my residency with the national park service
I am very honored to have been selected to serve as an Artist in Residence with the National Park Service.
I spent a magical two weeks in September of 2015 at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon.
Each day I explored a different corner of the park, all unique with spectacular geological formations,
and colors! Outdoors, I see rhythms and folds and stripes and angles. I love design in nature.
John Day Fossil Beds has ribbons of colors, heavy folds on windblown outcroppings,
vertical pillars of basalt and waves of blue volcanic ash hillsides. It is heavenly!
As part of my Residency, the Park would select one painting to display at their Visitor Center for a year.
I am very excited that they asked to have TWO of my paintings: Sheep Rock and Foree.