Announcing my upcoming solo show, "Stone and Water", at the Union League Club of Chicago

In July of 2018, I will be showing  newer paintings  and works on paper at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, in the third floor gallery. "Stone and Water", curated by Susan Aurinko, opens on June 28, 2018, with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. An artist's talk will be held at 6:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. After the reception the show will continue through July and is for members only. The  Union League Club has been a presence in the cultural life of Chicago as early as 1893. More about the Union League Club  can be found at

"Stone and Water"  

Public Reception June 28, 2018    5:30-7:00 pm

Artist Talk at 6:00 pm

The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd,  Chicago, IL



The art in "Stone and Water" incorporates photographic images of  bedrock and the shoreline of North Point, located along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.Altered photographs of the bedrock are printed onto rice paper and collaged with encaustic medium on either panel or paper. This forms the starting point for abstraction as I work  to cover and reveal the structures inherent in the stone. For me, contemplating the ancient stone of this bedrock invokes a poerful connection withthe forces of nature and the enduring presence of the earth.

"Microstructure VIII"    encaustic on paper, ink jet print, pastel     12" x 9"      2017   

"Microstructure VIII"    encaustic on paper, ink jet print, pastel     12" x 9"      2017


I will also be showing works from the Microstructure series. This series was created as a response to images produced by my nephew, Jordan Lubbers, for his Master’s thesis in Geology. His photographs use a Cathode luminescence (CL) Electron Microscope to exam the internal structure of quartz crystals. When I saw his beautiful images, I was moved to respond to them. Their structural beauty captivated my imagination. His images were manipulated and printed out via photo ink jet printer onto Japanese paper which is then collaged with wax medium onto watercolor paper. Each art work is mounted on board and can be easily hung.