Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Painting Trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

I recently got back from a wonderful and productive trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I painted in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for five glorious days!  Though the mornings were cool (34 degrees!), it was great to spend my days out painting and taking in several hikes around the lakes with light plein air gear.  Here are many of the plein air pieces as well as on location shots so you can relive the trip with me!

I am also happy to announce that my artwork will now be available at Legacy Gallery, located at 75 North Cache, in the town of Jackson.  Please find images of new work available in this post.  You may also contact Legacy Gallery at 307-733-2353 or visit their website:

Painting at Jenny Lake, one of the first stops I made.
View from South Jenny Lake, oil, 10x12
Afternoon on the Snake, oil, 10x12.  Painted at Schwabacher Landing, one of my favorite spots.
Backlit, oil, 12x9

I was fortunate to be able to hang out and paint at Triangle X Ranch in the Grand Teton Park one evening.
Dusk at Triangle X Ranch.

Chapel of the Transfiguration, oil, 8x10.  The cloud cover on this particular morning created some beautiful atmosphere!

My view at Leigh Lake, a fairly easy hike with light plein air gear.
Fallen Timber, Leigh Lake, oil, 8x10
Firehole River in Yellowstone, oil, 9x12.  There were not less than three fishermen at points along this river while I was painting.  A larger piece will be in the works soon - Fisherman's Paradise??
Gull Point Drive at Yellowstone Lake, oil, 6x8.  I painted several 6x8s in this location.
Lily Pads on Swan Lake, oil, 8x10
I rolled out of bed at 5am to capture the morning light at Mormon's Row.  Wouldn't you know it, a professional photographer taking shots of the barn wanted to get a few of me.  Pretty sure I didn't even comb my hair.
Little Pink Houses, oil, 8x10.  Everyone takes photos of the barn.  I fell in love with the pink house.

New Work Available at Grapevine Gallery

I'm very excited to let you know that my work will now be available at Grapevine Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!  Opened in 1977, Grapevine has a long history of providing quality artwork to collectors and shows many artists who participate in the Prix de West show.  It is currently owned and operated by Clay Speer, grand-nephew of Walt who was one of the original owners, and his wife Julie. 

Grapevine Gallery is in a great new location at 1933 NW 39th Street in Oklahoma City.  In addition to the new space to showcase artwork, the building also has a large workshop space so Grapevine can continue the tradition of providing demonstrations and workshops from some of the greatest artists working today.

Grapevine Gallery is having an open house July 26-28 to feature the work of Dianne Massey Dunbar, Bruce Peil who will give a demonstration, and myself.  If you are in the area that weekend, please stop by and say hello!  For more information, visit their website at: or call 405-528-3739.

A Road Well Traveled, oil, 12x16

Arizona Evening, oil, 8x10

Desolate Road, oil, 24x30

New Paintings Available at Legacy Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming

As some of you know by now, Galleries West in Jackson, Wyoming has closed.  My paintings have been well represented by this gallery since the summer of 2005.  Debbie Bunch and Scott Nickell were wonderful to work with and this is unfortunate, but they are looking forward to a new chapter in their lives and I wish them all the best.

Visiting and painting this beautiful part of our country has become a highlight for me.  I am happy to continue this tradition and to announce that my artwork will now be available at Legacy Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.  Legacy Gallery is located at 75 North Cache, on the corner of Deloney Ave. and Cache.  They have been providing fine art to collectors for over 20 years.  Below, please find images of work currently available at Legacy.  I am very excited about this new work, some of which will be included in a fine art book titled Art of the National Parks, to be published early 2013.  I welcome any comments or questions you have regarding this new work.  You may also contact Legacy Gallery at 307-733-2353 or visit their website:  Their website has photos of these three pieces framed.

Thank you for taking an interest in my work and I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Autumn, Schwabacher Landing, oil on linen, 24x36.  Available at Legacy Gallery.

Fall in the Valley, oil on linen, 18x24.  Available at Legacy Gallery.

Mount Moran from Willow Flats, oil on linen, 20x24.  Available at Legacy Gallery.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

America the Beautiful 4th of July Show

Hueys Fine Art will host the "America the Beautiful - 4th of July Show" this month.  This piece, Flint Road, an oil painting on linen measuring 24x36, is included in the show.  As artists it is sometimes difficult to detach and truly know if a piece is strong.  For me, this piece is successful on many levels.  First, it is inspired by a scene only 10 minutes from my studio and home.  A place I know well and paint a lot.  The atmosphere lent a tonal palette on this particular trip out.  It immediately reminded me of one of my favorite paintings by Isaak Levitan, Vladimirka.  While painting the larger piece in my studio, it was hard not to think of Levitan, so Flint Road is also a tribute of sorts to him.

To see this painting and the other beautiful pieces available during this show, visit  The opening reception is this Friday, July 6 from 5-7pm.

Flint Road, oil on linen, 24x36