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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Boulder Mountain Ponderosa

All done! —Boulder Mountain Ponderosa—Boulder Mountain is a very special place. I remember camping with my grandparents as a child on Boulder Mountain; sneaking up to the edge of crystal clear streams to find myself peering into another world full of gemstones and trout that rose and descended, as though they were floating above the ground.…

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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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Finished!

“Desert Mountain Overlook” Ink, watercolor, and coffee on paper. 30×22″ “The essence of the juniper continues to elude me unless, as I presently suspect, its surface is also the essence. Two living things on the same earth, respiring in a common medium, we contact one another but without direct communication. Intuition, sympathy, empathy, all fail…

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Great News!

I’m happy to announce that “Juniper Cross” has been accepted into the 96th annual Springville Museum of Art Salon. It’s an honor to be one of the few to exhibit into such a competitive show. This year there were nearly a thousand entries! I want to thank everyone at the museum for organizing this wonderful…

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