2334, 215 ave www.lakesidestudioart.com
St. Croix Falls Wi 54024 email. email@example.com
I grew up in Osceola, Wisconsin. Painting has been a lifelong endeavor for me, starting as a young boy with my paint by number sets. I remember going to the local Dime Store in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin with my Mother to pick out my next painting. Now, many years later it is as simple as walking out the door, going for a drive and all around me where ever I look there are unlimited possibilities. In 1983, I studied with Mary Pettis and began a four year study of Classical Realism. For the next 25 years most of my work has been studio painting. Then I was introduced to plein air painting by fellow artist and business partner, Joyce Staley and have participated in several plein air workshops with Mary Pettis. I can’t imagine a better style of painting for me. I love the outdoors, whether I am in the woods, walking the fields, or in a boat on some northern lake, I am always observing what nature has to offer. For me, there is nothing better than finding that little bit of seclusion and standing behind my easel. In 2012, I participated in my first plein air painting event, and have attended several each year since then. It’s a great way to meet new people, new artist friends, and best of all enjoy our Earth. This is our home and it can not be easily restored, so I ask you to please walk with a lighter touch.
1983-1987 student apprenticeship studied classical realism under Mary Pettis, met Joyce Staley during this time and became a part of Lakeside Studio located north of St. Croix Falls
Lakeside studio offer a full line frame shop, we also make and sell frames and linen painting panels for other artists.
approximately 25 years studio painter painting mostly wildlife originals and self publishing my own prints. Attending art shows with Joyce Staley.
About 2008 started plein air painting, being outside and observing nature brings another whole new element to my paintings, the wind, rain, bugs, all the sounds and smells can all have an impact on ones work, a painting can have more life because everything is there for the artist to see and feel which becomes part of the work, although seeing only what is needed, can often be the biggest challenge, painting all the little details can ruin what is otherwise a good painting.
Plein Air painting events
2012 – 2018 2016 Grand Marais MN.
2013 – 2016 2016 Durand WI.
2013 – 2016, 2018 Port Wing WI.
2016 Red Wing MN.
Plein air awards
2013 Best Chippewa River painting award, Durand Wi.
2014 Best Nocturne painting award Durand Wi.
2016 Best Nocturne painting award Durand Wi.
2018 Peoples choice award, Port Wing WI. Plein Air Painting Festival. Tied with Julia Jaakola