Here is my friend, Marina Broere
, Dutch by birth and now a painter and gallerist in Milwaukee. She and her husband Cor were here for a brief but excellent visit. Besides enjoying some good food and conversation, we had a long walk through woods, fields and country roadsides. And of course, there were several good talks in my studio, and a look at some of her paintings that she is delivering to The Commercial, a gallery in Alma, WI. The ones she showed me were mostly of the purely abstract category of her work, which also includes landscape and other nature images. All are painted with finely tuned sensitivity to nuances of color and form, and breathe with a sense of light and color.
Marina's comments on my current work in progress were astute and helpful as always. I so value those artist friends like Marina who provide appreciation and support, with a measure of honest critique thrown in, and I'm always pleased to have studio visitors at my somewhat off-the-beaten-track location.