When I use soft pastel sticks, powdered pigments from the earth recompressed to fit my hand, I make my marks on the dry surface of artist's sandpaper to record impressions of our natural world. And when I use oils, I apply my paint on canvas to describe the landscapes that are the subject of my paintings.
By incorporating an impressionistic touch, my landscapes readily invite the viewer into the scene. The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels to share with the viewer.
High Desert Journey
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