"Expectation Bias"
47 x 24 in; April 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
I have begun another 100 Day Project like I did last year with my #100ImaginedLandscapes. This year, I have decided to focus on clouds as a way to improve my skills with the sky. The project began on April 3rd and I will paint a new watercolor every day for the next 100 days. As like last year, I will be offering these original watercolors up for sale on my Etsy shop. Follow along with my process over at Instagram with my #100watercolorclouds hashtag.
"Assurance"
38 x 60 in; March 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
From yesterday's Creative Meetup at the bottom of PCMR. I'm looking forward to doing one of these where I'm not wearing gloves and freezing. That being said it was still fun and I painted this one of PCMR and used my skills learned from my oil painting class to paint a whole bunch of colorful skiers. I took some artistic license and left out a few things, like the Payday lift because it would have taken forever to incorporate. 
"Certainty"
54 x 36 in; March 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD
This picture encompasses my entire morning. We woke up early for backcountry skiing in some north facing trees on the slope above my head. The east-facing open slope, which we were hoping to ski was completely sun-crusted, but we did two, perfect laps on 10420 in the trees. Then we came home, and we loaded up my latest painting to bring it from our cabin via snowmobile up and over the pass to our car and then the gallery. It's a new 54x36 encaustic for Gallery MAR here in Park City. It may officially be spring today, but it's still winter where I live.
We've been busy skiing these last couple days. As the old saying goes "Make turns when the snow falls." Yesterday we skied Deer Valley and today at Alta with free refills both days and soft powdery turns. It's been pretty stormy out, snowing all day, with gusty winds and cold temps - your almost think it were January if it weren't for the longer days. I got inspired from a picture I took yesterday at Deer Valley with fluffy, snow-covered trees. My goggles have this blue to orange fade that is more apparent during low-light conditions like this weekend, so I was enjoying seeing an alpine landscape in a color gradient. I think this might transfer over well to my encaustics too. It's funny how your goggle lens color or your sunglasses can give you a new perspective on the world.
"Elemental"
30 x 47 in; March 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
"Probability"
40 x 30 in; March 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD


I made myself a labyrinth with snow shoes in the meadow this afternoon. It's about 50 feet across and it took me about a half hour to walk it into the center and back out. My path is not perfectly circle and you might get lost if you try it yourself, because there are puppy tracks that weave in and out of it, and I didn't always walk straight, so it might be a little confusing. And while it's a little lopsided, overall it has good shape and purpose. Getting to the center feels like an accomplishment, but honestly the best part is just walking around. And the views from any vantage are pretty stellar. Frankly, it's the coolest thing I've made all year and a good reminder that though my path is sometimes wonky, it's my path all the same and I'm pretty stoked to be walking it, or stomping it out in snow shoes as the case may be.


"Faithful & Devoted"
44 x 44 in diptych; March 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Bolam Gallery

I'm absolutely in love with this recent placement of my diptych "Audacious & Brave" on this gorgeous stacked stone fireplace in Arkansas. Two things of note.
1. There is no need to worry about my encaustic paintings above a properly built fireplace. 

2. Growing up, I spent every summer at Camp Ozark and Arkansas holds a special place in my heart.
Thanks to Gallery MAR for this gorgeous placement. 
Yesterday's Creative Meetup was a blast at the Swaner Preserve EcoCenter. We hung out on the top of the tower, watched a herd of elk, shared materials, talked about art and dreams, and took in the inspiration of the Preserve and Park City. We had a writer, a few painters, a drawer, a photographer, a ceramist and even knitters. Thank you to everyone who came out and thank you very much to Swaner Nature Preserve for hosting us. We only froze a little, but look forward to coming back for another Meetup this summer.




"Sacrosanct"
40 x 40 in; February 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD
Excited to announce that next Friday, we will be in Bozeman for the opening of "A Moment in Time," a group show at Old Main Gallery. I'm thrilled to be part of this show with this fantastic gallery, and of course to go skiing in Montana. If you are in the area, please join us for the opening reception from 6-9pm on Friday, March 2nd and to check out my new painting, "Stake It All."
"Inclination"
30 x 30 in; February 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
"Expectation"
47 x 30 in; February 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Bolam Gallery

"Go Forward"
30 x 47 in; February 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD
"Move Ahead"
25 x 40 in; February 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD
So thrilled with this beautiful placement of my painting "Endeavor". Gallery MAR set us this wonderful commission for me and it just looks stunning at the end of this bright, airy hallway. I like that my paintings, especially large ones like this, look like windows to a magical world where every day is a powder day like today.
My next Creative Meetup is set! Join me at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter on Sunday, February 25th for a creative art making session. Bring your sketchbook, your paints, your journal, your camera, an instrument or whatever you want to make art and join a community inspired by nature. This event is casual, come as you like, but please bring all your own supplies.

The creative gathering will start at 3:00pm and go until 5:00pm. Depending on the weather we can enjoy time outdoors or retreat inside the EcoCenter to their exhibit hall. Unlike my last Meetup which required a lift pass, the Swaner Preserve is very easy to access and enjoy. Bring your friends, your family, or anyone else who might enjoy time outdoors and a chance to be creative. While this event is free, we are asking for a $5 donation to the Swaner Preserve. Otherwise it's open to the public and children are welcome, but no pets. 


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"Steady Does It"
38 x 60 in; February 2018
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD
In the spring of 2016, I sold at auction two large encaustic paintings to raise funds to Save Bonanza Flat. This is a print of the watercolor study I used to help create those paintings. 20% of the proceeds of the sale of this print goes to Utah Open Lands to help with the continued stewardship of this conservation area, which is very close to our home near Park City, Utah.



About this print: The artwork is printed as a museum-quality poster made on thick, durable, matte paper that is also archival and acid-free. Choose your size from as small as 10x8 inches up to 24x36 inches.   

The encaustic painting auctioned off for Save Bonanza Flat can be found at the Round House at Solitude Mountain Resort and can be seen by the public.