Friday, September 16, 2011

Viterbo University's dedication of new nursing building

 I was commission to create 4 paintings for Viterbo University's new state-of-the-art nursing building. Its glorious architecture sparkles with thoughtful and stunning artwork. Pictured here is my series which was inspired by my three sisters who are graduates of Viterbo. Left to right: Mary, Kris, our brother Tom, me, and Nancy taken on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the dedication of the building.

"HEALING TREE" (formerly "Vestibule Tree") happily greets all who enter Viterbo's new nursing building.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Catalpa Love

My love for Catalpas trees is most likely due to my Grandma Vogel, who lived next door to us and had a giant Catalpa in her yard. Cool. Soft. Shade. I photographed a fantastically old and twisted Catalpa in Platteville, WI yesterday and I am so excited to begin a painting of it. Oh, those velvety leaves are calling me!