ARTIST STATEMENT
EXHIBITION HISTORY
GALLERIES
MY FAVORITES


Artist Statement




I am a Florida Artist originally from a small town in Michigan, now painting in Florida.
My works are original oil paintings inspired by Mother Nature.
I want to communicate my love of nature to help others see and appreciate the natural environment around them.

My goal is to give others a calming and imaginative experience in their homes when they contemplate my oil paintings.

I enjoy the creative composing of my landscapes using my store of images and my imagination. I combine my sketchbook images and photos to form my imaginary landscape.
I then feel excited and fulfilled when my work goes well.
Even as a child my happiest times were when I was creating art or attending art activities and museums.

I am a member of the Tarpon Springs Art Association, the Palm Harbor Art Club, the Creative Artists Guild, Artists of the Adirondacks, Strand Center for the Arts and the NOAPS. I have been chosen to show my original oil paintings in many of their juried exhibits.

I have had solo exhibits in Grand Rapids MI, Dunedin FL, Oldsmar FL and Tarpon Springs FL.. I have shown oil paintings in group exhibits in Clearwater FL, Crystal Beach FL, Tarpon Springs FL, Oldsmar FL, Dunedin FL, Sarasota FL, Safety Harbor FL, Miami FL, Kutztown PA, Grand Rapids MI, Jay NY, Plattsburgh NY, Chicago IL, the New York Art Expo of 2007, the Artexpo Las Vegas in 2007, Artprize for two years in Grand Rapids MI and the Tampa Art Museum.

Artist Exhibitions




SOLO EXHIBITION
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Tarpon Springs FL Feb 20 - April 24 2019
Florida Hospital North Pinellas Tarpon Springs FL DEC -FEB, 2017
Florida HOSPITAL North Pinellas Tarpon Springs FL Nov 2015-Jan 2016
MJ FASHIONS GIFTS Dunedin FL Feb. 2009 12 PAINTINGS
BEANABOX COFFEE Grand Rapids MI June 2003 Twenty three paintings
VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP-NORTH Grand Rapids MI.2003-4
OLDSMAR LIBRARY Oldsmar FL..December 2013 thru March 2014

GROUP EXHIBITION
CULTURAL CENTER .. Tarpon Springs FL .. February 20 - March-26-2019
MARGUERITES RESTAURANT...DUNEDIN FL .. Jan - Feb 2018 Feb - April 2 2019
STIRLING ART GALLERY...DUNEDIN FL .. March 2018 March 2019 April 2019
CLEARWATER MAIN LIBRARY ..December 2018 - Jan 2 - Won first prize with Tropical Garden
Keesville Library NY .. July and Aug 2018, July 2019
Strand Center for the Arts .. Plattsburgh NY ..July 2018, 2019 member shows
Tarpon Springs Art Festival...Tarpon Springs FL .. March 2018 2019
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, TARPON SPRINGS FL - Feb-March 2018
STRAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, PLATTSBURGH NY - JULY 2017
PINELLAS FLORIDA HOSPITAL..TARPON SPRINGS FL 2016, 2017
ART ON THE BAYOU...TARPON SPRINGS FL 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017
ARTISTS FAIRE GALLERY..TARPON SPRINGS FL 2-2016
STIRLING ART GALLERY..DUNEDIN FL. 2013 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
STRAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, PLATTSBURGH NY, Aug. 7-28 2 person exhibit2015
26TH INVITATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION OF SMALL WORKS, KUTZTOWN PA. 2015
FINE ART FESTIVAL..TARPON SPRINGS .. 2011
CRYSTAL BEACH, ART IN THE PARK...MARCH 2007-2014 MARCH 21 2015
MARGUERITES RESTAURANT...DUNEDIN FL 2009-15 IN Feb-March
COUNTRY HARVEST RESTAURANT, CLEARWATER, FL 2008-15
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART .. OCT 2014, Oct 2015
MIAMI BEACH FL..ENDANGERED Art for Apes...DECEMBER 2013, 2014
25TH INVITATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION OF SMALL WORKS, KUTZTOWN PA. 2014
OLDSMAR LIBRARY, OLDSMAR FL..2008, 2009, 2011, 2013,Jan- March 2014
PROJECT WALL..real and online wall of paintings PA Jan-Feb 2014
TARPON SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER..FL..December 2013, 2015
BELEAIR LANDING, CLEARWATER FL..2010, Jan 3 - April 3 2013
HELEN ELLIS HOSPITAL..TARPON SPRINGS, FL... 2010, 11, 2013
ARTPRIZE,GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN..Sept-Oct 2010, 2011 juried at the Huntington Bank at 50 Monroe
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER..TARPON SRINGS, FL.. 2011, 2012
PLAKA RESTAURANT, TARPON SPRINGS FL.2009,.20012
CULTURAL CENTER..TARPON SPRINGS, FL.. 2010, 2011
SAFETY HARBOR LIBRARY..FL......Feb 9 - April 11, 2010
OLDSMAR CITY HALL..Oldsmar FL.. 2010, 2011
2ND FRIDAY DUNEDIN..Dunedin FL.. April 2009
SOMERS TITLE CO..Clearwater FL..Nov. 2008
SHARON FLOWERS..Clearwater FL 2008, 9, 2010, 11
SOMERS TITLE CO....Palm Harbor FL..Oct 3-31 2008
DUNEDIN LIBRARY..Dunedin FL .... 2008 2009, 2010
BEL-AIRE CAFE ..Clearwater FL.. 2008
DUNEDIN COUNTRY CLUB .......... Feb. 22 2008, 2009
Dunedin Florida..outdoor show...Nov. 24, 2007,8,9
VEGAS EXPO...SEPT 28-30 2007 .JURIED..Mandalay Bay Resort
NeoCon Worlds Trade Fair 2007...juried.Chicago June 11-13 2007
NEW YORK ART EXPO...New York.....juried....March 1-5 2007
KATHARINE BUTLER GALLERY SARASOTA FL...Juried.., 2006
SULLIVAN GALLERY TARPON SPRINGS FL....2003 2004, 2005
J.HARRISON SMITH STUDIOS AND GALLERY..Clearwater FL Sept-Oct 21, 2005
Gallery 800.Grand Rapids MI..Juried..2003, 04, 2005
DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTER.. Dunedin, FL, 2003, 2005 juried
GOT WINE..... Dunedin FL December 17, 2004
MY COFFEE GARDEN..... Grand Rapids MI October 2003
FINE ART ON THE GRAND .. Grand Rapids MI, 2002,2003.juried
JAY CRAFT CENTER... Jay NY July 2003 --------2005
SHERI SALIN STUDIOGALLERY... Tarpon Springs FL 2002 2003




