Sedona Crossroads

This piece is a symbol of faith and decision-making. A daily reminder we may choose a direction. Acrylic with earthen material including Sedona sandstone, prairie limestone and iron oxidized to rust to remind us time is fleeting. 24×24

Red Thunder

Mature storms charging across the autumn plain usher in cold wind and a change of season. My homage to this time of transition features hand-made texture, earth pigments, prairie soil and iron oxidized to rust to remind us time is fleeting. This piece is with a collector in Arizona.

Ancient Red Rock

Ancient Red Rock honors the rugged strength of the Verde Valley, a place of towering pinyon and stone. With hand-made texture and acrylic with Sedona sandstone, cottonwood buds, dried sunflower and iron oxidized to rust to inspire wisdom on life’s path. This piece is sold to a new collector in Arizona.

Paintings at the Sedona Arts Center

Love working with Sedona red rock. A beautiful stone. Collected some great specimens in the countryside to fold into special paintings that honor the earth. Several pieces that I completed during Jeanne Bessette’s Soul of the Artist Class in Sedona will be on tonight at First Friday at the Sedona Arts Center, October 6, 2017.

The Departed Ones

The Departed Ones pays homage to our ancestors who walked the earth before us. Nature’s eternal landscape reminds us of our shared experience, the soil and stones tethering us through the ages. This piece has hand-made texture and acrylic with Sedona sandstone, cottonwood buds, dried sunflower and iron oxidized to rust to inspire remembrance. Sold to a collector in Kansas City.

Bone Moon

This piece is Bone Moon, my nod to the lunar season when trees shed and the prairie prepares for cold. Acrylic with earth pigments and limestone to symbolize impermanence. Sold to a new collector in California.

Tree Spirit

This painting was inspired by a large section of bark that fell from an ancient Cottonwood standing watch at the edge of a field. I burned the bark and used the wood ash with acrylic and iron oxidized to rust to create this piece that honors the spirit of the tree. Late season Cottonwoods shed bright yellow leaves and this painting’s handmade stone texture reveals depths of green, yellow and rust. Cottonwoods are said to whisper answers to you and this piece is meant to inspirit that wisdom.  In a public collection in Kansas.

Stone Person