The Short of It: Learning
Born - Phillips, WI, Graduated Prentice High School
BFA, Independent Film - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee Art Museum,
James Prohl Studio, Kenn Kwint Studio
Manager Audiovisual Communications, Columbia Hospital MKE
President /Chair of Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors (State / SE Chapter)
Owner Operator, Vanguard Gallery - Milwaukee, WI
Owner Operator, Media Gratification - Milwaukee, WI
Fine Artist, Artensoul Studio - Sheboygan, WI
Director, Marketing/Communications, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Inc.
Special Projects Manager, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Inc.
Art Shows and Exhibitions:
University of WI - Fine Arts Gallery - Milwaukee, WI
Lawrence University - Fine Arts Gallery - Appleton, WI
Anderson Art Center - Kenosha, WI
Neville Museum - Green Bay, WI
Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of the Arts - Milwaukee, WI
"Beasty Beat" Artist - representing WISN, Ch 12 - Milwaukee, WI
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts - Fond du Lac, WI
Plymouth Art Center - Plymouth, WI
Two Fish Gallery - Elkhart Lake, WI
EBCO Artworks - Sheboygan, WI
UW-Sheboygan - Sheboygan, WI
Bradley Gallery, Lakeland University - Sheboygan, WI
The WAG (William Weidner Gallery) - Sheboygan, WI
(please contact me for a complete list)
The Long of it: Becoming a Visual Artist
I started making art early in life and continue to find it comforting. I enjoy learning new approaches and exploring various media. My personal favorite to date is mixed media with metal.
Mostly I make art for the joy of creating - it seldom fails to challenge my subconscious to show itself. Often I have felt like a slave to the work. I'll begin in one direction and the work itself leads me in another. It is as if the art is in control and I'm a vehicle for its expression. While I am able to set myself to the task of rendering, I prefer a more free-flowing experience in creative endeavors.
Art making will take me places I've never gone before and in so doing, gives rise to layers of emotion. In the end, I hope those viewing my work will experience some of the feelings that arose during the process.
When my heart is lifted and my eyelids relax, I know the piece is complete it doesn't need me anymore.
It is its own entity. All that remains to do is celebrate it.