Monday, May 17, 2010

My Meditation Pond

I had this vision one day to create a quiet place in my yard , a place to sit and meditate. Listening to the sound of water falling...I love to make things from nothing , beautiful areas. I started with the back drop made from old thrown out windows and columns. Built this screen with the curtains to gently flow in the breeze. Then I started on the pond. Asked for somewhere to find rocks , a friend dropped me off a truck load of them. WOW! Dug the shape to fit the pond liner I had from a previous job, built the sides up with bricks. Made the back taller for the waterfall.
Everything you see in this photo was given to me.
The 2 pine trees, the plants around the pond, the 2 old adirondack chairs , there is a small dogwood tree. The gazing globe and stand was made by my son the welder. The bark chips are from the city from chipped up trees. Its possible to have beauty even though you might not be rich, I am rich in talents and friends!  THANK YOU

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Simple Entry way

Just a simple little entry way painting in this beautiful home on White Lake.

Motowi Tile Fireplace Installation

A beautiful ceramic tiled fireplace surround made with Motowi tile. The tiles are all hand made and painted. I installed these to fit around this space. Enjoy! A beautiful ceramic tiled fireplace surround made with Motowi tile. The tiles are all hand made and painted. I installed these to fit around this space. Enjoy!

Beautiful Custom Designed Kitchen Back Splash

A Kitchen Back splash designed by the artist in the Arts & Crafts vein. Custom cut tiles and added pieces to create a beautiful back splash for this kitchen. The stainless steel outlet covers make a nice addition. I can design and install tile in your kitchen. Drop me a note if you are
thinking about it.

Draft Horse Painting #2

The Draft Horse Series of paintings. Keep checking back for others to come!

Draft Horse Painting

I wanted to create a series of paintings. A friend mentioned Mackinaw Island and how the tourists love the area and want paintings of the images there. So I thought about the horses and how beautiful they are. I spent a day painting this powerful piece. There will be more to come.

Elegant Arts & Crafts Entry Way

From drab to Elegant this entry way transformed into a beautiful piece of art. The pattern on the wall was custom designed for the space. And the colors chose to fit the environment.
I also did the pre- removing of wall paper the patching and repainting of this entry way.
The mirror I used is the owners Great Grand mothers mirror she used
to have in her home. I take the old and use it with the new.
I can create beauty in your home as well. Drop me an email and we can discuss any
ideas you are interested in.

Montague Fire Department Mural

The Montague Fire District Mural, located on Wilcox Rd. Montague Michigan.
It was an Overwhelming success! The fire fighters and the City of Montague
is in "Awe" of the job well done. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of
the history of the Fire Department and also the City of Montague.
Thank you friends! 11-2009

Montague Fire Department Mural

Here is more progress on the Mural painting at the Fire Station in Montague.
Its getting close!! Keep checking back for more recent photos!

Montague Fire Department Mural

Getting better every day! Now you can see how totally Awesome this painting is.
Sharon hard at work.

Montague Fire Department Mural

The Montague Fire Station Mural in progress. Inside the station on the wall I have begun the painting that I designed for the Fire Station. The size is approx. 20'x15'. This is just the beginning of the painting, check back for more pics in the works.

The Montague Fire Station Mural

The Montague Fire Station Mural in progress. Inside the station on the wall I have begun the painting that I designed for the Fire Station. The size is approx. 20'x15'. This is just the beginning of the painting, check back for more pics in the works.

Antique Oriental Table

Look closely at this fine antique painted table. I restored the table back to the original painting , this peacock was ruined in a fire and the table restored . I painted the Peacock and the pin stripping around the outside.
It is painted in acrylic paints.
Just another way to use my talents.

Schroeders Vintage Model T- Ford

Schroeders Vintage Model - T Ford Truck . I did all the pin striping, the Logo on the side of the truck and the Schroeders Nursery lettering along the top and around the other side and back. The truck is in the Fourth of July Parade.

Birch Tree in Oils

Birch Trees in the Fall. This painting I just finished is to be hung on display in the window of Donaylle Nicole Hair Studio , Grand Haven Michigan. You may go view it in person , it is for sale! The painting is a mixed media of Acrylics & oils.
Size is 72"x30"

Day Away Botanicals Logo

This is a logo I designed for a client for a wonderful 98% organic skin care product. I have used it and its just Fabulous!


The Finished Donor Tree for the Tamarak. The leaves on the tree are made from brass and engraved. The names on the leaves are the people that donated to the Tamarak , people and businesses around the area. I thank everyone for this oppurtunity to use my talents.

Yoga Warrior

A Wall Mural bigger then life designed for the White River Yoga Studio ,with Mitch Coleman instructor. This is the Warrior Stance. The power symbol is behind it representing the power and strength of Yoga.


This magnificent .powerful flower is painted in oils. Size is 6'x4'

Glass Mosaic Mirror - Oil face painted

Elegant Mosaic Glass design , surrounding a mirror. Each piece of glass was custom designed and cut then adhered to a wooden board . A mixture of black grout is filled into the cracks around the glass. A handmade wooden frame is custom made for the piece.

Mosiac Mirror

Glass mosaic design surrounding a mirror. This elegant design was created and crafted by the Artist . Mirror is available for purchase , please contact email address.

Japanese Panel

This is one out of nine panels on the walls of an elegant dinning room. The panels are all in the  Japanese style of painting.

Italian Landscape Wall Mural

The painting of an Italian landscape on the wall of this bedroom. What enchantment it brings to a room.

Callie the Cat - Colored Pencil Portrait

Callie the Cat. Beautifully executed in colored pencil on colored board. I have done several portraits of animals. I can capture the essence of your pet you love and adore.
Contact me for pricing.


