Granite Creek Falls
2016
Oil on panel
15 x 4 inches
Dancing with the Tide
2016
Oil on panel
5 x 3 inches
Dyea Flats I
2016
Oil on panel
4 x 15 inches
Gorge Study 1
2016
Oil on panel
7 x 6 inches
Stones in Taiya Creek
2016
Oil on panel
7 x 6 inches
Skagway Harbor
2017
Oil on panel
9 x 10 inches
Bathhouse
2016
Oil on panel
10 x 7 inches
Dorothy's Birthday
2019
Oil on panel
BUY
$630
24 x 10 inches
Dyea Flats IV
2016
Oil on panel
10 x 5 inches
Forest
2018
Oil on panel
BUY
$315
7 x 6 inches
Glacier
2018
Oil on panel
6 x 7 inches
High Tide
2016
Oil on panel
10 x 12 inches
Margaret Cabin
2016
Oil on panel
15 x 18 inches

While artist-in-residence at Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists' retreat, the role of alchemist is played cheekily through limiting my palate to earth tone paints in efforts of creating "gold" while painting en plein air in Dyea, a former town and entry area during the Klondike Gold Rush. Each painting was performed on average in a single day completing a total of forty paintings for the six weeks in residence.

While Artist-in-residence at the Canvas Community Art Studio in Juneau, Alaska, the silence of the wilderness was explored for ten months.  The theme of landscape painting is broken up into its various elements of sky, land, water, earth, wood, and stone in a series of large panels which were hiked up the rugged trails.  Only organic paints were used out of respect of the pristine areas in which I painted.

Ebner Falls
2019
Oil on canvas panel
36 x 32 inches
Last Chance Basin
2019
Oil on panel
30 x 15 inches
Watershed
2019
Oil on canvas panel
$1300
25 x 23 inches
Former Small Lake
2019
Oil on canvas panel
BUY
$105
21 x 20 inches
Mining Remnant
2019
Oil on canvas
28 x 11 inches
Kawa.ee Led Them Here
2019
Oil on canvas panel
BUY
$265
20 x 15 inches
Snow After a Long Drought
2019
Oil on canvas panel
15 x 9 inches
Juneau Dam
2019
Oil on canvas panel
BUY
$315
25 x 15 inches
Waters Where Flounders Gather
2019
Oil on canvas panel
BUY
$380
21 x 20 inches
Descent
2019
Oil on canvas panel
21 x 20 inches
Final Bend Before the City's Pavement
2019
Oil on canvas
BUY
$420
25 x 15 inches
High Noon Estuary by Foodland
2019
Oil on canvas panel
22 x 36 inches

This body of paintings was created using historical and open air painting strategies. I used watercolor studies performed along Gold Creek from its estuary head in downtown Juneau to the first major waterfall. Researching the establishment of Juneau during its hard rock mining days, I continually pondered the lands' response to the incredible social changes and exploitation. 

Three Women
2019
Oil on panel
48 x 60 inches

Here, my great grandmother, Martha Etheridge, simply dressed and barefoot, is seated beside her sister and friend in Wanchese, North Carolina. The occasion is the recording of the folk song, Lord Thomas.  This piece is a homage to the numerous musicians on my father's side of the family and also to the principle of balance and harmony in the arts.

Fire Study
2020
Oil on canvas
11 x 12 inches
King Fishing Lesson
2020
Oil on canvas
10 x 12 inches
Sunset on Home Waters Inspired by Vija Celmins
2020
Oil on canvas panel
4 x 4 inches
Douglas Island
2020
Oil on canvas
10 x 11 inches
Changing Times
2020
Oil on canvas panel
3 x 4 inches