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
Lawrence University - Fine Arts Gallery - Appleton
Anderson Art Center - Kenosha
Neville Museum-Green Bay, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of the Arts - Milwaukee, WI
"Beasty Beat" Artist - representing WISN, Ch 12, Milwaukee
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, WI Solo
Bradley Gallery, Lakeland University, WI Solo
The WAG (William Weidner Gallery) Sheboygan, WI 53083
(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.