South of Fort Collins, Colorado.                           11 x 33"                     Acrylic on panel 
    I was recently asked to speak on Western Art at the University of Colorado. In the course of our discussion I was asked why I am doing these paintings and I was hard-pressed to find an answer. I love the plains of Colorado and Wyoming and am fascinated by the skies we see in the West. But I have come to realize that it's that line that defines the meeting of Sky and Earth that I am most interested in.

  On the Taylor River          Acrylic on panel                 10 x 20"                          Sold

     This view of the Taylor River , north of Gunnison, Colorado is a good example of what I am going through right now. My landscapes are starting to be more abstract and largely seem to address the horizon. But I love the way that water, be it in the form of creeks or rivers cuts through the land and the way that trees break up the sky and show light in their leaves. This feels like a learning period and I find that very exciting.

" Landscape 1 "  Acrylic on canvas  10 x 20"                                            $175.00


 " Sunrise " Acrylic on canvas  10 x 20"                                                                    $175.00
Partially influenced by my love of the plains of Colorado and Wyoming and as I try to simplify my landscapes I find myself drawn to abstraction. These recent works feel more as a journey than an arrival.

My New Etsy shop!

This is a link to my Etsy shop. I have Giclee prints of my watercolors and some of the other things I make. Please stop by and say ' Hey! '

The Last Buffalo

Acrylic on canvas 36x48"
It's interesting how some things come about. The buffalo and shadow in this painting were laid in as a rough sketch, my intent being to render them in a more finished manner. This initial painting was so appealing that I decided to leave it and see what would happen. Even though this is not the way I usually work it seems to be good for this painting.

"Canyonlands" watercolor on paper
15 x 22"

One tends to take for granted that which becomes familiar and I am no exception. Having lived all my life in the West I reckon I look to other places to find beauty. It is especially gratifying then, when people from other regions remark on how beautiful the western United States must be. It is doubly so when I can be a small part of that message.


Watercolor on paper 15x22"
I have, on occasion painted flowers and this is a favorite. The light is particularly nice on this piece and having not looked at this image for a bit I am reminded how much fun I had painting this.

One Buffalo

Acrylic on Canvas 24x36"
This piece was fun and I am quite happy with the results. At a recent show one of the attendees commented that even though the Buffalo is lying down and at rest it looks like he could jump up at any moment. I like when people react to my work.

I've always painted clouds, as part of paintings but seldom as the subject. I've spent a great part of my life looking at clouds. This piece was just to have a little fun and try something different. I like it.
Acrylic on canvas 18x24"

I am very excited to be chosen to participate in the Tails Of Painted Cats, an auction/ fund raiser for the Cat Care Society in Denver. Artists from the area submitted proposals and were juried in to this event. The cats will be displayed throughout the Denver metro area in the Spring and Summer and auctioned off later in the year.
My design is titled "Memphis" and is inspired by a cat I knew that would sit amongst the rose bushes and just watch the world go by. He is long gone but I have many good memories associated with that cat and here we are.

Still more color! It is interesting to see these photos from a couple of days ago and compare them to the painting on the easel right now. This painting seems to be working and that feels good. Working on this piece reminds me of when I was a kid and was very happy just drawing. The pure act of drawing, no mistakes, no frustrations if it didn't turn out right, just drawing.