Keep It Simple

Pigeon River watercolor

Pigeon River   $400   20″ x 28″  watercolor

You are invited to come see my new exhibition of 40 paintings at The Pyle Center, UW-Extension Conference Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison.  The exhibit will be up from November 2 – December 23, 2016.

My mentor James Michael always told me to “Keep It Simple” by creating a well designed values sketch and using limited brush strokes with plenty of paint.

The Pyle Center is open Mondays – Fridays  7:45 am – 4:30 pm. Evenings and weekends when scheduled events. Closed holidays.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Red Devil Pickup 16" x 20" $200 watercolor

Red Devil Pickup    $200  16″ x 20″  watercolor

I will have 40 paintings on exhibit at the UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery for my new show titled:  Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. This exhibition is a culmination of a number of years of painting.  I chose this subject because of the different shapes, colors, and what these vehicles were built for…everything from racing, protecting our country, pleasure cars, planting crops, moving freight, putting out fires, advertising.   Each vehicle has its own historical importance for its time period.  Most of these vehicles were made in America.

The exhibit will be up from November 1 – 30, 2016.

Opening Reception Friday, November 4  from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.

The public is welcome. There is no admission charge.

Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday (9 am – 9 pm) and Friday (8 am – 6 pm).

The gallery is located inside the Fine Arts Building on the UW-Sheboygan campus which is located at One University Drive in Sheboygan.  Park in the east parking lot.

Wisconsin Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition

Rock Carvings  $450  watercolor   20″ x 28″

Pigeon River

Pigeon River  $400 watercolor 20″x28″


Rock Carvings was painted below campsite 15, my wife’s favorite campsite, at Rock Island State Park….a scenic primitive island located at the northern tip of Door County, Wisconsin.  One must take two ferries to reach Rock Island.

Pigeon River was painted along the Pigeon River near my home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

These two paintings will be on exhibit at the Wisconsin Watercolor Society Fall Membership Exhibition at Miller Art Museum, 107  s. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI from Saturday, September 17 through Tuesday, November 1.  Opening Reception Saturday, September 17 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Gallery Hours:  Mondays 10 am – 8 pm; Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm; closed holidays and Sundays.


Mighty Waters of Sheboygan Lakes and Rivers Exhibition at SVA

Crashing Force

Crashing Force

Mighty Waters of Sheboygan Lakes and Rivers Exhibition opening reception is on Friday, June 24 6 pm – 10 pm at EBCO Artworks, 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Complimentary refreshments. Cash bar.  Show runs through July 29.   Gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 3 pm.  (262) 461-1278




Photo Film Video Festival 2016

sva photo film video (2)I have three photographs on display at the Sheboygan Visual Artists Photo Film Video Festival 2016.   Opening reception  May 20, 2016   6 pm – 10 pm at EBCO Artworks  on 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

There will be projection arts and alternative photography demonstrations.  Vintage cameras will be on display.  Complimentary refreshments and cash bar.  Admission is free.

Exhibition will be up until June 12, 2016.   Closed Memorial Day weekend.  Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 3 pm.  (262) 461-1278

Alive in the Arts at Plymouth Art Center

Palace of Fine Arts watercolor $350 16"x20" 2016

Palace of Fine Arts watercolor $350 16″x20″ 2016

My painting of the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco was accepted into the Alive in the Arts Exhibition at Gallery 110 North,  Plymouth Arts Center.

The 21st annual Alive the the Arts Exhibition reception is Friday, May 20, 2016 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill Street, Plymouth.  Complimentary refreshments.  Admission is free.

Awards Ceremony at 6:30 pm.  Piano entertainment.

Presenting sponsors for this exhibit are Wisconsin Bank & Trust and 20/20 Visions, Dr. Sharon Roberts and Dr. Bradley Wicklund.

The juror for this 21st annual juried competition is Michelle Grabner.  Grabner is a Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and  co-owner of The Suburban gallery in Milwaukee.

Alive in the Arts runs in conjunction with the PAC Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour on June 3, 4, 5.

Plymouth Arts Center hours are Tuesdays – Fridays 10 am – 4 pm.  Saturdays – Sundays noon – 3 pm.  Closed Mondays and holidays.  Admission is free.  (920) 892-8409

Sheboygan Visual Artists Annual Juried Members Show

Golden Frame Award Winners

Golden Frame Award Winners

Sheboygan Visual Artists had their annual juried all members show reception on April 29, 2016.    The guest juror was Kevin Miller, Director of Thelma Sadoff Art Center, Fond du Lac.  I received the Golden Frame Award for the Best Male Visual Artist of the Year.  Best Female Visual Artist Award went to Marie Hetzel.  The Best Artist of the Year went to Steve Thimmig.  Best New Artist went to Della Nohl.  People’s Choice Award went to Marie Hetzel.

Plein Air MKE 2016 May 7 – 14

keary TV camersman

CBS 58 filming Keary at work.

Regano'S Golden Coin

Regano’s Golden Coin

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

I  joined 65 other artists registered for the first Plein Air MKE event sponsored by the Milwaukee Mile Museum.

Artists  painted along the Milwaukee Museum Mile, from Juneau Park on the South to Lake Park on the North. The major streets for painting were Prospect, Terrace, and Wahl Avenues.

The “quick paint” on Brady Street was Saturday, May 7.  I set up in front of Glorioso’s Italian Market and painted Regano’s Golden Coin.  Photojournalist David Kadera filmed me at work for CBS 58 news that evening.  On Wednesday, I painted Little Free Library at Back Bay Park.

Three Sheep

Three Sheep

I painted at the Wade House again on Sunday afternoon.  The weather was a little warmer and sometimes sunny.  I spotted these three wooly sheep and had to paint them.  Wouldn’t this painting look good on a Three Sheeps advertising? The sheep have only been at the Wade House for a short time.  They are due for shearing soon, so come visit while they are wooly.



I was painting at the Wade House last Saturday with Dan Rizzi on a crazy Wisconsin wintery day.  Rain one minute, sunshine the next, then heavy snow.  Dan braved the cold and painted outside. I chose to stay inside in the Visitor Center and painted the stagecoach there.  The Wade House was a place to stop after a long trip from  Fond du Lac or Plymouth along the Plank Road.