"The Kiss" is an oil painting, size 5'x3.5'. This is an original painting, the subject matter I am sure you have seen before as they are the Rapheal Angels. I painted this for my sister ,and the piece is gracing her living room.

The Sisters

The "Sister's" embracing each other in love and compassion. This is a detailed pencil drawing along with the colored pencil. The painting is aprox. in size 18X24" . This is available as prints - 8X11" for only $20.00 The original is for sale, to inquire about it please email me

Schuller's Book Store

A 40 foot Mural painting designed for the childrens book section in the Grand Rapids
downtown , Schullers Book Store. The design are the characters in various children's books moving along the Grand River , stopping in the many towns it runs through. Finishing up in Lake Michigan.

Michigan Department of Transportation

The Mural at the MDOT in Grand Rapids , Michigan. Together with a fellow
artist , we labored over the design and spent many many weeks of mural painting
in the lobby of the MDOT. Located on Front Street in Downtown Grand Rapids.
This is a great accomplishment.

Botticelli Three Graces Paintings

My three graces. You have seen these woman before possibly in Florence Italy? The Uffizi Gallery? These 3 beauties I painted on a large canvas , size 5'x 4' they hang in my living room.
This is the quality of art work I can produce. In oils as the master Botticelli painted
back in the Renaissance Era - 1482

Tree of Life Stained Glass

The phases of the moon adorn the branches of the tree, which portray the seasons of the earth. If you look closely , the wintry branches are made with flashed glass. Flashed glass is a process where colored glass is introduced to molten glass and the two pieces meld and become one. Then the glass is masked off in the areas to keep the color, and the glass is sand blasted to reveal the white wintry branch.

Custom Mosiac Backsplash in My Kitchen

In my kitchen I wanted to bring light to this hidden corner under the cupboards. Intertwined with the swirling powerful glass are pieces of cut mirror to reflect the light of the day. Happy.

Custom Mosiac Backsplash

An Elegant rich colorful glass mosaic, created and designed for this kitchen. Here I designed and cut each piece of glass , and then it was carefully installed to the back splash area of the kitchen.

Custom Mosiac Backsplash

Designed and created this elegant custom glass mosaic back splash. Here you can see the time consuming work of the glass pieces carefully cut and placed to produce this beautiful back splash.

Grant Township Mural

An American Dream , a brilliant golden field of grain being harvested. The American Flag, the church , the constitution. These are the things the client of this mural wanted me to convey to the viewer. A Proud Community. This is a mural painting size of 8'x15' located in a small
rural farming town in Michigan. Designed and painted by the artist.

Passion Flower

Here is an older painting in my collection for you
to feast your eyes on. Isnt Art and creation a wonderful thing?

Morning Glory in Oils

Its a Beautiful Morning , this morning glory is painted in Oils and Brilliantly glows
with the sun of the new day. This painting is available for sale. Please contact me
at my email address. The size is 27"x60" on stretched canvas,
wrapped around frame , painted edges and ready to hang in your home.

Tropical Canna Leaf

The Tropical Canna Leaf painting is one in my Oil Painting Collections. The painting is in large format of 24x48"and painted on a wood panel. This painting is still available for purchase. Please contact me if you are interested.

Cardoon Thistle in Oils

"The Cardoon Thistle" This is a lovely oil painting that I had done awhile back. The colors are so rich and intense. The size is 24"x 36". This original painting is Sold.

Autumn Sunflower

This is one of my Sunflower paintings, the sunflower is one of my favorite flowers. This painting is from a photograph I had taken. I decided to paint this flower in rusty oranges and yellows. Look closely to see the texture I added to the seed head and the peddles. This painting is sold.

Chiropratic office wall mural

Wall Mural in Chiropractors office.

The tree of life that will hang photos of the clients on the branches. The tree is painted in acrylics, as I do most of my wall murals in. The size is 8ftx12ft. Contact me on pricing of murals because all paintings differ in size and complexity.


Don another great Sax player in the Truth & Jazz Orchestra.
Here I painted warm colors to express the playing of the individual. Painted on a wood
panel the texture of the painting is evident. I am painting all the men in the band
and each one sells the minute I am finished! These musicians in this band are exquisite.

Keep your eyes open for more great paintings coming up.

Tom the Sax player

Tom the Sax player. Here is another painting of the great Orchestra, "Truth in Jazz".
The 16 piece orchestra that plays at a great local bar every other Tuesday night.

This painting is done in Oils and painted on a wood panel. The colors are rich and bold.
Sorry this original is sold but you can purchase prints for $ 40 each.


Dan Jacobs the great Trumpet player is here in full colors, with all the intensity of his playing.

His name is included on the list of "AMERICAN JAZZ TRUMPETERS," and he has toured extensively in Asia, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the United States, performing on the world stage with big bands, jazz combos and public touring acts since 1966. The list of performers he has played with is to long to include but here's a few does Woody Herman , Bob James, Linda Rondstadt , Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra Jr., Mel Torme' sound familiar to you? I am honored to have painted this great Trumpet player and also to be his friend.
He said , "I believe that artists are arguably the most valuable people on this earth. For they seek to inject the culture with all the art, beauty , aesthetics you find on this planet. Without the working artist , the world would not be as livable , and I am proud to be counted as one of them." ( quote)
Painted in Oils the original is for sale and prints available $40 each.


JAZZ~ The paintings keep me inspired.
Dave the Trombone player and leader of the
great 16 piece band. A great bunch of guys.
I love to go listen to them play.
The painting speaks for itself. Painted in oil on
wood board . 24x24 this painting is for sale , also prints are available. $40 each.