Paintings

“Lakehouse” (2012), oil on canvas, 16" x 20". This painting won First Place (Artwork Division) in the 2013 Fall Art & Photography Competition & Exhibit at the Centralia Cultural Society in Centralia, IL. This painting was sold at the Mt. Vernon Convention and Visitors Bureau building in Mount Vernon, IL, as part of the Made in Mt. Vernon exhibition.

“House on Sweetgum” (2010), oil on canvas, 24" x 30". This painting won Best of Show in the 2010 Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show held at the Peoria Heights Village Hall in Peoria Heights, IL. This painting was also on display at the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL, as part of the 2011 Twenty-fourth Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition and Exhibition.

“Ancestral Barn” (2019), oil on canvas, 11" x 14". This painting was donated in 2021 to the Jefferson County Health Department in Mount Vernon, IL. This painting was juried into the 2020 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL. This painting is on display in the 2021 HerrinFesta Art Exhibit at The Hartley Art Gallery & Event Center in Herrin, IL from May 22nd - June 30th.

“By the wayside” (2011), oil on canvas, 9" x 9".

“Long stretch of country” (2018), oil on canvas, 12" x 30". This painting won First Place (Not Under Glass Division) in the 2018 Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show held at the Time Gallery in East Peoria, IL. This painting also won Best of Show in the 2019 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL.

“Apartment House (night)" (2007), oil on canvas, 8” x 10".

“Former Temple” (2015), oil on canvas, 22" x 28". This piece was juried into the 2015 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibition at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL. This piece also won Third Place (Not Under Glass Division) in the 2015 Illinois Art League Spring Membership Show held at the Peoria Heights Village Hall in Peoria Heights, IL.

“Believer” (2009), oil on canvas, 18" x 24". This painting was juried into the 2010 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibit at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL.

“Mother and Child” (2011), oil on canvas, 40" x 30". This painting was juried into the 2012 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibit at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL. This painting was also awarded Third Place (Painting Division) in the 2015 Little Egypt Arts Association Painting & Drawing Competition at the Little Egypt Arts Centre in Marion, IL.

“Image of God” (2009), acrylic and oil on mirror, 28" x 21".

“Paraclete Polyptych” (2009), watercolor on Arches, each section 20" x 14". This work was awarded Third Place in the Spring 2020 Oakton Foundation Visual Arts Competition.

“Interfaith Triptych” (2009), oil on panel, 16" x 24". This piece received Special Merit (Painting & Other Media Category) in the 2021 Light Space & Time Patterns, Textures & Forms Online Art Exhibition.

“Home and the World” (2002). From left to right: entire sculpture, painted panel by Michael Aldag, enamel tile by Michael Aldag. This group project, done under the direction of artist Siona Benjamin, was displayed in the Goldman-Kuenz Sculpture Park at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois.