest Midwest is one of my favorite events ever!  It's indoors, so we don't have to worry about the weather, and the selection of handmade goodies and art is amazing!  I'll have plenty of new paintings, large and small, as well as fresh prints, cards, and more!  Join us for this fun weekend in Des Moines!  For more info on Artfest Midwest, click HERE.