Wish Upon a Star

As we gaze upon the last full moon of the summer, I wanted to share a diptych to inspire wishful thinking. My rendition of the night sky is Charron blue on a canvas of handmade stone texture imbedded with prairie grass. The pale earth below basks in the glow of the stars, on a canvas […]

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The North Wind

This is my rendition of the North Wind descending upon the prairie land. It is a transformative wind that teaches wisdom and whispers we are capable of great growth amid trials. Acrylic with rainwater, limestone and iron to symbolize courage. Sold to a lovely person in North Carolina. […]

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Born Upon the Prairie

“I was born upon the prairie, where the wind blew free, and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures, and where everything drew a free breath.” Great Comanche War Chief, Ten Bears For an all too brief period on the western prairie, the land […]

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St Brigid-Upon-the-Land

This piece began on St. Brigid’s Day (Feb 1) with the intention it honor the abbess who heralds spring and aids farmers. The handmade stone texture contains gathered wheat stalks, a nod to traditional St. Brigid Crosses woven of reeds. It has acrylic with oxidized iron to symbolize the strength of the earth. Prairie limestone […]

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Turning the Corner with the Seasons

Those who live close to the land are sensitive to change in seasons, ever hopeful moisture will come for plants and animals turning the corner. I love the time when winter wheat begins to grow in expectation of one day ripening to golden perfection. At such times, nature reminds us there is a reward for […]

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The Tempest

As we approach the spring storm season, I am contemplating the power of the prairie thunderstorm to clear a path. At such times, nature reminds us that even great disruptions eventually give way to beginnings. This piece features handmade stone texture containing wheat collected from last year’s harvest. It lends a beautiful texture and I […]

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Filling the Ogallah

The natural beauty of the American Prairie inspires my paintings. The russet native grass. The chalky hues of limestone. The gravel gray roughness of a cottonwood trunk. So captivating, we often forget that the life we enjoy is sustained by the vast waters below. The Ogallah aquifer is a vast underground reservoir that nourishes life across the American […]

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The Guardian

I love ancient art that hearkens to a time of our ancestors and their sacred symbols. I call this piece The Guide, my homage to petroglyphs. Using the same technique, I carved this image on stone texture to represent the spirit of those who wish to guide us. Acrylic with iron oxidized to rust. This piece […]

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Night of the Cold Moon

Night of the Cold Moon, 12×12. This painting honors the pale light shed by the December full moon, the Cold Moon. It marks the dark time of the year, a period of quiet and introspection. Painted with acrylic and earthen material, including natural pigment, limestone and soil. I included cedar ash to symbolize eternity amid […]

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Deep are the Winter Roots

Prairie plants have massive root systems that extend deep into the soil because they must survive some of the harshest conditions on earth. This piece honors that which anchors us through difficult times. With iron oxidized to rust and Cottonwood ash to inspire perseverance. 8×8 […]

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