I am a formally trained artist with a BS in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin Madison. I work out of my studio in Milwaukee. When I 'm not teaching a painting class I'm either thinking about a painting or painting. My paintings, subject matter, medium and style change often, I call this keeping it real. I have to get out of my comfort zone to progress in my art, and that sometimes means a change in subject matter, media or "style".
Lately I've been painting scenes from my travels. I seem to spend a lot of time in the car. So I started painting the landscapes I would pass. I started reflecting on the passage of time and how it refers to a snapshot scene in a journey. A few hundred feet in trip of miles.
A moment in time, a step in the journey, the process of living your life in the moment.
It's the path you take, the direction, the detours, the rocky crumblling roads, that result in who you are. That small increment in time is what I want to capture in my paintings. A moment in time can mean so many different things to different people. What does it mean to you?
You can see where you have been, but don't look back - you need to see where you are right now. All of this is a metaphor for life. Nothing new there, just your own personal story that means the most to you.