My entry, Painting Michigan, will consist of multiple paintings created on scene at various locations in Michigan. With these paintings, I want to capture the complexities that make up Michigan's diverse landscape, in the hope to bring a sense of pride and appreciation to our beautiful state.
The focal point of the exhibit will be a 3.5' X 5" foot studio rendering of one of my plein air pieces created at the Saugatuck Dunes. This image provides audiences an initial large-scale visual immersion into the environments, before the other pieces invite them to further analyze what is contained within the worlds. Around this will be the other pieces, each one offering a more brief, but still equally as calculated and intriguing look into the natural wonders of Michigan’s outdoors and it's vast landscape.