I am inspired by movement, being outdoors, and beautiful things I and we see everyday that often get overlooked. My artwork features vivid natural scenery, often contrast with manmade features ranging from street lamps, busted cars, railroad ties, to power lines. Home is with my friends, family, and in the Mobile Art Studio, but my favorite places on earth are Alaska and Nevada which are often the subjects of my paintings.
It’s never been enough for me to enjoy something on my own. As soon as I find out something worth knowing or experiencing, I want to tell ten people about it. I feel that having a sense of connection with the world and each other makes our lives richer, and by extension, the world a better place. When I paint, I’m focusing my attention and yours on those seemingly commonplace moments that are exquisitely beautiful.
My business decisions are guided by my values: awe, dignity, and doing. I love finding ways to build new partnerships or make donations that contribute to positive change in the world. (Send me your ideas here!).
I paint my way into conveying my overflowing sense of the world, but even that’s not enough! My weekly outdoors column in the Anchorage Daily News ran from 2013-2023. I still occasionally freelance with ADN and for other publications including Alaska Magazine. I also write a blog on this site specifically about art, but – you know. Life, too.
In early 2022, I did a radio interview on Alaska Public Media’s Outdoor Explorer with Lisa Keller in those final, anxious, exciting days leading up to Mobile Art Studio pickup. Just DAYS upon return with the studio to Alaska, we recorded a follow up episode! In late 2022 I sat down for an hour + long interview on the Virgin Valley Artists’ Association “The Art Box” Podcast, hosted by Steve Dudrow and Linda Harris, where we got to talk art, what I’ve learned from asthma, and my profound gratitude for an unusual (and ever-evolving) education.
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