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Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Private Collectors in USA

Rose Tucker, Dunedin, FL
Fred Febo, Comstock Park, MI
Joe Phillips, MD
Brain Phillips, VA
Walter Clements, WA
Carrin Henderson, Grand Rapids, MI
Bill Betty Ries, Homosassa, FL
Laurie Phillips, VA
Theresa McKenney, Comstock Park, MI
Ellen Allison, LaGrange, IL
Nadine Burke, Palm Harbor, FL
Dunedin Country Club Member, FL
John and Rose, Dunedin, FL
George Febo, NY
Country Harvest Restaurant Customer, Clearwater FL
Mary Jones, Grand Rapids MI
Safety Harbor Library Customer, FL
Rene Havens, IL
Carlos Herrera, Houston TX
Marguerites Restaurant customers, FL
Virginia Wahl, Palm Harbor FL
Ann Roys, Greenville MI
Janis Mandeville, Newington Conn.
Jessica Phillips, Starkville MS
Anne Porter, Port Kent NY
John McKenney, Westlake OH

Corporations
Harbor Chase of Palm Harbor, FL
Center for the Great Apes, FL...

Artist Favorites



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Original Oil Painting, 2015
20 x 16 x 1 inches (50.8 x 40.6)
Helen Bellart, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{tropical_girl-1481041367.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2015
81 x 65 x 2 cm (50.8 x 40.6)
United States
Ian Dunne, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{heaven-1509326197.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
20 x 16 x 1 inches (50.8 x 40.6)
United States
Tara Hutton, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{woman_times_three-1486917476.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
36 x 36 x 1 inches (50.8 x 40.6)
United States
Farah Ravazadeh, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{yellow_butterfly-1506604102.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2016
6 x 8 x 2 inches (50.8 x 40.6)
United States
Farah Ravazadeh, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{yellow_butterfly-1506604102.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2016
6 x 8 x 2 inches (50.8 x 40.6)
Laura Stangalino, , , Original other, size_width{natura_silente_con_cipolle-1503331357.jpg} X
Original , 2014
80 x 80 x 5 inches (50.8 x 40.6)
United States
Eun Yun, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{still_life-1489610293.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
5 x 7 inches (50.8 x 40.6)
United States