February 27, 2020

How many times have you given a dozen flowers for a birthday, anniversary, or event only to have them wilt after a period of time. I've created a dozen roses (rose and bee paintings) in "Bee Cause",that will last much longer than the roses you send for occasions that a...

September 27, 2019

 Cincinnati, OH – The countdown is on for the biggest, fine-art event of the year—Art Comes Alive (ACA), hosted and produced by ADC, Art Design Consultants. Known as the “Academy Awards for Art”, ACA’s 10th annual award ceremony and exhibition opening will take place o...

June 14, 2019

Gallery V Fine Arts has won the "Face of Fine Art" for the fourth consecutive year in a row in the Faces of Kansas City Awards. A celebration yet again, a consecutive win for the gallery!

The owner, Valerie Phillips, has over 20 years of art & design hist...

January 30, 2019

As we transition from 2018 into 2019 there are a bounty of blessings to be grateful for. Air in the lungs,

clothes on your back, food in your cupboards, warmth with a roof over your head. Start with the basics,

then count your blessings up to the current moment. Moments...

April 27, 2018

The charming river-town of Galena, Illinois is rich in history as it was the home of Ulysses S. Grant and eight other Civil War generals. Galena was named after the mineral "galena" that was mined by the native american's for  the lead ore that was used in their ancien...

November 10, 2017

Art Comes Alive Show is an annual fine art contest & exhibit that awards the best emerging and professional artists working in North America.  Amongst over 2,000 entries only 450 artists were chosen

with an elite few of 90 artists receiving awards. The within...

August 6, 2017

Every two years the Dubuque Museum of Art organizes a highly-competitive exhibition titled "The DuMA Biennial".  I was fortunate to be chosen into this years show with a painting from my bee series to promote bee awareness, "Three Poppies for the Queen lll" (35' x 35"...

November 17, 2015

The Studio Gallery set in sunny Grayton Beach, Florida is a top-knotch gallery in a pish-posh neighborhood. My shi-poo companion Buffa and I recently visited the gallery to check on our

school of Phish Chimes. You can see lil Buffa wedged between the floral box between...

June 29, 2015

The opening of the show, June 19th, with the "Benevolent Forest" series was that of a story telling event. People from Australia, Minnesota, Arizona, Vermont and more arrived wanting to know the tales of the Benevolent Forest series and how it began. The works were exh...

March 23, 2015


The Quad City Arts currently exhibits my artwork along with artists, Terry Rathje & Lee Kimball at the Quad City International Airport Gallery from March until the last week in April, 2015. 


"The Benevolent Forest" consists of seven panels which can be sold all t...

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