Texas Norwegian
36 x 36 
oil on canvas
                                                            Brief Statement
I am not Norwegian; my friend, Greta Gundersen, was. She was one of the most beautiful painters I have ever known. Her sublimated abstracted works evocative of contemporary landscapes, but not, are evidence of a dedicated artist's life long struggle with a very personal style and message. 
My painting Texas Norwegian is a testament to my friend's talent and inspiration to me. How I chose to celebrate her— remember her spirit— if I had to paint a landscape that could capture how I truly felt about her.