I am a self-taught artist primarily focusing on impressionist
landscapes. Emphasizing exaggerated
colors, while creating striking contrast that evokes a mystery and
moodiness that arouses emotion. I often feature a very limited color
palette creating simplistic scenes that are most captivating.
Connecting with my audience on an intimate level. Through familiarity, I strive to expand on their past, proliferating memories from years gone and Instilling those impressions upon them once again.
While growing up in the valleys along the Mississippi River my love for nature and art grew with me. I now take my camera almost everywhere I go, capturing scenes that influence me, that I can recreate on canvas, glass, wood or fabric.
As much as I love impressionist landscapes I also enjoy experimenting with expressionism. Drawing emotion
in my portraits through lack of features. Faces that are void of
expression, diluted of color, create a sense of emptiness...a loneliness,
so heavy that it draws you in.
Previously, I have been commissioned to illustrate three classic novels
for an independent publishing company. Most recently I illustrated a new title for the same publisher. As well as being published in a
dark fantasy/horror book series titled “Dark Highlands Anthology.” Along
with being published in Fine Art magazine, Fall 2011.
shown my work extensively throughout Winona and beyond; in art
galleries, business offices, coffee shops, among other venues including
juried art exhibitions. My paintings are also held in many private
I have also worked as a graphic artist in the publishing industry for over eleven
years. Providing marketing solutions and compelling editorial graphics
for the Winona Post newspaper. As a senior designer, I assist the
editorial staff as well as lead the advertising design department
in creating a visually compelling paper. Most recently, I oversaw the
design and development of a redesign and rebranding campaign for the
Winona Post. I also managed the design and layout of a commemorative
hardcover photo and story book for the first anniversary of a
devastating flood that occurred in the area. Throughout my career at the
Winona Post, I have received many state, national and international
design awards both for advertising and editorial projects.