My work displays quiet humanity and directness. It focuses on the subtle rather than the sensational. I attempt to present portraits that are descriptive and personal.
This work examines the rural Avon Hills Area of central Minnesota that is home to artists, tradespeople, farmers, academics, and others who are active and engaged community members. The landscape of Avon Hills reveals the geological markings of a glacial age, and exists now as varied ecosystems from marshland, to woodland, and prairie. Those who live here have a close relationship to the land as farmers, beekeepers, arborists, and harvesters of maple syrup. Residents of this area enrich the place where they live by their pursuits. My portraits seek to introduce members of the Avon Hills community to the viewer and describe the land where they live and work.