“On the Michigan Wine Trail” was inspired by these wine country explorations. It’s more than just a series of paintings attempting to re-create its beautiful scenery. It explores the essence of Michigan’s wine regions’ many seasonal faces. It reveals the hearts of the people who live there, and what happens to them as they inhabit and grow attached to this enchanting place. It captures the magic that I personally found there, which has, in turn, captured me.
My series, like their wine, tells of the people: their journeys, their art, and the relationships they’ve built with the land. The stories are all there on the canvas, like a bottle of wine, waiting for us to uncork it.