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 Great Plains. It is one of the world’s largest aquifers, but large-scale withdrawal has reduced its size. If the aquifer were depleted, some believe it may require up to 6,000 years of rainfall to replenish. This painting celebrates the life giving rain that helps recharge this groundwater. It contains prairie limestone and rust. 24×30 Sold to a collector in Kansas.