When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language..." (Paul Gauguin)


Dancing With Trees Exhibition

Art exhibition concepts, statements

“We are all touched at some point by the beauty of trees, their significance to us, and to the health of our home, the Earth. Creativity is the excellence that humanity has to offer. We have come full circle in the sense that it plays a vital role in our present responsibilities toward our future, and possibly the existence of the  planet itself.

…our carbon footprint is worthy…


Dancing With Trees exhibition signature piece, 85 x 45 x 3 inches acrylics on canvas, gallery wrapped sides painted, narrow frame

The Dancing With Trees Art Exhibition celebrates the importance of trees and forests throughout history, portraying their diversity and relationships with all life forms through a variety of creative associations. A range of artistic expressions emphasize the character of this show, with the subject of trees as the binding influence.

Paintings in acrylics, photography, an oil pastels series, watercolors, and mixed media pieces are inspired by travels throughout the United States and Canada, to Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, and Singapore. For a comprehensive view of the scope of this exhibition, the website functions as the foundation where all related concepts are organized, where photography is compiled into sets, and the art is available to purchase online.

Life on this planet ultimately depends on the existence of trees. While the message is urgent, I consider humanity’s role on the planet as positive, with the statement that creativity is our greatest asset, stressing that “Our carbon footprint is worthy”. Further, creative thinking is our most primal, yet highly advanced and ever-evolving contribution toward solutions to healing wrongs done, and changing ingrained habits to ones that are more appreciative of the environment in general.

The “Dancing With Trees” exhibition, formerly named “The Majesty of Trees” premiered at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina in June, 2009.

May 1st through June 30th, 2010, 23 paintings were on exhibit in the Steinhauer Trust Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

Purchase photography here

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This website was updated in February 2015.