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 I am currently pursuing a blend between representational and abstract art and embracing the idea of looking at the world in a new way.  This is not only exciting and exhilarating for myself, but beneficial to pass onto my students and show them the endless possibilities of self-expression.    A Single Mark is a culmination of two sides of my art practice into one.  The past year I have been exploring non-objective art religiously.  It was a new style and way of thinking that was both challenging and exciting. I now have started looking at how to incorporate abstract techniques and marks into representational art, and this is where A Single Mark was born.  I’m excited to continue to push the boundaries of abstracted landscapes as I journey on.   All materials used are high quality and archival; used with the intent of ensuring the longevity of the art.  If…

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WMU Frostic School of Art Student Exhibition, 2019 Tanner Bosma next to his painting “Into the Night” during the WMU Student Exhibition Western Michgian Unviersity provides an opportunity for all art majors to enter three pieces into the year end Student Exhibition.  This is a competitive, juried show that pools around a hundred of the best works from over three hundred applications. This year I was honored to have all three pieces accepted.  “Into the Night” was awarded the presitgious Best of Show for it’s attention to detail, craftmasnship and emotion. Other accepted submissions into WMU student show 2017, 2018, 2019 Into the Night, 2019 Playroom, 2019 Uncertainty, 2019 Self Portrait Triptych, 2018 New York, 2018 Untitled, 2017 Into the Night, 2019 Heavy Body Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 36″x36″, Double Wood Framed Playroom, 2019 Acrylic and Oil Stick on Canvas, 72″x72″ Uncertainty, 2019 Linoleum Block Print on Paper, 27″x40″,…

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    In Spring of 2018 I received a grant to pursue a project that was unfamiliar to me: an abstract journey.  I had noticed a painterly quality emerging in my work, and wanted to see how that manifested in non-objectvie abstraction.  Through this grant I created 11 12″x12″ canvases that were playful creations experimenting with ideas, color schemes, compositions, styles, and technques.  These translated to 3 36″x48″, 2 30″x60″, and 1 72″x72″ canvases. Flow, South Khorman Western Michigan University From start to finish the entire process was exciting and challenging and has proven to be completely transformative of my whole studio practice.  I now consistently produce abstracts and my style, processes, and ideas are ever evolving.   Flow exhibition title wall Flyer advertisment for the exhibition and reception Opening Reception To see all available works from this exhibition go to available works-Abstract, or search FLOW Playroom, Flow 2018. Also…

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Ackley/Shilling Lounge Commission Western Michigan University, 2019 Complete commission set – All created with unique likeness Earlier this year I got an exciting call that allowed me to dive into a large scale project for a lounge renovation in Ackley/Shilling Residence Halls.  Just last year I roamed the halls as a Resdient Assistant; now I had the opportunity to not only create art for the walls, but be a part of the whole renovation process of selecting paint colors, carpet, and fabric for furniture.  Main wall during renovation Main wall displaying two of the three wall canvases The beginning process started with assessing the space and embarking on some preliminary sketching, idea creation and deciding where and how big we could go with the canvases.  The dull red walls with outdated black and white portrait posters had to go, leaving us with a plethora of options on newly painted walls.…

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