This painting sold through Abend Gallery, part of my current solo show. Labor Day weekend started with a fire on the mountain I live below. Some folks lost everything and the forest caught fire, luckily it seems to be out now. I paint this sort of thing but I don’t take it lightly. Fire is amazing, beautiful and utterly terrifying.
This painting sold through Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Fires are always raging in the world, metaphorically and quite literally.
I am always excited to see a new summer rolling in. The winters are long so it seems like we earn the warmth up in North Idaho. Forest fires are a big downside, they are getting worst by the year.
In 1988 there were huge forest fires in Yellowstone National Park. My Dad and I drove through the park on our way to an epic backpacking trek just south of Yellowstone. I thought I would never see forest fires like that again, I wish that were true.