Our Work

Trees have become very special to me. They represent people and the past. Often gnarly showing scars, breakages, and changes with the utmost patience and dignity. I have been very drawn to draw and paint and represent trees in my work. 

TREE PROJECTS

Boerner Botanical Trees

I just love seeing trees covered in snow and ice glistening in the sun. Painting them has taught me so much about my paintings in general. This was a beautiful winter sunlit day at the Boerner Botanical Gardens near my home. Click on "View More" to see the complete painting.

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Early Signs of Spring

This was originally a small painting of a bush covered in snow and ice. At some point I realized it needed more than the triangular composition. So I added the cardinal. Click on "View More" below to see the full painting.

Colorado Pine Tree

This was a small square painting of a Pine Tree from Colorado with one extra long branch. It is a beautiful tree set overlooking the mountains. Click on "View More " to see the complete painting.

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Pine Tree Project

This project started by me wanting to document the process of painting a tree. I navagated through my local parks to find just the right tree. I ended up a Greenfield Park near my home to find this beauty. It ended up as a comissioned work for the Kornuth's 50th Wedding Anniversary titled "Kevin Loves Kathy" which is now faintly inscribed on the tree. . .

Angel Oak Tree Projects - The Dance

This was a color representation of the Angel oak Tree in Mississippi. The tree was covered in moss and the limbs just looked like they were alive and dancing. Click on "View More" to see the full painting.

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Angel Oak Tree -
Love Never Ends

This entire project series started with my trip to Ireland in February 2020. I was going to see the Book of Kells on display at Trinity College in Dublin on our first day. I decided then that I was going to try to paint a tree that reminded me of the gnarly trees I expected to see in Ireland . . . 

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Still I Rise

This entire project series started with my trip to Ireland in February 2020. I was going to see the Book of Kells on display at Trinity College in Dublin on our first day. I decided then that I was going to try to draw a tree that reminded me of the gnarly trees I expected to see in Ireland . . . 

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Diverged in A Yellow Wood

This was a project based of the coloring of a simple greeting card. it Turned into a huge three panel set of trees with a path below them. Click on "View More" to find the complete set of paintings. 

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Cardinals -
In the Winter

I just love seeing trees covered in snow and ice glistening in the sun. Painting them has taught me so much about my paintings in general. This was a wonderful concept tree with cardinals. A comission for a wonderful home with a bright red wall.

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Tree of Life - Multiple Panels

I was only painting on the weekends at this time and I was experimenting with layering acrylic mediums and ended up making several multiple panel paintings, some of which were heavily textured abstract trees. . .

This is a 5 panel painting that looks amazing in person.

Golden Reflections

This was a watercolor pastel painting of fall tree reflections at McCarty Park in West Allis. Click on "View More" to see the complete painting.

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