Landscape has always held a fascination in my life’s work. Landscape embraces hearts with its contradictions: still versus turbulent, bright versus deep, complex versus simple. There is an unruly disorderly natural world out there, but there is also the counterpoint of subdued quiet. These pastel paintings are from an artist’s aesthetic drawn primarily to natural settings with minimal human influence. The art work celebrates place, and engenders the physical and emotional experiential part of being there. My hope is to build a relationship between the viewer and these landscape treasures to promote a response for preservation of these important resources for the eye, heart, mind, and future.
There was an interesting article about my use of sketch books. Click here to read it.
Article about my participation in “Artists in Residence at Crater Lake National Park.” Click here to read it.