Bristlecones & Canyons

On the precipice of one of the tallest cliffs in America, thousands of feet above the desert floor, my thoughts and vision become crystal. I can almost see the future perched on the edge of the wondrous and horrifying canyon below me. The sky above me and the ancient Bristlecone Pines to each side reassure…

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Path of Light

Unveiling my new drawing! “Path of Light”Gold leaf, ink, watercolor, and coffee on paper. 26×40″This is a special piece to me. The juniper and sheep skull are from an area where my grandfather like to spend as much time as possible—a place he held close to his heart. I remember being out there with him, sitting in…

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Golden Land

New drawing!–Out on the mountain with coyotes, I realign with my natural rhythm; hike all day, draw in the evening, sleep under the moon and stars. My life was like this for a few days, not nearly long enough. Is it ever enough time? No matter how long I spend out of the desert, out…

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Born of Rock & Sun

Finished! often use gold leaf. It reminds me of the sun and the radiance of the desert, and oddly, of an encounter I had with a homeless man and his dog when I was working for the Forest Service. He had been living on the forest for some time, and I periodically stopped in at his…

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High Desert Journal 2021 Summer Auction

The High Desert Journal (HDJ) Summer Auction goes live on June 18th, 2021! I am so happy to have the opportunity to help my fellow Environmental artists. Environmental writers changed the way I think and deepened my experiences in the outdoors. Below is a link to my donation, an original watercolor, Pinyon & Eclipse. https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/66955/auctions/104554/auction_items/3025640…

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Thrive 125

Great news! My painting has been selected by the State of Utah to be part of the Thrive 125 Arts Project to celebrate the 125 year anniversary of Utah Statehood! This is such an exciting opportunity for me to play a part in the history and future of the arts in Utah. I know I couldn’t…

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Flint, Juniper, Sky

All done! While searching for the perfect backdrop for a photo with my recently finished drawing, I found myself walking along a ridgeline scattered with lichen covered stones and junipers. After setting up for the shot, I dropped low to the ground with my drawing and noticed what looked like a tiny flake of dark glass…

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