I am pleased to announce that one of my favorite paintings will be shown at
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) Members' Show 2020,
November 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021.
The River #2 marked a turning point in my art making as well as the start to an intense year of painting.
This piece is part of a larger series called The River, inspired by a peacock feather and happy memories.
My peacock feather sits in a place of honor in my studio. It was given to me by my former mother-in-law, an English woman and an artist in her own right. My in-laws used to live on a scenic hillside farm in south-western Wisconsin. They raised sheep, chickens, a few goats, and... peacocks. The purpose of the peacocks was to beautify their valley. It brought me joy to walk about the farm, visit the animals, and chat away with my mother-in-law about art, literature, and life. These good people have since passed away, but I keep my peacock feather to honor their memory. The River series represents for me the flow of life.