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Professional Overview

1984 - Present - Landscape and figurative painter in oil. Represented by Vern Carver Beard Gallery, Minneapolis 1988 - 2008. Web references: (Traditional Fine Arts Online);; and many others.

Teaching Experience


1988 - 2003 - Proprietor of Bougie Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota – taught classical drawing and painting in an atelier setting, including life drawing and painting, cast drawing and painting, still life drawing and painting, landscape painting, portrait drawing and painting, figurative drawing and painting, composition, color theory and practical color applications, and anatomy for artists.

1988-1990 - Landscape painting, Atelier LeSeuer, Excelsior, MN.
1986-1988 - Composition and Anatomy for Artists, Atelier Lack, Minneapolis.


2023 - Exhibit at Nelson's, Stillwater, MN June 2023.

2022 - Catholic Art Institute Competition (international), Finalist

2022 - Exhibit at Nelson's, Stillwater, MN June 2022.

2021 - Exhibit at Nelson's, Stillwater, MN July 2021.

2015 - Exhibit at Global Made, River Falls, WI November 2015.
2012 - Two person exhibit at Chalmer Davee Library UW River Falls, October 2012.
2011 - Two person exhibit at Chalmer Davee Library UW River Falls, September 2011.
2009 - Two person exhibit at Chalmer Davee Library, UW River Falls, September 2009.
2008 - Group Exhibit Carver/Beard Gallery, the Best of Midwestern Landscape Painting.
2007 - Solo Exhibit, Prescott Wisconsin Visitor Center
2007 - Solo Exhibit, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson Hospital
2006 - Solo Exhibit River Falls Public Library 
2004 - Invited Artist in Hillsdale College Exhibit: American Character in the American People and Landscape
2004 - Featured Artist in Realism Now exhibit, Vose Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2002 - Featured Artist in American Society of Classical Realism Guild, Tree’s Place Gallery
2001 - American Society of Classical Realism Guild show, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson New York

1996 - The Legacy Lives, Lever Place, Manhattan, September 1996.
1991 - American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, New York
1990 - Solo exhibit, Vern Carver Gallery Minneapolis, May 1990.
1990 - Oil Painters of America Premier National Exhibition, Chicago
1988 - Minnesota Landscapes, Cannon Rotunda, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington D.C.
Periodical and Media References 

2019 - Podcast interview with Emilio Longo of Skill Based Art, Melbourne, Australia    
2016 - Richard Lack Catalog Raisonne, Afton Press, 2016.
2009 - Reference in August American Artist Magazine.
2008 - Featured Artist in  American Artist Magazine
2006 - Featured interview on Spectrum West program, Wisconsin Public Radio, April 2006.
2003 - Guest Editor, writer for: Charles Barque with the collaboration of Jean-Léon Gérôme Drawing Course, written by Gerald M. Ackerman, Published by ACR Editions
2004 - Featured Artist in The American Artist Magazine
2000 - City Pages, Minneapolis Minnesota, Get Real
1997 - 2003 - Classical Realism Journal, Editor
1995 - 1997 - Classical Realism Journal, Associate Editor
1998 - Featured Artist in The Artist and the American Landscape, written by John Driscoll and Arnold Skolnick, Published by First Glance Books
1994 - Interview with Four Painters The Classical Realism Journal (Vol. 1, issue 2). 1994: 
1990 - Honorable mention- Painting Competition, American Artist Magazine Art Education
1984 – 1988- Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, under Richard Lack and Stephen Gjertson. Atelier Lack fostered a tradition of knowledge passed on from teacher to student dating back to the 19th century ateliers of Paris. 

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