A sunny little piece of sunshine here in the midst of winter.
Scenes from just outside my studio (eagles filmed through my studio window). This is where I draw my inspiration, the endless well. North Idaho is snow country which can be tough but it is also incredibly gorgeous.
I had a friend in college named Andrew Hofmeister. He was a retired art professor at Washington State University. He was a huge artistic influence on me, I wish I would have told him that. At the time he owned a family vacation home on Flathead Lake in Montana. He let me stay up there periodically, in the basement of his cabin. Mr Hofmeister told me “be inspired but don’t let the view dictate your painting”. I think about that a lot, I hope he would appreciate my work now. I am pretty directly influenced by nature but it is the mood and movement of paint that are my key subjects. Now I have a studio and live roughly half way between WSU and his former cabin in Montana.
One of twelve new paintings shipped to Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. This one sat in my studio for much of the year, nearly finished… now it is done and gone, just like the year.
A studio video to show off this small painting.
Here I am installing a floater frame on a painting that was recently purchased. A silly little video that gives you a behind the scenes look at some of the additional work involved with my job.
Inside my studio on a very cold December morning. A dream of sunshine and light as the snow brings silence.