Juried Artist BPAF 2017, 2018 and 2019
When I attend closely to my environment, with my feet planted firmly on the earth I become awe struck. David Hockney expresses my feelings well, “Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill." Plein air painting brings both awe and an invitation to create. The landscape can be overwhelming especially here in the West, from the arid plains, the dramatic canyons and rivers, to the glorious alpine forests and mountains. Because there is so much out there editing becomes a necessity and a challenge as I accept that invitation to paint with my pastels and make a painting that captures a very specific moment, place and season. My hope is to share that moment, place and season with everyone who sees my work.
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