Sounds to Paintings

April 7th, 2013

Wolfgang Heitmann improvised music on keyboard, viewing my paintings of Sleeping Bear Dunes and South Manitou.
In this picture, Wolfgang played on a Steinway in Vienna, Austria
Here is our 13 min youtube .


Early Morning view from the Empire Bluff

March 31st, 2013

This painting will be published in a book ‘Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes’ and also exhibited in the Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI, next fall.

45 cm x 60 cm, oil on maple panel

Artist statement: The Sleeping Bear Dunes are shaped by wind, waves and snow. Their sandy surface shows intriguing textures – parallel ripples of sand, circles from wind-blown grasses, designs painted by glittering shells and black sand. Even their major form subtly changes with every storm. It feels good to greet a new day from the Empire Bluff looking at the Great Lake and Living Dunes. My mentors: Karl Zipser, Painting; Troels Jorgensen, Geometry.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

January 19th, 2013

Oil on basswood, 18 x 18 inches


January 12th, 2013

oil on basswood panel, 12 x 16 inches

“It looks almost like a landscape”, Chick Powers.

Early morning and evening at the Hudson River

October 28th, 2012

The sun reflected off a building in New Jersey

oil on wood panel, 7 am in early April 2012.

Evening view of the Hudson River
Hudson evening

oil on wood panel, 6 pm, mid October; 12 inches x 24 inches

Both views of the Hudson River were from the 21th floor of an apartment building on Riversdide Dr/125th in NYC.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

October 16th, 2012

9 August, 1:30 p.m., Sleeping Bear Dunes
oil on basswood, 20 x 24 inches

Tourists at Pierce Stocking Drive

Learning to draw the human figure

April 22nd, 2012

The last few months, I enjoyed drawing at the

Here are two of my charcoal drawings

24×36 inches

I am grateful to Minerva Durham, my mentor, the director of the studio.


January 2nd, 2012

Oil on wooden panel, 45 cm x 45 cm

This picture is shown in a juried exhibition at the Dennos museum in Traverse City, MI until April 1st celebrating the museum’s 20th anniversary year.

The ‘seascape’ below was done as a study for the painting shown here.

abstract beach

September 30th, 2011

2011_03; 11×14 inches, oil on panel

In September, this small study was shown in a juried exhibition in Frankfort, MI.

Snow in the Dunes

July 31st, 2010

oil on maple panel, 40 cm x 50 cm

Improvised from a photograph taken near Otter Creek in the Sleeping Bear Dunes