I just recently discovered the waterfalls of the Porcupine Mountains, and fell in LOVE with the Manabezho Falls, which reminds me of a miniature Niagara Falls. Only an hour away, I plan to revisit and repaint this river in all of the seasons. This piece is available as an original and also as an 18×24…

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The idea for this piece came from my South Africa sketch book, and began as a group of Maasai hunters, and when I added earrings to the figures, the Wise Women appeared, much to my delight.

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The palette of colorful leaves is right there to give me so much inspiration to paint! Fall is beautiful here in Michigan. We call it “Colorama”. I love driving around and expounding on the beauty of the trees and vistas.

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This image is based on a photograph I took of a very calm evening with soft, almost creamy light. And, quite unexpectedly, in this reflective moment, a loon quietly surfaced and looked back, almost as if he were looking back on the day. After a moment, he dove out of sight, as quietly as he…

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I wanted to capture the alert expression of this mother bear, who had three tiny cubs up a tree behind her. She showed such composure and wisdom in gently reminding us that we needed to stay a certain distance from her, but that she was confident in her ability to protect her cubs that she…

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In summer on the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes, the early morning air is often cooler than the water, so the mist rises and becomes lit up as the sun rises. On this golden morning on Rest Lake, the air was still and a single loon drifted into the pool of blue reflected from the…

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The concept of this piece started out as a painting of “Ravens in the Mist”, but wolf enthusiast friends suggested that I should add wolves since there’s a symbiotic relationship between the two species. When the painting was finished and had sat in my studio for a while, I felt that it needed a complimentary…

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I am intrigued with this setting –so common in the north woods. The small bog holds mystery and light, evoking a sense of the primeval.

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Nests are made with all sorts of organic materials. They also hold repurposed fibers and such. This nest also holds tiny gifts that are waiting for just the right time to make their way into our world.

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