Off the Pavement

Acrylic on Canvas| 12″ by 36″ | $350 – contact to purchase Whenever I am heading up into the hills, whether for fishing, hiking, or something else, I have observed a phenomenon: no matter how ahead of schedule I may be, I simply cannot go fast enough. I am in the car before the screen door slams, accelerating my vehicle to the max, and making my gas stops in record time. What’s the rush? You know if you’ve experienced it. It’s the rush to arrive the moment that this painting captures. It’s the long-awaited exodus from our mostly man-made world of screens and…

Still Waters, Green Pastures

Acrylic on Canvas | 12″ by 36″ | $350 – contact to purchase Remember those summer days, grasses blowing in a light breeze, bluebird skies overhead, and the sound of a meandering river where the nearby contented songs of finches and far-off complaints of ravens are the symphony that accompanies the effortless calculation of where to drift a hopper pattern toward that rainbow trout lurking in the shadow of an undercut bank. This is the place my family goes to escape in the summer. It is our “still waters” and “green pastures.” A place of restoration of the soul.…

Places #4: Looking West from Wilkerson

$320 sold | Prints from $17 | Acrylic on Canvas | 16″ x 20″ The drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista is one of our family favorites, and nearly always boasts an incredible westward view from Wilkerson Pass, overlooking South Park. This painting falls in my Places series which are painted with reference to photos I have taken (or Laurie has taken when I yell from the driver’s seat, “Quick! Take a photo of that!”). These paintings are interpretations of actual places at actual moments. I, for one, often need to return to the places of beauty I have known…