"Tandem Flight"

"Tandem Flight"

In spring of 2019, I began working on the first of eleven paintings commissioned by the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus. The paintings are destined for their 7th Floor Special Care Unit. In this unit stem cell transplant patients live in isolation for up to three months as they undergo the transplant and recovery process. Nebraska Medicine's Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant program has been ranked as one of the busiest stem cell transplant programs in the world. It is an honor to create works for this site that is host to patients, families, caregivers, and staff.

From my Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center proposal of commissioned work:

"Sandhill Cranes mate for life—which can mean two decades or more—and stay with their mates year-round. Far from impacting solely the patient, cancer and cancer care affects partners, family systems, and friends. This piece is a tribute to partnerships, to companionship, to moving through experiences in tandem."

"Platte River Runners"

"Platte River Runners"

This piece was also commissioned by the Buffett Cancer Center for their 7th floor Special Care Unit. I created the 42X36 inch painting by layering colored pencil over watercolor. (The blue sky is acrylic.) I fashioned one of the crane’s feathers from pages of vintage atlases and accounting ledgers. It’s a detail that adds an element of shadow play when the work is hung; it invites the viewer to look more closely; and it reflects the birds’ early historical origins.

"Mappa Mundi"

"Mappa Mundi"

Mixed media on paper. 2016. Private commission for a residence. Prints of this image are available.

"Augusta National Golf Club"

"Augusta National Golf Club"

This 44x68 inch residential commission is a mixed media ode to one of the world's most storied golf courses. Paper fairways, acrylic sand traps, and embroidery floss greens make for a unique representation of the practice area, par 3 course, and 18 holes. The background is composed of vintage Masters Tournament score cards. Prints of this image are available, starting at 16x20 inches.

"Grassland and Grit"

"Grassland and Grit"

Mixed media on paper. 51 x 120 in. 2014. Commissioned by The Grey Plume restaurant, Omaha, NE. Prints of this image are available.

"Iowa Re-envisioned"

"Iowa Re-envisioned"

Mixed media on paper. 34 x 46 in. 2014. The original artwork as well as prints of this image are available.

"Colorado Technicolor"

"Colorado Technicolor"

Mixed media on paper. 34 x 50 in. 2015. The original artwork as well as prints of this image are available.

"New Mexico"

"New Mexico"

Mixed media on paper. 2019. The original artwork as well as prints of this image are available.

"Georgia"

"Georgia"

Mixed media on paper. 2016. Private commission. Prints of this image are available.

"Georgia (inset)"

"Georgia (inset)"

Mixed media on paper. 2016. Private commission. Prints of this image are available.

"Sunset, Highway 2"

"Sunset, Highway 2"

Mixed media on paper. 16 x 12 inches. 2017. Prints of this image are available.

"Mississippi Milky Way"

"Mississippi Milky Way"

Mixed media on paper. 48 x 35 in. 2012. The original artwork as well as prints of this image are available.

"The Changeling."

"The Changeling."

Watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, and pencil on paper. 13 x 13 in. The original artwork is available.

"Whitman and the Meandering River"

"Whitman and the Meandering River"

Mixed media on paper. 46 x 32 in. 2012. Private commission. Prints of this image are available.

"The Traveler."

"The Traveler."

Watercolor and pencil on 1970's temperature map. 8.5 x 11 in. 2017. Prints of this image are available.

"The Troubadour."

"The Troubadour."

Pencil and ink on 1970's map. 8.5 x 11 in. 2017. The original artwork is for sale and prints of this image are available.

"Wide Open"

"Wide Open"

Mixed media on paper. 2014. Original artwork has been purchased. Prints of this image are available.

"Great Blue Heron"

"Great Blue Heron"

Acrylic on walnut-stained birch panel. 2015. The original artwork is sold.

"Icons of Nebraska" Public Art Project

"Icons of Nebraska" Public Art Project

Created with participants in the Summerworks Omaha program and displayed on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.

Moleskine Sketchbooks and Journals

Moleskine Sketchbooks and Journals

These one-of-a-kind books are available in Small, Medium and Large sizes in my art studio. Please contact me with commission requests.