A moody new painting on the easel. Inspiration from Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho.
Winter has come roaring back to North Idaho. Lake Pend Oreille is freezing and snow is piling up. I was shifting away from my winter paintings, but here is a new one! I do love the dramatic lighting when the sunlight is breaking through the trees in the winter months.
A large seascape in the studio. I love empty atmospheric paintings. This is a landscape void of land, filled with light. Check out the goofy reel to see it moving around in my studio!
Shine the Way (SOLD)
This painting was sold through the Grand Bohemian Gallery in St. Augustine, Florida. I recently signed a contract with their sister gallery in North Carolina. I am excited and super grateful for these opportunities.
Great Light (SOLD)
I was happy to hear from a collector in Florida, she just purchased this painting. It was a studio favorite, really captures my favorite summer vibes on Lake Pend Oreille here in North Idaho. I recently shipped it to Moment Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. They made the sale, I am so grateful to the galleries that represent me. Sales are getting tougher these days, and I am a terrible salesperson!
Another strangely optimistic painting in the studio. I have been obsessively listening to news podcasts and watching just about every other news source on television. It always feels like the end of days and just seems to get worst. I don’t have much faith in the human animal… but here is a bit of visual hope.
Over Hope 🔴
This painting is being shipped to a buyer in Florida. So many sales in Florida these days. I know have some friends moving to Florida, I am still in the snow country.
Just a note the title has nothing to do with pessimism. There is a town called Hope, Idaho… east of me where I often catch the moon rising. I don’t generally explain titles but this one, for once, wasn’t dour.
The Gift (final)
I am taking some high resolution studio photos of recent work. This hopeful painting is willfully contrary to all the dark news. I wish I could focus on the gifts in life.
Another small painting exploring light and snow. I walked outside to take a photo in the actual snow but the day is beyond dark. The clouds must be stacked high above.
I often think of myself as a painter of psychological landscapes. As much as I hate to label myself this is a description I have found suits my enthusiasms and interests. Painting is only worthwhile if it is in pursuit of some larger meaning, that is what keeps me digging.