Category Archives: painting

Early Morning view from the Empire Bluff

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.

The Hudson River

Pete Hamill in “Downtown: my Manhattan”, writes that the colonial names for the Hudson and Delaware Rivers were North and South Rivers to delineate the New Netherland colony.

At 7 am in early April 2012, the sun reflected off a building across the Hudson River in New Jersey
early morning
oil on wood, 11 x 13 inches

Sunset at the Hudson River on a cloudy day.
6 pm, mid October 2012.
Sunset Hudson
oil on wood, 12 x 24 inches

Springtime in Riverside Park
Spring Day at the Hudson River
oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches


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.