In addition to my children’s book writing, I am a frequent arts contributor to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel‘s art column, ArtCity, as well as to other publications such as Lemon magazine at the (now out-of-print) Milwaukee Home & Fine Living.


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is one of the last few newspapers in the country to retain a full-time art critic, Mary Louise Schumacher. Schumacher retains a series of contributors to help keep the ArtCity content fresh and varied.

Milwaukee Home and Fine Living

This magazine, now sadly out of print, was a property of the Journal-Sentinel and celebrated the best of interior design, dining and other aspects of fine living. Sold at most bookstores and newsstands, it had a monthly arts column that I wrote from 2008-2010.

Lemon Magazine

This quarterly arts journal is a brainchild of the creative duo of Kevin Grady and Colin Metcalf, the team behind the lauded multi-format Gum Magazine. Each issue has a provocative pop-culture theme, such as the David Bowie issue I recently contributed to.


The Play’s The Thing in Thomas Sully Paintings


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 18, 2013

Visitors to the new exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum should understand that Thomas Sully is not Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Although the feature exhibition of 19th-century portraiture, eight years in the making, is titled “Thomas Sully: Painted Performance,” you will not find the frenzied work of a man driven to haunt the local theater to study the plight of the marginalized artist… read more from Journal Sentinel

Painting The Muses (series of 3)

Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 1.03.34 PMMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Sept 23, 2013

For this installment in my series on the project I’m creating for the Milwaukee Ballet, I decided to publish a glimpse from the journal I’ve been keeping as my work progresses. I hope this will be more immediate. I’ve edited it as little as possible, despite the embarrassing details, and have inserted some clarifying details in brackets… read more from Journal Sentinel


REVIEW: A Torrent of Words at the Kohler Art Center

28007169_paintonpaintMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 10, 2010

The title of the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s current show, “A Torrent of Words,” suggests that the exhibition will surround the visitor with word-laden artworks, which is not necessarily the case, though it is a catchy title. The show, as presented, seems to be more about language, and how it differs from pure, wordless visuals when it comes to making art… read more from Journal Sentinel